Guide to the Nicholas Magalousis Papers MS.R.131

Processed by Alieh Zamany; machine-readable finding aid created by Cyndi Shein; edited by Sara Seltzer
Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
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Title: Nicholas Magalousis papers
Identifier/Call Number: MS.R.131
Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.1 Linear feet (3 boxes and 1 oversize folder and 7.5 unprocessed linear feet)
Date (inclusive): 1975-2009 and undated
Abstract: 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.
Creator: California Mission Studies Association.
Creator: Magalousis, Nicholas M.

Access

The collection is open for research.
Access to original videotapes and audiocassettes is restricted; researchers may request use copies.

Publication Rights

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.

Preferred Citation

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.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Nicholas Magalousis, 2006, 2010, and 2013.

Processing History

Processed by Alieh Zamany, 2008; updated by Dawn Schmitz, 2010 and Sara Seltzer, 2014.

Historical Background

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.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically by subject. Accession 2014.007, an unprocessed addition to the collection, is listed at the end.

Separation Note

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
Oral histories
Photographic prints -- California -- Orange County.
Ranches -- Cailfornia -- Orange county

Box 1, Folder 1, Box 3, Folder 3

Archaeology: Course materials, scholarly papers, and other materials 1979-2009

 

California Mission Studies Association

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence 1982-1990

Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence concerning Baja Mission development 1984

Box 1, Folder 4

Directories 1984-1990

Box 1, Folder 5

Member invites, symposia materials, and other materials 1983-1991

Box 1, Folder 6

News and clippings concerning California Mission Studies Association's founding and activities 1983-1991

Box 1, Folder 7

Photographs from the first meeting 1984 January

 

The Irvine Ranch

Box 1, Folder 8

Clippings 2001 July

 

A Conservation Charrette at the Irvine Ranch Headquarters & Historic Park: A Multi-Component Approach Studying the Bunkhouse, Driving Barn, Early Office, and Mess Hall

Box 1, Folder 9

Final report 2002

Box 1, Folder 10

Slides 2002

Box 1, Folder 11

Excavation: slides 2000-2002

 

Oral history project

Box 1, Folder 12

Correspondence, sample interview questions, and notes from Joan Irvine Smith's interview 2000-2001

Box 1, Folder 13

Photographs of Irvine Ranch Home and students/participants in oral history project 1962, 2000-2001

Box 2, Folder 1-2

Photographs undated

Scope and Content Note

Prints, photocopies, and printouts of historical images of the Irvine Ranch, Irvine house, and Irvine family members
Box 2, Folder 3

Orange County museums: pamphlets and fliers 1998-2000

 

Retrofitting of adobe structures

Box 3, Folder 1

Getty Conservation Institute Guidelines for the Seismic Retrofitting of Adobe Project Report of Second Year Activities 1993

Box 3, Folder 2

Planning and Engineering Guidelines for the Seismic Retrofitting of Historic Adobe Structures, Getty Conservation Institute Scientific Program Report 2002

 

San Juan Capistrano

 

Mission Museum

Box 2, Folder 4

Docent directories 1987-1993

Box 2, Folder 5

Pamphlets, maps, and clippings 1980-1988

Box 2, Folder 6

Old Town Center maps Circa 1988

 

Preservation efforts

Box 2, Folder 7

Archaeological District minutes and National Register of Historic Places form 1988

Box 2, Folder 8

Catalan furnaces: forms 1992-1993

Box 2, Folder 9

Chapman College student questionnaire 1988

Box 2, Folder 10

Clippings concerning preservation and archaeological digs at San Juan Capistrano's Historic Town Center 1981-1988

Box 2, Folder 11-12

Correspondence 1986-1988

Box 2, Folder 13

Friends of Historic San Juan Capistrano reports, news, and other materials 1988-1991

Box 2, Folder 14

Historic Town Center: proposal 1987 January

Box 2, Folder 15

Kalendarium "Archaeological Research: Mission San Juan Capistrano, 1979-1981" 1981 May

Box 2, Folder 16

Photographs of archaeological dig at the mission 1982

Box 2, Folder 17

San Juan Capistrano Community Development Agency: Request for Qualifications 1985 September

Box FB-067 : 002

Scrapbook undated

 

San Luis Rey de Francia Mission

Box 2, Folder 18

Cultural Historic Landscape Proposal 1990

Box 2, Folder 19

Preliminary Survey and Field Reconnaissance Report 1991

 

Unprocessed addition 2013 Accession 2014.007 circa 1975-2002 and undated

Access

This addition to the collection has not been processed but is open for research.
Access to original videotapes and audiocassettes is restricted; researchers may request use copies.

Scope and Content Note

This addition to the collection is comprised of photographs, videotapes, audiocassettes, slides, reports, clippings, and other material documenting Nicholas Magalousis' archaeological work in Orange County, primarily at Mission San Juan Capistrano. Projects include the Joint Archaeological Research Project, a conservation charette at the Irvine Ranch Headquarters, Crescent Bay Park archaeological excavation, and others. Of note are oral histories conducted with Jim Sleeper, Katherine Wheeler, and other prominent figures in the Orange County historical community.