The May 23, 2014 Isla Vista Memorial Archive consists mainly of condolence items left at spontaneous memorial sites, as well
as items sent to the university in the wake of the incident that occurred on May 23, 2014, in which six UCSB students were
killed and 14 other persons were injured. Other materials represent how the university and the community responded to the
incident. There are also materials related to the first year anniversary memorial events. The series organization is by provenance
including memorial sites and offices that donated materials. The bulk of the materials were received in the first few months
following the incident.
Isla Vista is an unincorporated community that lies on the western edge of the UCSB campus. As a “census-designated place,”
the population counted in the 2010 census totaled 23,096. According to that same census, 19,574 (84.8%) of Isla Vista residents
are in the 18-24 age group. Census figures showed that renters occupy 97.4% of the housing units in the community. In addition
to being a popular rental location for UCSB students, a large number of students from Santa Barbara City College also reside
in Isla Vista.
50.0 linear feet
(28 document boxes, cartons and shoeboxes, 15 flat and flat oversize boxes, 4 map-case drawers, 1 roll tube box, plus artifacts
and 1 DVD)
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or
quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given
on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
The collection is open for research.