Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Dana and Ginger Lamb Papers
2008_03  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (276.76 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Overview
 
Table of contents What's This?
Description
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 family history.
Background
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 late 1930s.
Extent
118 document boxes.

10 flat boxes.

7 cartons.

2 oversize flat file drawers.

41 oversize bound volumes.

312 reels of film.

19 oversize rolled items.

Restrictions
Availability
Collection is open for research.