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Jane Hollister Wheelwright and Walker Tompkins Discussion, 1961-03-07


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 184 electronic files, extracted from 98 one quarter-inch reel-to-reel magnetic tapes, represent the earliest audio recordings made by the Santa Barbara Historical Museum.


  • 1961-03-07


Conditions Governing Access

Jane Hollister Wheelwright and Walker Tompkins each state at the head of the recording that any playback of this recording cannot be done without their permission.


2 Electronic files ; 02:05:33

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Materials Specific Details

Jane Hollister Wheelwright and Walker Tompkins, with Edwin Gledhill, discuss the content of Tompkins's unpublished manuscript on Col. W. W. Hollister tentatively titled, "Hollister of California," or "King of the Sheep Barons."

Materials Specific Details

Jane Hollister Wheelwright challenges Walker Tompkins about his sources throughout the recording. Wheelwright hired Tompkins and makes a case for the inclusion of endnotes in the manuscript to "dignify" the content. Tompkins continually resists the inclusion of endnotes and instead says his sources will be covered in the foreword and appendix.

Repository Details

Part of the Gledhill Library Repository

136 E. De La Guerra
Santa Barbara California 93101 USA