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Guide to the Whitney T. Genns Photograph Collection
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Description
Photographs, mainly b/w, of the Genns family and bookstore in Santa Barbara. Most of the photos are undated but the bulk seem to be latter 1950s to 1978.
Background
Whitney T. Genns, long considered the dean of Santa Barbara's antiquarian book dealers, was born on April 13, 1900 in New Orleans. The family soon moved to the small town of Closter, New Jersey when his father took a job in New York City. When the United States entered World War I, Whitney Genns joined the venerable New York 7th Regiment and fought in France. Returning to New York after the war, he entered the newspaper trade, where he would earn a good living for many years. In the 1930s, after working in New Orleans and Washington, D.C., he settled in California with his wife Edna. He opened his first bookshop in San Diego in 1938.
Extent
.2 linear feet (1 half-size document box)
Restrictions
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.
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