The Paul Mills papers document civic and preservation activities conducted while Mills was director of the Santa Barbara Museum
of Art and served on the board of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation. Most notable was his work on the restoration
of Casa de la Guerra, the design of the Presidio Chapel burial tiles, the Flags Project and the statue of King Carlos III.
After a long career as curator and director of three West coast art museums, Paul Chadbourne Mills , joined the board of the
Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation in 1981. After retiring from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in 1982, Mills
became active in the preservation and restoration efforts of the Trust until his death in 2004.
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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.