The Isla Vista Resources Project

The Neal J. Linson Family generously provided funding for a project to organize, preserve, and publicize the extensive Isla Vista resources held by the UCSB Department of Special Collections and other areas of the UCSB Library. This project was particularly interested in documenting events and issues concerning the Isla Vista community in the 1960s and 1970s, including student activism, reaction to U.S. involvement in Vietnam, and the 1970 burning of the Bank of America building.

This was a one year project, running from August 1, 2000 to July 31, 2001. In that time an Isla Vista Resources web page was developed as part of the Special Collections website. The page contains more detailed information about our resources and includes select images from the collections. We also have provided links to additional relevant resources at other institutions and sites.

We are very interested in expanding our Isla Vista collections and hope that anybody with potentially relevant materials will consider donating them to the UCSB Library. If you have questions about donations, or the project, please contact:

David Seubert, Head of Special Collections (Acting)
Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9010

Phone: (805) 893-3420
FAX: (805) 893-5749
Email: seubert [at] library [dot] ucsb [dot] edu