Guide to the Richard S. Whitehead Collection, ca. 1909-1974

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Guide to the Richard S. Whitehead Collection, ca. 1909-1974

Collection number: SBHC Mss 9

Department of Special Collections



Davidson Library

University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Information:

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Davidson Library
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93106
  • Phone: (805) 893-3062
  • Fax: (805) 893-5749
  • Email: special@library.ucsb.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucsb.edu/speccoll/speccoll.html
Processors:
Arrangement and description by Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
Latest revision, 7/14/99
Encoded by:
David C. Gartrell
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: The Richard S. Whitehead Collection,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1909-1974
Collection number: SBHC Mss 9
Creator: Whitehead, Richard S.
Extent: 2 linear feet (5 boxes)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Provenance

Donation.

Restrictions

None.

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

[Identification of item], The Richard S. Whitehead Collection, SBHC Mss 9, Department of Special Collections, University Libraries, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Biography

The following information is drawn from the Santa Barbara News-Press obituary of August 28, 1988:
Richard S. Whitehead was born July 11, 1907, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He moved to San Mateo, California, in 1913. He later received his BS and MA degrees from MIT. From 1946 to 1969 he worked for the County of Santa Barbara, as director of planning. Among his projects were the first master plan for airports in the county and planning for the Lake Cachuma recreational area. He also helped acquire six county beach parks and several inland parks, as well as establishing a uniform street numbering system in the county. He was a licensed land surveyor and registered civil engineer, a member of the State Water Pollution Control Board, the American Institute of Planners, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and the Channel City Club. He also was the author of Citadel on the Channel: The Royal Presidio of Santa Barbara, Its Founding and Construction, 1782-1798, edited by Donald C. Cutter. Whitehead died in Santa Barbara, August 25, 1988.

Scope and Content

The collection is arranged in two series: Alphabetical Files and Geographical Files. Both series primarily are concerned with land use and planning. In some cases the key word apparently used for filing purposes, has been indicated in brackets.

Related Collections

The following collection, in the UCSB Special Collections, contains a good deal of related information:
Community Development and Conservation Collection (SBHC Mss 1).
In addition, there are numerous other planning reports and documents relating to Santa Barbara county in the UCSB Library's Main collection. These can be searched on Pegasus, the Library's online catalog.

Container List

 

Alphabetical Files

Box 1, Folder 1

"Air Pollution in Santa Barbara County," ca. 1969

Box 1, Folder 2

Assembly Bills, 1969

Box 1, Folder 3

[Budget] Final Budget - Santa Barbara County, 1969-1970

Box 1, Folder 4

[City] 1926 City Charter

Box 1, Folder 5

[City] "Santa Barbara City Government," by the League of Women Voters, 1970

Box 1, Folder 6

[Civic] "A Report on the Civic Improvement & Beautification of Santa Barbara, California," by Charles Mulford Robinson, 1909

Box 1, Folder 7

"The Climate of Santa Barbara County: Plantclimate Map and Climatological Data," 1965

Box 1, Folder 8

"A Community Guide to Santa Barbara County and Southern San Luis Obispo County," 1968

Box 1, Folder 9

"Community Survey," ca. 1953

Box 1, Folder 10

Flood Plain Information, Santa Barbara County, 1968

Box 1, Folder 11

[Floods] "Chronicle of the January, 1969, Floods in Santa Barbara County," 1969

Box 1, Folder 12

[Floods] "Storm Survey Report," 1952

Box 1, Folder 13

[General Plan] "Santa Barbara County: An Explosion of Growth and Development," 1959

Box 1, Folder 14

[General Plan] "Basis for Planning," Santa Barbara County, ca. 1960

Box 1, Folder 15

[General Plan] Housing Element of the County General Plan, 1969

Box 1, Folder 16

[General Plan], Natural Resources Element of the County General Plan, 1968

Box 2, Folder 1

[Library] "Proposed Master Plan of Library Service, with a Statement of Library Standards and Guidelines for Planning," 1967

Box 2, Folder 2

"The Master Plan of County Roads and Highways," Santa Barbara County, 1938

Box 2, Folder 3

[Ordinance] Santa Barbara County Ordinance #453 - Montecito Zoning, 1967

Box 2, Folder 4

[Ordinance] Santa Barbara County Ordinance #661 - Zoning for Unincorporated Areas of Santa Barbara County, 1968, 1969

Box 2, Folder 5

[Ordinance] Santa Barbara County Ordinance #1512 - Airport, 1964

Box 2, Folder 6

[Ordinance] Santa Barbara County Ordinance #1722 - Land Subdivision, 1967

Box 2, Folder 7

[Schools] County Schools - History, as printed in the Santa Barbara News-Press, 1956

Box 2, Folder 8

[Schools] Santa Barbara County Superintendent of Schools Annual Report, 1965-1966

Box 2, Folder 9

[Schools] Santa Barbara County Superintendent of Schools - Financial Data, 1967-1968

Box 2, Folder 10

[Schools] Santa Barbara School District Master Plan, Santa Barbara County, 1969

Box 2, Folder 11

[Schools] Santa Barbara School District - Secondary School Site Selection in the Goleta Valley, 1970

Box 3, Folder 1

[Shoreline] Master Shoreline Plan, Santa Barbara County, 1942

Box 3, Folder 2

[Shoreline] Master Shoreline Plan, Santa Barbara County, 1946-1947

Box 3, Folder 3

Statistics - Miscellany, late 1960s

Box 3, Folder 4

"Tax Rates and Assessed Valuations for Santa Barbara County," 1969

Box 3, Folder 5-6

[Transportation] "South Coast Transportation Study: Santa Barbara County," Vols. 1-2, 1964

Box 3, Folder 7

[Water] "Report on Program for Importation of State Project Water to Santa Barbara County," 1970

Box 3, Folder 8

[Water] "Proposed Master Plan of Water and Sewage Facilities for Santa Barbara County - Cities Area Planning Council," 1970

Box 3, Folder 9

"The Wildfire Threat," Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, ca. 1965

 

Geographical Files

Box 4, Folder 1

Cachuma Recreation Area - Plan, 1953

Box 4, Folder 2

El Capitan Ranchos - General Plan Report, ca. 1967

Box 4, Folder 3-5

Carpinteria - General Plans, 1965-1969

Box 4, Folder 6

Goleta - Calle Real, ca. 1969-1971

Box 4, Folder 7

[Goleta] East Goleta Valley Association - General Plan Amendment Resolution, ca. 1970-1971

Box 4, Folder 8

[Goleta] Goleta Valley Community Hospital - Addition Proposal, 1969

Box 4, Folder 9

[Goleta] "Political Development of the Goleta Valley: Annexation or Incorporation?" 1967

Box 4, Folder 10

[Goleta] Sanitary District - Report on Applications and Feasibility of Wastewater Reclamation, 1972

Box 4, Folder 11

Lompoc - Reports and Brochures, ca. 1974

Box 5, Folder 1

[Santa Barbara County] "Overall Program Design for a Comprehensive Plan of the Santa Barbara County Area," ca. 1969

Box 5, Folder 2-5

Santa Maria - General Plan, 1963-1964

Box 5, Folder 6

Miscellany - including reports, brochures, and clippings, ca. 1922-1960s