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Guide to the University of California, Santa Barbara, Office of Facilities Management Records
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights:
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: University of California, Santa Barbara, Office of Facilities Management Records
    Dates: 1874-1998
    Bulk Dates: 1960-1980
    Collection number: UArch 27
    Creator: University of California, Santa Barbara. Office of Campus Planning & Design
    Creator: University of California, Santa Barbara. Office of Facilities Management
    Collection Size: 11.25 linear feet (9 cartons)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: The UCSB Office of Facilities Management records contain correspondence, maps, surveys, easements, deeds, lease agreements, photographs, meeting minutes and construction and planning documents pertaining to the facilities development of the University of California, Santa Barbara, focusing on its current Goleta location. Many of the documents pertain to the establishment of roads (in particular, Storke, Los Carneros and El Colegio), sewage lines and other utilities. Another portion of the documents pertain to land acquisitions which resulted in the establishment and maintenance of the Goleta campus, the Devereux Center, and the Isla Vista Sanitary District.
    Physical location: Annex 2.
    Languages: English

    Access Restrictions

    None.

    Publication Rights:

    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

    [Item description, folder title, box number]. University of California, Santa Barbara, Office of Facilities Management Records. UArch 27. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Transfer from Facilities Management.

    Biography / Administrative History

    The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) began as Santa Barbara State College, and was converted to Santa Barbara College of the University of California during World War II. Thomas M. Storke, publisher of the Santa Barbara News-Press, was a dominant advocate for the transition from state college to university status. The original campus location was situated on land previously occupied by Santa Barbara Junior College, situated on the mesa site. Additional land was located in an area known as the "Riviera" site.
    In 1949, the entire campus moved to its current site in Goleta, previously occupied by a Marine Air Corps Station. The land offered 400 acres of "improvements that included miles of paved road, a water system, a sewage disposal plant and seventy-five other buildings, some of which could be used as temporary classrooms, dormitories, dining halls, and recreation facilities (p. 348)." Obtaining the land from the War Assets Administration could be done for no cost because the land would be used for educational purposes. The Marine station was previously the Bishop Den Ranch, part of the Rancho Los Dos Pueblos. In 1958, the name was officially changed to University of California, Santa Barbara. The adjacent student community of Isla Vista was formed in 1954.
    Source: Stadtman, Verne (1970). The University of California, 1868-1968. McGraw-Hill, 594.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Both series contain correspondence, maps, surveys, easements, deeds, lease agreements, photographs, meeting minutes and construction and planning documents pertaining to the facilities development of the University of California, Santa Barbara, focusing on its current Goleta location. Many of the documents pertain to the establishment of roads (in particular, Storke, Los Carneros and El Colegio), sewage lines and other utilities. Another portion of the documents pertain to land acquisitions which resulted in the establishment and maintenance of the Goleta campus, the Devereux Center, and the Isla Vista Sanitary District.
    Many of the deeds, easements and other legal documents are also filed with the Santa Barbara County Clerk-Recorder's Office and exist in these records as copies. These documents are identified by the abbreviation O.R (Official Record), and are further divided by Book and Page Number. For example, 1389/475 O.R. pertains to Official Record, Book 1389, Page 475.
    The files, as originally received, are designated as General Files and Fred Gillard's Files. The titles from each folder are taken from the title included on each folder. In the event that a folder did not contain a title, a title was assigned and given in brackets. Due to its smaller size, the folders in the General Files are arranged alphabetically by title.

    Arrangement

    The collection is divided into the following series:
    I. GENERAL FILES, 1948-1998: Arranged alphabetically by folder title.
    II. FRED GILLARD'S FILES, 1874-1989: This series is arranged in the exact order as it was received from the Office of Facilities Management.
    Fred Gillard was the Associate Civil Engineer for the Office of Facilities Management. The files are limited to records of the Office of Facilities Management. There is no personal material from Fred Gillard located in these files.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    University of California, Santa Barbara. Office of Campus Planning & Design

    Related Material

    Office of Architects and Engineers records, UArch 63
    Campus Planning Committee records, UArch 33
    Physical Planning Committee records, UArch 59
    Office of Public Information subject files, UArch 12
    Predecessor campus collections in University Archives History section