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J. J. Hollister Sr. Interview, 1957-01, 1957-02


Content Description

From the Collection:

The Santa Barbara Legacy Reel Audio Tape Collection contain recordings of oral histories, radio programs, meetings, lectures, telephone conversations, ceremonies, and music perfomances of local old timers and influential people. These ninety-eighty (98) quarter-inch (1⁄4") reel-to-reel magnetic tapes represent the earliest audio recordings made by the Santa Barbara Historical Museum.


  • 1957-01
  • 1957-02


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


5 Electronic files ; 02:19:01

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Other Finding Aids

Transcriptions of interviews in External Documents.

Materials Specific Details

J. J. Hollister, Sr. is interviewed by his daughter Jane Wheelwright and son Dr. Clinton Hollister on their family's history in California.

Track 3 - J. J. Hollister, Sr. describes his experiences during the Nome Gold Rush, including a 700-mile dog sled journey across the Bering Sea, a steamer trip from Nome to Seattle, and a story about a jumped gold claim.

The interviewee uses language that could be interpreted as anti-Semitic and perpetuating a stereotype of a historically marginalized group. The presence of sensitive or offensive material in the J. J. Hollister Sr. interview is not endorsed or approved by Santa Barbara Historical Museum (SBHM). SBHM recognizes and regrets the culturally sensitive nature of this material. However, as indicated by the Society of American Archivists and the American Library Association, removing offensive material is, de facto, an alteration of the archival record and would constitute willfully destroying records to conceal facts or distort evidence. As such, the material in the archive remains as a historical record. SBHM is committed to transparency, reconciliation, and education.

Repository Details

Part of the Gledhill Library Repository

136 E. De La Guerra
Santa Barbara California 93101 USA