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Preliminary Guide to the Robert O. Collins Diary
UArch FacP 44  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Materials

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Robert O. Collins Diary
    Dates: 1970-1972
    Collection number: UArch FacP 44
    Creator: Collins, Robert O., 1933-
    Collection Size: 0.2 linear feet (1 half-sized document box)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical location: Del Sur, University Archives, 29B.
    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

    Robert O. Collins Diary. UArch FacP 44. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Robert O. Collins, 2006.

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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. There is no container list for this collection.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Collins, Robert O., 1933-
    University of California, Santa Barbara
    Riots -- California -- Isla Vista.

    Related Materials

    See the Isla Vista Resources Guide on the Special Collections website for materials relating to the IV riots: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/research/ivweb/index.html 
    In University Archives:
    • Dept. of History Collection, UArch 40
    • Graduate Division Collection, UArch 77
    The Main Library and the Ethnic and Gender Studies Library (EGSL) Black Studies Collection hold many of Collins' books. These can be located by searching Pegasus, the library catalog.