Tuesday, December 6 , 2016, 10:41 am | Partly Cloudy 60º


Library’s ‘Central Coast Hispanics’ Photo Exhibit Covers 300 Years of History

An exhibit of historical photographs titled “Central Coast Hispanics — 300 Years of History” is at the Santa Barbara Public Library System’s Eastside Library until Oct. 15 to commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month.

The photos are on loan from the Black Gold Cooperative Library System’s historical photo collection, and appear in its 1992 publication, Hispanics on the Central Coast. The Eastside Library is located at 1102 E. Montecito St. in Santa Barbara.

The photos depict the contributions of Hispanic people to life of the community in the counties of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura.

“This exhibit has really piqued the interest of our visitors,” said Marivel Zambrano-Esparza, supervisor of the Eastside Library. “We have gotten numerous questions about these photos and requests for copies.”

The book may be borrowed from local libraries, and many of the photos are included in an online collection, Online Archive of California, under the heading Historical Photographs of Four Ethnicities on California's Central Coast. The Black Gold Cooperative Library System also published photo essays on African-Americans, Pacific-Asian Americans and Native Americans on the Central Coast.

Click here for information about locations, hours, events and services of the Santa Barbara Public Library System. All library programs are free and open to the public.

— Marivel Zambrano-Esparza is a supervisor for the Eastside Library.

Reader Comments

Noozhawk's intent is not to limit the discussion of our stories but to elevate it. Comments should be relevant and must be free of profanity and abusive language and attacks.

By posting on Noozhawk, you:

» Agree to be respectful. Noozhawk encourages intelligent and impassioned discussion and debate, but now has a zero-tolerance policy for those who cannot express their opinions in a civil manner.

» Agree not to use Noozhawk’s forums for personal attacks. This includes any sort of personal attack — including, but not limited to, the people in our stories, the journalists who create these stories, fellow readers who comment on our stories, or anyone else in our community.

» Agree not to post on Noozhawk any comments that can be construed as libelous, defamatory, obscene, profane, vulgar, harmful, threatening, tortious, harassing, abusive, hateful, sexist, racially or ethnically objectionable, or that are invasive of another’s privacy.

» Agree not to post in a manner than emulates, purports or pretends to be someone else. Under no circumstances are readers posting to Noozhawk to knowingly use the name or identity of another person, whether that is another reader on this site, a public figure, celebrity, elected official or fictitious character. This also means readers will not knowingly give out any personal information of other members of these forums.

» Agree not to solicit others. You agree you will not use Noozhawk’s forums to solicit and/or advertise for personal blogs and websites, without Noozhawk’s express written approval.

Noozhawk’s management and editors, in our sole discretion, retain the right to remove individual posts or to revoke the access privileges of anyone who we believe has violated any of these terms or any other term of this agreement; however, we are under no obligation to do so.

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >