Finding Aid to the Junipero Serra Collection MS.624

Finding aid prepared by Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
323-221-2164
rroom@theautry.org
2012 October 24


Title: Junipero Serra Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MS.624
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.4 linear feet (14 folders)
Date (inclusive): 1904-1963
Language: English, Spanish.
Abstract: Junipero Serra (1713-1784) was a priest of the Franciscan order in the Catholic Church, who helped Spain conquer and colonize what is now the state of California. This is a collection of magazine and newspaper clippings, manuscripts, programs, and posters regarding Junipero Serra, dating from 1904-1963. Materials are in English and Spanish.

Biographical note

Junipero Serra (1713-1784) was a priest of the Franciscan order in the Catholic Church, who helped Spain conquer and colonize what is now the state of California.

Scope and Contents

This is a collection of magazine and newspaper clippings, manuscripts, programs, and posters regarding Junipero Serra. Materials date from 1904-1963 and include folders on biographical articles and publications, canonization, commemoration, and statues erected in Serra's honor. Included is a booklet from 1936 documenting correspondence between Captain Don Pedro Fages and Junipero Serra in 1772. This collection also includes a speech about Serra given by Charles Fletcher Lummis in 1913, and an unpublished manuscript from 1943 entitled "Serra Postscript" by M. R. Harrington.

Processing history

Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 October 24, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

Use

Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred citation

Junipero Serra Collection, 1904-1963, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.624; [folder number] [folder title][date].

Acquisition

Donations from Charles Fletcher Lummis, 1910, February 28; Frederick Webb Hodge, 1932-1951; Henry Raup Wagner; M. R. Harrington, 1944-1951; and other gifts from 1910 to 1963.

Access

Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Fages, Pedro
Serra, Junípero, 1713-1784
Biography
Booklets
California -- History
Catholic Church -- California
Clippings
Franciscans
Manuscripts
Posters
Programs