The Abraham Phineas Nasatir document collection consists of research materials from Spanish and American archives that were
copied and annotated by Nasatir over the course of his career.
Abraham Phineas Nasatir was born in Santa Ana, CA, on November 24, 1904. His parents were Lithuanian Orthodox Jewish immigrants,
and his father instilled in him an early dedication towards scholarship, both religious and academic. This led Nasatir to
graduate from high school at age fourteen, and he received his bachelor's degree from Berkeley in 1921 when he was barely
seventeen years old. A year later he completed his master's thesis and quickly pursued his doctorate in history. His mentor,
Herbert Eugene Bolton, tried to slow Nasatir down by employing him as a teaching assistant from 1923-1924. The following
year Nasatir went to France and Spain on a Native Sons of the Golden West traveling fellowship, and in 1926 earned his Ph.D.
Number of containers: 14 cartons, 14 folders
Linear feet: 14.67 linear feet
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Collection is open for research.