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Preliminary Guide to the Justin Ruhge Collection
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Research Files

Box 1

A. Early California History (mostly photocopies, with bibliography)

Box 2-3

B. Santa Barbara Area History (mostly photocopies, microfilm, with partial bibliography)

Box 4-5

C. Cannon and Foundries (mostly photocopies, microfilm, with bibliography)

Box 5

D. Sailing Vessels (mostly photocopies, with bibliography)



Box 6-7

Goleta History Files (includes writings, research notes, transparencies, photographs, blueprints, photocopies, scattered issues of Goleta newspapers)

Box 8-9

Goleta Photographs (includes color prints of the Bacara Resort development and some accompanying clippings; also copies of other photographs relating to Goleta)

Box 9

Goleta Cityhood Proposal (includes photocopies, reports, clippings)


Ruhge Additions

Box 10

Ruhge Additions, 2001: Goleta history, oil, 1942 Japanese bombing of Ellwood


Books by JR

Scope and Content Note

Incl. research files, photographs, artwork, etc.
Box 11

Book 1: The Historic Cannons of Goleta (1983)

Box 11

Book 2: Pueblo de Las Islas, in the Land of the Isla People: A Pictorial History of the Goleta Valley (1984)

Box 11

Book 3: The Goleta Cannon on Display (1987)

Box 12

Book 4: Gunpowder and Canvas (1987)

Box 12

Book 5: The Western Front: The War Years in Santa Barbara County, 1937 to 1946 (1989)

Box 12

Book 6: Repair and Recovery: The Story of Hoff General Army Hospital 1940 to 1954: World War II Comes to Santa Barbara (1990)

Box 13

Book 7: Drake in Central California, 1579: Unravelling One of California's Great Historical Mysteries (1990)

Box 13

Book 10: Maritime Tragedies in on the Santa Barbara Channel: A History of Shipwrecks in Fog and Storms from Point Sal to Point Mugu (2000)

Box 13



Military History of California: The Chronicle of California's Historic Presidios, Forts, Camps, Stations, Fields, Bases and Cannon from the Pre-Spanish Occupation to the End of the Cold War, 1579-1974 (2005)

Box 14

Drake; San Blas; 4-Spanish Presidios; 4-Castillos; Ft. Ross; Ft. Pacheco; Sutter's Fort

Box 15

Conquest Forts - 1847; Permanent Bases; Horse Soldier Camps and Bases; Research Material

Box 16

Great Coastal Forts; Civil War

Box 17

Great Coastal Forts

Box 18

Spanish American War; World War I; World War II

Box 19

World War II; Korean Conflict; NIKE Bases; Modern Bases

Box 20

Historical Cannons of California; cannon photos

Box 21

Historical Cannons of California - Appendix A; two photo albums and data



Box 22

Book 8: Looking Back: A History of Goleta's Historic Structures and Sites and the Pioneer Families Who Made Them (1991)

Box 23

Book 4 and cover art, various books

Box 24

Maps - Central Coast of California


Ruhge Letters to Editors

Box 25

Ruhge letters to editors - mainly Lompoc and Santa Maria newspapers



Scope and Content Note

None of the following is classified.

CD - (one, in coll. file, relating to writings?)

CD No. A21411/CS

Military history, 2006


Audio Cassette

Tape No. A21417/CS

Oral histories with Clarence Havilan, John Doty, O. Holdt, n.d.


16mm Film

Tape No. V2597/F1

LLLTV Nite Landings, Trona, CA, 1970s

Tape No. V2598/F1

U.S. Naval Missile Center - "Eye for the Nite," 1972

Tape No. V2599-2600/F1

Palmer - San Antonio Valley, Trona Testing, and other, [ca. Jan. 19, 1972] (2 reels)


Memorex 1/2" Videotape

Tape No. V2601/R5

Gated TV Demo, n.d.


Sony 1/2" Videotape

Scope and Content Note

Delmo-Victor Division of Bell Aerospace Textron, Belmont, California, low light level military spec., closed circuit television systems - JR was program manager and project engineer on number of systems.
Tape No. V2602/R5

TUC - Nite Tests, Turkey-Italy, 1972

Tape No. V2603/R5

Textron Demo, No. 514A, Nov. 21, 1973

Tape No. V2604/R5

Italian Demo, No. 515A, Nov. 30, 1973

Tape No. V2605/R5

Ger. UH-1 Flight Tests, 1973

Tape No. V2606/R5

Niles Canyon Road, No. 3, Jan. 24, 1974

Tape No. V2607/R5

Wire Detection Demo Tape, No. 525, Feb. 25, 1974

Tape No. V2608/R5

"Nighttime Eyes for Fast Support Craft," Nov. 4, 1974

Tape No. V2609/R5

Jet Foil - Foil Borne - Day from Boat, Dec. 10, 1974

Tape No. V2610/R5

Half Moon Bay, Jan. 11, 1975

Tape No. V2611/R5

Fort Ho[...?] - Ship at Sea..., n.d.

Tape No. V2612/R5

Gated Demo, n.d.

Tape No. V2613/R5

Hydrofoils, SES, DV Equipment, n.d.

Tape No. V2614/R5

Jet Foil at Dock - Day Camera Installation, n.d.

Tape No. V2615/R5

Jet Foil - Foil Borne Day, viewed from dark, n.d.

Tape No. V2616/R5

Summary - Princeton Harbor Tests; also Mugu Oil Slick and IMS, n.d.