This collection consists of one folder of correspondence, notes, minutes and other miscellaneous publications related to Pearl
Chase, several activities of the Plans and Planting Committee of the Community Arts Association of Santa Barbara, and Mrs.
Forsyth's role as a member of the committee. Topics covered in these papers include: an article about Santa Barbara's civic
pride and historic preservation, reprinted from
Reader's Digest (1940); Santa Barbara Mission Historical park plantings and Mission Cemetery Garden tree work and replanting (1972); local
garden tours in 1963; minutes of board meetings of the Plans and Planting Committee (1972-1973); planting around El Cuartel
and rebuilding the Presidio (1973); and a press release and program from the Pearl Chase Luncheon (1988). The papers are in
Gloria Brooks Forsyth was born December 23, 1923. Her father, Ralph Brooks, founded the Valley Club of Montecito. A Santa
Barbara native, Mrs. Forsyth attended Stanford University during World War II, where she received a bachelor's degree in journalism
and was the first female editor of Stanford's student newspaper, the
Stanford Daily. Upon her return, Mrs. Forsyth worked at the
Santa Barbara News-Press for several years as a society writer before publishing the children's novel
Pelican Prill in 1956. She and her husband published the weekly magazine,
This Week in Santa Barbara, into the early 1970s.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Director for
Historical Resources. 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.