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 Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
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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 170/511). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4230403 

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 UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library.

Container List

 

ff. xi-29: Preface and introductory material

 

ff. 30-40: Mission San Diego de Alcalá

 

ff. 41-46: Mission San Luis Rey de Francia

 

ff. 47-51: Mission San Juan Capistrano

 

ff. 52-57: Mission San Gabriel Arcángel

 

ff. 58-62: Mission San Fernando Rey de España

 

ff. 63-67: Mission San Buenaventura

 

ff. 68-76: Mission Santa Bárbara

 

ff. 77-79: Santa Ines, Virgin, y Martyr

 

ff. 80-86: Mission La Purísima Concepción

 

ff. 87-90: Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

 

ff. 91-96: Mission San Miguel Arcángel

 

ff. 97-102: Mission San Antonio de Padua

 

ff. 103-105: Mission de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad

 

ff. 106-112: Mission San Carlos Borromeo

 

ff. 113-117: San Juan Bautista

 

ff. 118-121: Santa Cruz

 

ff. 122-126: Santa Clara de Asis

 

ff. 127-131: Mission San José de Guadalupe

 

ff. 132-141: Mission San Francisco de Asis

 

ff. 142-145: Mission San Rafael Arcángel

 

ff. 146-150: Mission San Francisco Solano

 

ff. 151-164: Conclusion, bibliography, appendices.