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1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill and Cleanup, 1970


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.


  • 1970

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


2 Electronic files

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Related Materials

Accession 1972-019 is the companion color 8mm motion picture film.

Materials Specific Details

Captain Urvin F. Stevens, a Santa Barbara commercial fisherman, provides narration for his silent film footage of the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill, its cleanup, local protests against oil, and experimentation with methods of collecting oil.

Repository Details

Part of the Gledhill Library Repository

136 E. De La Guerra
Santa Barbara California 93101 USA