Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation Institutional Records
The inactive Institutional Records of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation have been collected together and described in two batches:
The first major batch of records includes 32 boxes of institutional records documented under accession number 2012.06.
The second major batch of records includes approximately 22 boxes of institutional records documented under accession number 2019.326.
- 1963 - 2012
- Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
These institutional records may contain confidential and sensitive business, financial, or personnel information. Therefore, the Archivist will need to review any records requests and obtain the permission of the Executive Director prior to granting researcher access.
History of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation
Founded in 1963 by community activist Pearl Chase and a group of local residents, the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation was formed to rebuild the historic Santa Barbara Presidio. The following timeline gives highlights of the organization.
At the urging of Pearl Chase, historian Glen Price of the State of California reported on the feasability of rebuilding the Spanish Presidio and creating a state historic park.
Dr. James Deetz conducted the first recorded excavation of the Presidio.
SBTHP was incorporated and held its first board meeting on January 18.
SBTHP acquired El Cuartel, an original section of the Presidio and it was given to the State in 1967.
Two lots where the original chapel stood were purchased, and archaeological excavations there uncovered evidence to support forming a state park.
Joint powers agreement between the City and County of Santa Barbara signed with SBTHP and the State of California listed as interested parties.
El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park becomes official.
Presidio Volunteers formed to help reconstruct Presidio.
Suski family donated El Paseo and Casa de la Guerra to SBTHP.
Concession agreement signed with the State to operate and develop the State Park. The Bonilla House was purchased with a donation from Pearl Chase.
SBTHP acquired the Cota-Knox House and the Pico Adobe; these were conveyed to the State in the 1980s.
23.4 Linear Feet ( in 52 boxes)
Language of Materials
Papers appear to be in mostly fair condition and in original order. The record storage boxes containing the accession are in poor or damaged condition and exhibit signs of insect infestation.
- Guide to the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation Institutional Records
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- Dez Alaniz
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