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Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Records
MSS 0148  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Administrative History
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information

  • Descriptive Summary

    Languages: English
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla 92093-0175
    Title: Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Records
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS 0148
    Physical Description: 2 Linear feet (5 archives boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1969 - 2007
    Abstract: Records of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies document the Society's administrative and program activities for the promotion and support of historical scholarship and research in Iberian history and related fields.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Records of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies document the Society's administrative and program activities for the promotion and support of historical scholarship and research in Iberian history and related fields. The material covers primarily the periods 1969-1985 and 1997-2007 and includes correspondence, conference programs and planning materials, meeting minutes, membership records and financial documents.
    Arranged in three series: 1) GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 2) CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS, and 3) ADMINISTRATIVE MATERIALS.

    Administrative History

    The Society for Spanish and Portuguese Studies was formally established at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, on April 19, 1969, during the Symposium on the Spanish Republican Emigration of 1939. This symposium was organized by Clara E. Lida (Wesleyan University), Carlos Blanco Aguinaga (University of California, San Diego), Edward Malefakis (Northwestern University), Nicolas Sanchez-Albornoz (New York University), and Iris M. Zavala (State University of New York, Stony Brook). At a meeting composed of historians and public attendees, the group voted to establish a Society with the mission of promoting historical scholarship and research in Iberian history and related fields. The members of the organizing committee became the Society's first Executive Council for 1969-1970 and voted to add two more members, Thomas Glick (University of Texas, Austin), and Juan Marichal (Harvard University). Thomas Glick was editor of the Newsletter (later re-named the Bulletin), the Society's publication, and Clara E. Lida was the first General Secretary.
    The Society for Spanish and Portuguese Studies establishes awards for outstanding work in the field and holds an annual meeting in the spring. Since 1978, the Society has occasionally held panel discussions at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association. The Society changed its name to Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies at its 2009 annual meeting.

    Preferred Citation

    Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Records. MSS 148. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired 1987, 2003, 2010, 2011.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Spain -- History -- 20th century
    Portugal -- History -- 20th century
    Society for Spanish & Portuguese Historical Studies -- Archives
    Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies -- Archives