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Preliminary Guide to the Philip W. Powell Collection
UArch FacP 18  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Philip W. Powell Collection
    Dates: ca. 1930s-1980
    Collection number: UArch FacP 18
    Creator: Powell, Philip Wayne
    Collection Size: ca. 28 linear feet (17 document boxes, 11 cartons, and 33 oversize boxes)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: The collection contains mainly drafts of writings and research files including copies of 16th-18th century Spanish and Mexican government documents, of a UCSB Latin American scholar.
    Physical location: SRLF.
    Languages: English, Spanish

    Access Restrictions

    None. Collection is stored off-site, advance notice required for retrieval.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All 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 Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Philip W. Powell Collection. UArch FacP 18. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Some donation or purchase of copies, ca 1960s-1970s; also donation by Philip Powell's widow, Maria L. Vanegas-Guarin de Powell, 1989, and donation from John C. Moran, 2008.


    Philip Wayne Powell was born October 30, 1913 in Chino, California. He joined the UCSB faculty in 1948 and continued to teach at Santa Barbara until 1981. He is known for his research in Hispanic civilization. Powell died September 17, 1987, in Santa Barbara, California.

    Scope and Content of Collection


    The collection contains the following series:
    • General. Includes: Archive/Library Files (material relating to Powell's research in institutions in Spain and Latin America, as well as files relating to research ideas and projects); Correspondence; Lectures and Talks. Boxes 1-2.
    • Research and Writings. Boxes 3-10.
    • Research Files. Mainly copies and transcriptions of documents from Archives in Spain and Latin America. Boxes 11-61.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Powell, Philip Wayne
    Civilization, Hispanic.