The collection consists of portraits and prints of Santa Barbara citizens who have been active and influential in the work
of preserving Santa Barbara's history. They were photographed by Walter Douglas in his home studio between 1996 and 2002.
The collection also consists of corresponding oral history interviews with the portrait subjects.
Walter C. Douglas was born December 15, 1919 in St. Francis Hospital, Santa Barbara, California. He was baptized by Father
Villa in Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church on State Street in downtown Santa Barbara. He is a member of the graduating class
of 1939 from Santa Barbara High School and a graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography first class in 1948.
15 Linear Feet
13 oversized boxes; 110 audio cassettes
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Archivist and Librarian.
Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation Research Center as the
owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be
obtained by the reader.
Collection is open to researchers.