The collection consists of 4 boxes containing sketchbooks filled with drawings and sketches by UCSB Art Studio professor,
Robert Thomas (1924-1987).
Robert Thomas was born on April 19, 1924, in Wichita, Kansas, and died on October 16, 1987, in Santa Barbara, California.
After serving in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1943 to 1946, he studied sculpture in Paris with Ossip Zadkine. He then went
on to receive his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1951, and an M.F.A. from the California College
of Arts and Crafts in Oakland in 1952. In 1954 he started his teaching career as an instructor in art at UCSB.
5.5 Linear Feet
(2 cartons, 2 flat boxes)
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Research Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish
or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Research Collections. Permission for publication
is given on behalf of the Department of Special Research 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.
The collection is open for research.