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Authors. Information has been drawn from Steven Gilbar’s Literary Santa Barbara; lists and information provided by David Myrick, Dean Stewart, and others; articles in local newspapers, as well as online catalogs and databases. Manuscript holdings in Special Collections are noted.

Abbott, H. Porter (1940- ). UCSB professor of English, poet, and Beckett scholar. Works include: The Fiction of Samuel Beckett: Form and Effect (1973) [Main PR6003.E282 Z56], Diary Fiction: Writing as Action (1984) [Main PN3448.A8 A2 1984], and Beckett Writing Beckett: The Author in the Autograph (1996) [Main PR6003.E282 Z53 1996]. See also: Gilbar, Literary, 146.

Abbott, Mamie Goulet (1882-1977). Resident at Mission Santa Ines, author of Santa Ines Hermosa: The Journal of the Padre’s Niece (Sunwise Press, 1951) [Spec F869.S545 A2].

Ableman, Michael. Founder and director of the Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens. Works include: From the Good Earth: A Celebration of Growing Food Around the World (1993) [SEL SB175.A25 1993] and On Good Land: The Autobiography of an Urban Farm (1998) [SEL S605.5.A25 1998].

Ackert, Harriet Robbins (1934- ). Santa Barbara resident and author of the novels Prodigal Souls (SB: Fithian Press, 1998) [Spec, Printers Z478.86.F583 A2547 1998] and Cat Dance (2000).

Abundis, Charlene (1943- ). Lompoc resident and author of Don’t Fence Me In (SB: Two Angels Publishing, 1997) [Spec BL624 .A266 1997].

Adams, Douglas (1952-2001). Santa Barbara resident in his final years. Works include Last Chance to See [Spec QL82 .A33 1991b], Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time [Main Library PR6051.D3352 S25 2002], and Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. See also: Hitchhiker: A Biography of Douglas Adams [Main Library PR6051.D3352 Z87 2003].

Adams, Henry Mason (1907-1992). UCSB professor and author of several works on German history and politics, including Prussian-American Relations, 1775-1871 (1960) [Main and Spec, Wyles E183.8.P83 A65], Propaganda, Prejudice, and the Breakdown of International Law (1964) [SRLF D619.A4], and Rebel Patriot: A Biography of Franz von Papen (SB: McNally & Loftin, 1987) [Main DD247.P3 A65 1987 and Spec, Printers Z478.86.K54 A33 1987]. See also: Santa Barbara News-Press, Mar. 15, 1964, A17.

Addis, Yda. Santa Barbara resident, briefly married to Charles A. Storke in the early 1890s, and hired by Lewis Publishing Co. to write The Memorial and Biographical History of the Counties of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura (1891). See also: Gilbar, Literary, 40, 167-169.

Adler, Ronald B. Santa Barbara City College professor of Communication and author of Looking Out/Looking In (2005) with Russell F. Proctor II and Neil Towne [Spec BF637.C637 A34 2005].

Aeby, James T. Graphic designer, filmmaker, photographer, and managing editor of the Santa Barbara Review. See also Santa Barbara Independent, June 3, 1993, 31.

Agee, James (1909-1955). Worked with John Huston on the screenplay for The African Queen (1951) [Main PN1997.A3116 1951] at San Ysidro Ranch in 1951. While here, he suffered a heart attack and spent several weeks recuperating. Other works include: The Last Letter of James Agee to Father Flye (1969) [Spec, Printers Z239.G38 A34 1969] and Knoxville: Summer 1915 (1986) [Spec PS3501.G35 K56 1986]. See also: Gilbar, Literary, 119, 170-172.

Albanese, Catherine L. (1940- ). UCSB Professor of Religious Studies and author of several works, including Sons of the Fathers: The Civil Religion of the American Revolution (1976) [Main E209.A4]; Corresponding Motion: Transcendental Religion and the New America (1977) [Main B905.A43]; America: Religions and Religion (1981) [3rd ed., Main, BL2530.U6 A43 1999]; Nature Religion in America: From the Algonkian Indians to the New Age (1990) [Native American Studies and Main BL435.A43 1990]; A Cobbler’s Universe: Religion, Poetry, and Performance in the Life of a South Italian Immigrant (1997), a translation of Frank S. Spiziri [Main PS3537.P746 C6 1997]; and Reconsidering Nature Religion (2002) [Main BL2525 .A43 2002].

Alef, Daniel (1944- ). Solvang resident, lawyer, and author. Works include: Pale Truth (Book One of The California Chronicles, 2000) [Spec PS3551.L3465 P35 2000], Centennial Stories: A Living History of California (2000) [Spec PS3551.L3465 P352 2000].  See also: Susan Miles Gulbransen, SBNP, 3/18/01.

Allen, Kerry Blankenship (1963- ). Summerland resident and author of Isla de los Vaqueros: The Ranching History of Santa Rosa Island, 1843-Present (Ventura County Historical Society, 1995) [Main E1.V4688 v.40 no.2], Island of the Cowboys (Santa Cruz Island Foundation, 1996) [Main F868.S23 I853 1996].

Altieri, James (1920- ).Author of works on WWII, such as Darby’s Rangers (1945) and The Spearheaders (1960) See also: SB News-Press, Mar. 15, 1964, A16.

Andree, Herb (1942- ).Author of Santa Barbara Architecture, From Spanish Colonial to Modern (SB: Capra Press, 1975 [Arts NA735.S42 A52, Spec F869.S45 A53, and Spec, Printers Z478.86.C36 A53 1980 and 1995].

*Ashmore, Harry S. (1916-1998).Reporter, writer, editor with several newspapers, including executive editor of the Arkansas Gazette, Little Rock, 1948-1959; on leave as assistant to Stevenson for President campaign, 1955-1956. Recipient, Pulitzer Prize, editorial writing, 1958, for his work on desegregation in Little Rock. Editor-in-chief, Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1960-1963. Author of a number of works on civil rights and race relations, including: The Negro and the Schools (1954) [Main and Black Studies LC2801.A7], An Epitaph for Dixie (1958) [Main F209.A8], The Other Side of Jordan (1960) [Main E185.61.A8], The Man in the Middle (1966) [Main E846.A8], Mass Communications (1966), with W. H. Ferry [Main P90.C4 and Spec P92.U5 C4], Mission to Hanoi: A Chronicle of Double-Dealing in High Places (1968), with William C. Baggs [Main, Spec, and Spec, Bernath DS557.A692 A7 1968], Fear in the Air: Broadcasting and the First Amendment: The Anatomy of a Constitutional Crisis (1973) [Spec KF4774.A98], Arkansas: A Bicentennial History (1978) [Main and Spec F411.A85], The William O. Douglas Inquiry into the State of Individual Freedom (1979) [Spec KF4749.A2 W54], Hearts and Minds: The Anatomy of Racism from Roosevelt to Reagan (1982) [Main and Black Studies E185.615.A83 1982], Unseasonable Truths: The Life of Robert Maynard Hutchins (1989) [Main and Spec LB875.H9753 A84 1989], Civil Rights and Wrongs: A Memoir of Race and Politics 1944-1994 (1994) [Main and Spec E185.615.A84 1994]. Long-standing association with the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions. Special has a Harry S. Ashmore Collection (Mss 155) and there is extensive Ashmore material in the CSDI Collection (Mss 18).

Ashton, Paul. Local doctor and WWII veteran. Author of Bataan Diary [Spec D767.4 .A84 1984].

Atherton, Gertrude (1857-1948). San Francisco novelist who traveled to Santa Barbara to meet the De la Guerra family, in preparation for her novel The Doomswoman (1895) [Spec PS1042 .D58 1895]. She later described this visit in her autobiography, Adventures of a Novelist (1932) [Main PS1043.A4 and Spec PS1043.A4 1932]. Other works include: The Californians (1908) [Main and Spec PS1042.C3 1908], California (1914) [Main and Spec F861.A7 1914], California, an Intimate History (1927) [Spec F861.A86 1927], Golden Gate Country (1945) [Spec F861.A87], and My San Francisco (1946) [Spec F869.S3 A85 1946]. See also: Gilbar, Tales, 35.

Atkins, Anita (1915-2000). Pen name Sylvia Cranston. Wrote books on reincarnation and theosophy, spent the last several years of her life in Santa Barbara. Works include: Reincarnation: An East-West Anthology (1961), with Joseph Head [Main BL515.H4], Reincarnation in World Thought (1967) with Joseph Head [Main BL515.H42 and Spec BL515.H39], Reincarnation: The Phoenix Fire Mystery (1977) with Joseph Head [Main BL518.R43 1977], Reincarnation: A New Horizon in Science, Religion, and Society (1984) with Carey Williams [Main and Spec BL515.R427 1984], and HPB: The Extraordinary Life and Influence of Helena Blavatsky, Founder of the Modern Theosophical Movement (1993) [Main and Spec BP585.B6 C73 1993]. See also: SB News-Press, Aug. 11, 2000, B4.

*Atkins, Stuart Pratt (1914-2000). UCSB Professor Emeritus of Germanic, Slavic & Semitic Studies. Author of several work on Goethe and German literature, including The Testament of Werther in Poetry and Drama (1949) [Main PT1980.Z9 A8], Goethe’s Faust: A Literary Analysis (1958) [Main PT1925.A7], The Age of Goethe (1969) [Main PT1131.A8], Goethe Edition, 12 vols. (1983-1989) [Main PT2026.A1 C83 1983], and Essays on Goethe (1995) [Main PT2177.A85 1995]. Donor of numerous rare books to Special Collections. Special also has a collection of his faculty papers.

Auf der Heide, Lisl (1922- ). Santa Barbara resident and poet, published in Santa Barbara Review. Author of When a Child Dies: Poems of Grief, of Solace, and of Hope (SB: 1986) [Printers Z478.86.P79 A84 1986] and Morning Glories Out of Stone (1990).

Automobile Club of Southern California. Titles include: Santa Barbara (1981) [Spec F869.S45 S325 1981].


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