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Preliminary Guide to the George Clyde Scrapbooks
SBHC Mss 53  
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The collection contains three large scrapbooks with clippings of oil stories, many relating to the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill, but also earlier and later articles, from 1965 to 1976. The clippings are from the Santa Barbara News-Press, as well as other papers from Santa Barbara to Ventura, and the Los Angeles Times.
George Clyde (1918-1996), a wealthy Montecito native, worked for the Santa Barbara News-Press for a number of years and was a member of the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors from 1964 to 1973, which included the period of the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill and its aftermath. During his time on the Board, he is best remembered for leading the fight against offshore oil leasing.
.9 linear feet (3 oversize boxes)
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.