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  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content
  • Related Collections at UCSB Library Special Research Collections

  • Title: Get Oil Out (GOO) collection
    Identifier/Call Number: SBHC Mss 10
    Contributing Institution: UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 33.2 linear feet (74 document boxes, 2 flat oversize boxes)
    Creator: Get Oil Out
    Date (inclusive): circa 1969-1990
    Abstract: Office files (bylaws, minutes, fundraising, publications, newsletters), governmental action, legal, and subject files, mainly pertaining to efforts to contain and monitor oil industry off coast of Santa Barbara, especially in the aftermath of the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill.
    Physical Location: Special Research Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library

    Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research.

    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

    Get Oil Out (GOO) Collection. SBHC Mss 10. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Multiple donations by GOO, ca. 1989, 1994, 2016.

    Scope and Content

    The collection primarily contains files on oil-related issues stemming from the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill. Materials are grouped into the following series:


    1. Government Action/Response (Boxes 1-15) - local, state, federal, including hearings, reports, and legislation.
    2. Lawsuits/Legal Action (Boxes 16-20) - mainly court records and related material re lawsuits GOO was involved in or was monitoring.
    3. Office Files (Boxes 21-27) - including bylaws, minutes, fundraising, mailings, membership, newsletters, and publications.
    4. Subject Files (Boxes 28-71) - the largest part of the collection, arranged alphabetically.
    5. 2016 Addition (Boxes 72-76) - GOO Office files and historical photographs (prints and slides), mainly of the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill.
    Published materials, such as Environmental Impact Reports, have been transferred to the UCSB Libraries Government Information Center (GIC). They have been cataloged and may be searched in Pegasus, the UCSB Libraries online catalog.
    This collection has received preliminary processing only. A brief container list is available.

    Related Collections at UCSB Library Special Research Collections

    List of Collections

    1. California Coastal Commission Collection (SBHC Mss 39)
    2. George Clyde Scrapbooks (SBHC Mss 53)
    3. County Resource Management Office (CRMO) Collection (SBHC Mss 25)
    4. Robert O. Easton Collection (SBHC Mss 6)
    5. Oil Spill Information Center (OSIC) Collection (SBHC Mss 11)
    6. William Whitehill Rand Papers (SBHC Mss 46)
    7. Ruth Saadi Collection (SBHC Mss 14)
    8. Santa Barbara Oil Spill Scrapbook (SBHC Mss 52)
    9. Robert C. Sharp Collection (SBHC Mss 7)
    10. Robert Sollen Collection (SBHC Mss 33)
    11. Harriette Von Breton Papers (SBHC Mss 8)
    12. Weigand, et al, v. County, et al (Channel Island Drilling) Collection (SBHC Mss 31)

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Oil industries -- United States
    Environmental justice
    Oil and gas leases -- California
    Get Oil Out