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Preliminary Guide to the Charles A. Storke Collection
SBHC Mss 40  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content Notes
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Materials

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Charles A. Storke Collection
    Dates: ca. 1850s-1980s
    Collection number: SBHC Mss 40
    Creator: Storke, Charles A.
    Collection Size: ca. 15 linear feet (15 records containers).
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: Files relating mainly to Storke's biography After the Bugle, as well as family and research files.
    Physical location: Del Sur.
    Languages: English

    Access Restrictions

    No further reproduction of materials copied from other institutions' holdings.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special 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.

    Preferred Citation

    Charles A. Storke Collection. SBHC Mss 40. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information



    See After the Bugle - The West, by Charles Albert Storke, with Michael J. Phillips (Box 11) for an autobiographical account.

    Scope and Content Notes

    This collection contains copies of materials housed at numerous other repositories, including the Bancroft Library, California State Archives, and California State Library. No further reproduction of any copies is allowed without express written permission from the repository holding the original materials.
    This collection currently is being processed and is being reorganized to reflect the following series:
    • Series I: The Biography. After the Bugle, copies, drafts edited for later bio by RC, including 1978 version with Monaghan introduction. This series also would include drafts of the envisioned annotated chapters, notes relating to specific chapters, footnotes, etc.
    • Series II: Storke/More Family Documents/History. Includes copies from various sources.
    • Series III: Research Files - Biographical (Bio Files). Individuals in most cases; family surnames in some cases.
    • Series IV: Research Files - Subjects/Events. Includes Andersonville, Civil War, Cornell, Education, Land Issues, Newspapers, etc.
    More detailed lists for the contents of many of the boxes have been prepared by Carol E. Storke, great granddaughter of C. A. Storke. These are filed at the front of each respective box.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Storke, Charles A.

    Related Materials

    At UCSB:
    • Jean Storke Menzies Collection. SBHC Mss 34.
    • C. A. Storke II Collection. SBHC Mss 38.
    • Thomas M. Storke Collection, ca. 1917-1972. SBHC Mss 37.
    At UCB - Bancroft Library:
    • Charles Albert Storke Papers, 1856-1936. Correspondence; manuscripts of his writings, including his memoirs; personalia; papers relating to his legal career; financial records; papers relating to the operation of the Storke ranches in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties; personal papers of other members of the More family, including those relating to the settlement of the Thomas Wallace More and Alexander Peter More estates, 1856-1910. Included also are papers relating to the settlement of Storke's estate, primarily by his son, Thomas More Storke. 4 boxes, 3 cartons, 4 volumes and 1 oversize folder. Linear feet: 6. Collection number: BANC MSS 73/71 c. For further information, check the electronic version of the guide at: http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf9s20081w/ 
    • Thomas More Storke Papers, [ca. 1906-1971]. Correspondence; biographical material including his memoirs; copies of his speeches; financial records; subject files; clippings; scrapbooks; photographs; genealogical material. Relate to his activities as editor of the Santa Barbara News-Press and his opposition to the John Birch Society; his civic interests; the operation of his ranches; and his service as regent of the University of California, 1955-1960. 39 boxes, 15 cartons, 2 packages, 2 oversize folders. Linear feet: 35. Collection number: BANC MSS 73/72 c. For further information, check the electronic version of the guide at: http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf609nb1gc/