Materials collected by Bud Bottoms over the course of his involvement with GOO! (Get Oil Out!), an organziation formed in
the aftermath of the 1969 oil spill in the Santa Barbara Channel to prevent further oil development. Files contain correspondence,
oil-related research, clippings, artwork, slides, ephemera, and artifacts.
Californian James Alfred "Bud" Bottoms (1928-2018) was a founding member of GOO! (Get Oil Out!) in Santa Barbara, California
in the aftermath of the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill. In addition to his activities as an environmental activist, Bottoms
worked as an art instructor at Santa Barbara High School for a time, and turned to sculpting, specializing in statues of marine
mammals that now adorn the waterfronts of such cities as Santa Barbara, California and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
3.8 linear feet
(1 document box, 1 half size document box, 2 flat boxes)
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Research Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish
or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Research Collections. Permission for publication
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.
The collection is open for research.