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Toporeck (Dorothy Holmes) Collection

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1994-097

Content Description

Two (2) copies of "Living Memories" by Dorothy Holmes Toporeck and fifteen (15) reel-to-reel audio tapes of oral history interviews.

Acquisition Type



Gift of Edward R. Toporeck

Restrictions Apply



  • Record Keeping: 1903 - 1964



15 Reels

2 Volumes


1. One (1) copy of "Living Memories" by Dorothy Holmes Toporeck (Gazette Citizen clippings) 2. One (1) copy of "Living Memories" by Dorothy Holmes Toporeck (photocopies of above) [Fifteen reel-to-reel audio tapes as follows:] 3. Early history of Movies in Santa Barbara 4. Isaac Bonilla's account of Santa Barbara, 1903 -1924 5. Memories of Jennie Kimberly 6. Interview with E. P. Bradbury 7. Interview with Jane Cushing Miller Abraham re. Santa Barbara Normal School 8. Interview with Mrs. Alfred Smith, Sr. 9. Interview with Mrs. Robert Phelan/ Discussion of Kirk and Gonzales adobes 10. Santa Barbara Historical Notes/ Michael J. Phillips 11. Meeting re. reconstruction of Santa Barbara Presidio w Pearl Chase, 1964 12. 2nd and 3rd annual meetings of Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation 13. Santa Barbara books by Rosario Curletti 14. Early film in Santa Barbara 15. Interview with Robert Phelen on Flying A Studios and 1925 earthquake 16. Santa Barbara Movies 17. Various interviews re: Flying A. Studios