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Guide to the Gary K. Hart Collection
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Description
Subject, bill, and general files, of a California state legislator representing the Santa Barbara area, first in the California State Assembly and then in the State Senate. Subjects such as children/youth/women/families, crime, education, employer/employee issues, energy, law, legislative/legislature concerns, medical/health issues, natural resources (land use, oil, and water), public assistance, taxes, and transportation are covered extensively.
Background
Gary K. Hart was born in San Diego, California on August 13, 1943, while his father, a trained electrical engineer, was stationed in the South Pacific during WW II. His mother, Ruth Hart, was a homemaker. Hart spent his formative years living in the Los Angeles area, where he attended public schools in Santa Monica and Whittier. In 1959 his family moved to Santa Barbara, where he attended Santa Barbara High School. While at SBHS, Hart participated in student government-- he was elected student body president during his senior year, and was an All-CIF football player on the championship Santa Barbara High School Dons team. He received a football scholarship to attend Stanford University.
Extent
241 linear feet (258 boxes)
Restrictions
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.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.