Preliminary Guide to the Justin Ruhge Collection

Preliminary arrangement and description by D. Tambo
Department of Special Collections
Davidson Library
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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Justin Ruhge Collection, ca. 1970s-2007

Collection number: SBHC Mss 27

Department of Special Collections

Davidson Library

University of California, Santa Barbara
Processed by:
Preliminary arrangement and description by D. Tambo
Date Completed:
May 1, 2008
Encoded by:
A. Demeter
© 2011 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Justin Ruhge Collection
Dates: ca. 1970s-2007
Collection number: SBHC Mss 27
Creator: Ruhge, Justin M.
Collection Size: ca. 23 linear feet (20 cartons, 2 document boxes, 3 oversize boxes, 4 16mm films, 16 1/2" videotapes, 1 cd).
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Abstract: Primarily research files relating to Santa Barbara and Goleta history.
Physical location: Annex 2.
Languages: English

Access Restrictions

None. Collection is stored off-site; advance notice required for retrieval.

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

Justin Ruhge Collection. SBHC Mss 27. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Multiple donations by Justin Ruhge, 1994-2007.

Scope and Content Notes

The collection primarily contains files relating to Santa Barbara and Goleta history.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Ruhge, Justin M.
Santa Barbara (Calif.)--History.
Goleta (Calif.)--History.


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.