Also known as the Pearl Chase Collection, focusing on Santa Barbara history in the 20th century. Included are papers relating
to several hundred local organizations (especially pertaining to architecture, gardens, housing, land use, and planning),
as well events such as Fiesta, Chase family papers, and numerous photographs of local scenes.
The Community Development and Conservation Collection (CDCC) is also known as the Pearl Chase Collection since she donated
the nearly all of the materials in the collection. Pearl Chase (1888-1979) was a longtime activist in local community affairs,
as well as the state and national level. As secretary and later chair of the Plans and Planting Committee, she encouraged
the city's rebuilding in the graceful Spanish style after the 1925 Santa Barbara earthquake. She was the city's unofficial
ombudsman in matters of natural beauty and public welfare, suggesting health and building codes and encouraging sign ordinances,
saving trees and creating and enhancing parks.
ca. 735 linear feet
(ca. 1500 boxes, records containers, oversize boxes, map and file cabinet drawers, films, sound recordings, artifacts).
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.