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Brock (Richard) oral histories on San Juan Capistrano
MS.R.187  
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Description
Richard Brock, an Orange County folklorist, conducted the oral histories included in this collection in San Juan Capistrano as part of his Master's degree in folklore and mythology at UCLA in 1975. The collection contains oral histories from Delfina Manriquez de Olivares, Buenaventura Nieblas, and Paul Arbiso (Nicknamed "Mocho" for a finger he lost in WWI. "Mocho" is reputed to be local Acjachemen dialect for "missing"). The collection also includes audio recordings of the oral histories, photographs, clippings, and other related material.
Background
Richard Brock is an Attorney and Educator. He received a Bachelor's degree at UCI in Classical Civilization focused on Greco-Roman History, Literature, Art, and Myth. He then earned a Master's degree in Folklore and Mythology from UCLA and was focused on the folklore of San Juan Capistrano where he did field work recording local folktales and history. In addition, he studied law at Western State University of Law and became a practicing attorney. He is currently teaching law in an ABA program for Paralegals at the University of California at Riverside, and also teaches enrichment classes on Folklore and Mythology through the Osher Program.
Extent
.25 Linear Feet (1 half-document case)
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are generally retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where the UC Regents do not hold the copyright. For information on use, copyright, and attribution, please visit: http://special.lib.uci.edu/using/publishing.html
Availability
The collection has not been processed but is open for research. Access to original audio recordings is restricted; researchers may request listening copies. Please contact the Department of Special Collections and Archives in advance to request access.