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Guide to the Santa Barbara Citizens Commission on Civil Disorders Collection
SBHC Mss 57  
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The collection contains a list/table of contents and 15 open reel audiotapes of hearings held from June 17, 1970 to September 1, 1970 regarding Isla Vista and other local disturbances, 1969-1970. It includes eyewitness testimony, accounts of arrests and jail experiences, observations of police actions, accounts of news coverage, observations on causes of unrest, resource information on judicial codes, bail systems, effects of tear gas, socio-economic conditions of Isla Vista, housing, mass arrest procedures, administration of justice during civil disorders, the role of UCSB administration, radicalization process among the student body, Black Student Union, Student Legal Defense Fund, observations of the legal community, Faculty for Academic Responsibility group, UCSB Radical Student Union group, county drug problems, Isla Vista Red Cross Unit, the development of ecology as a student issue, the role of fire departments in civil disorders, law enforcement training, Isla Vista riots from a state administrative point of view, and and issues of UCSB student government.
In response to 1969-1970 disturbances in Isla Vista (the community adjacent to the University of California, Santa Barbara campus) and elsewhere locally, the Santa Barbara Citizens Commission on Civil Disorders was self-appointed and organized mid-June 1970. The 46 members were from various segments of the community, but did not include UCSB administration, faculty, and students, Isla Vista residents, and local government officials.
1 linear foot (1 half-size box and 15 open reel audiotapes)
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