The Arata family collection consists of
papers, printed ephemera, and photographs related to the Arata family, especially, María
Antonio Jimeno de Arata.
The Arata family was a Spanish (possibly Basque) family that came to Santa Barbara,
California in the 19th century. Juan Arata married María Antonia Jimeno (d. 1928), daughter
of an acting governor of Alta California, Manuel Jimeno. The Aratas have a Californio
heritage that their prominence in Santa Barbara politics and business only accented.
10.7 Linear Feet
(2 boxes, 2 oversize folders)
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