Fadiman, Clifton (1904-1999). Santa Barbara resident, speaker for SB Writers’ Conference, also associated with CSDI. Associate editor of Encyclopaedia Britannica’s Great Books of the Western World series. Works include: I Believe (1940) [Main B804.F3 1940], Reading I’ve Liked: A Personal Selection (1941) [Main PN6014.F3], The Collected Writings of Ambrose Bierce (1946) [Main PS1097.A1 1946], Party of One: The Collected Writings of Clifton Fadiman (1955) [Main PS3511.A14 A16], Any Number Can Play (1957) [PS3511.A14 A4], Fantasia Mathematica (1958) [Main PN6071.M3 F3], The Lifetime Reading Plan (1960) [Main Z1035.F29], Enter, Conversing (1962) [Spec PS3511.A33 E5], Fifty Years: Being a Retrospective Collection of Novels, Novellas, Tales, Drama, Poetry, and Reportage and Essays (1965) [Main PN6014.F24 and Spec, Printers PN6014.F24], Ecocide – and Thoughts Toward Survival (CSDI publication, 1971) [Main and Spec HC110.E5 F32 1971], Empty Pages: A Search for Writing Competence in School and Society (1979) [Main LB1631.F32]. There also are Fadiman materials in the CSDI Collection (Mss 18). See also: Gilbar, Literary, 150.
Fagan, Brian M. (1936- ). UCSB Professor of Anthropology and author of numerous scholarly and popular works, such as Cruising Guide to the Channel Islands (Capra Press, 1979) [Spec GV776.C22 C424 and revised edition, Main GV776.C22 C424 1983]. Other works include: Southern Africa During the Iron Age (1964) [Main GN780.A35 F3], A Short History of Zambia (1967) [Main and Black Studies DT963.65.F3], Iron Age Cultures in Zambia (1967) [Main GN780.Z3 F3], The Hunter-Gatherers of Gwisho (1971) with Francis van Noten, Ingombe Ilede: Early Trade in South Central Africa (1972), In the Beginning: An Introduction to Archaeology (1972) [Main CC75.F34], The Rape of the Nile: Tomb Robbers, Tourists, and Archaeologists in Egypt (1975) [Main DT60.F27], Elusive Treasure: The Story of Early Archaeologists in the Americas (1977) [Native Am. Studies E61.F33], People of the Earth: An Introduction to World Prehistory (1977) [Main GN740.F33], Quest for the Past: Great Discoveries in Archaeology (1978) [Main CC165.F3], Return to Babylon: Travelers, Archaeologists, and Monuments in Mesopotamia (1979) [Main DS69.6.F33], Clash of Cultures (1984) [Main D210.F25 1984], The Aztecs (1984) [Main F1219.73.F33 1984], Bareboating (1995), The Journey from Eden: The Peopling of Our World (1990) [Main GN370.F34 1990], Kingdoms of Gold, Kingdoms of Jade: The Americas Before Columbus (1991) [Main E58.F28 1991], Staying Put!: The Art of Anchoring (1993) [Spec VM791 .F344 1993], Time Detectives (1995) [Main CC175.F34 1995], Snapshots of the Past (1995) [Main GN281.F355 1995], Boating Guide: San Francisco Bay (1998) [Main GV776.C22 S363 1998], From Black Land to Fifth Sun: The Science of Sacred Sites (1998) [Main BL250.F34 1998], Floods, Famines, and Emperors: El Niño and the Fate of Civilizations (1999) [SEL GC296.8.E4 F34 1999 and 2009], The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History 1300-1850 (2000) [SEL QC989.A1 F34 2000], Grahame Clark: An Intellectual Life of an Archaeologist (2001) [Main CC115.C53 F34 2001], The Seventy Great Mysteries of the Ancient World : Unlocking the Secrets of Past Civilizations (2001) [Main CB311 .S446 2001]. Frequent contributor to the Santa Barbara Review. A few files are in the CSDI Collection (Mss 18) from the period he was director. See also: Gilbar, Literary, 104-105.
Farmer, Sharon A. UCSB professor of History whose works include Embodied Love: Sensuality and Relationship as Feminist Values (1987), with Mary Ellen Ross and Paula Cooey [Women’s Studies HQ1393.E43 1987], Communities of Saint Martin: Legend and Ritual in Medieval Tours (1991) [Main BX1533.T69 F37 1991], Monks & Nuns, Saints & Outcasts: Religion in Medieval Society (2000) [Main BR252.M575 2000], Surviving Poverty in Medieval Paris: Gender, Ideology, and the Daily Lives of the Poor (2002) [Main HC278.P3 F37 2002], and Gender and Difference in the Middle Ages (2002), with Carol Braun Pasternack [Main HQ1143.G44 2003].
Farnham, Thomas Jefferson (1804-1848). Visited Santa Barbara in the 1840s and wrote of his adventures in California in several books, such as The Early Days of California (1862) [Spec F864.F25]. See also: Gilbar, Literary, 17.
Favela, Ramón. UCSB Professor of History of Art & Architecture, and author of several works on Chicano art. Some work done in conjunction with or drawing on resources of CEMA in Special Collections, such as The Chicano Visual Arts Kit (1994) [Spec N6538.M4 C485 1994].
Fenstermaker, Sarah (1949- ). UCSB professor of Sociology whose works include Individual Voices, Collective Visions: Fifty Years of Women Sociology (1995) with Ann Goetting [Women’s Studies HM22.U5 I53 1995] and Doing Gender, Doing Difference: Inequality, Power, and Institutional Change (2002) with Candace West [Main HQ1075.D65 2002].
Fernald, Charles (1830-1892). Prominent judge and Santa Barbara mayor. Works include: A County Judge in Arcady: Selected Private Papers of Charles Fernald, Pioneer California Jurist (1954) [Main F868.S23 F4 and Spec F868.S23 F4 1954] and Pennsylvania Bi-Centennial Celebration, at Burton Mound, Santa Barbara, Cal., 1882: Speeches by Mayor Fernald and Horace J. Smith [Printers Z478.86.P747 P46 1882].
*Ferry, W. H. (1910-1995). Associated with CSDI; author of several pieces appearing in CSDI publications such as The Corporation and the Economy (1959) [Main and Spec HD2731.C4], Cacotopias and Utopias: a Conversation (1965) [Spec HN27.F4], and The Zaca Manifesto: Selected Writings of W. H. Ferry (1980) [Spec E169.1.F3868 1980]. There is substantial material relating to Ferry in the CSDI Collection (Mss 18). See also: SB News-Press, Mar. 15, 1964, A16.
Field, Isobel Osbourne (1858-1953). Local resident and daughter of Fanny Stevenson who wrote her autobiography This Life I’ve Loved (1937) while living here [Main CT275.F5 A3, Spec CT275.F5 A3 1937, and Spec PS3511.I456 Z5]. Other works include: Memories of Vailima (1902), with her brother Lloyd Osbourne [Main DU813.F5], Robert Louis Stevenson (1911) [Spec PR5493.F5], A Bit of My Life (SB: Schauer, 1951) [Spec CT275.F5 A32 1951 and Spec, Printers Z478.86.S33 F54 1951], Last Witness for Robert Louis Stevenson (1960), with Elsie Noble Caldwell [Main PR5493.C3]. See also: Gilbar, Literary, 245.
*Fingarette, Herbert (1921- ). UCSB Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, author of several works on social issues, including: The Self in Transformation: Psychoanalysis, Philosophy & the Life of the Spirit (1963) [Main BF175.F5], The Good Samaritan and the Law (1966) [Main BJ55.R3], On Responsibility (1967) [Main BJ1451.F5], Self-Deception (1969) [Main BF311.F5], Confucius: The Secular as Sacred (1972) [Main B128.C8 F48], The Meaning of Criminal Insanity (1972) [Main KF9242.F5], Mental Disabilities and Criminal Responsibility (1979) [KF9240.F56], Heavy Drinking: The Myth of Alcoholism as a Disease (1988) [HV5292.F56 1988], Death: Philosophical Soundings (1996) [Main BD444.F56 1996]. The CSDI Collection (Mss 18) has substantial material relating to him. See also: Rules, Rituals, and Responsibility: Essays Dedicated to Herbert Fingarette (1991) [Main BJ1451.R85 1991].
Flacks, Richard (1938- ). UCSB Professor of Sociology and author of several works on radicalism, social movements, and the campus, including: Youth and Social Change (1971) [Main LA186.F55], Conformity, Resistance, and Self-Determination: The Individual and Authority (1973) [Main HM271.F55], Making History: The American Left and the American Mind (1988) [Main JK1764 .F57 1988b], Beyond the Barricades: The Sixties Generation Grows Up (1989), with Jack Whalen [Main and Spec LA243.5.W48 1989].
Flagg, Fannie (stage name of Patricia Neal, 1941- ). Montecito resident, actress, television producer, and author, perhaps best known for her Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café (1987), made into a 1991 movie by Jon Avnet [Spec PS3556.L26 F7 1987]. Other works include: Coming Attractions (1981) [Spec PS3556.L26 C6 1981], Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man (1992) [Spec PS3556.L26 C6 1992], Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! (1999) [Spec PS3556.L26 W45 1999], Standing in the Rainbow (2002) [Main PS3556.L26 S73 2002], Redbird Christmas (2004), Daily Fay and the Miracle Man (2005), and Can’t Wait to Get to Heaven (2006) [Main PS3556.L26 C36 2006]. Also: Rally ’Round the Flagg (sound recording, 1967) [Music Service Desk XL2 20,403]. See also: Gilbar, Literary, 157.
Fliegel, Richard (1954- ). Former student of Shelly Lowenkopf, who gave his police detective that name in The Organ-Grinder’s Monkey (1989). See also: Gilbar, Literary, 160.
Folsom, Allan. Santa Barbara resident and author whose works include The Hadrian Memorandum (2009), The Machiavelli Covenant (2008), The Exile (2005), Day of Confession (2000), and The Day After Tomorrow (1995).
Foran, John, UCSB professor of Sociology, whose works include Fragile Resistance: Social Transformation in Iran from 1500 to the Revolution (1993) [Main HN670.2.A8 F67 1993], A Century of Revolution: Social Movements in Iran (1994) [Main HN670.2.A8 C45 1994], The Future of Revolutions: Re-Thinking Radical Change in the Age of Globalization (2002) [Main HM876 .F88 2003] and Feminist Futures: Re-Imagining Women, Culture, Development (2003) with Kum-Kum Bhavnani and Priya Kurian [Main HQ1161.F455 2003].
Forbes, Gordon (1918- ). Came to Santa Barbara as a child, educated at Cate School; later in life moved to Colorado. Works include: Too Near the Sun (1954), criticizing the local conservative, stratified society of “San Felipe” [Main PS3556.O52 T65 and Spec PS3556.O666 T65 1955 & 1955b] and Good-Bye to Some (1961), based on his WWII experiences in the South Pacific. See also: Gilbar, Literary, 110-111.
Ford, Raymond, Jr. (1943- ). Goleta resident and high school teacher whose works include: Trails of the San Rafael Wilderness (1974), with Marty Hiester [Spec F868.S23 H45 1974]; Day Hikes of the Santa Barbara Foothills (1975) [Spec GV199.42.C22 S3194 1975], Sew Your Own: A Guide to Making Backpacking Equipment (1975) [Spec GV199.62 .F67 1975], Santa Barbara Wildfires (1991) [SEL SD421.32.C2 F67 1991 and Spec, Printers Z478.86.K54 F67 1991], Santa Barbara Mountain Bikes (1992) [Spec GV1045.5.C2 F67 1992], and Santa Barbara Road Rides (1995) [Spec GV1045.5.C22 S324 1995].
Forsyth, Gloria. Santa Barbara resident and author of the children’s book Pelican Prill (1956) [Spec PS3511.O582 P4]; editor of This Week in Santa Barbara. See also: SB News-Press, Mar. 15, 1964, A17.
Fradenburg, L.O. Aranye (1953- ). UCSB professor of English, whose works include City, Marriage, Tournament: Arts of Rule in Late Medieval Scotland (1991) [Main DA784.5.F74 1991], Premodern Sexualities (1996) with Carla Freccero [Main HQ12.P74 1996], and Sacrifice Your Love: Psychoanalysis, Historicism, Chaucer (2002) [Main PR1933.P679 F73 2002].
Franceschi, Francesco (1843-1924). Santa Barbara resident and botanist, author of Santa Barbara Exotic Flora: A Handbook of Plants from Foreign Countries Grown at Santa Barbara (1895) [Spec QK149.F4]. See also: Pacific Horticulture (63:3-4, 2002) for Susan Chamberlin’s article on Franceschi and his gardens [SBHC Mss 44].
Francis, Anne (1932- ). Montecito resident, actress, and author of the memoir Voices from Home: An Inner Journey (1982) [Spec BF1408.2.F73 A38 1982].
Fraser, Meg (1936- ). Santa Barbara resident and poet, whose works include: In Her Own Voice (SB: Fithian Press, 1988) [Spec, Printers Z478.86.F583 F7438 1988] and Keep to the Left of Grizzlies (SB: Fithian, 1994) [Spec, Printers Z478.86.F583 F744 1994].
Freedman, J. F. (1941- ). Local screenwriter, director, and mystery writer, with some works set in Santa Barbara. Special has signed first editions of Against the Wind (1991) [Spec PS3556.R3833 A7 1991], Obstacle Course (1994) [Spec PS3556.R3833 O27 1994], House of Smoke (1996) [Spec PS3556.R3833 H68 1996], Key Witness (1997) [Spec PS3556.R3833 K49 1997], The Disappearance (1998) [Spec PS3556.R3833 D57 1998], Above the Law (2000) [Spec PS3556.R3833 A64 2000], Bird’s-Eye View (2001), and Fallen Idols (2003) [Spec PS3556.R3833 F3 2003]. See also: Gilbar, Stories, 10.
Freeman, Don (1908-1978). Santa Barbara resident and illustrator of numerous works, including William Saroyan’s Human Comedy (1943) [Main and Spec PS3537.A76 H8]; also for many children’s books such as Tilly Witch (1969) [Spec PS3556.R386 T54 1969], Hattie the Backstage Bat (1970) [Spec PS3556.R386 H38 1970], Penguins of All People! (1971) [PS3556.R386 P45 1971], Will’s Quill (1975) [Spec PS3556.R386 W54 1975 and Curric. Lab PZ7.F8747 Wi], and Bearymore (1976) [Spec PS3556.R386 B42 1976]. UCSB has copies of many titles in its Curriculum Laboratory. Husband of Lydia Freeman. See also: SB News-Press, Mar. 15, 1964, A17.
Freeman, Lydia (1907-1998). Santa Barbara resident and author, with husband Don Freeman, of children’s books such as Chuggy and the Blue Caboose (1951) and Pet of the Met (1953) [Curriculum PZ10.3.F875 Pe]. See also: SB News-Press, Mar. 15, 1964, A17.
Fritzen, David W. (1944- ). Santa Barbara resident and founder of Santa Barbara Magazine, publisher from 1975 to 1986, editor from 1975 until 1983. Also publisher of This Month in Santa Barbara, Carpenteria Magazine and the real-estate magazine Uniques (later Unique Homes).
Frost, Frank J. (1929- ). UCSB Professor Emeritus of History and author of several works on ancient Greek history and society, including: Greek Society (1971) [Main DF77.F75], Plutarch’s Themistocles: A Historical Commentary (1980) [Main DF226.T45 F76]. Also writes fiction, such as Dead Philadelphians (SB: Capra, 1999) [Main and Spec PS3556.R5975 D42 1999 and Printers Z478.86 .C36 F76 1999] and Bay to Breakers (SB: Fithian Press, 2002) [Main and Spec PS3556.R5975 B39 2002]; as well as short stories, as in Subversives (SB: Fithian Press, 2001) [Main and Spec PS3556.R5975 S8 2001].
Frost, William (1917-1988). Santa Barbara resident, editor and compiler of a number of volumes of prose and poetry, and author of several works on John Dryden, including Dryden and the Art of Translation (1955) [Main PR3424.F75], Dryden and Future Shock (1976) [Main PR3424.F7] and John Dryden: Dramatist, Satirist, Translator (1988) [Main PR3424.F74 1988]. See also: SB News-Press, Mar. 15, 1964, A17.
Frush, James. Author of Casa Dorinda: Historical Background and Cultural Heritage (Montecito, 1973) [Spec F869.M695 F78 1973].
Fry, Patricia L. (1940- ). Ojai Valley resident and author of books such as: The Ojai Valley: An Illustrated History (Ojai: Matilija Press, 1983) [Spec F868.V5 F78 1983] and A Thread to Hold: The Story of Ojai Valley School (SB: Fithian Press, 1996) [Spec LD7501.O46 F49 1996]
Fuentes, Victor. UCSB Professor Emeritus of Department of Spanish and Portugueseand author of several works, including: César Chávez y la unión : una historia victoriosa de los de abajo (2015), Los Mundos de Buñuel (2000), Memorias del segundo exilio espanol (1954-2010) : toda una vida--(2011).
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