This collection documents archaeologist
and historic preservationist Nicholas Magalousis' efforts to preserve Southern California
historic sites, particularly the San Juan Capistrano Mission, the San Luis Rey de Francia
Mission, and the Irvine Ranch. It also includes documents relating to the California Mission
Studies Association. The collection includes reports, newsletters, publications, slides,
photographic prints, memoranda, correspondence, videotapes, audiocassettes, and news
Nicholas Magalousis was active in the preservation of California missions, particularly San
Juan Capistrano and San Luis Rey de Francia, and other Southern California historic sites
such as the Irvine Ranch. He founded the California Mission Studies Association, an
organization established in 1984 to preserve the California missions and support education
about them. He has done pioneering work in Atomic Absorption Analysis and Archaeology and
has taught anthropology and archaeology at the University of California, Irvine, Chapman
University, Irvine Valley College, and Long Beach State University. In 2005, he became a
professor in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at Santiago Canyon College in
Orange, California, and had published about 1500 pages of research.
5.7 Linear Feet
(5 boxes and 1 flat box and 1 oversize folder) and 4.02
unprocessed linear feet
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