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materials, unpublished lectures, and correspondence.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
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 in 1982.
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.