Papers of Selma Rubin (1915-2012) American environmentalist and civic activist, documenting her personal life as well as her
involvement with numerous organizations on the state, local, and national level. Galvanized by the 1969 Santa Barbara oil
spill Rubin would go on to lead the successful effort to preserve the Gaviota Coast of California from development, as well
as to establish the Community Environmental Council in 1974 and the Environmental Defense Center in 1977.
Selma Rubin (March 28, 1915 – March 9, 2012) was an American environmentalist and environmental activist. She was called a
co-founder of Earth Day. Rubin was a member or adviser for more than forty organizations spanning more than 57 years.
26 linear feet
(25 cartons, 1 oversize box, 1 shoebox, 4 audiocassettes, and 2 videocassettes)
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Research Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish
or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Research Collections. Permission for publication
is given on behalf of the Department of Special Research Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended
to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
The collection is open for research.