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Finding Aid for the James M. Keys's The Spanish missions of California and their influence today, 1949
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: James M. Keys The Spanish missions of California and their influence today
    Date (inclusive): 1949
    Collection number: 170/511
    Creator: Keys, James M.
    Extent: 169 leaves : paper ; 29 x 28 cm.
    Abstract: Dissertation on the Spanish influence on California, beginning with the missions. Keys examines both the early mission system and the restored missions in contemporary California life.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators 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.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of W.W. Robinson.

    Processing Note

    Cataloged by Citlali Sosa-Riddell, with assistance from Laurel McPhee, in the Center For Primary Research and Training (CFPRT).

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], James M. Keys The Spanish missions of California and their influence today (Collection Number 170/511). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    James M. Keys was a professor at the University of Portland in Portland Oregon. He completed this work in 1949 and filed for his dissertation at the University of Madrid, Spain.

    Scope and Content

    James M. Keys's dissertation contends that Spanish culture influences Californian life, and that its vestiges can be felt in terms of names, architecture, festivals, laws, irrigation, city locations, and dress. Utilizing the works of Palou, Garces, Font, Crespi, Engelhardt, Bancroft, Bolton, and Chapman the author describes the Spanish explorers, the founding of all 21 missions, and concludes with a short description of historians' assessments of the mission system of California. The contents guide lists maps, pictures, photographs, and statistical tables, but the manuscript includes only one table. Although the author briefly visited each mission in California, he writes little about the restorations of the missions.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Missions--California--History.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Manuscripts.

    Related Material

    James M. Keys, Las misiones Espanoles de California (Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientìficas, Instituto Juan Sebastiàn Elcano, 1950).
    Bound Manuscripts Collection (Collection 170)  . Available at the Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.