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Class Change from Top of Old Physics Building, Royce Hall in Background,1966 (Ansel Adams)

Detail of 'Arts Building, Residence Halls, Lagoon, 1967" (Ansel Adams)

The Santa Barbara College of the University of California was established at Santa Barbara on July 1, 1944, as a result of a decision of the Board of Regents to take over the facilities of Santa Barbara State College. This action had been authorized in a bill signed by Governor Earl Warren on June 8, 1943. Prominent among those who introduced and worked for passage of the enabling law were state Senator Clarence C. Ward, Assemblyman Alfred W. Robertson, and Thomas M. Storke, later Regent Storke. Appreciation for their services has been expressed in the naming of Ward Memorial Boulevard, main access freeway to the campus, Robertson Gymnasium, and Storke Plaza.


Historical Overview

The birth and early history of the Santa Barbara campus

Administrative Officers

Information about chancellors and other early officials


Colleges and Schools

The creation and history of Santa Barbara's main academic units

Academic Departments

The creation and history of individual academic departments

Faculty biographies from In Memoriam

Graduate Division

The history of graduate study at Santa Barbara

Institutes and Research Centers

Institutes and Research Centers and the dates they were established

Summer Sessions

History of summer study at Santa Barbara


Student Housing

The development of residence halls

Student Government

History of student governance at Santa Barbara and student body presidents

Student Publications

Early student publications and their editors

Student Services

The offices that governed student life including financial aid and health services


From the Awards Banquest to the Totem, Santa Barbara traditions


Cultural Programs

Traces the development of the arts on Santa Barbara's campuses


Creation and history of Santa Barbara's library system


Related Links

Links related to the Santa Barbara campus


Books, monographs, articles and other documents related to the Santa Barbara campus.

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