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Guide to the Garrett Hardin Papers
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Description
Comprised of 84 document boxes of Human Ecology Professor Garrett Hardin. Includes biographic and bibliographic information, correspondence, extensive subject files used in his writing, UCSB teaching files, drafts of articles and manuscripts, and photographs. Highlights include files related to his article "Tragedy of the Commons," abortion as a method of population control, his participation in the anti-immigration movement, and his opposition to foreign aid.
Background
Garrett Hardin was a professor of Human Ecology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, from 1946 to 1978. An author and lecturer concerned with the ethics of overpopulation and population control, he is best known for his essay The Tragedy of the Commons (Science, 1968). He wrote on and publicly supported birth control and eugenics (including abortion and sterilization), conservation, ending of foreign aid, and restriction of immigration as solutions to overpopulation.
Extent
34.4 linear feet (84 document boxes)
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.
Availability
Boxes 46 and 47 closed pending staff review.