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Preliminary Guide to the George Clyde Scrapbooks
SBHC Mss 53  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: George Clyde Scrapbooks,
    Date (inclusive): 1965-1976
    Collection Number: SBHC Mss 53
    Creator: Clyde (George)
    Extent: .9 linear feet (3 oversize boxes)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Physical Location: Del Sur Oversize
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions


    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

    George Clyde Scrapbooks. SBHC Mss 53. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mrs. George Clyde, 1983.


    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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.