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W. Michael Mathes papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 0596

Content Description

The papers of William Michael Mathes (1936-2012), a historian and expert on Spain and Mexico, especially the Baja California Peninsula. The Mexican government awarded Mathes the Order of the Aztec Eagle in 1985. An alumnus of the University of Southern California, Mathes earned his Master of Arts in history from USC in 1962. Between 1961 and 1991, Mathes contributed seven volumes to Dawson's Book Shop's Baja California travels book series, also held by USC's Special Collections. The W. Michael Mathes papers contain Mathes' published works, manuscripts, his 1962 USC master's thesis, and many other materials.

Dates

  • 1960 - 2012

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Extent

77.71 Linear Feet (81 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Spanish; Castilian

Overview

The papers of William Michael Mathes (1936-2012), a historian and expert on Spain and Mexico, especially the Baja California Peninsula. The Mexican government awarded Mathes the Order of the Aztec Eagle in 1985. An alumnus of the University of Southern California, Mathes earned his Master of Arts in history from USC in 1962. Between 1961 and 1991, Mathes contributed seven volumes to Dawson's Book Shop's Baja California travels book series, also held by USC's Special Collections. The W. Michael Mathes papers contain Mathes' published works, manuscripts, his 1962 USC master's thesis, and many other materials.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Stephen Brandt, 2014 and 2021.

Processing Information

The collection is unprocessed. The Boeckmann Center plans to separate some of the collection's published books and serials from the archival material during future processing.
Title
Finding aid for the W. Michael Mathes papers
Status
Unprocessed
Author
Bo Doub
Date
2021 April
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States