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Guide to the University of California, Santa Barbara, Environmental Studies Program Collection
UArch 76  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: University of California, Santa Barbara, Environmental Studies Program Collection
    Dates: ca. 1970-1995
    Collection number: UArch 76
    Creator: University of California, Santa Barbara. Environmental Studies Program
    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: Collection contains reports, alumni directory, meeting minutes, flyers, brochures, memos.
    Physical location: Del Sur, University Archives, 24B.
    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

    University of California, Santa Barbara, Environmental Studies Program collection. UArch 76. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Undetermined.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    "It was over 40 years ago when Santa Barbara experienced the worst oil spill in U.S. history up to that time. The University of California, Santa Barbara was within sight and smell of the littered channel and its beaches. Until that point in history, the world of academia had not yet realized that it overlooked a very important aspect of educating students on how to care, respect, and develop a framework to protect our fragile world.
    "But this all changed just a few weeks after the spill when on February 18th, 1969 a group of twenty-one faculty, calling themselves The Friends of the Human Habitat, met to discuss the possibility of promoting some form of environmental education at UCSB. The members of the ad-hoc committee were geologists, geographers, engineers, biologists, an economist, and a historian. By the fall of 1970 the Environmental Studies Program at UCSB was established, one of the first of a new breed of educational programs in the country. It was set up as a multidisciplinary program drawing on the strengths of many fields and providing a generalist approach to complex environmental issues.
    "Four decades later, the Environmental Studies (ES) Program still holds true to its goal of a comprehensive approach to education while simultaneously evolving and adapting to meet the challenges of an ever changing world, both academically and environmentally. The first graduating ES class in 1972 had only 12 students. In 1980 the total number of graduates rose to 871. Today, with more than 500 enrolled students and over 4,600 alumni actively working to preserve and protect our environment, the ES Program at UC Santa Barbara is considered one of the oldest and most successful undergraduate environmental programs in the world."
    From Environmental Studies Program website: http://www.es.ucsb.edu/general_info/ 
    Collection contains reports, alumni directory, meeting minutes, flyers, brochures, memos.

    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. Environmental Studies Program

    Related Material

    Bren School of Environmental Science & Management collection, UArch 24
    Environmental Science building plan in Office of Budget & Planning records, UArch 29
    Office of Public Information subject files, UArch 12
    Management plan for the campus lagoon and vicinity, University of California, Santa Barbara : draft. Environmental Studies Program, University of California, Santa Barbara.
    Marine mammals and the biosphere : report of the conference on the use of remote sensing of marine mammals. Daniel B. Botkin, et al. Sciences Engineering Library QL706.4 .M375 1981.
    Environmental Studies website: http://www.es.ucsb.edu/