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OPUS Archives and Research Center staff can be reached at
(805) 969-5750

801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara CA 93108

The Archives office is open Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

We take a mid-day lunch break, so please call ahead if you as traveling from a distance so we can schedule a specific time for your visit.


Safron Rossi, Ph.D.

Curator of Collections


Direct telephone line:  (805) 879-7319

Safron Rossi is Curator of Collections at Opus Archives & Research Center and is Associate Core Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute in the Depth Psychology Jungian and Archetypal Studies MA/PhD program where she teaches courses on mythology and depth psychology. Her writing and scholarly studies focus on archetypal psychology, the western astrological tradition, goddess traditions, and feminist studies. Safron has recently edited a volume for the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell based on his Goddess mythology lectures titled Goddesses: Mysteries of the Feminine Divine, published Fall 2013 by New World Library.



Barbara Vilander, M.A., Ph.D.



Direct telephone line:  (805) 969-5750

Barbara Vilander. B.A in Psychology and M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History, has previous archive and museum experience including working as an independent Collection Management & Conservation Consultant, and serving as Assistant Curator at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Training Supervisor at San Diego Children’s Museum and Education Coordinator at San Diego's Museum of Photographic Arts. She also has eight years of executive-level volunteer experience in Communication and Education.  Barbara is currently Adjunct Faculty at Santa Barbara City College.

Jennifer Maxon, MLIS



Direct telephone line:  (805) 879-7397

Jennifer Maxon, B.A. in Writing and Master of Library and Information Science.  In addition to responsibilities for control and care of resources of enduring value, her focus is on electronic discovery and access systems for cultural materials, including project development and oversight, information organization, encoded descriptive finding aids, user-centered website design for content discovery, and digitization. Prior to her arrival at Opus, Jennifer worked at the Museum of Ventura County for twelve years as Systems Librarian/Archivist and ultimately as Director of Access and Technology. Before becoming an archivist, she worked in educational and scholarly books production at Sage Publications.


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