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Register of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies. Records
MSS 0148  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • ADMINISTRATIVE HISTORY
  • SCOPE AND CONTENT

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies. Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1969-1985
    Collection number: MSS 0148
    Creator: Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies
    Extent: 1.60 linear feet (4 archives boxes)
    Repository: Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD
    La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
    Abstract: The records (1969-1985) of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese 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 includes correspondence, conference programs and papers, meeting minutes, financial and tax records, and a microfilm of six volumes of the Society's BULLETIN, 1969-1981. The material is arranged in three series: 1) GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 2) ANNUAL CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS and 3) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIAL.
    Physical location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Researchers must first obtain permission in writing from the General Secretary of the Society, whose name and address are listed in the current issue of the Bulletin.

    Preferred Citation

    Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies. Records, MSS 0148. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

    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 conference in the spring. Since 1978, the Society has occasionally held panel discussions at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association.

    SCOPE AND CONTENT

    The records (1969-1985) of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies document fifteen years of the professional organization's activities and include correspondence, conference programs and papers, meeting minutes, financial and tax records, and a microfilm of six volumes of the Society's BULLETIN, 1969-1981. The records span the period 1969-1985, occupy 1.6 linear feet and are arranged in three series: 1) GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE, 2) ANNUAL CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS and 3) MISCELLANEOUS MATERIAL.
    SERIES 1: GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE
    The CORRESPONDENCE is 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--in contact with their colleagues, and the Society's members, regarding 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. Correspondence is also found in SERIES 2.
    SERIES 2: ANNUAL CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS
    Arranged chronologically, the CONFERENCE series contains draft and final programs, correspondence regarding topics, speakers, venues, funding, and occasional typescript copies of papers presented at the annual conferences held each spring. As an affiliate of the American Historical Association, the Society also held meetings, social gatherings or presented panel discussions at the winter meetings of the American Historical Association. Material from these sessions is filed prior to the Society's spring conference.
    SERIES 3: MISCELLANEOUS MATERIAL
    This series contains the Society's constitution and minutes of the first meeting, a news release, promotional and reference material, financial and tax status documents and a microfilm of the Society's BULLETIN, (originally NEWSLETTER), 1969-1981. It is arranged alphabetically by topic.