Raab, Diana (1954- ). Santa Barbara resident and teacher of journaling, memoir, and essay at the Santa Barbara Writers’ Conference, the UCLA Writers Program, and UCSB Extension. Author of Dear Anaïs: My Life in Poems for You (2008), Regina’s Closet: The Discovery of a Grandmother’s Secret Journal (2007) [Spec D639.C4 R27 2007], My Muse Undresses Me (2007) [Spec PS3618.A313 M9 2007], Your High Risk Pregnancy, and Getting Pregnant and Staying Pregnant.
Rabe, Claire (1936-2003). Santa Barbara resident and owner of the literary nightclub Baudelaire’s. Author of Sicily Enough (1963 and Capra Press, 1976) [Spec, Printers Z478.86.C36 R328 1976], as well as later pieces relating to Santa Barbara. See also: Gilbar, Literary, 142-143; Gilbar, Tales, 165.
Rachow, Grace. Santa Barbara resident, writer, and editor of the annual Community of Voices anthology, which include When We Were Young: Childhood (2000) [Spec PS572.S35 W447 2000], When We Were Young: Adulthood (2000) [Spec PS572.S35 W448 2000]. See also: Gulbransen, SBNP, 12/3/00, D7.
Rae, Cheri (1953- ). Santa Barbara resident and author of Walk Santa Barbara: City Strolls & Country Rambles (1990) with John McKinney [Spec GV199.42.C22 S3197 1990]. Frequent contributor to Santa Barbara Magazine.
Raswan, Carl R. (1893-1966). Santa Barbara resident and author of children’s books, such as Black Tents of Arabia: My Life Among the Bedouins (1935) [Main DS207.R3 1935], Escape from Baghdad (1938), Drinkers of the Wind (1942), and The Arab and His Horse (1955). See also: SB News-Press, Mar. 15, 1964, A17.
Read, Doris (1916- ). Santa Barbara resident who set her novel The Lydia Chronicles (1991) [Spec PS3568.E223 L95 1991] in Santa Barbara.
Reece, Trudy. Montecito resident and staff writer for Santa Barbara Magazine.
Reese, Harry (1946- ). UCSB Professor of Art, poet, artist, and owner/publisher/printer of Turkey Press. Works include: Getting Full (c.1970) [Spec, Printers Z478.86.T87 R4383 1970z], Unknown Friends: Poems (1976) [Spec PS3568.E428 U55 1976 and Spec, Printers Z478.86.T87 R448 1976], How to Prepare in Your Home Tofu, or, Stalking the Ubiquitous Soybean (1976) [Spec, Printers Z478.86.T87 R4386 1976], Arplines (1980) [Spec, Printers Z478.86.T87 R437 1980], Lunch: A Short Story (1986) [Spec, Printers Z478.86.T87 R44 1986], The Sandragraph: Between Printing and Painting (1987) [Spec, Printers Z239.A736 R43 1987], Funagainstawake (1997) [Spec, Printers Z239.G7233 R44 1997], and Suppose (1998) [Spec, Printers Z478.86.E35 R45 1998].
Reitz, Dolly (1913- ). Montecito resident and writer of the newspaper column “Occupation: Housewife.” See also: Gilbar, Literary, 113; SB News-Press, Mar. 15, 1964, A16; SB News-Press, July 5, 1991.
*Rexroth, Kenneth (1905-1982). Montecito resident, visiting lecturer at UCSB, and poet. Special has numerous first editions. Works include: In What Hour (1940) [Spec PS3535.E455 I53], The Phoenix and the Tortoise (1944) [Main PS3535.E923 P5 1944 and Spec PS3535.E455 P5], The Signature of All Things (1949) [Main and Spec PS3535.E923 S5 1949], Beyond the Mountains (1951) [Spec PS3535.E923 B4], The Dragon and the Unicorn (1952) [Main and Spec PS3535.E923 D7], In Defense of the Earth (1956) [Spec PS3535.E455 I5 1956], Natural Numbers (1963) [Main PS3535.E923 A17 1963 and Spec PS3535.E455 A17 1963a], The Homestead Called Damascus (1963) [Spec PS3535.E455 A35 1963], An Autobiographical Novel (1966) [Main PS3535.E923 Z5 and Spec PS3535.E455 Z5 1966], The Collected Shorter Poems (1967) [Main PS3535.E923 A17 and Spec PS3535.E455 A17 1967], The Heart’s Garden, the Garden’s Heart (1967) [Main and Spec PS3535.E923 H4], Classics Revisited (1968) [Main PN511.R57 and Spec PS3535.E455 C55 1968], The Spark in the Tinder on Knowing (1968) [Spec PS3535.E923 S6], The Collected Longer Poems (1968) [Main PS3535.E923 A17 1968 and Spec PS3535.E455 A17 1968a], The Alternative Society (1970) [Main and Spec PS3535.E923 A16 1970], With Ear and Eye (1970) [Main PS3535.E923 A16 1970b and Spec PS3535.E455 A16 1970b], Sky, Sea, Birds, Trees, Earth, House, Beasts, Flowers (1971) [Spec PS3535.E923 S59 1971 and Spec, Printers Z478.86.U55 R495 1971], American Poetry in the Twentieth Century (1971) [Main and Spec PS323.5.R4], The Elastic Retort (1973) [Main PN511.R58 and Spec PS3535.E923 E42], New Poems (1974) [Main and Spec PS3535.E923 N4], Communalism: From Its Origins to the Twentieth Century (1974) [Main and Spec, ARC HX626.R48 1974], On Flower Wreath Hill (1976) [Spec PS3535.E923 O5], The Silver Swan (1976) [Spec PS3535.E923 S52], The Morning Star (1979) [Main and Spec PS3535.E923 A17 1979], A Sword in a Cloud of Light (1979) [Spec PS3535.E923 S96], The Art of Worldly Wisdom (Spec, Printers Z239.R4113 R49 1980], Excerpts from a Life (1981) [Spec PS3535.E923 Z53 1981], World Outside the Window (1987) [Main PS3535.E923 W6 1987], More Classics Revisited (1989) [Main PN511.R57 1989], and Sacramental Acts (1997) [Main PS3535.E923 A6 1997]. See also: Gilbar, Literary, 135, 240-243.
Reynales, Trish. Montecito resident and journalist, regular contributor to Santa Barbara Magazine.
Richards, Eugene J. Santa Barbara resident and creator of the pamphlet Glimpses of Santa Barbara, the Year Round Recreation City (SB Chamber of Commerce, c.1920) [Spec F869.S45 R53 1920z].
Richardson, Lynn (1942- ). Santa Barbara resident and artist. Works include Mostly Santa Barbara (SB: Fithian Press, 1998) [Spec NC139.R484 A4 1998].
Richardson, William. Author of the novel Seek the Barranca. See also: SB News-Press, Mar. 15, 1964, A16.
Rickels, Laurence A. (1954- ). UCSB professor of German and author. Works include Aberrations of Mourning: Writing on German Crypts (1988) [Main PT129.R47 1988], The Case of California (1991) [Main F866.2.R53 1991], The Vampire Lectures (1999) [Main PN1995.9.V3 R53 1999], and the three-volume Nazi Psychoanalysis (2002) [Main BF173.R49 2002].
*Ridland, John M. UCSB Professor of English and poet. His works include: Old-Fashioned Love Poem (1967) [Spec PS3568.I3594 O42 1967 and Spec, Printers Z239.O88 R53], Ode on Violence, and Other Poems (1969) [Spec PS3568.I3594 O33 1969], Confidence, An Ode (1973) [Spec PS3568.I3594 C66 1973], The Lazy Man (SB: Christopher’s Books, 1975) [Spec PS3568.I3594 L39 1979], In the Shadowless Light (1978) [Spec PS3568.I3594 I5], In the Tangled Grass (El Escondidito) [Spec PS3568.I3594 I52 1978], The Lazy Man’s Come/Back (SB: Christopher’s Books, 1979) [Spec PS3568.I3594 L393 1979], Elegy for My Aunt (1981) [Spec PS3568.I3594 E42 1981 and Spec PS3568.I3594 E42 1984], Palms: Six Ballads (SB: Buckner Press, 1993) [Spec, Printers Z478.86.U56 R53 1993]. Also, editor of Little Square Review (1966-1972) [Spec PS580.L575] and Faculty Advisor and contributor to Spectrum, the UCSB student literary magazine. Special has his papers (UArch FacP 51) which includes files as Faculty Advisor of Spectrum and a small collection on his printed works (SBHC Mss 47). See also: Gilbar, Literary, 101.
*Rieff, Philip (1922- ). Santa Barbara resident associated with CSDI and author of numerous works on education and psychology, particularly relating to Sigmund Freud, such as Freud: The Mind of the Moralist (1959) [Main BF173.F88 R5 1961 and Main BF173.F85 R48 1979] and The Triumph of the Therapeutic (1966) [Main BD450.R52]. The CSDI Collection (Mss 18) has substantial material relating to him. See also: SB News-Press, Mar. 15, 1964, A17.
Rife, Joanne (1932- ). Solvang resident and author, whose works include: Solvang: Denmark in the USA (1975), Where the Light Turns Gold: The Story of the Santa Ynez Valley (1977) [Spec F868.S23 R49], Bicycling Country Roads from San Jose to Santa Barbara (1982) [Spec GV1045.5.C2 R53 1982].
Rintels, David W. (1939- ). Playwright and screenwriter, whose works include: Clarence Darrow (1975, 1998), Gideon’s Trumpet (1980, 1998), Andersonville (1996) [Main PN1997.A357 1996], and Nuremberg (2000).
Risley, Mariette. Author of Santa Barbara: A Traveler’s Guide (SB: Wyvern Press, 1981) [Main and Spec F869.S45 R56 1981].
Ritchey, Gilbert T. (1900-1988). Santa Barbara resident and author of The Pictorial Story of Santa Barbara County (1966) [Spec F868.S23 R5].
Roberts, Edwards. Santa Barbara resident and author of Santa Barbara and Around There (1886) [Spec F869.S23 R6].
Roberts, Lois W. (1932- ). Author of Anacapa Island (McNally & Loftin, West, 1983) [Spec F868.V5 R55 1983], San Miguel Island: Santa Barbara’s Fourth Island West (1991) [Spec F868.S23 W45 1991].
Roberts, Marguerite (1905-1989). Montecito resident and screenwriter who ran afoul of the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1950s. Works include True Grit (1969). Wife of John B. Sanford. See also: Gilbar, Literary, 155.
Robinson, Alfred (1806-1895). Wrote Life in California (1846) [Spec F864.R63] in which he described his first visit to Santa Barbara in 1829. Also author of California: An Historical Poem (1889) [Spec PS2719.R45 C34] and Chinigchinich (Chi-ni’ch-nich): A Revised and Annotated Version of Alfred Robinson’s Translation of Father Geronimo Boscana’s Historical Account of the Beliefs, Usages, Customs, and Extravagancies of the Indians of This Mission of San Juan Capistrano Called the Acagchemem Tribe (1933) [Spec F869.S34 B7]. Married the daughter of Captain Jose de la Guerra; the wedding is depicted in Richard Henry Dana’s Two Years Before the Mast. Related works include The Letters of Alfred Robinson to the De La Guerra Family of Santa Barbara, 1834-1873 (Zamarano Club, 1972) [Spec F869.S45 R62]. See also: Gilbar, Literary, 14-15; Gilbar, Tales, 13.
Robinson, Barbara Parker. Santa Barbara resident and author of A Bit of Eden (1977) [Spec PS3568.O283 B58 1977] and Croquet (2002) [Spec PS3568.O283 C76 2002].
Roddick, Hawley. Santa Barbara resident, communications consultant, and author; also writes as Ellen Roddick. Works include Young Filmmakers (1969) with Rodger Larson [SRLF PN1995.8 .L3], the novels Together (1979) [Spec PS3568.O343 T63 1979] and Holding Patterns (1981) [Spec PS3568.O343 H6 1981], Writing That Means Business (1984) [Spec HF5719.R63 1984], Everyone Can Write: Thinking Skills for Writing (1987), and Business Writing Makeovers: Shortcut Solutions to Improve Your Letters, E-Mails, and Faxes (2002) [Spec HF5718.3.R63 2002].
Rogers, Cameron (1900- ). Santa Barbara resident and author whose works include: The Magnificent Idler (1926), about Walt Whitman [Spec, Wyles PS3231.R6], Colonel Bob Ingersoll (1927) [Spec, Wyles BL2790.I6 R6], Gallant Ladies (1928) [SRLF CT3203 .R6], The Legend of Calvin Coolidge (1928) [Spec E792.R72 1928], Cyrano (1929) [Spec PQ1793.R6 1929], Oh Splendid Appetite! (1932) [Spec PS3535.O413 O5 1932], Manila Galleon (1936), Flight Surgeon (1940), Trodden Glory: The Story of the California Poppy (SB: W. Hebberd, 1949) [Spec Printers Z478.86.H42 R64 1949], and A County Judge in Arcady: Selected Private Papers of Charles Fernald, Pioneer California Jurist (1954) [Spec F868.S23 F4 1954]. See also: SB News-Press, Mar. 15, 1964, A16.
Rogers, David Banks (1872-1954). Santa Barbara resident and author of Prehistoric Man of the Santa Barbara Coast (SB: Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 1929) [Spec F868.S23 R6 1929].
Rogers, Robert Cameron (1862-1912). Santa Barbara resident, whose works include: The Poems of Robert Cameron Rogers (1926) [Spec, Wyles PS3535.O72 P6]. Author of the 1922 poem “Santa Cruz Island.”
Rolens, Lin. Santa Barbara resident and author whose works include: Ice Skating Is For Me (1980), with Lowell A. Dickmeyer, and Waitress: America’s Unsung Heroine (SB: Capra Press, 1985), with Noel Young [Spec, Printers Z478.86.C36 Y698 1985]. Also, Santa Barbara Magazine’s most frequent contributor.
Rollins, Leighton (1900-1981). Montecito resident and author of adaptations of classic Greek plays, such as Hippolytus (1963) [Spec PA3975.H7 R6] and Disasters of War (SB: Cadmus, 1981) [Spec PS3535.O49 D57 1981]. See also: SB News-Press, Mar. 15, 1964, A16.
Roof, Wade Clark (1939- ). UCSB Professor of Religious Studies. Author of several works on religion in contemporary society, including: Community and Commitment: Religious Plausibility in a Liberal Protestant Church (1978) [Main BR526.R66], American Mainline Religion: Its Changing Shape and Future (1987) [Main BR526.R655 1987], A Generation of Seekers: The Spiritual Journeys of the Baby Boom Generation (1993) [Main BL2525.R65 1993], Spiritual Marketplace: Baby Boomers and the Remaking of American Religion (1999) [Main BL2525.R654 1999], Contemporary American Religion (2000) [Ref BL2525.C65 2000].
Rosenberg, Nancy Taylor (1946- ). Mystery writer, whose Buried Evidence (2000) [Spec PS3568.O7876 B8 2000] is set in Santa Barbara.
Ross, Dudley T. Author of Devil on Horseback: A Biography of the ‘Notorious’ Jack Powers (1975) [Main and Spec F865.P69 R67].
Ross, Frank Xavier, Jr. (1914- ). Author of Trail Blazers of the Sky (SB: Hebberd, 1945) [Spec TL515.R66 1945 and Spec, Printers Z478.86.H42 R67 1945].
Rouse, Stella Haverland (1908-1999). Local historian and columnist for Santa Barbara News-Press. Works include: Oral Book Reviewing (1938) [Main PN98.B6 H3], Santa Barbara’s Spanish Renaissance and Old Spanish Days Fiesta (1974) [Spec F869.S45 R68].
Ruhge, Justin M. Lompoc resident and local historian. Works include: The Historic Cannons of Goleta: In Search of a Pedigree (1983) [Spec VF25.G65 R84 1983], Pueblo de Las Islas: In the Land of the Isla People, a Pictorial History of the Goleta Valley (1984) [Main and Spec F869.G6 R84 1984], Gunpowder and Canvas (1987) [Spec F864.R84 1987], The Western Front: The War Years in Santa Barbara County, 1937-1946 (1989) [Spec D769.85.C21 S36 1989], Repair and Recovery: The Story of Hoff General Army Hospital, 1940-1954; World War II Comes to Santa Barbara (1990) [Spec UH474.5.S35 H63 1990], Drake in Central California, 1579: Unraveling one of California’s Great Historical Mysteries (1990) [Spec, Wyles F869.G6 R83 1990], Looking Back: A History of Goleta’s Historic Structures and Sites and the Pioneer Families Who Made Them (1991) [Spec F869.G6 R835 1991], Defenders of the Western Front: The History of California’s Historic Presidios, Forts, Camps, Bases, and Cannon, 1579-1965 (1997) [SEL and Spec UG411.C2 R84 2005], Maritime Tragedies on the Santa Barbara Channel: A History of Shipwrecks in Fog and Storms from Point Sal to Point Mugu (2000) [Spec G525.R83 2000]. Special has a collection, mainly of his research files (SBHC Mss 27).
Rupp, Leila J. (1950- ). UCSB professor of Women’s Studies, whose works include Nazi Ideology Before 1933: A Documentation (1978) with Barbara Miller Lane [Main DD256.5.N36], Mobilizing Women for War: German and American Propaganda, 1939-1945 (1978) [Main D810.W7 R8], Survival in the Doldrums: The American Women’s Rights Movement, 1945 to the 1960s (1987) with Verta Taylor [Women’s Studies HQ1420.R86 1987], Worlds of Women: The Making of an International Women’s Movement (1997) [Main HQ1154.R86 1997], A Desired Past: A Short History of Same-Sex Love in America (1999) [Main HQ76.3.U5 R86 1999], and Drag Queens at the 801 Cabaret (2003) [Main HQ77.2.U6 R86 2003].
Russell, Charles M. (1864-1926). Western author and painter, lived in Santa Barbara in the early 1920s. Works include: Rawhide Rawlins Stories (1921) [Spec, Wyles F596.R79], More Rawhides (1925) [Spec, Wyles F596.R93], Trails Plowed Under (1926) [Spec and Spec, Wyles F596.R943], and Good Medicine (1929) [Main and Spec, Wyles F596.R77 and Spec F596.R92 1929]. See also: Gilbar, Literary, 65.
Russell, J. H. (1883-1967). Ventura County resident and author of Cattle on the Conejo (1957) [Spec F867.R8 1957] and Heads and Tails … And Odds and Ends (1963) [Spec, Wyles F867.R82 1963].
Russell, Jeffrey Burton (1934- ). UCSB Professor Emeritus of History and author of several works on religion, good & evil, and the Middle Ages, including Dissent and Reform in the Early Middle Ages (1965) [Main BT1315.2.R8], Medieval Civilization (1968) [Main CB351.R8], A History of Medieval Christianity: Prophecy and Order (1968) [Main BR252 .R8 1968b], Witchcraft in the Middle Ages (1972) [Main BF1569.R88 1972], The Devil: Perceptions of Evil from Antiquity to Primitive Christianity (1977) [Main BL480.R86], A History of Witchcraft: Sorcerers, Heretics, and Pagans (1980) [Main BF1566.R8 and Spec, ARC BF1566 .R87], Satan: The Early Christian Tradition (1981) [Main BT981.R87], Lucifer, the Devil in the Middle Ages (1984) [Main BT981.R86 1984], Mephistopheles: The Devil in the Modern World (1986) [Main BT981.R865 1986], The Prince of Darkness: Radical Evil and the Power of Good in History (1988) [Main BT981.R867 1988], Inventing the Flat Earth: Columbus and Modern Historians (1991) [Main E112.R93 1991], Dissent and Order in the Middle Ages: The Search for Legitimate Authority (1992) [Main BT1319.R868 1992], A History of Heaven: The Singing Silence (1997) [Main BT846.2.R8713 1997].
Russell, Virginia C. Santa Barbara resident who succeeded her husband, William F. Russell, as editor of the Santa Barbara Index, in 1877.
Russell, William F. (1828-1877). Santa Barbara resident and editor of the newspaper Santa Barbara Index, starting in 1874, when he replaced Mary C.F. Hall-Wood. Husband of Virginia C. Russell.
Ryerson, Florence (1892-1965). Author of plays and detective stories, often co-written with her husband, Colin Campbell Clements. They lived in Santa Barbara in early 1930s, then moved to Beverly Hills and became screenwriters. Works include: All On a Summer’s Day, and Six Other Short Plays (1928) [Main and Spec PS3535.Y99 A74 1928], Gay Ninety (1934) [Main PS3535.Y99 G3 1934], Ladies Alone (1937) [Main PS3535.Y99 L3], Angels Don’t Marry (1938) [Main PS3535.Y99 A75], June Mad (1939) [Main PS3535.Y99 J8], Through the Night (1940) [Main PS3535.Y5 T5 1940], Glamour Preferred (1941) [Main PS3535.Y99 G5 1941], and Harriet (1943) [Main PS3535.Y99 H3]. See also: Gilbar, Literary, 73.
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