The collection contains two copies of Collins' diary, mainly relating to UCSB affairs, and especially events relating to Isla
Vista during time of unrest, from the perspective of a university administrator and faculty member.
Robert O. Collins was born April 1, 1933 in Waukegan, Illinois. He received his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth in 1954,
a bachelor's (1956) and master's (1960) in history from Balliol College, and a master's (1958) and Ph.D. (1959) in history
from Yale. He was the Director of the Center for Developing Nations in 1968 before relocating to Santa Barbara to become a
professor of history at UCSB. Specializing in African history, primarily of the Nile area and Sudan, Collins wrote and co-wrote
over 30 books, including the controversial Alms for Jihad. In addition to teaching as a professor and professor emeritus for nearly 40 years, he served in various administrative roles,
including Associate Dean (1969) and Dean (1970-1980) of Graduate Division. Collins died April 11, 2008.
0.2 linear feet
(1 half-sized document box)
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