The Samuel G. Armistead Papers includes
Armistead's research and teaching materials, unpublished lectures, and correspondence. The collection includes a significant
number of recordings and associated transcriptions of ballads, narratives, and riddles collected by Armistead and his
collaborators in the field. Also present is a group of materials from fellow scholar Joanne Purcell.
Samuel Gordon Armistead (1927-2013) was Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Davis from
1982 to 2010. Dr. Armistead was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he spent his early years. He attended Princeton
University, where he received his Ph.D. in Spanish literature and Romance languages in 1955. From 1953 to 1982, Dr. Armistead
taught at a variety of institutions, beginning with Princeton, followed by the University of California, Los Angeles
(1956-1967), Purdue University (1967-1968), and the University of Pennsylvania (1968-1982). He joined the faculty of UC Davis
All applicable copyrights for the collection are protected under chapter 17 of the U.S. Copyright Code. Requests for
permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission
for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items. It is
not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Collection is open for research.