Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

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Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History was organized in 1923 as an expansion of the original Santa Barbara Museum of Comparative Oology. Its first director was botanist Ralph Hoffmann, board member who was hired in 1923. He held the position until his accidental death on San Miguel Island in July 1932. The museum directors:

In the early years during transition times (1958, 1963-1964, 1966-1969), long-time secretary Nora K. Morres served as acting director.

Carey Stanton was a board member of the SBMNH from February 1971 until his death in December 1987.