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California Department of Conservation offshore oil and gas platform slide collection
Mss 366  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Use Restrictions
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement

  • Title: California Department of Conservation offshore oil and gas platform slide collection
    Identifier/Call Number: Mss 366
    Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 4.8 linear feet (9 document boxes, 5 half document boxes)
    Creator: California. Department of Conservation
    Date (inclusive): circa 1969-1990s
    Abstract: 35 mm color slides, dating, roughly, from 1969 through the 1990s, gathered by the California Department of Conservation documenting the history of offshore oil and gas islands and platforms, as well as oil spills and seeps off the Central Coast and Santa Barbara Channel region of California.
    Physical Location: Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library

    Conditions Governing Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Use Restrictions

    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 where the UC Regents do not hold copyright. For copyright status contact the Department of Special Research Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of Item], California Department of Conservation offshore oil and gas platform slide collection, Mss 366. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Robert N. Chester, on behalf of the California Department of Conservation, 2018.

    Scope and Content

    35 mm color slides, dating, roughly, from 1969 through the 1990s, gathered by the California Department of Conservation, documenting the history of offshore oil and gas islands and platforms, as well as oil spills and seeps off the Central Coast and Santa Barbara Channel region of California.
    The collection includes slides of the Santa Barbara oil spill of 1969, as well as documentation of natural oil and gas seep activity offshore. The collection also contains slides of onshore oil and gas activity, including pipelines, as well as harbors, drills and drillships, oil workers and engineers in various locations, and charts, and maps.
    In addition to the 35 mm slides, the collection contains an aerial surveillance book with charts and photographic prints, providing a comprehensive catalog of offshore oil and gas platforms.

    Arrangement

    These slides (following original order) have been organized according to the following series: District 1: Southern Area, District 2: Northern Area, and District 3: Central Area.
    Supplied series include: Charts Maps and Graphs, Offshore Aerial Surveillance Flight Book, and Miscellaneous.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Drilling platforms -- California -- Santa Barbara Channel -- History
    Offshore gas industry -- California -- Santa Barbara Channel -- History
    Offshore oil industry -- California -- Santa Barbara Channel -- History
    Oil seepage -- California -- Santa Barbara Channel -- History
    Oil spills -- California -- Santa Barbara Channel -- History
    Aerial photographs
    Color slides
    Maps (documents)
    California. Department of Conservation -- Archives