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Guide to the Vernon Christensen Family Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Vernon Christensen Family Papers
    Dates: ca. 1922-2009
    Collection number: Mss 274
    Collection Size: 2 linear feet (2 cartons)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: The collection contains biographical information, documents, financial records, and photographs pertaining to Goleta, California residents Vernon (Verne), wife Carolyn, and son Kevin Christensen. Also included are several poetry and tech (computer software) notebooks, and loose copies of poems and songs by Vernon Christensen.
    Physical location: Vault.
    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

    Vernon Christensen Family Papers. Mss 274. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift from the Christensen Family Estate, 2010.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection contains biographical information, documents, financial records, and photographs pertaining to Goleta, California residents Vernon (Verne), wife Carolyn, and son Kevin Christensen. Also included are several poetry and tech (computer software) notebooks, and loose copies of poems and songs by Vernon Christensen. Vernon was an electronics engineer who worked for Santa Barbara Research Center (a subsidiary of Hughes Aircraft Company) and General Motors Defense Research Lab, as well as independently.
    Vernon and Carolyn Christensen were parents of Kevin Christensen, a UCSB student. Kevin (1969-1991) was killed in a car crash just prior to his senior year. An endowment (the Kevin Christensen Memorial Scholarship Fund) was established by a bequest from his late mother in 2010 to provide ongoing support for student scholarships.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Christensen, Vernon