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Guide to the May 23, 2014 Isla Vista Memorial archive SBHC Mss 106
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Series 1. Memorial Sites

Scope and Content

This series contains materials from spontaneous memorial sites in Isla Vista and from the Arbor Memorial Wall on campus. The bulk of materials were collected from the memorial sites in 2014, but there are also materials from spontaneous memorials related to the first-year anniversary memorial events. The series is divided into subseries by the location of the memorial site.
 

Subseries 1.1. IV Deli Mart

Historical note

The IV Deli Mart is located at 6549 Pardall Road in Isla Vista. A spontaneous memorial was located on the sidewalk and near the curb outside of the store. Materials at this site focused on the victim who died at the store: Christopher Ross Michaels-Martinez (1993-2014). Because of the Deli’s location on Pardall Road across from the Associated Students Pardall Center, this site also served as a focal point for memorializing all the victims. In addition, as a result of the visible gunshot holes in the windows of the store and the anti-gun speech given by Christopher’s father at the UCSB Memorial Service, this site was also characterized by signs protesting against gun violence. Items were collected from the memorial site on July 2, 2014. The spontaneous memorial from the 2015 anniversary was cleaned up before materials could be collected.
Box 1, Folder 1

Assorted paper items from IV Deli memorial site 2014 July 2

General Physical Description note: General paper items from the memorial site.
Box 1, Folder 2

Sketch pad 2014 July 2

General Physical Description note: Sketch pad in which visitors to the memorial site wrote comments and drew pictures.
Box 1, Folder 3

Letters from Shoe Box 2014 July 2

General Physical Description note: Letters intended for students which were left in a decorated shoe box marked "Lettters."

Arrangement

The shoe box is in Box 25.
Box 1, Folder 4

Hearts colored by school children at Isla Vista Elementary School (crayon) 2014 July 2

General Physical Description note: Part of a collection of 43 colored hearts that were taped in the windows of the Isla Vista Deli Mart.
Box 1, Folder 5

Hearts colored by school children at Isla Vista Elementary School (colored pencil) 2014 July 2

General Physical Description note: Part of a collection of 27 colored hearts that were taped in the windows of the Isla Vista Deli Mart.
Box 1, Folder 6

Hearts colored by school children at Isla Vista Elementary School (marker) 2014 July 2

General Physical Description note: Part of a collection of 53 colored hearts that were taped in the windows of the Isla Vista Deli Mart.
Box 1, Folder 7

Hearts colored by school children at Isla Vista Elementary School (marker) 2014 July 2

General Physical Description note: Part of a collection five colored hearts that were taped in the windows of the Isla Vista Deli Mart.
Box 1, Folder 8

"Sandwich" tribute note

General Physical Description note: Note to Chris Michaels-Martinez, that was left with an IV Deli Sandwich at the memorial site. Photographed in place by Claire Bredenoord.
Box 1, Folder 9

Christoper Michaels-Martinez - related paper items

General Physical Description note: A collection of six tribute/memorial cards that express condolences or are addressed to the family of Chris Michaels-Martinez.
Box 1, Folder 10

Trauma handout 2014 July 2

General Physical Description note: A multi-page handout about emergency trauma relief/hotlines provided by an Orange County Church.
Box 1, Folder 11

Not One More anti-gun postcards addressed to officials 2014 July 2

General Physical Description note: Three "Not One More" postcards meant for Assemblyman Das Williams, Congresswoman Lois Capps, and State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson.
Box 1, Folder 12

UCSB Commencement Certificate 2014 July 2

General Physical Description note: One beige/tan 2014 UCSB commencement certificate left at the IV Deli Memorial site; contains water damage.
Box 1, Folder 13

IV Card 2014 July 2

General Physical Description note: Postcard containing "Not One More" message, addressed to Speaker of the House John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi with envelope.
Box 6

Modified candles 2014 July 2

General Physical Description note: Four candles: 1) candle with the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe “#Not one more” 2) “Always on our minds” 3) “RIP to the fallen, not one more, I.V. Strong” 4) “Rest in Peace” “George, Katherine, James, Chris, David, Veronika."
Box 7

Modified candles 2014 July 2

General Physical Description note: One candle with text "community, unity, heart IV" "RIP" "heart love."
Box 10

Chris Michaels-Martinez painted rock 2014 July 2

General Physical Description note: Rock includes name of victim, along with (painted) artwork.
Dimensions: length = 4 1/2 inches, width = 3 1/2 inches, height = 3/4 inches
Box 10

Heart-shaped painted rock 2014 July 2

General Physical Description note: Rock includes a memorial quote: “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die,” along with (painted) artwork.
Dimensions: length = 7 inches, width = 9 1/8 inches, height = 1 7/8 inches
Box 19

Cherub sculpture 2014 July 2

General Physical Description note: Sculpture has two cherubs.
Box 25

Assorted objects from IV Deli memorial site 2014 July 2

General Physical Description note: One shoebox labeled "letters" (letters have been processed and placed in Box 1, Folder 3); one orange Nike shoe with written messages for Chris; one vase; one mortar board from graduation; one bracelet with "arrow"; one black ribbon with pin; one heart shapped rock; one large string of paper cranes, one small string of paper cranes and plastic cup with rainbow tape.
Flat-Oversize 32

Assorted objects from IV Deli memorial site 2014 July 2

General Physical Description note: Includes items left at the IV Deli Memorial site; one string of origami cranes, three leis, one blue and gold graduation ribbon, bugs on sticks (part of a vase item).
Flat-Oversize 32

Envelope (1) paperback book 2014 July 2

General Physical Description note: Contains Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice."
Flat-Oversize 32, Folder 2

Envelope (2) 2014 July 2

General Physical Description note: Contains blue plastic poster with painted "Jesus Wept" John 11:35 message.
Flat-Oversize 32, Folder 3

Envelope (3) 2014 July 2

General Physical Description note: Mylar balloon.
Flat-Oversize 32, Folder 4

Envelope (4) 2014 July 2

General Physical Description note: Small handmade tapestry that reads "Not One More."
Flat-Oversize 36

Black canvas painting with multicolor hearts 2014 July 2

General Physical Description note: This black canvas painting contains eighteen hearts. The hearts are all outlined in white paint and are each filled with different colors.
Dimensions: length = 18 inches, width = 24 inches, height = 1/2 inch
Map-case 133

Chris Michaels-Martinez poster board 2014 July 2

General Physical Description note: A white posterboard (left at IV Deli) that contains a color photograph of Chris and his cousin Jamie in Akumal, Mexico. Jamie wrote a message below the photo, stating his grief that they couldn't take another such trip. Message Text: "This was such a great trip. I can't believe we won't have another one…"
Dimensions: poster: length = 30 inches, width = 40 inches, photograph: length = 24 inches, width = 30 inches
Map-case 133

Chris Michaels-Martinez poster board 2014 July 2

General Physical Description note: A white posterboard (left at IV Deli) that contains a large photo of Chris & his cousin's girlfriend Kelly at the Paso Robles State Fair. Message text: "Robles State Fair" "My heart is broken… your cousin Jamie & I miss you so much."
Dimensions: poster: length = 30 inches, width = 40 inches, photograph: length = 24 inches, width = 28 1/2 inches
Map-case 133

Cardboard memorial poster board 2014 July 2

General Physical Description note: This cardboard poster board contains a tribute poem that was written in marker. The message says: "Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal."
Dimensions: length = 38 inches, width = 38 inches
Map-case 134

Cardboard memorial poster board 2014 July 2

General Physical Description note: This poster board contains eighteen pictures and a capital "C" attached. It includes a message from Chris's friends that says "Friends, If you trip over I'll catch you fall, If you kick my dick I won't break your balls. If you get drunk and vomit I'll make sure you get home safely."
Dimensions: length = 36 inches, width = 48 inches
Map-case 135

Yellow poster board memorial 2014 July 2

General Physical Description note: This yellow poster board contains a message of support from the "LA Gauchos." It has five pictures of notable memorial events attached to it and is adorned with a blue and gold ribbon. Dated 5/3/2014, it states "Dear Isla Vista, every petal you see represents a member of the Gaucho family who couldn't be present in body, but whose heart goes out to our brothers and sisters in their time of need. #UCSB LA stands in solidarity, always, LA Gauchos."
Map-case 134

Gauchos for Gun Control poster board 2014 July 2

General Physical Description note: This poster board has "#Gauchos for Gun Control" written on it, along with various student signatures. It had a plastic cup (located in Box 25) attached to it (via rainbow tape), which was used to hold flowers.
Dimensions: length = 36 inches, width = 28 inches
Map-case 135

Martin Luther King, Jr. quote poster board 2014 July 2

General Physical Description note: This white poster board contains a quote from Martin Luther King Jr: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that."
Dimensions: length = 27 inches, width = 21 inches
Map-case 135

"Not One More" poster board 2014 July 2

General Physical Description note: This poster board contains various messages related to the "Not One More" social media campaign (aimed at inspiring Anti-Gun legislation). It includes a variety of "Not One More" postcards (addressed to Barack Obama) and encourages students to buy stamps and mail them to the White House.
Dimensions: length = 32 inches, width = 21 inches
Map-case 135

Chris Michaels-Martinez poster board 2014 July 2

General Physical Description note: This poster board contains a variety of photographs of Chris (ten black and white and one color). It also contains a tribute message to Chris, stating that "Your family will miss you, Chris."
Dimensions: length = 21 1/2 inches, width = 27 1/2 inches
 

Subseries 1.2. Alpha Phi Sorority

Historical note

The Alpha Phi Sorority is located at 840 Embarcadero del Norte at the intersection with Segovia Road in Isla Vista. A spontaneous memorial covered the lawn west of the sorority. Materials at this site focused on the two victims who died outside the sorority: Katherine "Katie" Breann Cooper (1991-2014) and Veronika Elizabeth Weiss (1995-2014). Items from this site were boxed up by the gardeners and collected from the sorority house on September 6, 2014. Selected items were collected from the 2015 memorial site on June 1, 2015.
Box 2, Folder 1

Photo strip with message for Veronika 2014 September 6

General Physical Description note: Three photo-booth photos with message to Veronika on the back.
Box 3, Folder 2

Photocopy of the message from the bottle 2014 September 6

General Physical Description note: This is a photocopy of the message from the bottle.

Related Material

Message and bottle are in Box 22 "Miscellaneous Items"
Box 3, Folder 3

Miscellaneous notes and drawings 2014 September 6

General Physical Description note: Nineteen items: one greeting card, two religious cards, one "Rest in Paradise" print out with victims names, one index card decorated with crayon, one handmade "Not One More" card, one Hope Island Plateau print, two mixed media notes, two colored Wonder Woman pictures mounted on colored paper, four hand written notes, four pencil drawings.
Box 3, Folder 4

Sympathy cards (general) 2014 September 6

General Physical Description note: Four sympathy cards, one post-it note.
Box 3, Folder 5

Veronika Weiss - three related paper items 2014 September 6

Box 3, Folder 6

Katherine "Katie" Cooper - four related paper items 2014 September 6

Box 3, Folder 7

CAPS information 2014 September 6

General Physical Description note: Folder of information from UCSB Counseling & Psychological Services that was left at the memorial site. 29 items total: eight brochures, nine half-sheets, ten yellow "Understand " pamphlets, two blue "Strategies for Managing Grief" pamphlets.
Box 3, Folder 8

Miscellaneous paper items from the Alpha Phi memorial site 2014 September 6

General Physical Description note: Paper items left at the memorial site, three items total: one program from the campus memorial service, one booklet with a poem titled "The Cart" by Leta Rae Pereira, and one commencement message.
Box 3, Folder 9

"Don’t Quit" poem board 2014 September 6

General Physical Description note: Board with a poem titled "Don't Quit."
Box 3, Folder 10

"Jesus Wept" vinyl sign 2014 September 6

Box 7

Modified candles 2014 September 6

General Physical Description note: Two candles for Veronika Weiss. 1) “V. W.” on purple band on top / writing in the middle / pink flowers on middle bottom / silvery foam glitter on bottom. “Veronika Room 2342 misses you. You are a [unreadable] person with sass and drive and energy [unreadable] this world will miss having such a great [person]” “like you on it. What tragic things happen [unreadable] would break my heart, but heaven [needs you] more, and I know you will be a kick-ass [angel] [unreadable].” 2) Pink flowers on top / “V.W.” on purple band in the middle / Writing on bottom middle / silvery foam glitter on bottom. “Veronika. We had our ups and our downs, which was to be expected, I remember the person you were, the kindness you showed me, and I mourn that I will never know the person you might have become.” “You were my first roommate at UCSB, and I will hold a special place in my memory for you. I hope they have country music in heaven ♡ - Always your friend – Hannah C.”
Box 11

Katie Cooper painted rock 2014 September 6

General Physical Description note: Rock includes name of victim, along with (painted) artwork.
Dimensions: length = 5 inches, width = 4 1/2 inches, height = 1 1/2 inches
Box 11

Veronika Weiss painted rock 2014 September 6

General Physical Description note: Rock includes name of victim, along with (painted) artwork.
Dimensions: length = 4 inches, width = 4 3/4 inches, height = 2 inches
Box 13

Decorated champagne bottle- red foil 2014 September 6

General Physical Description note: Decorated champage bottle, red foil/ pink streamer, purple zebra tape: “We love our Dolphin sis!”
Box 14

Decorated champagne bottle- gold foil 2014 September 6

General Physical Description note: Decorated champagne bottle, gold foil/ blue streamer, purple zebra tape: “Of all the seniors, you superior!”
Box 22

Miscellaneous objects 2014 September 6

General Physical Description note: Box includes various stuffed animals and memorabilia given in tribute to Veronika and Katie. 1) White teddy bear; 2) “Work of Hearts” Care Bear; 3) “I Love You” cheetah; 4) "Preferred" plush cheetah; 5) "True Warrior" bandana left for Veronika; 6) rosary with pink wooden cross and beads with images of Saints; 7) three-strand bead (artificial pearls) necklace; 8) bead bracelet that says "Isla Vista"; 9) IV Strong incense boat; 10) American flag scarf that belonged to Katie; 11) message in bottle for Katie; 12) Katie’s graduation tassel; 13) red bucket candle with American flag candles and personal message for Katie Cooper.
Box 23

Origami cranes 2014 September 6

General Physical Description note: Entire box is filled with 319 origami cranes; includes one that has been unfolded to reveal a message written on the origami paper, two with writing in bag, thirteen ornate cranes in bag as well.
Box 24

Assorted objects from the Alpha Phi memorial site 2014 September 6

General Physical Description note: Box includes various objects left at the Alpha Phi memorial site for all of the victims: 1) six pairs of painted flip flops (one for each victim); 2) three leis (two in school colors and one rainbow); 3) woven cross made from cornhusk or palm; 4) bouquet of three artificial flowers (white, purple, light blue); 4) Two loose artificial flowers (one orange and one pink); 6) bouquet of butterflies on stems; 7) bouquet of roses made from corn husk with blue ribbon.
Box 26

Book in presentation case 2014 September 6

General Physical Description note: "Beyond this Day" Bacara Grief book with box.
Flat-Oversize 29, Folder 3

Van Gogh Painting Poster 2014 September 6

General Physical Description note: Poster of Vincent van Gogh painting.
Flat-Oversize 31

American flags 2014 September 6

General Physical Description note: Nine mini American flags of various types and lengths.
Flat-Oversize 32, Folder 1

Handmade Signs 2014 September 6

General Physical Description note: Handmade signs on flowered paper, photos of Veronika, reads "Veronika We Love You;" and Katie Cooper poster comprised of pink/white paper, photos of Katie with friends, message reads "Katie Cooper Class of 2014."
Flat-Oversize 36

Items removed from blue wooden sign undated

General Physical Description note: Items removed from blue wooden sign: 1) three laminated photos; 2) two colored hearts from IV Elementary School; 3) UCSB felt pennant.
Map-case 135

American flags 2014 September 6

General Physical Description note: Nine mini American flags of various types and lengths.
Map-case 136

American flag 2014 September 6

General Physical Description note: Large flag with a message for Katie: " Katie Cooper, I cannot even begin to put into words how much I miss you and always will. You were my best friend and like a sister to me. We were quite the pair. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace darling girl. XOXO Kells."
Item R0201

Winnie the Pooh (plush)

Dimensions: length = 17 1/2 inches, width = 10 1/2 inches, height = 20 1/2 inches
Item R0200

Kenny McCormick (plush "South Park") 2014 September 6

General Physical Description note: Kenny McCormick stuffed figure from South Park animated series.
Dimensions: length = 15 inches, width = 10 inches, height = 23 inches
Item R0205

Large Wooden Sign 2014 September 6

General Physical Description note: Large painted wooden sign with palm trees, waves, and the sun. Text reads "Rest In Paradise" Katie, Veronika (with silver tri-deltas), Chris, James, David, George.
Item R0203

Wooden sign 2014 September 6

General Physical Description note: Black wooden sign with silver writing. Text reads "To all of the injured: heal quickly" with little hearts.
Box 9

Modified candles 2015 June 1

General Physical Description note: Four candles from Alpha Phi first anniversary Memorial Site: 1 & 2) one set with white roses and paper tags reading "Katie" and "Veronika"; 3 & 4) one set painted with palm trees and text "Katherine Rest in Paradise" and "Veronika Rest in Paradise."
Box 43

Memorial items 2015 June 1

General Physical Description note: Five items removed from the Alpha Phi first anniversary Memorial Site: 2 modified candles 1) text reads "You are remembered" "Veronika" "5-23-14"; 2) text reads "You are remembered" "Katie" "5-23-14"; 3) star shaped silver electric light; 4) painted "Dixie" cup with white heart 5) painted "Dixie" cup with blue heart.
 

Subseries 1.3. Capri Apartments

Historical note

The Capri Apartments are located at 6598 Seville Road in Isla Vista. A spontaneous memorial was located on the lawn south and west of the entrance to the apartment complex. Materials at this site focused on the three victims who died at the complex: George Chen (1994-2014), Cheng Yuan "James" Hong (1994-2014), and Weihan "David" Wang (1993-2014). Items from this site were collected on June 17, 2014. Selected items were collected from the 2015 memorial site on May 30, 2015.
Box 2, Folder 1

George Chen - related paper items, poem by Joyce Fossen 2014 June 7

General Physical Description note: Nineteen items total: ten cards, two uncut "Not One More" sheets, one memorial service program, three notes, one "Not One More" postcard, one obituary statement, one poem.
Box 2, Folder 2

James Hong - related paper items 2014 June 7

General Physical Description note: Five cards, one obituary statement.
Box 2, Folder 3

David Wang - related paper items 2014 June 17

General Physical Description note: Six cards.
Box 2, Folder 4

Miscellaneous paper items 2014 June 17

General Physical Description note: Thirteen cards, includes messages from Mission Oak High School.
Box 8

Modified candles

General Physical Description note: Four modified candles: one candle in bag (broken), one candle Virgin of Guadalupe; Justine Ramos "We Love You Always;" one candle "Gone But Not Forgotten"/"Let There Be Light;" one candle with blue and yellow ribbon tied to it, various messages.
Box 12

George Chen painted rock 2014 June 17

General Physical Description note: Rock includes name of victim, along with (painted) artwork.
Dimensions: length = 6 inches, width = 5 1/2 inches, height = 1 1/2 inches
Box 12

James Hong painted rock 2014 June 17

General Physical Description note: Rock includes name of victim, along with (painted) artwork.
Dimensions: length = 6 inches, width = 4 inches, height = 2 inches
Box 12

David Wang painted rock 2014 June 17

General Physical Description note: Rock includes name of victim, along with (painted) artwork.
Dimensions: length = 4 1/2 inches, width = 4 inches, height = 1 1/2 inches
Box 16

Assorted items from the Capri Apartments memorial site 2014 June 17

General Physical Description note: Box includes various items left at the Capri Apartments memorial site; three shells of medium and small sizes; heart-shaped rock; pink/red "Hugs" cardboard bell; five leis; honors graduation card; incense holder.
Box 17

Origami candles (25) 2014 June 17

Box 18

Origami candles and birds 2014 June 17

General Physical Description note: Twenty one origami candles; four small origami birds; one large origami bird; origami misc, two blue and yellow ribbon with black pin, emergency card, one origami flower (glued).
Flat-Oversize 28

Assorted items from the Capri Apartments memorial site 2014 June 17

General Physical Description note: American flag; black wooden "LOVE" sign.
Flat-Oversize 28

Painting

General Physical Description note: Broken/repaired heart painting.
Flat-Oversize 40

Bulletin board 2014 June 17

General Physical Description note: RIP bulletin board: includes RIP sheet, five pinned flowers, string of names of victims, letter, decorative sheets pinned to the board, four decorated hearts (Isla Vista Elementary School).
Map-case 135

Posters 2014 June 17

General Physical Description note: Two posters with messages: one "Pray For IV" on card stock with image of lagoon and Storke Tower at night, one white poster board with message "There are some who bring a light so great into the world, that even after they're gone, the light remains."
Map-case 135

Poster 2014 June 17

General Physical Description note: "Rest in Peace" with hearts and initials of victims inside hearts.
Item R0204

Skateboard 2014 June 17

General Physical Description note: Red and white skateboard with tribute message written on bottom.
Dimensions: length = 31 1/2 inches, width = 7 1/2 inches
Item R0202

Dalmatian (plush) 2014 June 17

General Physical Description note: Stuffed black and white dalmatian with red ribbon around its neck.
Dimensions: length = 9 inches, width = 15 inches, height = 18 inches
Box 5, Folder 15

Paper signs 2015 May 30

General Physical Description note: Two paper signs from the Capri Apartments 2015 Memorial Site placed there by the families of George, David, and James.
Box 42

Modified candles 2015 May 30

General Physical Description note: Seven candles removed from the Capri Apartments 2015 Memorial site: one set with white roses and paper labels reading 1) "David", 2) "George", and 3) "James"; one set with painted palm trees and text reading 4) "David Rest in Paradise", 5) "George Rest in Paradise", 6) "James Rest in Paradise", and 7) one candle painted yellow with various text including "UCSB", "Bay Area", "C of Engineering", "In Solidarity", "#Not One More", and "5/23/14."
Box 43

Memorial items 2015 May 30

General Physical Description note: Eleven items from Capri Apartments memorial site: 1) modified candle "you are remembered Weihan 'David' 5-23-14;" 2) modified candle "you are remembered George 5-23-14" 3-5) painted "Dixie" cups, blue and yellow with white hearts; 6) three electric blue LED lights 7) three pebbles.
 

Subseries 1.4. 7-11

Historical note

A smaller memorial site was located where several victims were injured on Trigo Road by a lampost near the entrance to the 7-11 convenience store. Because no victims died at the site, materials were more general in nature and did not focus on particular victims.
Box 2, Folder 5

Hearts colored by school children at Isla Vista Elementary School (crayon) 2014 June 21

General Physical Description note: Part of a collection of colored hearts that were taped in the windows of the 7-11 (five hearts) in crayon.
Box 2, Folder 6

Hearts colored by school children at Isla Vista Elementary School (colored pencil, marker, and crayon) 2014 June 21

General Physical Description note: Part of a collection of colored hearts that were taped in the windows of the 7-11 (thirteen hearts).
Box 2, Folder 7

Miscellaneous paper Items from 7-11 site

General Physical Description note: Four items total: one sketch pad in which visitors to the memorial site wrote comments and drew pictures; one note with victim's names; two watercolor paintings with messages "Pray" and "Hope."
Box 10

"IV Strong" painted rock 2014 June 21

General Physical Description note: Painted rock that says "IV Strong."
Dimensions: length = 3 1/4 inches, width = 3 3/4 inches, height = 1/2 inches
Box 15

Assorted items 2014 June 21

General Physical Description note: Box includes various items collected from the 7/11 Memorial site; candle filled with shells; empty wooden jar glitter; four American flags; one painted rock with peace sign; one mini hippo salt shaker; one mini Cinderella figurine; battery powered candle; pink and violet ribbons; Project IV LOVE ad; Parliament cigarettes; bike part; four leis; small shell; large shell; Green incense holder with "Isla Vista Strong" message; signed and decorated Pope candle; yellow cloth ribbon; large white shell and accompanying red candle.
Flat-Oversize 27

LOVE sign

General Physical Description note: Oversized red, wooden LOVE sign.
Flat-Oversize 27

Painting of flowers

 

Subseries 1.5. Arbor Memorial Wall

Historical note

The Arbor Memorial Wall was a wooden structure that was painted by UCSB students. This site was located on the sidewalk between the UCSB Library and the Arbor convenience store. It served as an on-campus site for memorialization where people could leave flowers. Other visitors attached items such as notes or cards to the wooden structure. The memorial wall stayed in place on the campus for over a year, and was moved to another location on campus after the first-year anniversary for the incident.
Box 4, Folder 18

Documents posted on wall 2014 July 11

General Physical Description note: "We Are IV" poem and three #NotOneMore postcards.
Box 4, Folder 19

Cards left at Arbor Memorial Wall 2014 June 16

General Physical Description note: Thumbtacked on wall by Crozier Middle School in Inglewood.
Box 4, Folder 20

KASA postcards #notonemore 2014 July 11

General Physical Description note: Korean American Students Association (KASA) table at IV near the Pardall Center and at the Arbor Memorial Wall.
Box 4, Folder 21

Memorial Wall Documents 2014 July 11

General Physical Description note: Explanations of Memorial Wall.
Flat-Oversize 29, Folder 2

Memorial Wall Posters 2014 June 16

General Physical Description note: Two items: "We Are One" poster from Crozier Middle School; picture of chalk art.
Flat-Oversize 29, Folder 5

Memorial Wall Signs 2014

General Physical Description note: Various signs asking for volunteers and signatures.
Flat-Oversize 37

Posters (Two on the Wall at the Arbor) 2014

Dimensions: Poster 1: length = 38 inches, width = 30 inches. Poster 2: length = 34 1/4 inches, width = 30 inches
 

Subseries 1.6. Unknown Provenance

General note

This series consists of memorial items for which the exact provenance was unclear.
Box 2, Folder 8

Green, faded sign from memorial site with message that reads "America, Country of Freedom. Freedom to Live. Not Freedom to Kill." 2014

General Physical Description note: Green, faded sign from memorial site with message that reads "America, Country of Freedom. Freedom to Live. Not Freedom to Kill."
Box 3, Folder 11

Poem by Joyce Fossen 2014

General Physical Description note: Copy of poem left at several memorial sites.
Box 3, Folder 12

Sketch Pad 2014

General Physical Description note: Sketch pad in which visitors to the memorial site wrote comments and tribute messages. This notepad was either from the Alpha Phi memorial site or the Capri Apartments memorial site.
Dimensions: length = 9 inches, width = 12 inches
Box 4, Folder 28

Postcards 2014

General Physical Description note: Eight postcards from the Korean Student Association with slogans and images related to memorial activites. Four blank, four with messages from students.
Box 4, Folder 26

Photos 2014

General Physical Description note: 8x10 print of four photos showing Christopher Michaels-Martinez with his cousin.
Box 20

Purple Ribbon 2014

General Physical Description note: Purple Ribbon (example of those tied to lamposts after incident).
Box 20

Pink card 2014

General Physical Description note: Pink card that reads "you are loved" with multicolored striped ribbon.
Box 20

Paper weight 2015

General Physical Description note: Heart-shaped paper weight with fragments of flowers from the 2014 Isla Vista Memorial Sites. Text reads: "We remember them, May 23, 2014;" includes names of the victims around the edge with business card of Ruth Wales, floral artist.
 

Series 2. University Offices

Scope and Content

This series consists of materials which were obtained from different offices and departments at the university. Materials in the series include official university communications related to the tragedy, printed materials generated by different offices or departments on campus, materials related to the incident which were collected by an individual who worked in the office/department listed, or condolence items which were sent to the office/department and later donated to the collection. The series is divided by the office or department from which the Ad-Hoc Memorial Preservation Group obtained materials. For those items that were collected by individuals, the name of the collector is included in the series name.
 

Subseries 2.1. Office of the Chancellor

Box 4, Folder 1

Isla Vista Tragedy "A Letter to the UC Santa Barbara Community" 2014 May 24

Box 4, Folder 1

Message From Chancellor Yang and Interim Executive Vice Chancellor Michaelson 2014 May 25

Box 4, Folder 1

Information on Classes and Campus Memorials 2014 May 25

Box 4, Folder 1

A Message to the UC Santa Barbara Community from President Napolitano 2014 May 26

Box 4, Folder 1

Message from Chancellor Yang about Campus and Isla Vista Safety 2014 May 30

Box 4, Folder 1

Campus and Isla Vista Safety 2014 May 30

Box 4, Folder 1

State of Isla Vista: The Future of our UCSB is at Stake 2014 June

General note

Letter addressed to UCSB Chancellor Henry Yang and UC President Janet Napolitano, signed by 30 faculty members. The letter identifies four key problem areas and four recommended action items.
Box 4, Folder 1

Improving Safety in Isla Vista 2014 June 13

General note

Four-page message from Chancellor Yang about Campus and Isla Vista Safety.
Box 4, Folder 1

A Message for Faculty from Chancellor Yang– Promoting Faculty – Student Engagement in Isla Vista 2014 June 18

Box 4, Folder 1

A Message for Faculty from Chancellor Yang

General note

IV Safety Progress Report; A New Ad Hoc Committee Trustee’s Advisory Committee on Isla Vista Strategies.
Box 4, Folder 1

Isla Vista Safety Progress Report from Chancellor Yang 2014 September 25

Box 4, Folder 1

Chancellor’s Coordinating Committee on Isla Vista, memo from Chancellor Yang 2014 September 25

Box 4, Folder 1

A Message for Students and Parents Welcome Back from Chancellor Yang 2014 October 3

Box 4, Folder 1

Memo about Report of Trustees’ Advisory Committee on Isla Vista Strategies 2014 November 17

Box 4, Folder 1

A Call for Action: Report of the UC Santa Barbara Foundation Trustees' Advisory Committee on Isla Vista Strategies 2014 November

General note

Printed out from http://www.ia.ucsb.edu/ucsb-foundation/pdfs/TrusteesReport.pdf
Box 4, Folder 1

A Message From Chancellor Yang on Progress in Isla Vista 2015 March 20

Flat-Oversize 38

Posters

General Physical Description note: Three posters from UC Merced. Text reads "In Memory & Solidarity."
Dimensions: Poster 1: length = 71 3/4 inches, width = 42 1/4 inches. Poster 2: length = 72 inches, width = 42 inches. Poster 3: length = 72 inches, width = 42 inches (printed image with signatures)
Map-case 135

Posters

General Physical Description note: Three posters: 1) UC Regents - in Memory Announcement; 2) California State University, Monterey Bay - "Our hearts and thoughts are with you" from CSU Monterey Bay; 3) Franklin Regional Community “Stay Strong” poster with signatures.
 

Subseries 2.2. Housing and Residential Services

Box 4, Folder 2

Cards from CSU Sacramento and the University of Wisconsin 2014 May

General Physical Description note: Three memorial/support cards mailed to UCSB Housing and Residential Services: two from CSU Sacramento and one from the University of Wisconsin.
Box 4, Folder 3

Cards from Academy of Art University 2014 May

General Physical Description note: Two memorial/support cards mailed to UCSB Housing and Residential Services from Academy of Art University.
Box 4, Folder 4

Cards from Santa Clara University 2014 May

General Physical Description note: Three memorial/support cards mailed to UCSB Housing and Residential Services from Santa Clara University.
Box 4, Folder 5

Cards from UC Santa Cruz 2014 May

General Physical Description note: Five memorial/support cards mailed to UCSB Housing and Residential Services from UC Santa Cruz.
Box 4, Folder 6

Cards from UC Berkeley 2014 May

General Physical Description note: Four memorial/support cards mailed to UCSB Housing and Residential Services from UC Berkeley; one laminated poem from Mike Gleason "My Thoughts Are With You."
Box 20

Pebbles from Lake Mendoza 2014 May

General Physical Description note: Sixteen pebbles from the shore of Lake Mendoza, mailed from the University of Wisconsin-Madison to the UCSB Housing and Residential Services Office.
Box 29, Folder 8

Card from CSU Sacramento 2014 May

General Physical Description note: Card mailed to UCSB Housing and Residential Services from CSU Sacramento . Black and yellow construction paper with text and candle. Message reads: "5-23-14 Isla Vista" and "In mourning. In solidarity."
Flat-Oversize 33, Folder 2

Poster

General Physical Description note: Brown cardboard poster with "Isla Vista in Mourning in Solidarity May 23rd, 2014."
Dimensions: 20 1/2 inches x 16 1/4 inches
 

Subseries 2.3. Alumni Association (George Thurlow)

Box 4, Folder 7

Articles- Remembering the victims 2014 May

General Physical Description note: Various articles, newspaper clippings and printouts remembering the lives of the six victims.
Box 4, Folder 8

Articles- Remembering Veronika Weiss 2014 May

General Physical Description note: Articles rememering the achievements and life of Veronika Weiss.
Box 4, Folder 9

Memorial Program- Remembering Katherine Cooper 2014 June

General Physical Description note: One funeral program celebrating the life of Katherine Cooper, one printed article on Katie Cooper.
Box 4, Folder 10

Weihan David Wang articles/scholarship info 2014 May-2014 July

General Physical Description note: Numerous articles on Weihan David Wang; memorial program for Weihan David Wang.
Box 4, Folder 11

Articles- Richard Martinez & gun control 2014 May-2014 August

General Physical Description note: Numerous newsprint articles covering the gun control debate; including policy changes.
Box 4, Folder 12

University [policy] responses 2014 May

General Physical Description note: University policy changes; including memorial and safety funds. Four memos.
Box 4, Folder 13

Articles- crime reports 2014 May

General Physical Description note: Newspaper crime report articles three items total: one LA Times, two NY Times.
Box 4, Folder 14

Handwritten notes 2014 May

General note

Notes from the Alumni Association; memorial service planning [VA Tech contact].
 

Subseries 2.4. Office of Student Life

Box 4, Folder 22

Memorial Service Program 2014 May 27

General Physical Description note: Memorial Service Program Day of Mourning and Reflection Harder Stadium.
Box 4, Folder 23

'I Heart UCSB' Paper Items 2015

General Physical Description note: Sticker; postcard.
Box 4, Folder 24

'I Heart UCSB' Paper Items 2015

General Physical Description note: One 'I Heart UCSB' Campaign Sticker and one 'I Heart UCSB' Postcard. The postcard's front contains an illustration of beach scenery with 'I Heart UCSB', and the back contains the organization's creed.
Box 20

'I Heart UCSB' Paper Items 2015

General Physical Description note: Mini "rubber" duck; pin.
Box 26

Large "rubber" duck 2015

General Physical Description note: Large Rubber duck with I [heart] UCSB sticker.
Flat-Oversize 30

Bed Sheet 2014

General Physical Description note: Bed Sheet with "Your Pain is Shared" message from Northwestern University Students.
Dimensions: Length = 104.25 in., Width = 64.25 in
Flat-Oversize 39

Poster

General Physical Description note: "In Memory In Solidarity"paper poster from CSU East Bay with messages and signatures.
Dimensions: length = 76 1/2 inches, width = 35 1/2 inches
Map-case 135

Large poster: I heart UCSB 2015

General Physical Description note: "I [heart] UCSB poster" with pledge.
 

Subseries 2.5. Counseling and Psychological Services

Box 4, Folder 16

CAPS documents responding to grief 2014

General Physical Description note: Document responding to distressed students; CAPS business card; coping with tragedy flyer; coping with grief pamphlet, strategies for grief, etc.
Box 4, Folder 24

Paper items from Office of Counseling and Psychological Services 2015

General Physical Description note: Documents, flyers and handouts from the Office of Counseling and Psychological Services.
 

Subseries 2.6. Department of English

Flat-Oversize 41

Bulletin board 2014

General Physical Description note: Isla Vista Mourning in Solidarity Bulletin Board: includes poem, personal notes, four photos, “Paddle Out” article, anonymous letter, “A Week in Retrospective” article, “Gathering,” “For All of Us” (an open letter).
 

Subseries 2.7. Department of Global Studies

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Poster 2014

General Physical Description note: Long, rolled banner, reads "Global Stands in Solidarity" as well as messages and signatures from students.
Dimensions: length = 74 1/4 inches, width = 48 inches
 

Subseries 2.8. Office of Admissions

Box 4, Folder 15

Card 2014

General Physical Description note: Card to Admissions from Chapman University of Office Admissions.
Flat-Oversize 33, Folder 1

Poster 2014

General Physical Description note: In Solidarity with UCSB, medium sized poster with image of candle from UCSC, with additional mesages from UCSC students.
Dimensions: 18 inches x 14 inches
Map-case 135, Folder 8

Condolence posters from UC Berkeley 2014

General Physical Description note: Condolences from Admissions and Enrollment - two posters: 1) condolences "To our colleagues at UCSB, we are thinking of you during this difficult time." 2) signatures and messages on yellow poster board.
 

Subseries 2.9. Henley Gate

Flat-Oversize 39, Item 1

Black ribbon (large) 2014

General Physical Description note: Black banner.
Dimensions: length = 128 inches, width = 51 1/2 inches.
Physical Location: Rolled in Large telescoping box with artifacts.
 

Subseries 2.10. College of Engineering and the Sciences

Box 29, Folder 4

Magazine 2014

General Physical Description note: Convergence: The Magazine of Engineering and the Sciences at UC Santa Barbara, Issue 18:1, Summer 2014 (p. 42-43). Article at the end of the magazine ("UCSB Heals United") relevant to the May 23, 2014 incident.
 

Subseries 2.11. UCSB Career Services

Box 5, Folder 12

UCSB Career Manual 2014-2015

General Physical Description note: A 2014 - 2015 issue of the UCSB Career Manual. There are memorial messages located on p. 2, p.136, the cover, and the spine.
 

Subseries 2.12. Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)

Box 5, Folder 2

Flyer for Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) Study 2015 May

General Physical Description note: A blue flyer requesting 'impacted' UCSB students to participate in a scientific study (related to distress) and offers reimbursement for participating.
 

Subseries 2.13. Solid State Lighting and Energy Center (Yukina I. Warner)

Box 5, Folder 20

Materials related to Veronika Weiss 2015 January 15

General note

One printout from the Thousand Oaks Acorn (Jan. 15, 2015).
 

Subseries 2.14. Center for Black Studies Research

Box 5, Folder 16

Issue of Journal of Haitian Studies (published at UCSB)

General note

Journal of Haitian Studies, Volume 20:1 (p. 4-6). "In Memoriam: George Chen, Katie Cooper, James Cheng-Yuan Hong, Christopher Michaels-Martinez, Weihan "David" Wang, Veronika Weiss.
 

Subseries 2.15. UCSB Library

Box 5, Folder 9

Crossroads Newsletter 2015

General Physical Description note: Newsletter that describes the various events and activities (held at the library). The "Isla Vista Memorial Project" section (located on p. 2) mentions the memorial efforts.
Box 5, Folder 14

Sympathy notes and cards from R.J. Frank Middle School 2014 May-2014 June 2

General Physical Description note: Set of 83 handmade notes and cards expressing sympathy from art students at R.J. Frank Middle School in Oxnard, California (Ventura County Public Schools). Sent to UCSB Library in 2015 by Katherine Burns, the Art Teacher.
Box 26

Decorated mason jar with note 2014 May-2014 June 2

General Physical Description note: One mason jar decorated with strips of pink and purple crepe paper, containing a rolled up note expressing sympathy from an art student at R.J. Frank Middle School in Oxnard, California (Ventura County Public Schools). Sent to UCSB Library in 2015 by Katherine Burns, the Art Teacher.
Flat-Oversize 33, Folder 5

Laminated posters from R.J. Frank Middle School 2014 May-2014 June 2

General Physical Description note: Set of 34 handmade laminated posters expressing sympathy from art students at R.J. Frank Middle School in Oxnard, California (Ventura County Public Schools). Sent to UCSB Library in 2015 by Katherine Burns, the Art Teacher.
 

Series 3. Government Agencies

Scope and Content

This series includes documents from government agencies. Materials in this series include the official crime investigation report from the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office, and a video message from U.S. Vice President Joe Biden to the UCSB community. The series is divided into two subseries: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office (Subseries 3.1.) and Office of the Vice President of the United States (Subseries 3.2.)
 

Subseries 3.1. Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

Box 5, Folder 1

Isla Vista Mass Murder May 23, 2014 Investigation 2015 February 18

General note

Investigative Summary (64 pages).
 

Subseries 3.2. Office of the Vice President of the United States

Item V7726/DF

Video of Sympathy and Encouragement from Vice President Joe Biden addressed to UCSB students

 

Series 4. Press Coverage

Scope and Content

This series includes newspapers with articles related to the tragedy and memorialization activities. The bulk of the materials are from local newspapers such as The Daily Nexus (UCSB's campus newspaper), The Santa Barbara News-Press, and The Santa Barbara Independent. Each box/folder includes a content list noting which pages have articles related to the incident.
 

Subseries 4.1. Newspapers

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Santa Barbara News-Press 2014 May 24- 2014 July 2, 2015 February 20-2015 May 22

Flat-Oversize 35, Folder 1

Daily Nexus 2014 May 28-2014 October 9, 2015 May 28

Flat-Oversize 35, Folder 2

Information Press 2014 August

Flat-Oversize 35, Folder 3

San Francisco Chronicle 2014 May 25-2014 May 28

Flat-Oversize 35, Folder 4

Santa Barbara Independent 2014 May 22-2014 June 19

Flat-Oversize 35, Folder 5

Santa Barbara Independent 2014 June 19- 2014 July 31

Flat-Oversize 35, Folder 6

Santa Barbara Independent 2015 May 21-2015 June 4

Flat-Oversize 35, Folder 7

The Bottom Line 2014 May 28-2014 November 11, 2015 May 20-2015 June 2

Flat-Oversize 35, Folder 8

The New York Times 2014 May 27

Flat-Oversize 35, Folder 9

The Trident 2014

Flat-Oversize 35, Folder 10

USA Today 2014 May 28

 

Series 5. Community

Scope and Content

This series consists of materials from the local communities by UCSB. They include items from St. Marks University Parish (Isla Vista, California) and Montecito Bank and Trust.
Map-case 135, Folder 7

St. Marks University Parish (Isla Vista, California), Posters 2014

General Physical Description note: Includes Chris Michaels-Martinez memorial poster; George Chen memorial poster; Veronika Weiss memorial poster; Katie Cooper memorial poster; Weihan Wang memorial poster; James Hong memorial poster; Elliot Rodger memorial poster.
Flat-Oversize 39

Montecito Bank and Trust Poster 2014

General Physical Description note: #Gauchostrong poster.
Dimensions: length = 226 inches, width = 49 inches (Rolled in large telescoping box with artifacts)
 

Series 6. Organizations

Scope and Content

This series includes materials from different organizations. They are divided into subseries by the organization name.
 

Subseries 6.1. Project IV Love

General note

Project IV Love is an organization formed "to serve as a platform to garnish donations for the creation of a permanent Memorial Public Art Installation in Isla Vista, California, that honors and remembers the victims who died due to the tragic even on May 23, 2014." The organization worked with the Isla Vista Recreation and Park District to create the Isla Vista Love and Remembrance Garden located at People's Park. The garden include six memorial benches, each designed to represent a specific victim who died in the tragedy.
Box 5, Folder 10

Paper items 2015

General Physical Description note: Includes a description of the Remembrance Garden at People's Park, written by Kim Yasuda; a card describing the Project IV Love charity; as well as UCSB and IV-related stickers, promoting the solidarity of the community.
Box 21

IV Love Shirt 2015

General Physical Description note: One adult size gray t-shirt (made of cotton) that has "Gaucho Strong" printed across the center.
Box 21

IV Love Tank-Top 2015

General Physical Description note: One adult size XL, white tank-top (made of cotton) that has a heart printed across the center (representing IV Love).
Flat-Oversize 33, Folder 4

Framed project IV Love Group Photo 2015 May

 

Subseries 6.2. Everytown for Gun Safety

General note

"Everytown for Gun Safety is a movement of American fighting for common-sense gun reforms to reduce gun violence." Parents of the Isla Vista incident victims have been active with the organziation.
Box 21

T-shirt 2015

General Physical Description note: "Not One More" T-shirt.
Box 5, Folder 19

Paper items 2015

General Physical Description note: Six "Not One More" postcards from Everytown for Gun Safety; email from Richard Martinez to Everytown supporters.
Box 20

Orange American Flag Pin 2015

General Physical Description note: Everytown For Gun Safety orange American Flag pin- the pin is hunter orange as a statement saying "don't shoot me."
 

Subseries 6.3. Moms Demand Action

General note

"Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America was created to demand action from legislators, state and federal; companies; and educational institutions to establish common-sense gun reforms." Parents of the Isla Vista incident victims have been active with the organization.
Box 20

Gun Control Items 2015

General Physical Description note: Gun control-related items from Moms Demand Action: pin and bracelet.
 

Subseries 6.4. Adhoc Memorial Preservation Committee

General note

The Ad Hoc Memorial Preservation Committee is a campus group that was formed to preserve materials related to the May 24, 2014 tragedy in Isla Vista.
Box 20

Flash Drive of Images 2015

General Physical Description note: Presentation box with flash drive of images, like those sent to families of victims.
Box 5, Folder 13

Melissa Barthelemy materials 2015

General note

Folder includes materials related to work of Melissa Barthelemy as Project Manager for the Adhoc Memorial Preservation Group.
 

Series 7. Memorial Events

Scope and Content

This series includes materials from various memorial events related to the tragedy, both immediately following the incident in 2014 and as part of the first-year anniversary in 2015.
 

Subseries 7.1. UCSB Day of Mourning and Reflection (Memorial Service)

Historical note

The official campus memorial service was held on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, as part of the Day of Mourning and Reflection. The event was held at Harder Stadium. Approximately 20,000 students, faculty, staff, family members, and others connected to the UCSB community attended the event.
Item V7111/DVD

DVD of Memorial Service 2014

General note

DVD from Instructional Development, Video Services; text on case: Memorial Service / University of California, Santa Barbara / Our Hearts Are United / Tuesday, May 27, 2014 / Day of Mourning and Reflection / Harder Stadium; Disk: Memorial Service / Our Hearts are United / Day of Mourning & Reflection / Harder Stadium / Tuesday, May 27, 2014.
Box 4, Folder 17

Invocation 2014 May 27

General note

Invocation by Rabbi Evan Goodman.
 

Subseries 7.2. Rising for Charleston Peace Walk and Sabbath in Isla Vista

Historical note

Rising for Charleston Peace Walk & Sabbath in Isla Vista. This event occurred on June 28, 2015. Richard Martinez, Bob Weiss, and community members held a peace walk in Isla Vista in memory of the victims of a mass shooting that took place at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17, 2015.
Box 4, Folder 25

Richard Martinez's peace walk speech (6 pages) 2015 June 28

 

Subseries 7.3. AB 1014 Rally

Historical note

A new California law (AB 1014) took effect on January 1, 2016. It allows concerned family members or law enforcement officers to petition a court for a Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO) in situations where an individual is deemed to either “be a threat” or have the “potential for threatening behavior.” After the petition is submitted, a judge will be empowered to make the call, i.e. if there are sufficient enough reasons to warrant a person’s gun and ammo to be taken away from them and the judge deems the person a threat, it will be. AB 1014 was first proposed after the shooting that took place in Isla Vista in May 2014. The shooter, in that case, had given all the right signs of being a threat, but no legal mechanism was available for anyone to take action. A rally was held in Isla Vista after passage of the bill in 2014.
Box 33, Folder 3

Painting: Thank You for Passing for AB1014 2014 October 1

General Physical Description note: Front: "Thank You for Passing for AB1014," Back: signed by Lois Capps, Das Williams, Richard Martinez. Made by Melissa Barthelemy.
Box 4, Folder 27

Photos

General Physical Description note: Four photos from Richard Martinez with images of Chris and text reading "Not One More" from AB 1014 rally.
 

Subseries 7.4. Come Together Event, Storke Plaza

Historical note

This event, organized by Associated Students and entitled “Come Together: Remember, Reconnect, and Unite,” was held in Storke Plaze on October 8, 2014. More than 5,000 students gathered at Storke Plaza to remember those lost in the May 23, 2014 tragedy and to enjoy a free concert by singer Jack Johnson, a UCSB alumnus.
Box 29, Folder 1

Come Together Posters for Advertisement 2015 October 8

General Physical Description note: Posters for "Come Together" event advertisment.
Box 20

Come Together Pebbles 2015 October 8

General Physical Description note: Thirteen pebbles for the "Come Together" event (decorated with blue and gold stickers).
Flat-Oversize 39, Item 5

Paper banner 2015 October 8

General Physical Description note: "Come Together" poster (originally hanging on wall below Storke Tower).
Dimensions: length = 110 1/2 inches, width = 48 inches
 

Subseries 7.5. "We Remember" Them Exhibit

Historical note

This exhibit, curated by History Ph.D. student Melissa Barthelemy and created by a team of undergraduate students and recent alumni, was held in the Old Gym (Red Barn) on campus as part of the first-year anniversary memorial events. “A space for healing and reflection, this exhibition honors the acts of love and compassion that emerged in Isla Vista and on the UC Santa Barbara campus after the tragedy of May 23, 2014. Through photographs of planned and unplanned memorials, artifacts and messages left at spontaneous memorial sites, and documentation of support from around the globe, the exhibition remembers those who died and were injured, and tells the story of a community empowered by its own humanity in reacting to a collective loss.” The exhibit was initially scheduled to run from May 20 – June 20, 2015; but was extended through August 13, 2015. A three-dimensional photographic record of the exhibit can be found at http://www.805productions.com/santa_barbara/5265.
Box 5, Folder 7

Promotional Items from the "We Remember Them" Exhibit 2015

General Physical Description note: Three exhibit postcards, two exhibit guides, and one exhibit bulletin. These contain memorial artwork and information about the exhibit (including a map of the exhibit and the dates of the exhibit -- May 20 - June 20), floorplan of exhibit, two postcards advertising the exhibit.
Box 5, Folder 21

Victim Biographies

General Physical Description note: Six victim biographies prepared in collaboration with the families for the exhibit; used to create large biographical panels in the Victims Room.
Flat-Oversize 29, Folder 6

Posters from the "We Remember Them" Exhibit 2015 May

Map-case 135, Folder 9

Large print with photos of six victims

Map-case 135, Folder 10

Vinyl banner from "We Remember Them" exhibit (extended) 2015

 

Subseries 7.6. Blunite

Historical note

Blunite is an abbreviation with a double meaning: “blue night” and “bl-unite” (with emphasis on “unite”). “It is a community effort based in Isla Vista, California to stand together for the month of May. Uniting as a community, we are ‘glowing blue’ by lighting blue LEDs throughout Isla Vista and beyond, showing unity by placing tea lights in windows, changing bulbs to blue ones, rope outlining buildings etc... Local business, campus buildings and individual households are invited to participate in illuminating the area, helping to guide our entire community to come together, heal and move forward.” Blunite was initiated by UCSB students who were participating in IV OpenLab together with Art Professor, Kim Yasuda, who brainstormed ways to bridge the connection between UCSB and Isla Vista through light. “Their ideas not only connected the campus and IV, but spread beyond the boundaries of the local community by inviting everyone to participate in a movement that envisions solidarity and a bright future. As a symbol inspired by the LED blue light invented by Nobel-winning UCSB Professor, Shuji Nakamura, Blunite IV illuminates the memories of those who were lost and injured by bringing our communities together to create something hopeful, beautiful and powerful.”
Box 5, Folder 11

Blunite Flyer 2015 May

General Physical Description note: Green flyer that describes the date of the Blunite event and provides a list of the Blue lights available for purchase.
Box 5, Folder 11

Blunite Postcards 2015 May

General Physical Description note: Postcards that describe the origin of Blunite and define the significance of the Blunite memorial event.
Box 20

Blunite Braclet 2015 May

General Physical Description note: Blue bracelet from the Blunite event.
Box 20

Blunite Tea Lights 2015 May

General Physical Description note: Tea lights that glow blue.
 

Subseries 7.7. MMXIV Music in Memory Isla Vista

Historical note

Eleven graduate composition students from UCSB’s Music Department wrote pieces in remembrance of and reaction to the Isla Vista tragedy. Their works were performed at a memorial concert on May 31, 2015, as part of the first-year memorial events.
Box 5, Folder 5

Promotional items from Memorial Concert 2015 May 31

General Physical Description note: Concert brochures and concert program for the 2014 Isla Vista Concert that was held in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall (May 31, 2015). The concert program contains the scores, lyrics, the composers' names, and the composers' commentary.
Flat-Oversize 29, Folder 7

Poster from Memorial Concert 2015 May 31

General Physical Description note: Occurred on Sunday May 31, 2015 7:30 Lotte Lehman Concert Hall, UCSB. Related to the first year memorial concert "MMXIV Music in Memory Isla Vista 2014."
 

Subseries 7.8. "Real Life" Religious Group

Historical note

This group distributed memorial materials on campus as part of the 1-year memorial events.
Box 21

"Love Conquers All" T-Shirt 2015 May

General Physical Description note: Adult, small, white t-shirt (made of cotton) that has "Love Conquers All" printed across the center.
 

Subseries 7.9. Chen, Hong, Wang Family Donation

Historical note

Families of three of the victims in the May 23, 2014 Isla Vista tragedy brought materials to the “We Remember Them” exhibit.
Box 21

"One Love, One Humanity" T-Shirt 2015 May

General Physical Description note: Yellow t-shirt. The message "One Love, One Humanity" and a picture of a candle are printed on the front. Two messages, "Remembering the Isla Vista Rampage Victims" and "Stop the Killing of the Innocents" are printed on the back.
 

Subseries 7.10. Attitudinal Healing International

Historical note

This group distributed memorial materials on campus as part of the first-year memorial events.
Box 5, Folder 4

"The Twelve Principles of Attitudinal Healing" Handout 2015 May

General note

(Paper) handout provided by Attitudinal Healing International that outlines 12 steps for 'attitudinal healing.'
 

Subseries 7.11. Memorial Fundraising

Scope and Content

This subseries includes promotional materials related to fundraising for the IV Love and Remembrance Garden in Isla Vista.
Box 5, Folder 6

We Stand Together #Gauchostrong Flyer 2015

Box 5, Folder 6

Isla Vista T-Shirt Design Concept and Isla Vista Strong Memorial Tank 2015

 

Subseries 7.12. Incite Insight Magazine and UCSB Grads Mobilize

Historical note

These groups worked together to create a memorial booklet as part of the first-year anniversary memorial activities. “This booklet is a collection of pieces reflecting the voices of UCSB and IV communities one year following the violent events on May 23, 2014.
Box 5, Folder 8

Isla Vista Memorial Booklet 2015 May

General note

A collection of pieces reflecting the voices of UCSB and I.V. communities one year after the violent events of May 23, 2014.
 

Subseries 7.13. Miscellaneous Items from 2015 Memorial Events

Box 21

"Isla Vista United" T-Shirt 2015 May

General Physical Description note: Blue t-shirt. Two messages, "Isla Vista United" and "Strength, Hope, and Community" are printed on the front.
Box 5, Folder 3

Paper items from 2015 Memorial Events

General Physical Description note: Miscellaneous paper items related to the first-year memorial activities.
 

Series 8. Courses

Scope and Content

This series includes course materials and student coursework from classes related to the May 23, 2014 tragedy in Isla Vista.
Box 5, Folder 17

Course Materials and Student Papers (History 196, Fall 2014) 2014

Other Descriptive Information

Course materials and student papers related to History 196 (Fall 2014) -- Special independent study course related to the Isla Vista tragedy.
Box 5, Folder 18

Course Materials and Student Papers (History 192DR, Spring 2015) 2015

General note

Course materials and student papers related to History 192DR (Spring 2015) -- Directed Readings in Public History: Isla Vista Community History and Historical Commemoration.