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William Herbert Roberts Interview, 1961


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


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


1 Electronic files ; 02:02:17

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Materials Specific Details

Tracks 1 and 2 consist of a 1961 oral history interview with William Herbert Roberts conducted by Edwin Gledhill.

Materials Specific Details

The interviewee uses language that could be interpreted as racist, anti-Semetic and Sinophobic, perpetuating stereotypes of historically marginalized groups. The presence of sensitive or offensive material in the Herbie Roberts 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