Comprised of 84 document boxes of Human Ecology Professor Garrett Hardin. Includes biographic and bibliographic information,
correspondence, extensive subject files used in his writing, UCSB teaching files, drafts of articles and manuscripts, and
photographs. Highlights include files related to his article "Tragedy of the Commons," abortion as a method of population
control, his participation in the anti-immigration movement, and his opposition to foreign aid.
Garrett Hardin was a professor of Human Ecology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, from 1946 to 1978. An author
and lecturer concerned with the ethics of overpopulation and population control, he is best known for his essay The Tragedy
of the Commons (Science, 1968). He wrote on and publicly supported birth control and eugenics (including abortion and sterilization),
conservation, ending of foreign aid, and restriction of immigration as solutions to overpopulation.
34.4 linear feet
(84 document boxes)
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