The collection contains files accumulated by J. Gordon Melton during the course of his research, writing, and testimony as
an expert witness in court cases related to various religious groups.
55 linear feet
(approximately 40 document boxes and cartons; 8 file cabinet drawers)
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.
Boxes 1-17 are open for research. Part of the collection is stored off-site; advance notice required for retrieval. Some legal
files closed, as noted in container list.