The papers of William Michael Mathes (1936-2012), a historian and expert on Spain and Mexico, especially the Baja California
Peninsula. The Mexican government awarded Mathes the Order of the Aztec Eagle in 1985. An alumnus of the University of Southern
California, Mathes earned his Master of Arts in history from USC in 1962. Between 1961 and 1991, Mathes contributed seven
volumes to Dawson's Book Shop's Baja California travels book series, also held by USC's Special Collections. The W. Michael
Mathes papers contain Mathes' published works, manuscripts, his 1962 USC master's thesis, and many other materials.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian.
Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended
to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.