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Welcome to the Archives of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, located in the Presidio Research Center. The Trust holds a collection of manuscript and special collection documenting Santa Barbara local and regional history with particular focus on the communities and groups that have lived in the Presidio neighborhood in El Pueblo Viejo. Materials include maps and architectural plans, oral histories, scrapbooks, manuscripts, and archival collections as well as SBTHP institutional records. Finding aids and descriptions of the collections are searchable here.

Presidio Research Center
215 East Canon Perdido St.
Santa Barbara, California 93101
(805) 961-5369

The Presidio Research Center is free to visit and open by appointment. For information or to make an appointment, please contact the Director of the Presidio Research Center, Dez Alaniz.