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Santa Barbara Historical Museum. Gledhill Library
136 E. De La Guerra
Santa Barbara, California 93101
Phone: (805) 966-1605 x105
Fax: (805) 966-1603
Email: archivist@sbhistorical.org
Collections with online items: 15
Physical collections: 18
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Bayard Stockton Good Companions Radio Show Collection

The Bayard Stockton Good Companions Radio Show Collection contains one hundred four (104) community affairs radio interviews aired on KMGQ-FM Goleta and conducted with a wide variety of well-known people on current events such as the arts, social issues, the...

Canfield and Starbuck Law Firm Papers

The Canfield and Starbuck Law Firm Papers contain a selection of client legal documents from the late 19th to early 20th century for the central California coastal region.

Collinge (J. Walter) Photograph Collection

The J. Walter Collinge Photograph Collection contains over three hundred photographs by Santa Barbara photographer J. Walter Collinge (1883-1964). Recognized for his photography of architecture, landscapes, and nudes, this collection concentrates on Collinge's architectural and scenic photography in and around...

Dibblee Family Papers

The Dibblee Family Papers consist of 1,269 pieces of correspondence and records related to the operations of Rancho San Julian from 1842-1927.

Fritsche (John) Postcard Collection

The Fritsche Postcard Collection contains approximately 7,300 postcards gathered and organized by collector John C. Fritsche. The collection emphasizes the City of Santa Barbara, California in particular, neighboring coastal towns, the County of Santa Barbara in general, and the California...

Hale (Kathleen Burke) Papers

Kathleen Burke Hale was one of Santa Barbara's most distinguished citizens. The most decorated woman of World War I, Burke received awards and medals from seven European nations. As a volunteer Red Cross worker during World War I she helped...

Harmer (Alfred Douglas) Collection

The Alfred Douglas Harmer Collection contains letters from Alfred Douglas Harmer's family and romanitic interests while he was a young man, as well as letters written by Harmer to his wife in later years. Also included is an array of...

Jackson (Beverley) Newspaper Columns

The Beverley Jackson Newspaper Columns collection contains thirty years of articles written and collected by and society writer Beverley Jackson from 1968 to 1994 along with her "Mixing Yesterday & Today" column for from 2016 to 2020.

Jackson (Beverley) Photograph Collection

The Beverley Jackson Photograph Collection contains photographs of well-known people including actors, artists, architects, athletes, authors, chefs, dancers, musicians, talk show hosts, royalty, and philanthropists. These black and white enlargements were taken by society writer Beverley Jackson and illustrate the...

KEYT-TV News Collection

The KEYT-TV News Collection Collection contains film and photos representing KEYT-TV's first 20 years on the air.

Levine (Marvin) 1969 Oil Spill Papers

The Marvin Levine 1969 Oil Spill Papers are a selection of materials covering the 5-year aftermath of the 1969 Santa Barbara Channel oil spill from the point of view of the Santa Barbara County government as it worked to hold...

Mattei (Clarence) Portraits Collection

The Mattei (Clarence) Portraits Collection contains photographic reproductions of some of Clarence Mattei's charcoal portraits.

Mountain Drive Oral History Collection

Mountain Drive, a residential enclave of free spirits located in the hills above Montecito, coalesced in the years following World War II. The driving force behind its formation was Robert McKee Hyde, known to all as Bobby. The spirit of...

Santa Barbara County Court records 1850-1908

The Santa Barbara County Court records contain over 2,300 court cases beginning with California statehood through the first decade of the 20th century. The variety of court cases represented span legal proceedings from debt settlement to probate to murder. The...

Santa Barbara Legacy Reel Audio Tape Collection

The Santa Barbara Legacy Reel Audio Tapes Collection contains the earliest recordings of people and events of mid-20th century Santa Barbara historic preservation. From the 1950s into the 1970s, there was a concerted effort at the local, county, and state...

Santa Barbara Matchcover and Matchbox Collection

Phillumeny is the hobby of collecting different match-related items. The Santa Barbara Matchcover and Matchbox Collection contains over 300 matchcovers and matchboxes of printed advertising graphics, primarily of Santa Barbara area businesses. Showcasing local brands and late 20th century commercial...

Uncommonplace American Town Oral History Collection

The City of Santa Barbara, California, became the community that it is through planning. In her book, , former Mayor Sheila Lodge documents the many battles it sometimes took, the unanticipated events, and the process that was developed to make...

Von Blon (John L.) Photograph Collection

The John L. Von Blon Photograph Collection contains photographs of western landscapes, automobiles, buildings, construction of a Mexican railroad, Santa Barbara, California, and portraits. The black and white photos were taken primarily by John L. Von Blon.