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About This Site

The items presented on this site are part of the collections of the Presidio Research Center, managed by the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation.  For more information on the Presidio Research Center, its history and its holdings, click here.

We are presenting these digital collections in order to make the Research Center’s holdings more accessible to the public.  You will notice that we have included both sharing and commenting features on this site.  If you have more information about an image or can identify people or places that are not included in the description, please share your knowledge by submitting a comment for that image.  We also encourage sharing of these images via the social media buttons included at the base of each item file, or by sending a hyperlink via email.  We ask that you follow these methods for sharing so that the original link to our site remains intact and others can find out more about the image and the Presidio Research Center.    

For information on requesting permission for publication (in print, digital, or any other medium) or commercial use of the items on this site, please click here.   All images included on this site are property of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation.  While we encourage dissemination of these images for personal use and educational purposes, any request for publication or commercial use must be made in writing via the instructions in the above link.

Having trouble finding an image?  Use the search bar at the top of the home page.  Each item is searchable by any word in the name, description or tag.

A note on audio files:  The software used for this site is designed to play audio files using the Quicktime player through your internet browser.  Even if you have Quicktime installed on your computer, it may not be set as the audio player for your internet browser. If your browser is set to play audio files using Windows Media Player, the files will play, but the audio links will look funny, and all the files will play at once unless you manually stop them.   Other audio player browser plugins may not play the files at all.  To install Quicktime player for your browser, install Quicktime on your computer and then do a Google search for “install Quicktime plugin for (your browser name, i.e. Firefox, Chrome etc.)” for instructions.