CAPPS, Walter Holden, 1934-1997


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

Guide to Research Collections

University of California, Santa Barbara Library
Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, CA
Papers: 1955-2014, 34 linear feet.
These papers contain materials related to both the academic and political career of Walter Holden Capps, professor of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Representative to the United States House of Representatives for the 22nd district of California (1997). Academic materials include lectures, manuscripts, class outlines and notes,talks, articles, papers, and correspondence. In addition to the academic material, there is extensive coverage of Capps’ political career, including his campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives (1994, 1996) as well as his time as U.S. House Representative for the 22nd District of California (1997). Materials include campaign records, correspondence, speech notes, schedules, and photographs. There is a sizeable audiovisual component to the collection covering both Capps’ teaching at UCSB and his political campaigns. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.


University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Videoreels: 1994, 10 commercials on 9 videoreels.
The commercials were used during Walter Capps’ 1994 campaign for U.S. Congress in District 22 of California, Democratic Party.