Collection Scope and Content Summary
Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine
Title: Nicholas Magalousis papers
Identifier/Call Number: MS.R.131
5.7 Linear Feet
(5 boxes and 1 flat box and 1 oversize folder) and 4.02
unprocessed linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1975-2015 and
Abstract: 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
Language of Material: English
Processed components of the collection are open for research. Unprocessed additions may
contain restricted materials. Please contact the Department of Special Collections and
Archives in advance to request access.
Access to original videotapes and audiocassettes is restricted; researchers may request use
Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyrights are retained by the
creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please
contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Nicholas Magalousis papers. MS-R131. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine
Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information
about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder
descriptions, and box/folder locations.
Gift of Nicholas Magalousis, 2006, 2010, 2013, 2015, and 2017.
Processed by Alieh Zamany, 2008; updated by Dawn Schmitz, 2010 and Sara Seltzer, 2014.
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.
Collection Scope and Content Summary
The collection documents Magalousis' efforts to preserve Southern California historic
sites, particularly the San Juan Capistrano Mission in the 1980s, the San Luis Rey de
Francia mission in the 1990s, and the Irvine Ranch in the 2000s. This collection also
includes records from the California Mission Studies Association. Collection materials
include reports, newsletters, publications, slides, photographic prints, memoranda,
correspondence, videotapes, audiocassettes, and news clippings. Also included are materials
related to Magalousis's scholarly and academic work at Santiago Canyon College.
This collection is arranged alphabetically by subject. Accession 2014.007, Accession
2016.017, Accession 2018.006, and Accession 2018.013, unprocessed additions to the
collection, are listed at the end.
Select publications were removed from this collection and cataloged separately in Special
Collections and Archives.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Adobe houses -- Conservation and restoration.
Missions -- Conservation and restoration -- California
Ranches -- Cailfornia -- Orange County
Photographic prints -- California -- Orange County.