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Finding Aid for the Norris Hundley Papers, 1794-2000 (bulk 1960-2000)
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Description
Collection consists of correspondence and research files related to Norris Hundley's editorship of the Pacific Historical Review, the case of City of Los Angeles vs. City of San Fernando et al., and publication of The Great Thirst (2000, revised ed.)
Background
Norris Hundley, Jr. received his A.B. from Whittier College in 1958, and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1963. His long and distinguished teaching career began as a professor of American History at the University of Houston (1963-1964), and then continued at UCLA (1964-1994), where he became Professor Emeritus of American History in 1994. As a scholar, he authored over a hundred books and essays, including several groundbreaking works on the history of water usage in California and the West. Hundley was also the editor of the Pacific Historical Review for twenty-nine years (1968-1997), during which time the journal took a leading role in the development of environmental and ethnic studies. He has held leadership positions in many historical organizations, including the Western History Association (President, 1994-1995) and the American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch (president, 1994-1995). In addition, Hundley served as the Director of the UCLA Latin American Center from 1989-1994, Chair of the UCLA Program on Mexico from 1981-1994, and sat on various boards and committees related to the history of California and water usage rights.
Extent
81 boxes (40.5 linear ft.)
Availability
Subseries 1A, Pacific Historical Review correspondence, is sealed until 2020; the remainder of the collection is open for research.