Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Records

Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
Copyright 2005
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla 92093-0175
spcoll@ucsd.edu


Descriptive Summary

Languages: English
Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla 92093-0175
Title: Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Records
Identifier/Call Number: MSS 0148
Physical Description: 2 Linear feet (5 archives boxes)
Date (inclusive): 1969 - 2007
Abstract: Records of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies document the Society's administrative and program activities for the promotion and support of historical scholarship and research in Iberian history and related fields.

Scope and Content of Collection

Records of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies document the Society's administrative and program activities for the promotion and support of historical scholarship and research in Iberian history and related fields. The material covers primarily the periods 1969-1985 and 1997-2007 and includes correspondence, conference programs and planning materials, meeting minutes, membership records and financial documents.
Arranged in three series: 1) GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 2) CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS, and 3) ADMINISTRATIVE MATERIALS.

Administrative History

The Society for Spanish and Portuguese Studies was formally established at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, on April 19, 1969, during the Symposium on the Spanish Republican Emigration of 1939. This symposium was organized by Clara E. Lida (Wesleyan University), Carlos Blanco Aguinaga (University of California, San Diego), Edward Malefakis (Northwestern University), Nicolas Sanchez-Albornoz (New York University), and Iris M. Zavala (State University of New York, Stony Brook). At a meeting composed of historians and public attendees, the group voted to establish a Society with the mission of promoting historical scholarship and research in Iberian history and related fields. The members of the organizing committee became the Society's first Executive Council for 1969-1970 and voted to add two more members, Thomas Glick (University of Texas, Austin), and Juan Marichal (Harvard University). Thomas Glick was editor of the Newsletter (later re-named the Bulletin), the Society's publication, and Clara E. Lida was the first General Secretary.
The Society for Spanish and Portuguese Studies establishes awards for outstanding work in the field and holds an annual meeting in the spring. Since 1978, the Society has occasionally held panel discussions at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association. The Society changed its name to Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies at its 2009 annual meeting.

Preferred Citation

Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Records. MSS 148. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

Acquisition Information

Acquired 1987, 2003, 2010, 2011.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Spain -- History -- 20th century
Portugal -- History -- 20th century
Society for Spanish & Portuguese Historical Studies -- Archives
Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies -- Archives

 

GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE: Arranged chronologically and reflects the administrative concerns of a professional association including membership, funding sources and program planning. The majority of letters are by the Society's officers during this period: Douglas W. Foard, Ellen G. Friedmann, Carla Lida, Marvin Lunenfield, Carla R. Phillips, David Ringrose, Joan C. Ullman, and Douglas Wheeler. Subjects include conference attendance, travel plans, program topics, and funding sources. There are also letters from, among others, Julio Caro Baroja, Raymond Carr, J.H. Elliott, Gabriel Jackson, Juan Linz, Stanley Payne, and Pierre Vilar. Additional correspondence may be found throughout the collection.
Box 1, Folder 1-9

1968-1977

Box 2, Folder 1-5

1978-1981

Box 3, Folder 1-8

1982-2000

 

CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS: This series contains draft and final programs, correspondence regarding topics, speakers, venues, funding, and occasional typescript copies of papers presented at annual meetings and related conferences. As an affiliate of the American Historical Association (AHA), the Society also held meetings, social gatherings or presented panel discussions at the winter meetings of the AHA. Arranged chronologically within two subseries.
 

Annual Meetings

Box 3, Folder 9-11

1st-3rd annual meetings 1970-1972

General note

Includes programs, planning and promotional material, lists of registrants, budget, meeting minutes and correspondence. Some folders include conference paper abstracts or typescripts.
Box 4, Folder 1-16

4th-15th and 30th-33rd annual meetings 1973-1984, 1999-2002

General note

Includes programs, planning and promotional material, lists of registrants, budget, meeting minutes and correspondence. Some folders include conference paper abstracts or typescripts.
Box 5, Folder 1-5

34th-38th annual meetings 2003-2007

General note

Includes programs, planning and promotional material, lists of registrants, budget, meeting minutes and correspondence. Some folders include conference paper abstracts or typescripts.
 

American Historical Association

Box 5, Folder 6-13

Papers relating to SSPHS-sponsored activities at AHA conferences 1978-2001

 

ADMINISTRATIVE MATERIALS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 3) ADMINISTRATIVE MATERIALS: Includes founding documents such as the Society's constitution and financial documents, and correspondence regarding the publication of the Society's Bulletin. Files are arranged in approximate chronological order.
Box 5, Folder 14

Spanish newspapers - Library of Congress reference materials 1966-1970

General note

Includes the "Report on the Spanish Newspaper Project, 1966-1970" issued by the Hispanic Foundation at the Library of Congress.
Box 5, Folder 15

Constitution and founding documents 1969-1982

General note

Typescript copy of the Society's constitution and "Minutes of the Meeting Held on April 19, 1969," recording it's founding. Also includes typescript of proposed revisions to the constitution proposed at the 1979 Conference.
Box 5, Folder 16

Accountants' Report 1971

Box 5, Folder 17

Non-Profit status data and applications 1972-1982

General note

Exemption application, supporting documentation, Internal Revenue Service forms, and correspondence.
Box 5, Folder 18

Articles of Incorporation 1980

General note

Includes "Certificate to Resolutions and Security Agreement Governing Bank Account for Unincorporated Associations," "Notification Concerning Foundation Status," and correspondence.
Box 5, Folder 19

Financial statements and membership records 1997-2006

General note

Includes 3 floppy disks of Society correspondence.
Box 5, Folder 20

Bulletin index and style/editing instructions

Box 5, Folder 21

Messages from the General Secretary

Box 5, Folder 22

Symposium on Philip II of Spain and His Times, New York 1998

Box 5, Folder 23

Prizes ca. 2000-2003

Box 5, Folder 24

SSPHS journals proposals 2002-2007

Box 5, Folder 25

Response to OAH statement on Iraq and academic free speech 2003