The collection consists of the personal papers of the
adventurers and explorers Dana and Ginger Lamb. The collection contains an extensive
amount of material which meticulously documents their travels, personal lives, and
Dana Upton Lamb was born in Tustin, California, on January 18, 1901 to John Charles
Lamb and Emma Mary Holderman Lamb. J. C. Lamb served as the Orange County Tax
Collector for thirty-three years and also raised groves of oranges, lemons and
avocados. A 1923 graduate of Santa Ana High School, Dana joined the crews of the
steamer W. M. Irish and the S. S.
Carenco, traveling to the Eastern United States and Morocco, Egypt,
Greece, Italy, Cyprus and Syria in 1924-1925. Active in the Boy Scouts at an early
age, Dana Lamb served as field executive for the Orange County Council and as
assistant scout executive, Greater Providence Council, Rhode Island, from 1926-1927.
He also served as chief of the Laguna Beach lifeguard service, which likely provided
him with the training and expertise to begin the Orange County Coast Patrol in the