Guide to the John Ridland collection SBHC Mss 47

Finding aid prepared by David C. Tambo, 2002.
UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California, 93106-9010
Phone: (805) 893-3062
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Title: John Ridland collection
Identifier/Call Number: SBHC Mss 47
Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.42 linear feet (1 document box)
Date (inclusive): circa 1957-1999
Physical Location: Del Sur
Language of Materials: The collection is in English.
creator: Ridland, John

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special 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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of Item], John Ridland collection, SBHC Mss 47. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Donated by John Ridland, 1998 and 2001.


John Ridland is a UCSB Professor of English, Emeritus, a poet, and a supporter of local literary endeavors. Several of his published works are located in Special Collections. They can be searched on Pegasus, the UCSB Libraries online catalog.
Ridland also was a longtime faculty advisor and contributor to the UCSB student literary publication, Spectrum.


Poetry/literature Series 1.

Scope and Contents note

Material relating to Santa Barbara area poets and presses, including ephemera and other items laid in printed works. Monographs and serials have been cataloged individually and may be searched in Pegasus, the UCSB Libraries online catalog.
Box-folder 1: 1

Ephemera and laid-in items

Box-folder 1: 2

Magazines, newspapers and other serials (mainly single issues, including Jan. 1976 issue of The Fly, produced in Isla Vista)


Isla Vista-related items Series 2.

Scope and Contents note

Isla Vista items relating to the troubles of 1970 and including a piece by Ridland entitled "Eyes and Ears on Isla Vista: An Unpublished Review from 1970."
Box-folder 1: 3

Eyes and Ears on Isla Vista: An Unpublished Review from 1970, by John Ridland

Box-folder 1: 4

Newspaper accounts of Isla Vista troubles ( El Gaucho, LA Times, and Maine Times), 1970


Spectrum files Series 3.

Scope and Contents note

Ridland's files as faculty advisor of the UCSB student publication, Spectrum.
Box-folder 1: 5


Box-folder 1: 6


Box-folder 1: 7

Anthology, 1980

Box-folder 1: 8


Box-folder 1: 9


Box-folder 1: 10


Box-folder 1: 11


Box-folder 1: 12

Prizes and Publicity, ca. 1957-1989