Scope and Content
Title: Fred Eissler collection
Identifier/Call Number: SBHC Mss 15
UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Collections
Language of Material:
20.0 linear feet
(14 cartons, 3 document boxes, 2 oversize boxes)
Date (inclusive): circa 1950s-2000s
Date (bulk): 1966-1972
Papers of environmentalist and teacher Frederick Eissler (1922-2014). Files relate to the Santa Barbara Airport, Crosstown
Freeway, Goleta Slough/Goleta Valley Flood Control Project, and the Sierra Club. In addition to these files, a large component
of the collection contains Eissler's research files, correspondence and photographs.
Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library
Portions of this collection may contain restricted materials.Please contact the Department of Special Collections at the UC
Santa Barbara Library in advance to request access.
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.
[Identification of Item], Fred Eissler collection, SBHC Mss 15. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library,
University of California, Santa Barbara.
Processed by David Tambo, 2002; Denise Kniter, 2015.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Frederick Eissler (1922-2014) earned his teaching credential at San Jose State University,
going on to teach high school in Santa Barbara, California. As environmental activist, Frederick Eissler served on the national
board of directors of the Sierra Club (1963-1969), and the Santa Barbara based Scenic Shoreline Preservation Conference (1967).
Involved in the preservation of Santa Barbara coast wildlands, wilderness areas, marine sanctuaries, urban open spaces, and
the Santa Barbara waterfront, Eissler played an instrumental role in many Santa Barbara area environmental, planning, and
preservation issues from the 1960s to the end of his life.
Scope and Content
The collection contains files compiled by environmental leader Fred Eissler, and relate to local Santa Barbara development
and environmental issues such as the Santa Barbara Airport, Crosstown Freeway, Goleta Slough/Goleta Valley Flood Control Project.
In addition, the collection contains Eissler's notes in the areas of environmental science, sociology, demographics, and psychology,
perhaps in preparation for a book, personal and professional correspondence, as well as photographs, many related to Sierra
Club Los Padres outings.
The collection has been divided into 4 series: 1. Airport, 2. Freeway, 3. Goleta Slough/Goleta Valley Flood Control, 4. Miscellaneous.
Series 4. Miscellaneous has been subdivided into two subseries, Group 1 and Group 2. All materials in Group 1 have been processed
and are available for access. Materials in Group 2 remain unprocessed.