Preliminary Guide to the Get Oil Out (GOO) Collection

Preliminary arrangement and description by Special Collections staff; latest revision D. Tambo
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Preliminary Guide to the Get Oil Out (GOO) Collection, ca. 1969-1990

Collection number: SBHC Mss 10

Department of Special Collections

Davidson Library

University of California, Santa Barbara
Processed by:
Preliminary arrangement and description by Special Collections staff; latest revision D. Tambo
Date Completed:
June 18, 2009
Encoded by:
A. Demeter
© 2011 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Get Oil Out (GOO) Collection
Dates: ca. 1969-1990
Collection number: SBHC Mss 10
Creator: Get Oil Out (GOO)
Collection Size: 28.4 linear feet (71 document boxes).
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Abstract: Office files (bylaws, minutes, fundraising, publications, newsletters), governmental action, legal, and subject files, mainly pertaining to efforts to contain and monitor oil industry off coast of Santa Barbara, especially in the aftermath of the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill.
Physical location: Annex 2.
Languages: English

Access Restrictions

None. Collection stored off-site; advance notice required for retrieval.

Publication Rights

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.

Preferred Citation

Get Oil Out (GOO) Collection. SBHC Mss 10. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Multiple donations by GOO, ca. 1989, 1994.

Scope and Content Notes

The collection primarily contains files on oil-related issues stemming from the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill. Materials are grouped into the following series:
  • Government Action/Response (Boxes 1-15) - local, state, federal, including hearings, reports, and legislation.
  • Lawsuits/Legal Action (Boxes 16-20) - mainly court records and related material re lawsuits GOO was involved in or was monitoring.
  • Office Files (Boxes 21-27) - including bylaws, minutes, fundraising, mailings, membership, newsletters, and publications.
  • Subject Files (Boxes 28-71) - the largest part of the collection, arranged alphabetically.
Published materials, such as Environmental Impact Reports, have been transferred to the UCSB Libraries Government Information Center (GIC). They have been cataloged and may be searched in Pegasus, the UCSB Libraries online catalog.
This collection has received preliminary processing only. A brief container list is available.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Get Oil Out (GOO)
Oil industries--United States
Oil and gas leases--California.
Environmental justice.

Related Collections

In UCSB Special Collections:
  • California Coastal Commission Collection (SBHC Mss 39)
  • George Clyde Scrapbooks (SBHC Mss 53)
  • County Resource Management Office (CRMO) Collection (SBHC Mss 25)
  • Robert O. Easton Collection (SBHC Mss 6)
  • Oil Spill Information Center (OSIC) Collection (SBHC Mss 11)
  • William Whitehill Rand Papers (SBHC Mss 46)
  • Ruth Saadi Collection (SBHC Mss 14)
  • Santa Barbara Oil Spill Scrapbook (SBHC Mss 52)
  • Robert C. Sharp Collection (SBHC Mss 7)
  • Robert Sollen Collection (SBHC Mss 33)
  • Harriette Von Breton Papers (SBHC Mss 8)
  • Weigand, et al, v. County, et al (Channel Island Drilling) Collection (SBHC Mss 31)
For the latest list of oil-related collections, see the collections list on the web at: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/aguides.html 

Box 1-15

Government Action / Response

Scope and Content Note

Local, state, federal; includes hearings, reports, legislation
Box 16-20

Lawsuits / Legal Action

Scope and Content Note

Mainly court records and related material re lawsuits GOO was involved in or was monitoring
Box 21-27

Office Files

Scope and Content Note

Incl. bylaws, minutes, fundraising, mailings, membership, newsletters, publications
 

Subject Files

Box 28-30

A (incl. air quality, Alaska pipeline)

Box 31-33

ARCO

Box 34-35

B-C (incl. blowout report, Burmah Oil and Gas, Channel oil activities, Coastal Commission, Coastal Plan, coastal protection)

Box 36-38

Chevron

Box 39

Energy

Box 40-43

Exxon

Box 44

F-I (incl. initiatives)

Box 45-46

J-L (incl. Japan, Korea, LNG, Local Coastal Plan, Los Padres National Forest)

Box 47-48

M (incl. maps, marine sanctuary, marine terminal facilities)

Box 48-49

N (incl. natural gas, natural seeps, North Sea oil, Norway)

Box 49

O (incl. Oceanic Society)

Box 50-51

OCS (Outer Continental Shelf)

Box 52-54

Offshore (incl. Alabama, California, and other countries such as Australia, China, Japan)

 

Oil

Box 55-56

A-M (incl. depletion allowances, export laws, fact sheets, imports)

Box 56-57

O (incl. oil projects, oil reserves, oil sands, oil shale, ordinances)

Box 58

S-T (incl. shortages, sources, supply, tax)

Box 59

Transport

Box 60-63

P (incl. Phillips PRC, pipelines, Planning Commission, platforms, policy, politics)

Box 64

R (incl. recycling, refineries, refining)

Box 65-68

S (incl. Santa Barbara Oil Spill, Save Our Shores, seismic survey, Lois Sidenberg, Robert Sollen, South Coast Consolidation, speeches, Standard, State Oil and Gas Board, Stearns Wharf, superports, supertankers)

Box 68

T (incl. tankers and tanker traffic, tar on beaches, Texaco pipeline, toxic waste, Katherine Tremaine)

Box 69-70

U (incl. Unocal, US Coast Guard, USGS)

Box 71

V-Z (incl. Vandenberg AFB, vessel traffic, wastewater use for oil production, water resources, wilderness areas leasing)