This collection was created by historians Don McGill and Glenn Price. It is partly a collection of historic documents about
early trade along the west coast of North America during the years 1824-1873. It also includes research materials about the
Santa Barbara Presidio created by Glenn Price for a report he wrote.
Glenn Price is the author of the 1959 historical resources report on the Presidio that provided the background to begin the
reconstruction project that still continues today. On July 9, 1957, California Senate Bill 2653 was passed which gave the
Division of Beaches and Parks the authority to conduct a feasibility study of the acquisition and development of the Presidio.
Price, a historian and park ranger at Will Rogers State Historic Park at the time, undertook the study in close cooperation
with Pearl Chase. During that effort, Price amassed a collection of research materials, including documents from the Bancroft
Library, historical background material collected by Chase, and photographs of the Presidio neighborhood. These materials,
along with correspondence to Chase and others, form part of this collection of papers. Glenn Price was awarded the Pearl Chase
Preservation Award by the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation in 2009.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Historic
Resources. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation Research Center
as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must
also be obtained by the reader.