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City of Santa Barbara vs. Beverly Adamson et al., 1980

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 12

Scope and Contents

This decision invalidated the city's zoning law which defined "family" in a manner that prohibited a group of unrelated adults from living together in a large mansion. The court found that there was a constitutional right to form and live in an alternate family relationship.


  • Other: 1980

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.


From the Collection: 12 Linear Feet (12 archive boxes)

Language of Materials



Repository Details

Part of the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, University of Southern California Repository

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