OPUS Archives & Research Center, located on the campuses of Pacifica Graduate Institute, is free and open to the public.
Appointments to visit the archives or the library collections are welcomed. Arrangements to visit OPUS may be made by calling the Executive Office at (805) 969-5750.
Beginning January 1st 2013, Opus will be open Monday through Wednesday.
Access now & in the future
Currently the archival collections can be accessed in person and certain articles or written works, with permissions granted, can be photocopied and mailed.
The center continually pursues grant monies for acquisition, restoration and digitization funds for the collections. Future plans include establishing a digital portal into the archives and collections which will allow access for researchers and investigators worldwide to engage with the great works held by OPUS.
The OPUS archival holdings and manuscripts, images, media and artifacts are held on the 34 acre campus on Ladera Lane, former retreat center and Jesuit monastery. Also located on Ladera campus is the OPUS executive and administrative offices.
801 Ladera Lane |
Santa Barbara, CA 93108 |
Safron Rossi, Ph.D., Director
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OPUS Archives and Research Center is thrilled to announce that beginning January 8th, 2011, the Joseph Campbell and Marija Gimbutas Library will be open to the public from 2:30-4:30 every Saturday, no appointment necessary!
Joseph Campbell’s library contains over 3,000 books covering the various fields of mythology, literature, art, philosophy and religion. A number of the volumes are rare and many of the books contain Campbell’s marginalia.
Marija Gimbutas' library holds over 1,600 books with an extensive collection on archaeology, as well as numerous volumes about religion, anthropology, linguistics, mythology, folklore, and art.
249 Lambert Road |
Carpinteria, CA 93013 |
(805) 969-3626 ext. 133
Richard Buchen, Special Collections Librarian
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For information on the Joseph Campbell and Marija Gimbutas library click HERE.
Highlights of exceptional items
Among the exceptional holdings of OPUS Archives and Research Center is Joseph Campbell's complete collection including personal artifacts, art, memorabilia and over 10,000 images from his work, including the comprehensive five-volume Atlas of World Mythology. OPUS also holds over 15,000 slides utilized by Marija Gimbutas in her lectures and books on Neolithic Civilizations and the Goddess, thousands of research catalogue cards in numerous languages handwritten by Gimbutas, and extensive texts on the subjects of history, archeology and the humanities. James Hillman's collection includes first draft manuscripts of his books, including Re-Visioning Psychology which earned him a nomination for the Pulitzer Prize. Hillman's prolific career is well documented through correspondence, personal notes and unfinished projects that are available for pursuit by scholars of the next generation. Christine Downing's long and fruitful career is impeccably documented by both personal and professional documents, including numerous manuscripts that are unpublished and some that are unfinished and also invite further scholarship.