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Magalousis (Nicholas) papers
MS.R.131  
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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Historical Background
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Separation Note

  • Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
    Title: Nicholas Magalousis papers
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.R.131
    Physical Description: 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 undated
    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 clippings.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    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 copies.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    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.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Nicholas Magalousis, 2006, 2010, 2013, 2015, and 2017.

    Processing History

    Processed by Alieh Zamany, 2008; updated by Dawn Schmitz, 2010 and Sara Seltzer, 2014.

    Historical Background

    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.

    Collection Arrangement

    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.

    Separation Note

    Select publications were removed from this collection and cataloged separately in Special Collections and Archives.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Adobe houses -- Conservation and restoration.
    Oral histories
    Missions -- Conservation and restoration -- California
    Ranches -- Cailfornia -- Orange County
    Photographic prints -- California -- Orange County.