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Gloria Forsyth Papers MS-19
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Description
This collection consists of one folder of correspondence, notes, minutes and other miscellaneous publications related to Pearl Chase, several activities of the Plans and Planting Committee of the Community Arts Association of Santa Barbara, and Mrs. Forsyth's role as a member of the committee. Topics covered in these papers include: an article about Santa Barbara's civic pride and historic preservation, reprinted from Reader's Digest (1940); Santa Barbara Mission Historical park plantings and Mission Cemetery Garden tree work and replanting (1972); local garden tours in 1963; minutes of board meetings of the Plans and Planting Committee (1972-1973); planting around El Cuartel and rebuilding the Presidio (1973); and a press release and program from the Pearl Chase Luncheon (1988). The papers are in chronological order.
Background
Gloria Brooks Forsyth was born December 23, 1923. Her father, Ralph Brooks, founded the Valley Club of Montecito. A Santa Barbara native, Mrs. Forsyth attended Stanford University during World War II, where she received a bachelor's degree in journalism and was the first female editor of Stanford's student newspaper, the Stanford Daily. Upon her return, Mrs. Forsyth worked at the Santa Barbara News-Press for several years as a society writer before publishing the children's novel Pelican Prill in 1956. She and her husband published the weekly magazine, This Week in Santa Barbara, into the early 1970s.
Extent
1.0 folder 34 items
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Director for Historical 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.
Availability
Collection is open to researchers.