The bulk of this collection include materials related to the history of Isla Vista and Lagerquist's involvement with the community
as a resident from the 1960's until his death in 2016. Materials include reports, newsletters, photographs, and studies on
Isla Vista's population, environment, and government. Additional materials in this collection include research and subject
files related to Lagerquist's career as an engineer, as well as materials related to Europe and the Soviet Union.
Roger Lagerquist was a mechanical engineer by profession, having graduated from Caltech with a BSME in 1955. After completing
USAF ROTC at Caltech, Lagerquist was stationed at Spangdahlem Air Force Base in Germany (1955 to 1958). While there, he developed
a passion for amateur photography. He purchased a simple Agfa 35mm camera and began photographing the local countryside and
people. As his skills developed, he advanced to a 35mm Voigtländer SLR camera with detachable lenses, enabling him to expand
his capability behind the shutter.
19.84 Linear Feet
(6 legal document boxes, 7 clamshell albums, 3 oversize flat boxes)
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Research Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish
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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.
This collection is open for research.