Collection Scope and Content Summary
Title: Nicholas Magalousis papers
Identifier/Call Number: MS.R.131
Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
Language of Material:
1.1 Linear feet
(3 boxes and 1 oversize folder and 7.5 unprocessed linear feet)
Date (inclusive): 1975-2009 and undated
This collection documents archaeologist and historic preservationist Nicholas Magalousis' efforts to preserve Southern California
historic sites, particularly the San Juan Capistrano Mission, the San Luis Rey de Francia Mission, and the Irvine Ranch. The
collection includes reports, newsletters, publications, slides, photographic prints, memoranda, correspondence, videotapes,
audiocassettes, and news clippings.
California Mission Studies Association.
Magalousis, Nicholas M.
The collection is open for research.
Access to original videotapes and audiocassettes is restricted; researchers may request use copies.
Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are retained by the creators of the records and their
heirs. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Nicholas Magalousis papers. MS-R131. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this
collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.
Gift of Nicholas Magalousis, 2006, 2010, and 2013.
Processed by Alieh Zamany, 2008; updated by Dawn Schmitz, 2010 and Sara Seltzer, 2014.
Nicholas Magalousis was active in the preservation of California missions, particularly San Juan Capistrano and San Luis Rey
de Francia, and other Southern California historic sites such as the Irvine Ranch. He founded the California Mission Studies
Association, an organization established in 1984 to preserve the California missions and support education about them. He
has done pioneering work in Atomic Absorption Analysis and Archaeology and has taught anthropology and archaeology at the
University of California, Irvine, Chapman University, Irvine Valley College, and Long Beach State University. In 2005, he
became a professor in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at Santiago Canyon College in Orange, California, and
had published about 1500 pages of research.
Collection Scope and Content Summary
The collection documents Magalousis' efforts to preserve Southern California historic sites, particularly the San Juan Capistrano
Mission in the 1980s, the San Luis Rey de Francia mission in the 1990s, and the Irvine Ranch in the 2000s. This collection
also includes records from the California Mission Studies Association. Collection materials include reports, newsletters,
publications, slides, photographic prints, memoranda, correspondence, videotapes, audiocassettes, and news clippings. Also
included are materials related to Magalousis's scholarly and academic work at Santiago Canyon College.
This collection is arranged alphabetically by subject. Accession 2014.007, an unprocessed addition to the collection, is listed
at the end.
Select publications were removed from this collection and cataloged separately in Special Collections and Archives.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
California Mission Studies Association. -- Archives
Mission San Juan Capistrano. -- Conservation and restoration
San Luis Rey Mission (Calif.). -- Conservation and restoration
Adobe houses -- Conservation and restoration.
Missions -- Conservation and restoration -- California
Photographic prints -- California -- Orange County.
Ranches -- Cailfornia -- Orange county