History of Science and Technology

Materials relating to the history of science and technology may be found in several areas of Special Collections and in a number of formats, including books, manuscripts, maps, oral histories, and photographs. The following list highlights some of the major sources, arranged by broad subject categories. Please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

 Science and Technology Topics

General. Some printed works and collections contain materials relating to a number of subjects. These include:

  • American Religions Collection. More than 30,000 books, as well as a large number of serials and approximately 1,000 linear feet of manuscripts mainly relating to 20th century non-traditional religions and splinter groups of larger religious bodies in North America. Includes major sections relating to Astrology, Christian Science, Hindu/Yoga, New Age, Scientology, Spiritualism, Theosophy, and numerous other groups and movements. Also includes significant holdings in areas such as creationism and evolution, holistic and New Age medicine (from laetrile to aromatherapy), kabala, magick/witchcraft, occult, parapsychology, UFOs and other unexplained phenomenon.
  • Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions [CSDI] Collection. Papers and proceedings from conferences and symposia such as: Conference on the Technological Order (1961); Engineering Foundation Research Conference on Technology and Its Social Consequences (1965); Symposium on the Technological Society (1965); Conference on the Constitutionalization of Science (1969); Pacem in Maribus, Preparatory Conference on Ecology and Science Policy (1970); Pacem in Maribus I: an International Convocation on Frontiers of the Seas To Explore Peaceful Uses of the Oceans and the Ocean Floor (1970); Conference on Ecosystems (1971); Conference on Expanding World Needs for Food and Fiber and Protection of the Ecosystem (1971); Conference on Social Futures relating to Health Care (1972); Conference on Energy Policies and the International System (1973); Conference on Guidelines for a Global Science Policy (1973); Legal-Political-Social-Economic Aspects of Climate and Weather Modification (1973); Symposium on the Strategic Defense Initiative (1987). A number of tapes of the science and technology sessions are available online for listening/downloading at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions Audio Archive at: http://digital.library.ucsb.edu/collections/show/15 (Mss 18).
  • Community Development and Conservation Collection [CDCC], ca. 1892-1995. Also known as the Pearl Chase Collection, focusing on Santa Barbara history in the 20th century. Included are papers relating to several hundred local organizations (especially pertaining to architecture, gardens, housing, land use, and planning), as well events such as Fiesta, Chase family papers, clipping and subject files, and numerous photographs of the Santa Barbara area. (SBHC Mss 1).
  • Early Printed Works. Early and scarce editions of books, many in Greek, Latin, and English, often discussing a range of topics such as: Alessandro Piccolomini, Della sfera del mondo … (1561); Henry Pembroke, A View of Sir Isaac Newton’s Philosophy (1728); George Berkeley, Siris: A Chain of Philosophical Reflexions and Inquiries Concerning the Virtues of Tar Water … (1744); Johann Caspar Lavater, Essays on Physiognomy (1789); Aristotle’s Experienced Midwife (1791); Also, works such as almanacs, dictionaries, and encyclopedias.
  1. Almanacs. Early editions, mainly American, often with information on topics such as agriculture, astronomy, and home remedies. Examples include: The Ladies Diary, or, Woman’s Almanack for … 1753; The Gentleman’s Diary, or, The Mathematical Repository: An Almanack for … 1753; An Astronomical Diary, or, Almanack (1780); The North-American Calendar: or, The Rhode-Island Almanack … for 1787; Hutchin’s Improved, Being an Almanack and Ephemeris (1808); The New England Farmer’s Almanack and Repository (1815); The Temperance Almanac for the Year of Our Lord, 1834, 1836; Affleck’s Southern Rural Almanac, and Plantation and Garden Calendar, for 1851; and The Soldier’s and Sailor’s Almanac for 1864.
  2. Dictionaries. Early editions, with scientific terms, such as: Edward Phillips, The New World of Words: Or, A General English Dictionary … Together with the Definitions of All Those Terms That Conduce to the Understanding of any of the Arts or Sciences … (1678); Elisha Coles, An English Dictionary (1717); N. Bailey, Dictionarium Britannicum (1736); Samuel Johnson, A Dictionary of the English Language (1755); R. Brookes, A Dictionary of the World … (1772); and Noah Webster, An American Dictionary of the English Language (1830); Japanese woodblock picture dictionary (1874).
  3. Encyclopedias. Early editions, with sections on various scientific topics, often with related illustrations, including: Morokoshi Kinmo Zui (Japanese woodblock print encyclopedia, with entries on arms, minerals and plants of China, 1729); Ephraim Chambers, Cyclopaedia, or, An Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences … (1750); John Barrow, A New and Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences(1751); Denis Diderot, Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers … (1751-1765); A New and Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences: Comprehending All Branches of Useful Knowledge (2nd ed, 1763-1764) George Selby Howard, The New Royal Cyclopaedia, and Encyclopaedia: Or, Complete, Modern and Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1788); Encyclopaedia, or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature … (First American edition, 1798); The American Edition of the Edinburgh Encyclopaedia (1813); Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1833-1843); Japanese atlas and encyclopedia (1840); Library of General Knowledge: Embracing History, Biography, Astronomy, Architecture, Natural History, Poetry, Tales … (1851).
  • Isla Vista Archives, ca. 1954-1989 [bulk dates 1970-1982]. Isla Vista Community Council (IVCC) / Isla Vista Municipal Advisory Council (IVMAC) administrative records and subject/issue files (including annexation, health, housing, incorporation, land use, law enforcement, planning, population demographics, public safety, riots, transportation, UCSB, youth services, and zoning). (SBHC Mss 41).
  • Local History Files, ca. 1970-1999 [bulk dates 1970-1987]. Mainly 1970s-1980s clippings and other ephemeral printed material on a wide range of topics, including agriculture, chemical (toxic) waste, Clearview project, County Planning Commission, ecology, environment, fires/fire department, floods, nuclear power/weapons, oil, oil spills, pollution, recycling, and water. (SBHC Mss 44).
  • Trade Catalogs. The Lawrence B. Trade Catalog Collection contains more than 50,000 items, primarily 19th and early 20th century American trade and advertising literature, with large sections relating to subjects such as agriculture, automobiles, building materials, electrical equipment, firearms, food and food processing, handling equipment, hardware, heating and ventilation systems, household goods and appliances, industrial equipment and factory materials, lighting, medicine, metals and metal goods, metalworking equipment, mills and mining supplies, mining, photography, printers’ supplies, radios, railroad supplies, road surfaces, scientific and industrial instruments, seed catalogs, telephone and telegraph, television, textiles, and water. There are additional related records for Romaine’s bookselling business, Weathercock House. Smaller numbers of trade catalogs in the James C. Williams and Larry Badash collections. Also, the Sound Recording Catalog Collection contains lists and other publications from the early 20th century by numerous recording companies, mainly U.S.
  • Travel and Exploration Narratives. Early, first hand observations of many parts of the world, often with detailed descriptions and drawings of flora and fauna, geological and geographical features. Examples of early printed works include: Jerónimo Lobo, A Voyage to Abyssinia (1735); Edward Ives, A Voyage from England to India, in the Year MDCCLIV … Containing an Account of the Diseases Prevalent in Admiral Watson’s Squadron: A Description of most of the Trees, Shrubs, and Plants of India … (1773); Arthur Phillip, The Voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay … (1789); Jonathan Carver, Three Years Travels Throughout the Interior Parts of North America … (1797); Howard Stansbury, An Expedition to the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah, including a Description of Its Geography, Natural History, and Minerals … (1855).
  • Tremaine (Katherine W.) Collection, ca. 1937-1997. Mainly records of the Santa Barbara-based Sunflower Foundation, which Tremaine established, and through which she made contributions to hundreds of local, state, and national organizations such as the Coalition for Recyclable Waste, Committee to Defend Reproductive Rights, Earth Island Institute, Environmental Policy Institute, Health & Energy Institute, Institute for Technology and Development, Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides, and Oceanic Research and Communication Alliance. (SBHC Mss 43).
  • Wyles [William] Collection. Includes a wide range of printed materials, including geological surveys, medical practices, mining, railroads and transportation technology, warfare and weapons technology during the Civil War era, and medical history of the Civil War era.

Agriculture/Ranching. Extensive printed materials on day-to-day life and technologies employed in the 19th century American West, primarily in the William Wyles Collection. Also, a number of manuscript collections such as:

  • Calamba Sugar Estate – Philippines Collection, 1928-1943. Mainly business records of an American operated sugar and coconut plantation, destroyed during World War II. (Wyles Mss 137).
  • Calkins [James A.] Collection. Family and local history collection of b/w photos and clippings relating to the Calkins family and Santa Barbara area, including Zaca Lake Ranch. (SBHC Mss 24).
  • Easton [Robert E.] Collection, ca. 1882-1968. Mainly papers and ledgers re Easton’s business dealings, especially the Sisquoc Ranch Co. (SBHC Mss 55).
  • Easton [Robert O.] Oral History. Recollections of Easton re his youth on the Sisquoc Ranch and the real life experiences he used in writing his novels. Also, his Harvard University days during the Depression, where he edited The Harvard Lampoon, his military service in World War II, and the relationship he had with his literary mentor and father-in-law Max Brand. (OH 9).
  • Hartwell [William H.] Papers, ca. 1860s-1913. Family history, correspondence, photographs, documents, and mss articles of Hartwell, a Civil War Union soldier, New Hampshire Infantry, 9th Regiment (Vol.), Company I. Also, manuscript of "Two years of ranch life on the Santa Fe Road." (Wyles Mss 37).
  • Hoyt [Dibblee] Collection, ca. 1930s-1940s. Horse racing records, photos, and clippings from Rancho San Julian, near Lompoc. (SBHC Mss 70).
  • Huffman, L. A. Four black/white copy prints of a Montana roundup, taken by Western photographer Laton Alton Huffman, of Miles City, Montana, ca. 1905, 1913. (Wyles SC 656).
  • Kiewit [John S.] Photography Collection, ca. 1968-2000. More than 10,000 color and black/white prints, color slides, and black/white negatives, taken from about 1968 to 2000. Numerous images of rural settings and themes, including barns and farms, Big Sur, buildings and building elements (doors and windows), Central Coast [CA], Channel Islands, Death Valley, fences, ghost towns, Hollister Ranch [CA], and landscapes. (Mss 228).
  • Mitchell [John J.] Collection, ca. 1828-1945. Early 19th century documents registering cattle brands in California, as well as 1945 correspondence, and a 1939 guestbook relating to Zaca Lake Ranch, California. The collection also contains a number of books pertaining to California and the American West, which have been cataloged separately. (Mss 83).
  • Mitchell [Ruth Comfort] Collection, ca. 1879-1961 [bulk 1930s-1940s]. Correspondence, typescripts of articles, newspaper clippings, photographs and ephemera of author Ruth Comfort Mitchell, mainly pertaining to her research and writing on the migrant question of the late 1930s, after the publication of The Grapes of Wrath, from the perspective of the area farmers. (Mss 84).
  • Old Town Goleta Oral History Project, 2000. Includes interviews with: Raphael Trancoso, Ranch Foreman and Pioneer Merchant; Al Jaramillo: Life on the Bishop Ranch. (OH 73).
  • Rancho Life in California, n.d. 20 b/w photographs with captions. (SC 729).
  • Romaine [Lawrence B.] Trade Catalog Collection. 27 boxes on agriculture (incl. bee culture, chocolate industry, citrus industry, swine diseases, strawberries, fertilizers, barns, dairy farm equipment, haying equipment, poultry housing, gas and steam engines, agricultural exhibitions, fertilizer and chemicals, implements, insecticides, herbicides, mills and milling machinery, tractors, plows, cultivators, and other agricultural machinery, silos, and greenhouses). (Mss 107).
  • Sisquoc Ranch Photograph Album, ca. 1899-1900. Approximately 76 b/w images and handwritten captions, mainly of Sisquoc Ranch [Rancho Sisquoc], Santa Barbara County, California, including the land, buildings, work such as branding cattle, and the Lucius E. Greene and Vicente Castro families. (Wyles SC 588).
  • Touton [Rush D.] Tobacco Collection, ca. 1924-1981 [bulk dates 1930-1960]. Includes material on tobacco industry in Puerto Rico and Sumatra; many photographs, mainly b/w and in U.S. (Bernath Mss 112).

Astronomy. Early printed works include: Pierre Gassendi’s Institutio Astronomica (1653) which reprints Galileo’s Sidereus Nuncius; Richard Grey, Memoria Technica: or, A New Method of Artificial Memory, Applied to and Exemplified in Chronology, History, Geography, Astronomy … (1730); W. Derham, Astro-theology (1738); T. Rutherforth, A System of Natural Philosophy, Being a Course of Lectures in Mechanics, Optics, Hydrostatics, and Astronomy … (1748).


Automobiles and Automotive Industry. Printed materials (including advertising literature), road maps, and photographs pertaining to automobiles, billboards, bridges, freeways, gas stations, roads, road construction, streets, and other topics relating to the impact of the automobile. Manuscript holdings include:

Aviation. Manuscript holdings include:

  • Aden [Yemen] Photograph Album, ca. 1937-1938 Album of a British airman, 90+ b/w snapshots with captions, mainly of Aden [Yemen]. Includes shots of fellow British servicemen, military planes and ships, Aden police and military on camels, dhows and other local boats. (Bernath Mss 50).
  • Community Development and Conservation Collection [CDCC], ca. 1892-1995. Includes photographs and clippings related to Santa Barbara airport and aviation. (SBHC Mss 1).
  • Eissler [Fred] Collection, ca. 1966-1975. Files relating to the Santa Barbara Airport, Crosstown Freeway, and Goleta Slough/Goleta Valley Flood Control Project. (SBHC Mss 15).
  • Northrop [John K.] Oral History, 1972. Life history, including Northrop Aviation and the “Flying Wing.” Central Coast Regional Projects. (OH 71).
  • RAF Pilot’s Pakistan Photo Album, 1927-1928. Album of a British R.A.F. pilot in Pakistan, containing 100+ b/w photographs, many with captions. Includes shots of biplanes, airfields, camps, and colleagues, as well as a number of scenes in the North West Frontier and other parts of present-day Pakistan. (Bernath Mss 61).
  • Romaine [Lawrence B.] Trade Catalog Collection. Three boxes of trade catalogs relating to aviation. (Mss 107).
  • Royal Australian Air Force World War II Photograph Collection, ca. 1943-1946. Album and loose b/w snapshots and commercial photos. Includes images of New Guinea and post war Japan. (Bernath Mss 170).
  • Steward [Lowell] Papers, 1995-2002.  Correspondence, published articles (newspaper and internet), and other items relating to Steward’s involvement with the Tuskegee Airmen. (CEMA 58).
  • World War II German Engineer Bridging Battalion Photograph Album, 1941-1943. About 265 b/w photos, with captions in German, including captured fighter and bomber aircraft, artillery, tanks, barracks, and scenes with local population. (SC 854).
  • World War II – Philippines, New Guinea, Okinawa Photograph Collection, ca. 1940s. More than 1,000 mostly World War II b/w photos, including U.S. and Japanese military aircraft (intact and destroyed). (Bernath Mss 38).

Biology/Botany. Early printed works include: No-gyo-zensho (Japanese plant guide, 1697); Philip Miller, The Gardener’s Dictionary … As also, the Physick Garden, Wilderness, Conservatory, and Vineyard (1733); Carl von Linné, Genera Plantarum … (1743); James Lee, An Introduction to Botany … (1776);  William Curtis, Flora Londinensis … (1777). Related manuscript collections include:

  • Cheadle [Vernon] Papers, 1925-2000. Materials relating to Vernon Cheadle’s career as a professor of biology, including biographical information, correspondence, subject files, academic files (teaching, grants, articles, papers, and other publications), speeches, and research-related travel. Records of his tenure as chancellor of the University of California, Santa Barbara, 1962-1977, are in the UCSB, Office of the Chancellor, Chancellor’s Records. (UArch FacP 22).
  • Esau [Katherine] Papers, 1870-1988. Professor of Biology at UCSB, best known as the author of the textbooks Plant Anatomy (1953) and Anatomy of Seed Plants (1960). Papers include biographical and bibliographic material, awards, academic files (teaching and administration), publications, research notes, professional correspondence, photographs and material related to Esau’s family, especially her brother, Paul. (UArch FacP 23).
  • Sweeney [Beatrice Marcy] Papers, ca. 1916-1991. Materials of a UCSB faculty member in biology, specializing in plant physiology, including biographical information, photographs, research notebooks and files, speeches, and writings. (UArch FacP 25).

Chemistry. Early printed works relating to alchemy and chemistry include: Michal Sędziwój, A New Light of Alchymie … (1650); Jean Béguin, Tyrocinium chymicum, or, Chymical essays … (1669); Pietro Maria Canepari, De atramentis cujuscunque generis (1718); William Henry, The Elements of Experimental Chemistry (1814); Samuel Frederick Gray, The Chemistry of the Arts: Being a Practical Display of the Arts and Manufactures Which Depend on Chemical Principles (1830); Justus Liebig, Animal Chemistry … (1848).

Communications. Manuscript holdings include:

  • Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions [CSDI] Collection. Includes discussions on issues such as the influence of television on society and the impact of technological change on agencies such as the Federal Communications Commission [FCC]. (Mss 18).
  • China Photograph Albums, ca. 1905-1907. Three photograph albums with 224 b/w photographs, many snapshots taken by German soldier(s) stationed in China, including areas such as Tsingtau. Includes images of individual soldiers and groups, troops on the march, boats, harbors, coast, laying of [electrical?] line, street scenes, portraits of Chinese, buildings, and monuments. (Bernath Mss 99).
  • Gahagan [G. William] Collection, ca. 1935-1953 [bulk dates 1942-1945]. Includes propaganda magazines, pamphlets, and leaflets used both in the Pacific and Atlantic theaters of war; OWI outpost reports; U.N. Conference press releases, circulars, correspondence and photos relating to a public relations officer for the Office of War Information’s Overseas Branch in San Francisco. (Bernath Mss 8).
  • Hahn [Harley] Collection, ca. 1986-2002. Copies of publications by Santa Barbara author Hahn, on the internet, computer programming, and related subjects. (Mss 186).
  • Jewish Diaspora News Photograph Collection, ca. 1934-1962. (Bernath Mss 109).
  • Romaine [Lawrence B.] Trade Catalog Collection. Two boxes of trade catalogs on radios, two boxes on telephones and telegraphs, and one box on television. (Mss 107).
  • United States Army Signal Corps Film Unit Records, 1945-1946. Large binder containing caption sheets, critical evaluations, and other paperwork relating to films shot during 1945 and 1946 by soldiers serving in the U.S. Army Signal Corps film units. Events covered include the war crimes trials of two Japanese generals, Tomoyuki Yamashita and Masaharu Homma; German atrocities discovered in Hanover; the liberation of American POWs; reactions among soldiers to V-E Day celebrations; activities of the Red Cross; the plight of displaced persons; the conversion of the port of Bremen for use by American forces; and even boxing matches held in Manila. Also included are several Motion Picture Coverage Reports, marked “Confidential,” which discuss issues of technique while evaluating the output of the various film units. (Bernath Mss 139).

Darwin / Evolution Collection. Nearly 3,000 volumes, including first, signed, and limited editions of books by Charles Darwin and others engaged in the debate on evolution and studies in related fields such as anthropology, botany, genetics, geology, heredity, natural history, population, and religion. Includes early works by other members of the Darwin family, such as Erasmus Darwin, The Botanic Garden: A Poem in Two Parts (1789); Erasmus Darwin, Phytologia, or The Philosophy of Agriculture and Gardening … (1800); Robert Waring Darwin, Principia Botanica, or, A Concise and Easy Introduction to the Sexual Botany of Linnaeus … (1810).

  • Darwin, Charles (1809-1882). Notable holdings of Darwin’s printed works include: Narrative of the Surveying Voyages of His Majesty’s Ships Adventure and Beagle (1839); Journal of Researches into the Geology and Natural History of the Various Countries Visited by H.M.S. Beagle (1839); The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs (1842); Geological Observations on Coral Reefs, Volcanic Islands, and on South America (1851); On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection (1859); The Movement and Habits of Climbing Plants (1865); The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication (1868); The Descent of Man (1871); The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (1872); Insectivorous Plants (1875); The Power of Movement in Plants (1880); The Formation of Vegetable Mould Through the Action of Worms (1881). Also numerous later and foreign language editions, as well as limited and fine press editions.
  • Darwin [Charles] / Evolution Collection, ca. 1786-1968 [bulk dates 1840s-1920s]. Correspondence, diaries, pamphlets, and other manuscripts relating to Charles Darwin and others interested in the theory of evolution, including Bernard Darwin, Francis Darwin, Julian Huxley, Thomas Henry Huxley, John Stuart Mill, Richard Owen, Herbert Spencer, Marie Stopes, and Anna and Edward Burnett Tylor. (Mss 28).

Disasters. Manuscript collections relating to earthquakes, fires, and floods, mainly Santa Barbara area, include:

  • Community Development and Conservation Collection [CDCC], ca. 1892-1995. Subject files include materials on earthquakes and fires. (SBHC Mss 1).
  • Driscoll [Mrs. Thomas] Oral History. Interview with a prominent Santa Barbara resident, including personal experiences in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Central Coast Regional Projects. (OH 34).
  • Santa Barbara Earthquake Photographs, 1925. 50 b/w photographs, many relating to the 1925 earthquake. (SC 700).
  • UCSB Public History Interviews, 1978. Mainly interviews with Santa Barbara area fire department, forest service, and government employees re fires and firefighting. Also some interviews re water issues and the 1925 Santa Barbara earthquake. (OH 76).
  • UCSB. Department of History, Public Historical Studies Program Records, 1955-1995 [bulk dates 1977-1994]. Includes files on Santa Barbara county fires, particularly the 1990 Painted Cave Fire. (UArch 41).
  • Willson [Charles Devon] Collection, ca. 1918-1925. Mainly correspondence to Willson, manager of El Mirasol Hotel in Santa Barbara, about hotel matters. Includes some correspondence relating to the 1925 earthquake. (SC 701).

Engineering and Construction. Manuscript holdings include:

  • Burma – U.S. Army Engineer Construction Battalion Photograph Collection, ca 1942-1945. 200+ World War II era b/w photos, including many of Burma, Burmese life, and the Engineer Battalion in Burma. (Bernath Mss 33).
  • Conrad [Albert G.] Papers, 1979. Typescript autobiography, with photographs, of the Yale University professor of electrical engineering and, later, UCSB dean of the College of Engineering and professor of electrical engineering in the 1960s. (UArch FacP 6).
  • Romaine [Lawrence B.] Trade Catalog Collection. Includes 48 boxes on architecture; 24 boxes on building materials; six boxes on drafting supplies; 85 boxes on hardware; 31 boxes on heating and ventilation systems; eight boxes on home decoration; seven boxes on lighting; 28 boxes on plumbing; two boxes on surveying supplies; two boxes on welding and soldering; and 20 boxes on woodworking. (Mss 107).
  • Thailand Civil Engineering Report, 1950s. Includes numerous b/w photographs. (Bernath Mss 164).
  • World War II German Engineer Bridging Battalion Photograph Album, 1941-1943. About 265 b/w photos, with captions in German, including troops on eastern front, convoys and bridges, in Poland and Russia, captured fighter and bomber aircraft, artillery, tanks, barracks, and scenes with local population. (SC 854).
  • World War II – U. S. Forces in the Pacific Photograph Album, ca. 1942-1945. World War II era photograph album of U.S. forces in the Pacific, ca. 1942-1945, containing 300+ photos, most black/white but some color prints and a few picture postcards, few with captions. Includes a number of shots of Naval personnel, bulldozers, and camps – apparently taken by a member of a Seabee unit. Also, a number of shots of local scenery and inhabitants, apparently New Guinea, New Hebrides (shown on French postcards), and Okinawa. The last part of the album has some miscellany, including clippings about Seabees on Okinawa, and a few pieces of Japanese paper currency and military currency. (Bernath Mss 73).
  • World War II – U. S. Military Construction on Okinawa Photograph Album, 1945. 90+ b/w snapshots, with typed captions, showing the 801st Battalion at work on roads and buildings such as Quonset huts for the hospital, damage wrought by a typhoon in Oct. 1945, and Japanese prisoners of war also working on the various construction projects. (Bernath Mss 72).

Environment. See also: Oil, Land Use and Planning sections. Manuscript holdings include:

  • Alternative Press Collection. Mainly U.S. newspapers, with an emphasis on California, but also some foreign titles. In most cases there are only single or scattered issues, not long runs. Included are newspapers focusing on environmental issues, with titles such as Earth Times (San Francisco, CA, 1970) and Iowa Environmental News (Ames, IA, 1971). (Mss 169). Some longer runs of newspapers such as Green Revolution, are cataloged separately.
  • Climatological Data, ca. 1957-1973 [bulk dates 1959-1961]. Climatological data sheets from Point Mugu, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria; also shorter runs of data, in folders, from areas such as Coal Oil Point, Ellwood, Punta Gorda, Rincon Point, Goleta, Carpinteria, Summerland, and Montecito. Includes hourly data on wind, sky cover, waves, and visibility. (SBHC Mss 65).
  • Community Development and Conservation Collection [CDCC], ca. 1892-1995. Primary focus on the Santa Barbara area, with organization, subject, and clipping files, mainly 1930s-1980s, relating to a variety of environmental issues. Includes files for groups such as the Garden Club of America, Garden Club of Santa Barbara and Montecito Institute of Nature Study, Nature Conservancy, Santa Barbara Beautiful, Santa Barbara Underseas Foundation Santa Ynez Water Conservation District, Save the Redwoods League, Shoreline Planning Association of California, and Sierra Club. (SBHC Mss 1).
  • County Resource Management Office Collection, 1983-1996. Environmental News packets of photocopied clippings offered by the subscription service run by the [Santa Barbara] County News Service. (SBHC Mss 25).
  • Social Protest Collection. ca. 1943-1992 [bulk dates 1965-1975]. Pamphlets, flyers, announcements, catalogs, journals and newsletters, and other printed material relating to a wide range of issues including ecology/environment, with items such as a pamphlet from the 1991 UCSB Radical Environmentalism Conference and various pamphlets about anarchist environmentalism. (Mss 183).

Geology/Geography. Early printed works include reports of geological surveys and expeditions such as: United States, Army, Corps of Engineers, Report of the Exploring Expedition from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to the Junction of the Grand and Green Rivers of the Great Colorado of the West, in 1859 … with Geological Report by Prof. J. Newberry (1866). See also: sections on Darwin and Mining. Manuscript holdings include:

  • Belcher, Sir Edward (1799-1877). One map, “Geological Plan of the Port of San Francisco, California,” coloured by Lieutenant E. Belcher, [Dec. 1826]. (SC 22).
  • Cloud [Preston] Papers, ca. 1913-1989. Correspondence, organizational, administrative, research, subject, and teaching files, writings, and photographs of a UCSB professor internationally renowned for his work in paleontology, geology, biogeology, and environmental studies. (UArch FacP 5).
  • Utah Topographical Records. Three sketchbooks, U. S. Army, Engineer Department. (Wyles Mss 32).

Government. Manuscript holdings include:

  • Hart [Gary K.] Papers. Legislative bill and subject files, mainly 1970s-1980s, for a California legislator representing the Santa Barbara area, including topics such as abortion, agriculture, air pollution, alcohol, automobiles, drugs, energy, environment, fish and game, flood control, gasoline shortage and pricing, land use, nuclear power plants, oil, pollution, public utilities, recycling, sewage, smoking, space program – California, sterilization, transportation, and water. (Mss 41).
  • Rains [Omer L.] Papers. Legislative bill and subject files, mainly 1970s-early 1980s, for a California legislator representing the Santa Barbara area, including topics such as environment and energy, health and social problems, labor/industry, oil, public utilities, and transportation/motor vehicles. (Mss 102).
  • Vasconcellos [John] Papers, ca. 1946-2005. Biographical information, bills, and other material relating to subjects such as AIDS, health, medical marijuana, self esteem, and Silicon Valley, for a California legislator representing the San Jose area. (HPA Mss 47).

Land Use and Planning. Manuscript holdings include:

  • Bill [Joseph T.] Oral History, 1991-1994. Interviews with Joe Bill, an urban planner who served as Executive Director of the Community Redevelopment Agencies in Sacramento and Los Angeles, Director of Planning for the architectural firm of William L. Pereira, member of the New Communities Administration in Washington, DC, and advisor to UCSB Chancellor Barbara Uehling and her staff on the Long-Range Development Plan for UCSB. (OH 18).
  • California Coastal Commission Collection. The bulk of collection consists of packets assembled for Commission members, with agenda, minutes, and supporting documentation such as applications, reports, and fact sheets. The issues generally pertain to Santa Barbara and nearby counties. (SBHC Mss 39).
  • Community Development and Conservation Collection [CDCC], ca. 1892-1995. Assembled by Santa Barbara community activist Pearl Chase, includes records of numerous groups with environmental focus, such as: California Conservation Council, California and Santa Barbara Roadside Council, Citizens’ Planning Association, Community Arts Association, Plans and Planting Committee, and Garden Clubs of America. (SBHC Mss 1).
  • Eissler [Fred] Collection, ca. 1966-1975. Files relating to the Santa Barbara Airport, Crosstown Freeway, and Goleta Slough/Goleta Valley Flood Control Project. (SBHC Mss 15).
  • Whitehead [Richard S.] Papers, ca. 1909-1974. Alphabetical and geographical files pertaining to land use and planning, from the County of Santa Barbara Director of Planning at the time of the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill. (SBHC Mss 9).

Manufacturing. Manuscript holdings include:

  • Honduras Photograph Album, ca. 1920-1925. 200+ b/w photographs of cities (San Pedro Sala, Choloma, Truxillo, Tela, Ornoa, Puerto Cortes, and La Lima), buildings, churches, haciendas, rural areas, coastal shipping facilities, railroads, bridges, mills, and sugar factories. Includes images of U.S. businessmen and Honduran workers, some related to the United Fruit Company and Cayarmel Fruit Company; many showing impact of U.S. investment on Honduras in the early 1920s. (Bernath Mss 91).
  • N. N. Hill Brass Company Records, ca. 1890s-early 1900s. 25 letter books and one ledger of the N. N. Hill Brass Company of Middleton, CT, which manufactured tea bells, electric gongs, trinity chimes, telephone chime boxes, bicycle bells, and sleight bells. In the 1930s, the company received the Walt Disney toy contract, which became a major portion of their business. Product lines included bell-ringing pull toys and toy telephones with Disney characters. (Mss 47).
  • Romaine [Lawrence B.] Trade Catalog Collection. Numerous categories, including building materials (24 boxes); electrical equipment (32 boxes); foods and food processing (8 boxes); heating and ventilation systems (31 boxes); heavy equipment and machinery (2 boxes); household goods and appliances (16 boxes); industrial equipment and factory materials (62 boxes); metals (processed) and metal goods (10 boxes); metals (raw and unfinished) (7 boxes); metalworking equipment (31 boxes); mills and milling supplies (1 box); plumbing (28 boxes); pumps (9 boxes); and woodworking (20 boxes). (Mss 107).
  • Sound Recording Catalog Collection. Extensive collection of manufacturers’ catalogs, primarily from the 78 rpm era. (PA Mss 26).

Maps and Cartography. Early 16th-18th century maps by European cartographers such as Blaeu, Jansson, and Mercator (John and Peggy Maximus Collection). Also atlases such as Robert Morden, Geography Rectified … (1693). Other early maps and atlases of North America and California, and 19th century maps depicting the Civil War and U.S. expansion [mainly Wyles Collection].


Maritime. Printed materials, including accounts of early voyages, travel to the California Gold Rush by ship, and shipbuilding technology during the Civil War. Also, manuscript materials such as:

Civil War.

  • U.S.S. Skirmisher. Civil War ship’s logbook, 1862-1863. (Wyles SC 509).
  • Davis, F. B. Civil War sailor’s diary, aboard the USS Quaker City, 1863. (Wyles SC 414).
  • Ericsson [John] Collection, ca. 1862-1866. Civil War era documents and correspondence re Monitor and other naval vessels. (Wyles SC 919).
  • Grant [Campbell] Collection, 1861-1864. Includes eight blockade run invoices and letters (letter press copies from William P. Campbell, an agent in St. George, Bermuda, to Col. Sewell L. Fremont in Wilmington, North Carolina. The papers accompanied cargo that was run through the Union blockade by Confederate or British blockade runners from February to August 1864. (Wyles Mss 49).

Panama Canal.

  • Panama and Southwest U.S. Photograph Collection, ca. early 1900s. 31 b/w images, including snapshots of Canal Zone, 1909; unidentified mounted albumen prints of apparently a Southwest town and inhabitants (signs are in English); and two of a boy on horseback. (Wyles Mss 132).
  • Panama Canal Picture Postcard Collection, ca. 1908-1910. 77 picture postcards, most in color with printed captions. (Wyles SC 627).
  • Panama Canal / Southwest U.S. / Europe Photograph Album, 1926. 250+ b/w snapshots, apparently of a family’s 1926 travels, including the Panama Canal, Texas, New Mexico, Grand Canyon, and Europe. Includes shots of ships and locks (Panama Canal); Elliott family and oil wells (Brady, Texas); Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Indian pueblos at Taos and [Bandelier?] (New Mexico); Grand Canyon and Colorado River views; Isle of Mull, Isle of Skye, west coast and lochs of Scotland; Verona and Italian Alps. (Bernath Mss 71).
  • Panama Canal Stereo Glass Slide Set, 1910. Stereo viewer and 48 accompanying black and white stereo glass slides, with views of the Panama Canal and its environs. (Bernath Mss 167).
  • U.S. Navy in Nicaragua and Panama Photograph Album, ca. 1930. (Bernath Mss 130).
  • Romaine [Lawrence B.] Trade Catalog Collection. 13 boxes on boats (incl. engines and parts, hardware, machinery, boating supplies, manufacturers, motorboat racing, steamship lines, and yacht clubs). (Mss 107).

Santa Barbara

  • Psuik [Robert Bruce] / Navy Pier Oral History, 1984. (OH 116).
  • Spanish American War and aftermath.
  • U.S. Marine Officer’s Philippine Photograph Album, ca. 1905-1906. (Wyles Mss 139).
  • Great White Fleet Stereographs, 1908. (Bernath Mss 126).

Travel by ship, 19c-early 20c.

  • Collier [Thomas S.] Diary, 1868-1869. Shipboard diary of Collier, boatswain on the Shenandoah from July 1868 to April 1869, and previously on the U.S.S. Oneida, May 1867-July 1868. Contains a blend of poems, philosophical ruminations, and diary entries re conditions on board the Shenandoah and of places visited. Most of the diary describes the trip back from the Pacific, the ports visited including Yokohama, Nagasaki, Hong Kong, Batavia (Java), Cape Town, and Jamestown (St. Helena). (Wyles SC 58).
  • Egypt Photograph Album, 1936-1938. 19 professional quality, artistic Egyptian scenes, including the Western Desert (people, tents, donkeys, camels), urban street scenes and people engaged in daily activities (barber, vendors with carts possibly Cairo), as well as port and Nile River views, with people and cargo-hauling boats (feluccas). (Bernath Mss 70).
  • Keller Latin America Diary, 1895. Manuscript pocket diary of U.S. citizen [?] Keller, traveling by steamship, with numerous stops at ports from Valparaiso, Chile, to Panama and Colon. (SC 852).
  • Shanghai Steam Navigation Co. Photograph Album, ca. 1860s-1875. 125 cartes-de-visite (cdv) and 6 cabinet size cards, including a signed and dated cdv of Rutherford B. Hayes. Mainly images of employees, their wives and children, and people associated with the company, a leader in the American China trade and major importer of opium into China. By 1874 Shanghai Steam Navigation Co. had 17 steamships, the largest fleet in Shanghai, but was sold in 1877 after which the American share of Chinese shipping dropped dramatically. (Bernath Mss 47).

Whaling.

  • Ewald, Henry L. One letter (TLS) from S. Halvorsen and accompanying b/w photographs of whales and Akutan Whaling Station, Alaska, 7 Sept. 1937. (SC 103).
  • Pierson, L. E. One letter (ALS) to Pierson’s brother re whaling. Sandwich Islands, n.d. (Wyles SC 176).
  • Shippee [William Henry] Whaling Correspondence, 1860-1862. Mainly to father. (Wyles SC 991).
  • Whaling Ship Almira Account Books, 1866-1870. (Wyles Mss 110).

World War II.

  • U.S.S. Sharon Victory in the Pacific Photograph Album, 1945-1946. Album containing 35+ b/w photos, all with captions, of a U.S. sailor serving on the U.S.S. Sharon Victory during the latter stages of World War II in the Pacific. Includes photos of the ship and fellow sailors, as well as a number of before and after the war images of Manila, and scenes of Shanghai, and the Panama Canal. (Bernath Mss 57).

Other.

  • Aden [Yemen] Photograph Album, ca. 1937-1938. Album of a British airman, 90+ b/w snapshots with captions, mainly of Aden [Yemen]. Includes shots of fellow British servicemen, military planes and ships, Aden police and military on camels, dhows and other local boats. Also a few photos of Gibraltar, Malta, and Port Said. (Bernath Mss 50).
  • India [Calcutta and Poona] Photograph Album, ca. 1901-1902. 90+ b/w images, mainly Calcutta and its environs, especially boats, buildings, and scenes around the Hooghly River. A number show the SS or HMS Carthage. Also a few images of Shanghai and the port at Nagasaki, some showing the Carthage taking on coal. (Bernath Mss 52).
  • Vera Cruz, Mexico Photograph Collection, 1914. 30 b/w photographs of the U.S. occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico, April 1914, including picture postcards and panoramas, with images of U.S. troops, ships, Vera Cruz Harbor, Vera Cruz street scenes and prisoners, recreational activities of sailors (many from the U.S.S. Arkansas), and one image of President Taft arriving on board the U.S.S. Arkansas. (Bernath Mss 32).

Medicine and Medical History. Books and manuscripts, many relating to the Civil War era, including correspondence and diaries relating to illness, injuries, medical treatment, death, and what today might be called post-traumatic stress syndrome. Early books include: Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica (1658);Benjamin Rush, Medical Inquiries and Observations (1809); Thomas Green, The Universal Herbal, or Botanical, Medical, and Agricultural Dictionary (1820); Confederate States Medical and Surgical Journal (1865); Jonathan Letterman, Medical Recollections of the Army of the Potomac (1866); United States Sanitary Commission, Surgical Memoirs of the War of the Rebellion (1870-1871). Manuscript holdings include:

  • Githens [William H.] Civil War Correspondence, 1863, 1864. Two letters [ALS] from Githens, Assistant Surgeon, 78th Illinois, to his wife, including description of hospitals and burying the dead. (Wyles SC 966).
  • Hardenberg [Daniel S.] Papers, 1859-1868. Correspondence and financial materials, including Civil War era, of Hardenberg, Assistant Surgeon of the 56th New York Infantry. (Wyles SC 965).
  • Hill, Edward L. Civil War surgeon’s journal, much of it written by Dr. Hill’s orderly, Mr. McEvoy, 1861-1863. (Wyles SC 907).
  • Himoe [Stephen O.] Diaries, 1862-1865. Two Civil War diaries, with a short autobiographical sketch of Himoe, a surgeon with the 15th Wisconsin Infantry. (Wyles SC 513).
  • Knox [Samuel B. P.] Papers, ca. 1898-1914. Letters and documents of a Civil War surgeon with the 49th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry and later a resident of Santa Barbara. (Wyles SC 402).
  • Kroc Foundation Collection, ca. 1967-1985. Mainly grant and conference files of a medical research foundation located in Santa Ynez, California, and dedicated to research in the fields of diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and arthritis. The foundation was started by Ray A. Kroc, founder of McDonald’s Corporation, and administered by his brother Robert. (Mss 61).
  • Patent Medicine Trade Card Collection, ca. 1870-1890. (Mss 225).
  • Romaine [Lawence B.] Trade Catalog Collection. Two boxes on dentistry (incl. crowns, drugs, equipment, healthcare treatises, home products, and supplies); four boxes on home remedies and quack cures; one box on hypnotism; and twelve boxes on medicine (incl. artificial limbs, chiropody, chiropractics, convolescent homes, drugs and pharmaceuticals, eyes and eyeglasses, hearing aids, hospital equipment and supplies, hospitals, health clubs, and sanitariums, osteopathy, surgical instruments and apparatus, trusses and supporters. (Mss 107).
  • Southern India Family Photograph Collection, ca. 1940s-1959. 100+ b/w images, most apparently relating to an Indian woman (Marie [?]) who, in the early 1950s, was a student at the Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. Includes snapshots of friends, relatives, and staff members (some with Ida Scudder, founder of the college), as well as group photos of college students and staff, and a group photo of the 13th Indian Congress of Radiology, Poona, 1959. (Bernath Mss 74).
  • Whitney [Daniel S.] Papers, 1864-1977. Includes Civil War correspondence and diary of the Reverend Daniel Saunders Whitney, Massachusetts abolitionist. Several of the letters are written from the Colored Hospital, City Point, VA, then the Base Hospital Army of the James Point of Rocks, VA, where the U.S. Sanitary Commission had stationed Whitney, and where he attended to the spiritual, as well as dietary, needs of the patients. The diary also contains numerous entries describing medical conditions, patients, and surgeons in the hospital wards. (Wyles SC 298).
  • World War I – U.S. Signal Corps Photograph Collection, 1918. 102 b/w professional photographs, with images of fighting in the trenches, prisoners of war, refugees, hospitals, nurses, and other. (Bernath Mss 83).

Military / Warfare. Printed works and manuscript collections on topics such as arms, equipment, explosives, defense industry, military strategy, and military transport. See also: Maritime section.

General.

Civil War. Numerous books, published at the time and later analyses such as: Artillery Hell: the Employment of Artillery at Antietam (1995); Cannons: An Introduction to Civil War Artillery (1985); and Civil War Arms Makers and Their Contracts (1998). Also manuscript holdings such as:

  • Civil War Arms, 1860-1861. 13 items bills, notes, letter, re purchase of guns from Baltimore arms dealer, Magruder, Taylor & Roberts. Includes mention of Colts, Whitneys, Smith & Wessons, as well as cartridges and powder flasks. Some orders are from Southern buyers in North and South Carolina. (Wyles SC 961).
  • Maxwell [John S.] Papers, ca. 1864-1915. Correspondence, documents, and photographs, mainly re Maxwell’s service in the Navy during the Civil War. (Wyles Mss 7).

Spanish American War to World War I.

  • Far East Photograph Albums, ca. 1900-1901. One album, handcolored photos, of Japan (temples and other scenes), some with printed captions, and one album with 34 images from China and Japan, many with handwritten captions. Images from China include European/Western soldiers, ca. time of the Boxer Rebellion. (Wyles Mss 57).
  • German South West Africa Photograph Album, ca. 1900-1914. 48 black/white albumen prints from a disbound album, mainly of German soldiers and animal transport, Windhoek buildings, Angola mission station, Herero inhabitants, Okawayo military station, and Otjimbojo mines. (Bernath Mss 127).
  • Mexican Revolution / U.S. Navy Picture Postcard Collection. Ten black/white picture postcards documenting U.S. Navy actions, mainly of the U.S.S. Maryland along the west coast of Mexico during the Mexican Revolution, ca. 1915. Includes images of the Maryland leaving San Diego Harbor, at Matazlan and Tuxedina Bay, and several photos of torpedoes fired at Mexican ships. (Wyles SC 948).

World War I and Aftermath.

  • British Army in Pakistan and Northern India Photograph Album, ca. 1917. 72 snapshots of Baluchistan and Waziristan (now Pakistan), and Northern India (Ferozepore, Dalhousie, and Ranikhet). Includes both military photos of soldiers, camps, and camel transport, as well as local scenes and people. (SC 836).
  • British in Egypt / World War I Photograph Album, ca. 1917-1919. 120+ b/w photos, very few with captions, mainly of British (men, women, and children) in Egypt (possibly Alexandria) during World War I. Mainly troops in camps and on the march, hospital wards, sporting events, and British families at various social occasions and outings in the countryside. Also a few images of Egyptians, street scenes and residences, and local boats. (Bernath Mss 56).
  • Cuba / Haiti Photograph Album, ca. late 1920s. 109 b/w prints, most with captions in English, apparently compiled by an American sailor attached to the USS Wright on its visits to Cuba and Haiti during the late 1920s. Includes a number of photos of the Wright, its planes, and its officers and crew, as well as views of other naval vessels, some taken from the air. A few photos show scenes at Guantanamo Bay (including one of a baseball game). (Bernath Mss 40).
  • Driscoll [Thomas] Collection, 1836-1953 [bulk 1890-1918]. Mainly World War I photographs, pamphlets, intelligence reports, newspaper clippings, and correspondence (also incl. Theodore Roosevelt and Gen. Sheridan letters), as well as some 19c photographs of Brazil, collected by Driscoll, who served as in the U.S. Army’s 91st Division during and after the war. (Bernath Mss 7).
  • French Soldier’s Turkey-Syria Photograph Album, ca. 1919-1921. 100+ small black/white snapshots, with views of Istanbul and its environs, festival, market and street scenes, views of the Armenian and Turkish quarter in Aintab (N. Syria), Aleppo, Deir er Zor, French military at various sites, military and other ships, harbor, mosques and minarets, rural areas, horses and camels being used for transport, rubble and damaged buildings. (Bernath Mss 90).
  • Great War Collection, ca. 1910-1922 [bulk dates 1914-1918]. Papers and records of individual units (many British), government documents, photographs, scrapbooks, maps, pamphlets, serials, and several hundred books (cataloged separately). (Bernath Mss 20).
  • Kreutzberg [John] Collection, 1917. Correspondence and photographs of an American who served in the French army during World War I and drove an ambulance contributed by his home town of Lake Bluff, Illinois. (Bernath Mss 22).
  • World War I – U.S. Signal Corps Photograph Collection, 1918. 102 b/w professional photographs, with images of tanks, planes, fighting in the trenches, convoys, artillery, battle scenes, troops on the march, transport by trucks, rail, boats, and horse/mule-drawn wagons, towns and villages under siege and in ruins. (Bernath Mss 83).
  • World War Through the Stereoscope, ca. 1914-1918. Boxed set of 75 stereoscopic views, World War I scenes, by the Keystone View Co. (Bernath Mss 85).

World War II and Aftermath.

  • British Military in India, and Burma Photograph Album, 1930s. 300+ b/w images, album, apparently of a British soldier with the 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment, mainly snapshots of fellow soldiers, military camps, troops on the march, countryside and inhabitants of the North-West Frontier of India (now Pakistan and Afghanistan), and other parts of India and of Burma. (Bernath Mss 67).
  • Japan – Post World War II Photograph Album, ca. 1946. 142 black/ white snapshots with handwritten captions, along with 10 loose b/w photos and other ephemera, belonging to an American GI who apparently was in Japan after WWII, around 1946. Mostly Tokyo, also places like Kamakura. Includes images of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Imperial Hotel, many other buildings (some with war damage), embassies, temples, gardens, street scenes, Ginza, rickshaws, and fellow soldiers. (Bernath Mss 88).
  • World War II – Philippines, New Guinea, Okinawa Photograph Collection, ca. 1940s. More than 1,000 mostly World War II b/w photos, loose and in three photograph albums, many lacking identification. Includes scenes in Manila, Lingayen, Laoag, and other Philippine towns, many showing destruction of the war; railroad yards at Tarlac, Luzon; local population, villages and scenes in Philippines and Biak Island, New Guinea; scenes in Okinawa, including surrender of Japanese forces there. Also, U.S. and Japanese military aircraft (intact and destroyed); naval landing-craft during U.S. landing at Lingayen in Jan. 1945; U.S. military camps and personnel; numerous scenes in the U.S. (Ohio, Florida, California), many with soldiers and sailors with family and friends; 1947 Cleveland air-show; and other post-war travel photos. (Bernath Mss 38).

Post-World War II.

  • American Military Mission War School – Turkey Photograph Album, 1947. (Bernath Mss 145).
  • G.E. Tempo Records. Unclassified documents and reports, ca. 1957-1969, of the Santa Barbara based defense research arm of General Electric Company. (Mss 139).
  • Guantanamo Bay Collection, ca. 1959-1980s. Pamphlets, newsletters, blueprints, tracts, and other materials, mainly about the U.S. Naval Base (GTMO), including items issued by the U.S. and Cuban governments. (Bernath Mss 96).

Mining. Printed works and manuscripts, many pertaining to the California Gold Rush and other mining endeavors in the West. Also some materials from other parts of the world. Early printed materials include: Francisco Javier de Gamboa, Comentarios a las ordenanzas de minas (1761); France, Intendance de Lyon, Ordonnance de M. l’intendant de la ville et généralité de Lyon: portant réglement pour la police des mines de houille ou charbon de terre … (1782); John Muller, The Attack and Defense of Fortified Places … Containing … III. A Treatise on Mines (1791); Albert M. Gilliam, Travels in Mexico, during the Years 1843 and 44; Including a Description of California, the Principal Cities and Mining Districts of that Republic … (1847); John Sherer, The Gold-finder of Australia … (1853); John Charles Fremont, The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California … with Recent Notices of the Gold Region … (1853); Geological Survey of California: Report on the Geology of the Coast Mountains; Embracing Their Agricultural Resources and Mineral Productions. Also, Portions of the Middle and Northern Mining Districts (1855). Manuscript holdings include:

  • Aguacate Mines Photograph Album, ca. 1900. 60 b/w photos, most with captions, of the Aguacate gold mines in Costa Rica and environs, buildings such as the saw mill, commissary, cabins, farms, superintendent and staff, workers, and families, as well as a few images of San José, including the National Theatre. (Bernath Mss 137).
  • Alaska / Klondike Magic Lantern Slides, 1898-1912. (Wyles Mss 143).
  • California Gold Miners Scale, ca. 1850s-1860s. (Wyles Mss 142).
  • [California Miners’ Payroll]. Monthly ledger sheets, Feb. 1877-Dec. 1878, for Consolidated Mining Co., Dardenelles Consolidated General Mining Co., and others, all located in Forest Hill, Placer County, California. Lists names, mining occupations, and duties, including one entry for a Chinese water carrier, “Wa Saiuf.” (Wyles SC 939).
  • German South West Africa Photograph Album, ca. 1915. 43 b/w snapshots, including several of the WWI British campaign in South West Africa – now Namibia. Also several of the South African Premier Diamond Mine workings, and cottages, rural scenery, and friends in what appears to be Great Britain. (SC 840).
  • Hidalgo State [Mexico] Panoramic Photographs, ca. 1900. Series of 12 black/white panoramic photographs, with captions, mainly of the plaza and surrounding mining area of Mineral del Monte, in the State of Hidalgo, Mexico. (SC 901).
  • Monaghan [Jay] Collection, ca. 1840s-1980 [bulk dates 1930s-1970s]. Appointment books, biographical, personal and family files, correspondence, research files, scrapbooks, speeches and lectures, writings (including mss drafts), photographs and illustrations of Jay Monaghan, a Lincoln, Civil War, and western history scholar, who wrote Australians and the Gold Rush: California and Down Under, 1849-1854, as well as Chile, Peru, and the California Gold Rush of 1849. (Wyles Mss 20).
  • Money [Anton K.] Oral History. Reminiscences of a mining engineer, who describes the scenic beauty and hardships he encountered while exploring Canada’s mining frontier during the 1920s. (OH 68).
  • Romaine [Lawrence B.] Trade Catalogs. Ten boxes on mining (incl. mills and crushers, mining equipment, and supplies). (Mss 107).
  • Savage Mining Company (Virginia, Nevada). Daily report and vouchers, 1876-1898. (Wyles SC 896).
  • Sheldon [Gar] – Mining Engineer’s Correspondence, 1880s. Mainly letters from Sheldon, with the Corralitos Company in Chihuahua State, Mexico, to family, about personal affairs and local news such as an earthquake in 1887. (Wyles SC 1009).
  • Smith [Ben] Alaska Yukon Gold Rush Collection, ca. 1882-1915 [bulk 1898-1901]. Papers of Ben Smith, from Redwood City, California, who went to the Alaska Yukon goldfields ca. 1899-1900, and then apparently returned to California. Includes correspondence, diaries/journals, documents, financial records, maps, and other ephemera, much of it relating to Smith’s stay in Alaska. (Wyles Mss 1).
  • Spaulding Family Papers, ca. 1824-1932. Includes a California Gold Rush diary (1849), related correspondence, and newspaper articles. (Wyles Mss 141).
  • Tele-Dinda Mining Expedition [Belgian Congo], Photograph Album, ca. 1911-1912. 105 b/w photos, with captions in English, of scenes in the Belgian Congo, taken by a member of the Tele-Dinda Mining Expedition which apparently was prospecting for gold and diamonds. Contains images of mining operations, views of forests and forest clearing, construction of camps, and many of nearby villages and inhabitants. (Bernath Mss 100).
  • Tyson [Seth] Letters, 1853, 1855. Six letters (ALS) from Seth H. Tyson, a young man from Philadelphia, mostly to his mother, concerning his California Gold Rush experiences in Calaveras County, 1853, 1855, including the ups and downs of prospecting, the hard work, problems with lack of water in the rivers, difficult financial dealings, and general uncertainty of life in the gold fields. (Wyles SC 253).
  • Western Photograph Collection, ca. latter 1800s. Photograph album with 77 b/w prints, some captions, of California scenes (Mount Shasta, Shasta Springs, Trinity River, Mission Hills of Trinity County, hydraulic mining, stagecoach, woman and child on wooden aquaduct), and other. Also includes 15 loose cyanotypes, most of a construction project, apparently to dam up a river, possibly northern California. (Wyles SC 955).
  • Williams [James C.] Trade Catalog Collection, ca. 1911-1930s. Trade catalogs from various companies and a few trade magazines, brought together by James C. Williams, Director of the California History Center & Foundation (Cupertino, California). Materials are arranged by name of company or publication. Most pertain to mining, drilling, milling, and smelting. A few are from California. (Mss 170).

Natural History. Early printed works include: Pliny the Elder, Historia mundi … (1530); Pierre Belon, De aquatilibus libro duo (1553); Jean Bodin, Vniversae naturae theatrvm … (1596); Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia epidemica … (1658); Thomas Sprat, The History of the Royal-Society of London, for the Improving of Natural Knowledge … (1667); Robert Plot, The Natural History of Oxford-shire … (1676); Louis Daniel Le Comte, Memoirs and Observations Topographical, Physical, Mathematical, Mechanical, Natural, Civil, Ecclesiastical … (1697); Lionel Wafer, A New Voyage and Description of the Isthmus of America … (1704); John Trenchard, The Natural History of Superstition (1705); Richard Rawlinson, Miscellanies on Several Curious Subjects … (1714); John Woodward, The Natural History of the Earth … (1726); J.-B. Du Halde, A Description of the Empire of China and Chinese Tartary, Together with the Kingdoms of Korea, and Tibet … (1738); Carl von Linné, Genera plantarum (1743); Miguel Venegas, A Natural and Civil History of California … (1759); and William Smellie, The Philosophy of Natural History (1790). Also, manuscript holdings such as:

  • Kiewit [John S.] Photography Collection, ca. 1968-2000. More than 10,000 color and black/white prints, color slides, and black/white negatives, taken from about 1968 to 2000. The images reflect what Kiewit saw on his travels throughout California and the West, as well as trips to other parts of the U.S. and the world. Prominent places and themes include Baja, barns and farms, Big Sur, Carmel [CA], Central Coast [CA], Channel Islands, Death Valley, ghost towns, Hawaii, Hollister Ranch [CA], landscapes, Malibu [CA], Marin County [CA], ocean views, Oregon, Oxnard [CA], rock formations, surfing, trees, wildflowers, and Yosemite. (Mss 228).
  • Peattie [Donald Culross and Louise Redfield] Papers, 1912-1984. Correspondence, financial records, lectures and talks, notebooks, photographs, project and research files, scrapbooks, writings, and other materials mainly pertaining to naturalist, author, and editor Donald Culross Peattie, along with some similar materials for poet and novelist Louise Redfield Peattie. Also includes some biographical and personal files of the Peatties, who lived for many years in Santa Barbara. (Mss 94).
  • Severy [Hazel W.] Oral History, 1972. Interview with the UCSB professor and former head of the Department of Natural Resources. Subjects include Stanford University, David Starr Jordan, Pacific College of Osteopathy, and UCSB. History of Science Project. (OH 83).

The Nuclear Age. Manuscript holdings include:

  • Allen [Alden L.] Japan Notebook, 1945-1946. Manuscript narrative of an American sailor’s experiences in the Pacific, including Japan’s surrender in Tokyo Harbor, visit to Nagasaki and other Japanese ports, and thoughts about dropping of the atom bomb. (SC 851).
  • Hiroshima Photograph Album, latter 1940s. (Bernath Mss 134).
  • Japan Photographs, ca. 1945-1947. 160+ black/white snapshots, including some of Hiroshima. (Bernath Mss 149).
  • Kohn [Walter] Papers, ca. 1942-1998 [bulk dates 1960-1995]. Includes sections on Global Peace and Security and the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC), with some files pertaining to nuclear arms issues. (UArch FacP 34).
  • Libby [Willard F.] Oral History, 1975-1977. Interview with Libby regarding his career, association with Los Alamos and Oppenheimer, C14 dating, by UCSB graduate student. (OH 58).
  • Nuclear Age Peace Foundation Collection, ca. 1980s-2006. Annual reports, bulletins, newsletters, published studies, programs, audiotapes, ephemera, artifacts, material relating to the Distinguished Peace Leadership Award and World Citizen Award, and files of Dean Babst. (Mss 203).
  • Nuclear Age Peace Foundation Oral History. Mainly interviews with Frank Kelly and David Krieger.

Oil. Books, pamphlets, reports, clippings, manuscripts, maps, photographs, reports and related materials mainly concerning the development of the oil industry along the central California coast, the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill, and its aftermath. Manuscript collections include:

  • Clyde [George] Scrapbooks. Clippings of oil stories, 1965-1976. (SBHC Mss 53).
  • Community Development and Conservation Collection [CDCC], ca. 1892-1995. Four boxes of clippings on oil, mainly pre-1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill, and two boxes in the subject files. (SBHC Mss 1).
  • E. Conway & Co. Ledgers, [1860s]. Two handwritten ledgers with manuscript documents and maps pertaining to the E. Conway & Company purchase of lands in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, and Contra Costa counties, with early information about oil development in California. (Mss 184).
  • Easton [Robert O.] Papers, ca. 1911-1990s [bulk dates 1940-1990s]. Papers of a Santa Barbara author, including research files and draft mss of articles on Santa Barbara Oil Spill and his book, Black Tide. (SBHC Mss 6).
  • Get Oil Out [GOO] Collection, ca. 1969-1990. Office files (bylaws, minutes, fundraising, publications, newsletters), governmental action, legal, and subject files, mainly pertaining to efforts to contain and monitor oil industry off coast of Santa Barbara, especially in the aftermath of the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill. (SBHC Mss 10).
  • Hunt [Thomas E.] Papers, ca. 1901-1936. Files of an Oakland investor/businessman; with substantial California related material, including issues such as California oil, and politics and elections. In boxes 145-161 of the Lawrence B. Romaine Trade Catalog Collection. (Mss 107).
  • League of Women Voters Collection, ca. 1970s-1990s. Primarily research files of the organization, relating to issues such as the oil industry, LAFCO and Goleta annexation. (SBHC Mss 2).
  • Moran [William] Collection. Includes published materials, and photographs of travels and work as a petroleum geologist in places like South America and Australia. Also some photographs of the oil industry in southern California, ca. early 1900s. (PA Mss 57).
  • Oil Spill Information Center (OSIC) Collection, ca. 1923-1973 [bulk dates 1969-1972]. Correspondence, articles, government publications, pamphlets, patents, reports, and related materials collected by the OSIC, primarily in response to the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill. The four-volume publication Oil Pollution: An Index-Catalog to the Collection of the Oil Spill Information Center (Santa Barbara: University Library, UCSB, 1972) serves as a guide to specific items in the collection. (SBHC Mss 11).
  • Rand [William Whitehill] Papers, ca. 1921-1968 [bulk 1950s-1968]. Documents, maps and some artifacts related to Rand’s career in geology, marine engineering, and the oil industry. The maps are scientific and some include offshore sounding data. Most are maps of the coast of California, particularly in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties. The records of his company, Submarex, its subsidiaries, and the ships used, make up the bulk of this collection. This company, based in Santa Barbara, was heavily involved in the transformation of Santa Barbara from a relatively unknown area (geologically) to a major oil-producing region between 1947 and 1960. Also, correspondence, meeting minutes, journal articles, newspaper clippings, reports, log books, catalogs, and project files on deep-sea drilling and ocean exploration. (SBHC Mss 46).
  • Robertson [Alfred W.] Papers, ca. 1913-1979 [bulk dates 1934-1959]. Biographical files, correspondence, documents, clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, and sound recordings of a leading California State Assembly member from Santa Barbara, responsible for introducing and leading support of a bill to authorize transfer of Santa Barbara State College to the University of California system. Robertson Gym is named after him. He also authored a bill limiting development of coastal oil drilling, and led a movement to reform the California state constitution. (Mss 106).
  • Saadi [Ruth] Collection, ca. 1984-1993. Files relating to League of Women Voters – Santa Barbara concerns, including air pollution, energy, environment, growth and development, oil and gas, voting and elections. Ruth Saadi was an active member and Energy Director of the organization. (SBHC Mss 14).
  • Santa Barbara Oil Spill Scrapbook, 1969. (SBHC Mss 52).
  • Scott-McIntosh Petroleum, Incorporated Collection, ca. 1928-1930. Correspondence, notes, reports and aerial photographs re Elwood Oil Field. (SC 532).
  • Sharp [Robert C.] Papers, ca. 1963-1974. Includes bids, contracts, leases, logs, reports, charts, and court records pertaining to oil drilling in the Santa Barbara Channel, mainly regarding lawsuits stemming from the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill. (SBHC Mss 7).
  • Smith [Dick] Collection, 1969-1971. Photographs and slides of the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill, from Smith, prominent Santa Barbara County backwoodsman, newspaper writer, and wilderness advocate. (SBHC Mss 56).
  • Sollen [Robert] Collection, ca. 1954-1996. Draft mss of Sollen’s monograph An Ocean of Oil, plus binders of related photographs, many taken by Sollen as a Santa Barbara news photographer, and notes for his book. Also, other materials relating to the oil industry, including chronological files, clippings, companies, leasing, and subject files. (SBHC Mss 33).
  • Summerland, California. Two b/w mounted photographs, ca. 4 ¾" x 7 ½", ca. late 19th century, views of coast with oil derricks. (SC 798).
  • Von Breton [Harriette C.] Papers, 1944-1978. Files relating to various civic and political issues, including the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill. (SBHC Mss 8).
  • Weingand et al, v. County et al (Channel Island Drilling) Collection. (SBHC Mss 31).

Photography and Photographic Processes. Numerous printed works and photograph collections showing the development of photographic technology, including daguerreotypes, tintypes, ambrotypes, cartes de visite, cyanotypes, panoramic views, stereoviews, and glass and magic lantern slides. Notable manuscript collections include:

  • Alaska / Klondike Magic Lantern Slides, 1898-1912. (Wyles Mss 143).
  • Conway [Joel] Oral History, 1973. Interviews with the Santa Barbara photographer and collector of historical photographs, re development of his collection, early motion picture and television history and stars, including Flying A Studio in Santa Barbara and 1950s House on Un-American Activities. Central Coast Regional Projects. (OH 30).
  • Panama Canal Stereo Glass Slide Set, 1910. Stereo viewer and 48 accompanying black and white stereo glass slides, with views of the Panama Canal and its environs. (Bernath Mss 167).
  • Polish Shtetl Postcard Album, ca. 1900. (Bernath Mss 108).
  • Romaine [Lawrence B.] Trade Catalog Collection. Six boxes with catalogs about cameras, chemicals, paper, plates, darkroom equipment, lenses, movies and movie equipment, supplies and accessories. (Mss 107).
  • Siddell [Robert] Collection, ca. 1903-1922. More than 200 picture postcards from a 1909 trip to South America (Guyana – then British, Dutch, and French Guiana) and the West Indies (Antigua, Barbados, Bermuda, Dominica, Martinique, Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Vincent, Trinidad, Virgin Islands – then the Danish West Indies), as well as Canada, the U.S. and Turkey (Constantinople). Also, letters, photographs, and ephemera, some relating to the American College for Girls in Constantinople during and just after World War I. (Mss 110).
  • South African War through the Stereoscope, ca. 1900. Set of 36 Underwood cards and accompanying Underwood stereoscopic viewer. (Bernath Mss 92).
  • Stereoscopic Views, ca. 1877-1913. More than 600 stereoscopic views (also known as stereoscopic slides, stereographs, and stereopticans), most with printed captions. Included are views from California, other parts of the U.S. and more than 30 other countries; also subjects as mining, Native Americans, Spanish American War, and U.S. Civil War. (Mss 121).

Physics. Printed works include: Benjamin Donne, An Enlarged Syllabus of Lectures in Experimental Philosophy … (1780); William Okely, Pyrology … (1797); Butsuri Kaitei (Japanese woodblock print textbooks on physics, science, astronomy), 1876. Manuscript holdings include:

  • Heeger [Alan J.] Papers. UCSB professor of physics and recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize in chemistry. Materials include manuscripts published, with accompanying correspondence; patent documentation; speeches and lectures; conference files; and teaching materials of Alan J. Heeger. (UArch FacP 39).
  • Kohn [Walter] Papers, ca. 1942-1998 [bulk dates 1960-1995]. UCSB professor of physics and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in chemistry. Highlights of the collection include files from the 1950s relating to Kohn’s research into electron structure, correspondence and research from the 1980s on the development of a program to study the emerging field of quasicrystals, materials concerning Kohn’s involvement with various organizations devoted to peace and global conflict resolution, and materials relating to UCSB’s Institute for Theoretical Physics, of which Kohn was founding director. (UArch FacP 34).
  • Kroemer [Herbert] Oral History. Interviews with the UCSB Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and 2000 Nobel Physics Laureate. History of Science Project. (OH 56).
  • Kroemer [Herbert] Papers. UCSB professor of electrical & computer engineering and recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize in physics. Collection includes lecture notes and other teaching materials, correspondence, lab notes, reports, and reprints of published articles. (UArch FacP 42).

Population Issues. Printed materials and manuscript collections relating to issues such as abortion, birth control, immigration, natural resources and population.

  • Bacon [Elizabeth Grew] Oral History, 1976-1977. Life history of an English suffragette who moved to California. Subjects include suffrage, Margaret Sanger, birth control movement, Anglo-Irish relations, Greenwich Village, Pasadena Playhouse, and Santa Barbara. (OH 17).
  • Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions [CSDI] Collection. Includes numerous papers delivered at the Center and at conferences and symposia such as the Conference on Expanding World Needs for Food and Fiber and the Protection of the Ecosystem (1971) and the Conference on the Population Problem (1975-1976). (Mss 18).
  • Hardin [Garrett] Oral History, 1983. Discussion with UCSB professor Hardin re his distinguished career as biologist and author. (OH 46).
  • Hardin [Garrett] Papers, ca. 1938-2003. Professor of Human Ecology at UCSB; writer and lecturer concerned with the problems of overpopulation, best known for his essay The Tragedy of the Commons (Science, 1968). Other publications include: Mandatory Motherhood (1974); The Immigration Dilemma … (1995); The Ostrich Factor: Our Population Myopia (1999); and Living Within Limits: Ecology, Economics, and Population Taboos (2000). The papers include bibliographical and biographical information, correspondence, lectures and speeches, subject files (abortion and Environmental Fund), and writings. (UArch FacP 14).
  • Sanger [Margaret] Birth Control Collection, ca. 1921-1966 [bulk dates 1930-1936].(Mss 220).
  • Stopes [Marie C.] Collection, ca. 1871-1967 [bulk dates 1920-1958]. Material pertaining to Marie Stopes, organizations with which she was affiliated, and other organizations and individuals concerned about issues of abortion, birth control, contraception, eugenics, obstetrics, population, sexual behavior, sterilization, and welfare of women, primarily in Great Britain, but also including some items from the U.S. and other countries. The collection has been assembled from multiple sources. (Mss 122).

Railroads. Books, maps, and manuscripts showing the development of railroads and transportation systems, mainly in 19th century America, including the Civil War and subsequent westward expansion. Early printed works include: Henry Schenck Tanner, Memoir on the Recent Surveys, Observations, and Internal Improvements, in the United States, with Brief Notices of … Canals, Railroads … (1830); Robert J. Vandewater, The Tourist, or Pocket Manual for Travellers on the Hudson River, the Western and Northern Canals and Railroads … (1839); William Chapin, A Complete Reference Gazetteer of the United States of North America … [with] a Notice of the Various Canals, Railroads and Internal Improvements … (1840); Asa Whitney, A Project for a Railroad to the Pacific (1849); P. P. F. Degrand, Rail Road to San Francisco (1849?); United States, Army, Corps of Engineers, Report of Explorations for the Pacific Railroad … (1855); Also, early maps such as: Orramel Hinckley Throop, United States and Northern Mexico Map Showing Finished, Unfinished, and Proposed Railways (1830?); Skeleton Map Showing the Rail Roads Completed in the United States and Their Connection as Proposed with the Harbor of Pensacola … (1846?). Manuscript holdings include:

  • Gray [Ethel C.] California, Canal Zone, Cuba Photograph Album, 1935. About 100 pages, recording Ethel C. Gray’s six-week rail trip from NYC to the western U.S. (including Yosemite, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego), then by ship (S.S. Virginia) to the Canal Zone and Cuba. Includes photographs, postcards, railroad timetables, hotel brochures, menus, and other ephemera. (Bernath Mss 46).
  • Maps. Historical maps such as: Colton’s New Rail Road & County Map of the United States, the Canadas … (1864); Map of the Southern Pacific Railroad and Connections (1875); and Map of the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad … (1881).
  • Railroad Collection, ca. 1867-1899. Correspondence, invoices, notices, receipts, and tickets for several railroads including the Atlantic and Great Western Railway; Buffalo Pass, Scalplock & Defiance Railroad; Chicago & North-Western Railroad Company; Chicago Burlington and Quincy Railroad; Denver & Rio Grande Western Railway; Illinois Central R. R.; Little Miami, Columbus and Xenia, and Connecting Railroads; Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Company; Ohio & Mississippi Railroad Line; and Virginia and Truckee Railroad (Nevada/California). (Wyles SC 895).
  • Railroad Engine Photograph Album, ca. 1880s-1950s. (Wyles Mss 123).
  • Railroad Ephemera Collection, ca. 1870s-1970s. A variety of ephemeral items relating mainly to railroad companies, but also some bus and other transportation companies. Included in the collection are passenger tickets, railroad forms, transfer tickets, bond coupons, baggage claim checks, company passes, time cards, service pins, tokens, dining car napkins, cancelled paychecks, postcards, and reports. More than 70 companies from all regions of the U.S. and Canada are represented. (Wyles Mss 128).
  • Railroad Seals. Three embossed seals from the Bullfrog Goldfield Railroad Company, 1905; Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Company Ltd., 1904; and the Death Valley Railroad Company, 1914. (Wyles SC 183).
  • Reconstruction Era Railroad Collection, ca. 1866-1878. Letters and documents mainly relating to financial matters of the Mobile & Ohio, and the Louisiana & Missouri Railroad companies. (Wyles SC 988).
  • Romaine [Lawrence B.] Trade Catalog Collection. Nine boxes of railroad material, including catalogs on locomotives and supplies, manuals, rails and track, travel guides, and timetables. (Mss 107).
  • South Coast Railroad Museum Collection, ca. 1878-1976 [bulk dates 1950-1968]. Mostly printed materials, such as pamphlets, brochures, guides, and timetables, relating to railroad history, with some emphasis on California. (SBHC Mss 18).
  • Swakopmund Eisenbahn-Baukompagnie No. 2 Denkschrift, 1907. Report on railroad construction in the Swakopmund district of German Southwest Africa (now Namibia). (SC 861).
  • "The United States at One View: 1776-1845." Broadside, with statistical tables on population, railroads, canals, steam-boat routes, mountains, and rivers. New York, 1845. (Wyles SC 822).
  • Wharton [Gabriel Colvin] Railroad Collection, ca. 1850s, 1867-1880s. Correspondence, financial records legal documents, and reports relating to Wharton’s career as a civil engineer specializing in railroad construction. Includes material for Baltimore & Ohio Rail Road Co.; Manassas Gap R. R. Company; Norfolk & Western Railroad Company; Orange & Alexandria Rail Road Co.; South Side R. R. Company; Southern Express Company; and the Virginia, Kentucky & Ohio Railroad. (Wyles Mss 105).

Scientific and Industrial Instruments. Manuscript holdings include:

  • Badash [Lawrence] Papers, ca. 1921-1987. UCSB Professor of History of Science. The collection includes auction, company, dealer, and exhibit catalogs relating to scientific instruments, publications, and the history of science. These generally are arranged by name of company or repository. There also are some items pertaining to Badash’s interest in astrolabes, clocks, scientific instruments, Sumerian clay tablets, sundials, and telescopes. (UArch FacP 33).
  • Romaine [Lawrence B.] Trade Catalog Collection. 21 boxes of catalogs relating specifically to scientific and industrial instruments, as well as additional material in other sections such as department store and mail order catalogs (25 boxes) and electrical equipment (32 boxes). (Mss 107).

Sound Recording Technology. The Performing Arts collections trace the development of sound recording technology, with more than 7,000 cylinders and 200,000 78 rpm records from the late 19c and first half of the 20c. Holdings also include cylinder players and other early equipment, and catalogs from sound recording companies.


Transportation. Numerous historical maps, mainly U.S., showing transportation networks (canals, railroad lines, rivers, roads) in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Historical photograph collections from around the world, showing various modes of transport. See also: sections on Automobiles and Automotive Industry, Maritime, and Railroads. Manuscript holdings include:

  • Aden – British Camel Battery Photograph Album, ca. 1902-1904. (Bernath Mss 143).
  • Aden [Yemen] Photograph Album, ca. 1937-1938. Album of a British airman, 90+ b/w snapshots, including military planes and ships, Aden police and military on camels, dhows and other local boats. (Bernath Mss 50).
  • Algeria Photograph Collection, 1933. 55 b/w snapshots, with captions, of a 1933 tour in Algeria, containing images of Sidi Akba, Timgad (Roman settlement ruins), Biskra, and Bou Saada. Includes street and desert scenes, markets, local inhabitants, residences, camel and horse riders, horse races, and dancers, as well as several of the tour members. (SC 841).
  • Europe 1930s and WWII North Africa Photograph Album, ca. 1930s-1945. 185+ b/w photographs of a 1930s bicycle tour through Europe, including Germany (Dresden), Venice, Vienna, the Dolomites, Yugoslavia, Roumania (Bucharest), and Bulgaria (Sofia), as well as North Africa during World War II (1942-1943), including Bougie, Constantine, Tunis (victory parade), Carthage, then on to Italy (1943), and back to North Africa (1944-1945), including Egypt (Timsah, Alexandria). (Bernath Mss 31).
  • Gray [Ethel C.] California, Canal Zone, Cuba Photograph Album, 1935. Album, approx. 100 pages, recording Ethel C. Gray’s six-week rail trip from NYC to the western U.S. (including Yosemite, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego), then by ship (S.S. Virginia) to the Canal Zone and Cuba. Includes photographs, postcards, railroad timetables, hotel brochures, menus, and other ephemera. (Bernath Mss 46).
  • Grenfell [Wilfred] Labrador, Newfoundland Photograph Collection, ca. 1908-1909. Includes numerous photos of Eskimo population, sled dogs, deer as pack animals. (Wyles Mss 140).
  • Moldaver [Lee] Collection, ca. 1977-1993. Primarily relating to the Santa Barbara Mass Transit District (SBMTD) and related transportation-related issues. Also includes files relating to the Citizens Planning Association of Santa Barbara County, Inc. (CPA) and the Environmental Defense Center (EDC). (SBHC Mss 30).
  • Romaine [Lawrence B.] Trade Catalog Collection. Six boxes on automobiles (incl. company histories, manufacturing, operating manuals, repair and maintenance handbooks, advertising and sales literature, automobile parts, company souvenir booklets, electric cars, tractors and trucks, automobile tires, motor oils, recreational vehicles and campers, service stations, automobile parts and accessories); three boxes on aviation (incl. instruction manuals, tools and parts catalogs, pamphlets on aviation history, helicopters, engines and equipment for aircraft and aircraft repair, construction and assembly manuals, and instruction manuals); three boxes on bicycles (incl. bicycle clubs and races, bicycles and equipment, supplies and accessories); two boxes on carriages, wagons, and accessories; one box on motorcycles, and two boxes on road surfaces. (Mss 107).

UCSB. Primarily records housed in the UCSB University Archives, including:

Administrative Records.

Colleges.

Department, Center, Program Records. often including correspondence, memoranda, reports, and other documents.

Faculty Papers.

  • Broida [Herbert P.] Papers. Materials relating to a UCSB physics professor. UCSB’s Broida Hall is named after him. (UArch FacP 3).
  • Cheadle [Vernon] Papers, 1925-2000. Materials relating to Vernon Cheadle’s career as a professor of biology. Records of his tenure as chancellor of the University of California, Santa Barbara, 1962-1977, are in the UCSB, Office of the Chancellor, Chancellor’s Records. (UArch FacP 22).
  • Cloud [Preston] Papers, ca. 1913-1989. Correspondence, organizational, administrative, research, subject, and teaching files, writings, and photographs of a UCSB professor internationally renowned for his work in paleontology, geology, biogeology, and environmental studies. (UArch FacP 5).
  • Conrad [Albert G.] Papers, 1979. Typescript autobiography, with photographs, of the Yale University professor of electrical engineering and, later, UCSB dean of the College of Engineering and professor of electrical engineering in the 1960s. (UArch FacP 6).
  • DeWolfe [Barbara] Papers, 1998-2000. Typescript, printed copies of autobiographical and other writings by Barbara Blanchard DeWolfe (1912- ), professor of zoology at UCSB, 1946-1977. (UArch FacP 26).
  • Esau [Katherine] Papers, 1870-1988. Professor of Biology at UCSB, best known as the author of the textbooks Plant Anatomy (1953) and Anatomy of Seed Plants (1960); sixth woman chosen as a member of the National Academy of Sciences (1957); also awarded the National Medal of Science in 1989. (UArch FacP 23).
  • Hardin [Garrett] Papers, ca. 1938-2003. Professor of Human Ecology at UCSB; writer and lecturer concerned with the problems of overpopulation, best known for his essay The Tragedy of the Commons (Science, 1968). The papers include bibliographical and biographical information, correspondence, lectures and speeches, subject files (abortion and Environmental Fund), and writings. (FacP 14).
  • Kelley [Robert] Papers, 1947-1993. Primarily correspondence, research files, and writings of Kelley, a UCSB professor of history, director of the UCSB Public History program, and scholar in the field of public policy, particularly California water history. (UArch FacP 17).
  • Sweeney [Beatrice Marcy] Papers, ca. 1916-1991. Materials of a UCSB faculty member in biology, specializing in plant physiology. (UArch FacP 25).

Long range plans, environmental impact reports, and related documents pertaining to land use issues.

Nobel Laureates.

  • Heeger [Alan J.] Papers. UCSB professor of physics and recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize in chemistry. Materials include manuscripts published, with accompanying correspondence; patent documentation; speeches and lectures; conference files; and teaching materials of Alan J. Heeger. (UArch FacP 39).
  • Kohn [Walter] Papers, ca. 1942-1998 [bulk dates 1960-1995]. UCSB professor of physics and recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in chemistry. Highlights of the collection include files from the 1950s relating to Kohn’s research into electron structure, correspondence and research from the 1980s on the development of a program to study the emerging field of quasicrystals, materials concerning Kohn’s involvement with various organizations devoted to peace and global conflict resolution, and materials relating to UCSB’s Institute for Theoretical Physics, of which Kohn was founding director. (UArch FacP 34).
  • Kroemer [Herbert] Papers. UCSB professor of electrical & computer engineering and recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize in physics. Collection includes lecture notes and other teaching materials, correspondence, lab notes, reports, and reprints of published articles. (UArch FacP 42).

Oral Histories. The UCSB Library Oral History Program has conducted interviews with a number of faculty, including:

  • Cheadle [Vernon] Oral History, 1979, 1995-1996. Two separate sets of interviews with the UCSB Chancellor, the first with Cheadle in 1979, the second in 1995-1996 with Cheadle and other administrators such as Clark Kerr, and colleagues. History of Science Project. (OH 28).
  • Esau [Katherine] Oral History, 1988-1991. Interviews with UCSB botanist Esau and associates, UCSB Chancellor Vernon Cheadle, Ray Evert, and Jennifer A. Thorsch. History of Science Project. (OH 3).
  • Kroemer [Herbert] Oral History. Interviews with the UCSB Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and 2000 Nobel Physics Laureate. History of Science Project. (OH 56).
  • Noble [Elmer Ray] Oral History, 1978. Interviews with the UCSB provost and professor of zoology, re his life, the University of California in the 1930s, and his academic career at UCSB. UCSB’s Noble Hall is named after him. History of Science Project. (OH 70).
  • Severy [Hazel W.] Oral History, 1972. Interview with the UCSB professor and former head of the Department of Natural Resources. Subjects include Stanford University, David Starr Jordan, Pacific College of Osteopathy, and UCSB. History of Science Project. (OH 83).

Water. Historical works primarily relating to water issues in California, as well as manuscript collections such as:

  • Community Development and Conservation Collection [CDCC], ca. 1892-1995. Seven boxes on water, including Santa Barbara area, in the subject files. (SBHC Mss 1).
  • Kelley [Robert] Papers, 1947-1993. Primarily correspondence, research files, and writings of Kelley, a UCSB professor of history, director of the UCSB Public History program, and scholar in the field of public policy, particularly California water history. (UArch FacP 17).
  • Romaine [Lawrence B.] Trade Catalog Collection. Seven boxes on water (incl. canals, dams and irrigation systems, heaters, home water systems – filters and softeners, drinking and purification, meters and regulators, municipal water supply, pumps and water supply systems, sewage treatment, storage tanks and tubs, wells, and wheels). Also 28 boxes on plumbing and nine boxes on pumps. (Mss 107).
  • Rypins [Alice B.] Papers, ca. 1965-1982. Mainly local government publications, newsletters, pamphlets and other files relating to Santa Barbara area water projects. (SBHC Mss 3).
  • Santa Barbara Water Resources Collection, ca. 1959-1984. Files relating to Santa Barbara area water districts, groundwater, and hourly precipitation records. (SBHC Mss 16).
  • Shewzyk (Patricia) Papers, ca. 1975-1985 [bulk dates 1981-1985]. Mainly Goleta Water District Board of Directors’ meeting packets, and some related files, including records of various committees, from Shewzyk, President and Director of the Goleta Water District. (SBHC Mss 4).
  • UCSB Public History Interviews, 1978. Mainly interviews with Santa Barbara area fire department, forest service, and government employees re fires and firefighting. Also some interviews re water issues and the 1925 Santa Barbara earthquake. (OH 76).
  • UCSB Public History Project – Water. Interviews conducted by UCSB graduate students as a class project in the public history program. (OH 78).

Writing and Printing. The Skofield Printers Collection contains several thousand printed works, many pertaining to the history of writing, papermaking, the construction and development of the book, fine and small presses, and printing technology, with titles such as: Colin Clair – A History of European Printing; Christopher De Hamel – Scribes and Illuminators; Herbert Fahey – Early Printing in California; Richard Leslie Hills – Papermaking in Britain, 1488-1988; Dard Hunter – Papermaking: The History and Technique of an Ancient Craft; Douglas C. McMurtrie, A History of Printing in the United States; and Daniel Berkeley Updike – Printing Types: Their History, Forms, and Use. Also, early examples of writing and printing from around the world (Burma, India, China, Mongolia, and others), including some related manuscript collections such as:

  • Islamic Manuscripts Collection, ca. 1122-latter 1800s. Single and double leaves from previously disbound Islamic texts, written in many parts of the Islamic world, including Afghanistan, China, Egypt, Gulf States [Qatar], India, North Africa [Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia], Pakistan, Persia [Iran], Syria, and Turkey. There are four chronologically arranged series: History, Koran, Poetry, and Prayers. (Mss 207).
  • Medieval Manuscript Fragments Collection, 10th-18th centuries [bulk dates 12th-14th centuries]. Approximately 30 leaves or fragments from religious texts and scholarly notebooks, including bibles, scholastic notebooks, service and devotional books. (Mss 175).
  • Skofield [Hobart] Oral History. Includes discussion of printing technology by former apprentice with the Printing House of William Edwin Rudge and compiler of what is now UCSB’s Printers Collection. (OH 6).

Zoology. Early printed works, many with engravings, include: Petri Bellonii Cenomani De aquatilibus libro duo … (1553); Frederick Watson, The Animal World Display’d … (1754); Playcard Augustin Fidele Ray, Zoologie universelle et portative … (1804); William Bingley, Animal Biography (1805); Thomas Bewick, A History of British Birds (1809).