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Finding Aid for the James Marshall Miller California Missions Collection, 1920-1941
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: James Marshall Miller California Missions Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1920-1941
    Collection number: 216
    Creator: Miller, James Marshall
    Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: James Marshall Miller was a historian with an interest in the missions of Spanish California. He surveyed many of them and supervised adobe work in the restoration of Mission La Purísima Concepción. The collection consists of correspondence, notes, clippings, and ephemera relating to missions and historic buildings in California.
    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.
    Language: English.

    Administrative 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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    James Marshall Miller, purchase, 1955.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], James Marshall Miller California Missions Collection (Collection 216). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2221484 

    Biography

    James Marshall Miller graduated from the University of Southern Calif. with a BA in history; became interested in the missions of Spanish California, making careful surveys of many; constructed an historically accurate model of Mission San Diego used for the restoration of that mission in 1932; supervised adobe work in the restoration of Mission La Purísima Concepción; visited all the missions and other historical buildings in Southern California and Monterey, gathering materials related to their history.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, notes, clippings, and ephemera relating to California missions and historic buildings. The photographs of missions and buildings made or collected by Miller were transferred to the picture collection.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. San Diego Mission (Box 1).
    2. San Luis Obispo and La Purísima Concepción Mission (Box 1).
    3. Items relating to various missions (Box 1).
    4. Missions--general (Box 1).
    5. Missions and historical houses (Box 1).
    6. Los Angeles (Box 2).
    7. Material relating to La Fiesta de Los Angeles (Box 2).
    8. Historic American buildings survey notes (Box 2).
    9. Southern California (Box 2).
    10. Material relating to the Southern California Historical Society (Box 2).
    11. Monterey, CA (Box 2).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Miller, James Marshall--Archives.
    Historians--California, Southern--Archival resources.
    Missions, Spanish--California.
    Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration.