Register of the Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies. Records

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UC, San Diego
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Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies. Records, 1969-1985

MSS 0148

Mandeville Special Collections Library







UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO

La Jolla, CA 92093-0175

Contact Information:

  • Mandeville Special Collections Library 0175S
  • UC, San Diego
  • La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
  • Phone: (858) 534-2533
  • Fax: (858) 534-5950
  • Email: spcoll@ucsd.edu
  • Repository Website: http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/speccoll/
This file last updated: October 2003.

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.

Collection Contents

 

GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE

Box 1, Folder 1

1968, .

Box 1, Folder 2

1969, .

Box 1, Folder 3

1970, .

Box 1, Folder 4

1971, .

Box 1, Folder 5

1972, .

Box 1, Folder 6

1973, .

Box 1, Folder 7

1974, .

Box 1, Folder 8

1975, .

Box 1, Folder 9

1976, .

Box 1, Folder 10

1977, .

Box 2, Folder 1

1978, .

Box 2, Folder 2

1979, January - June, .

Box 2, Folder 3

1979, July - December, .

Box 2, Folder 4

1980, .

Box 2, Folder 5

1981, .

Box 3, Folder 1

1982, .

Box 3, Folder 2

1983, .

Box 3, Folder 3

1984, .

Box 3, Folder 4

1985, .

 

ANNUAL CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS

Box 3, Folder 5

1970. First Annual Conference, April 18-19. Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, .

Additional Note

Program, promotional material, list of registrants, budget, and correspondence. Includes typescripts of some Conference papers.
Box 3, Folder 6

1971. Second Annual Conference, April 17-18. State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York, .

Additional Note

Program, promotional material, expense report, and correspondence. Includes list of sources on Spanish history held by institutions in France and typescripts of some conference papers.
Box 3, Folder 7

1972. Third Annual Conference, April 22-23. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, .

Additional Note

Expense report and typescripts for some conference papers.
Box 3, Folder 8

1973. Fourth Annual Conference, April 7-8. The Library of Congress, Washington, DC, .

Additional Note

Program and correspondence, 1969-1973. Includes the March 15, 1973, issue of the Society's NEWSLETTER (later BULLETIN) and the "Secretary's Report."
Box 3, Folder 9

1974. Fifth Annual Conference, March 22-24. University of California, San Diego, .

Additional Note

Program and correspondence, 1972-1973. Includes "Comments" by Susan Schneider on some of the papers presented. Also includes "Old Christian Merchants and the Foundation of the Brazil Company, 1649," by David Grant Smith.
Box 3, Folder 10

1975. Sixth Annual Conference, April 11-12. City University of New York, .

Additional Note

Program and correspondence, 1974.
Box 3, Folder 11

1976. Seventh Annual Conference, April 9-11. The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, .

Additional Note

Program only.
Box 3, Folder 12

1977. Eighth Annual Conference, March 25-26. University of Kentucky, Lexington, .

Additional Note

Draft program, information on panel topics and panelists, list of registrants and correspondence, 1976-1977.
Box 4, Folder 1

1978. American Historical Association Annual Convention, .

Additional Note

Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies panel: "Clandestineness and Secret Cells in the Spanish Anarchist Movement, 1868-1937," correspondence only.
Box 4, Folder 2

1978. Ninth Annual Conference, March 31-April 1. The Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, .

Additional Note

Program, correspondence 1977-1978, minutes of business meetings. Includes typescript of "Canovas del Castillo and the Count-Duke of Olivares," by D.R. Headrick.
Box 4, Folder 3

1979. American Historical Association. Annual Convention, .

Additional Note

Reception. Correspondence only.
Box 4, Folder 4

1979. Tenth Annual Conference, March 24-25. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C, .

Additional Note

List of registrants, minutes of business meeting and correspondence.
Box 4, Folder 5

1980. American Historical Association. Annual Convention, .

Additional Note

Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies panel: "The Spanish Civil War: The International Impact." Correspondence only.
Box 4, Folder 6

1980. Eleventh Annual Conference, April 11-12. The Spanish Institute, New York, .

Additional Note

Program, list of registrants and correspondence, 1979.
Box 4, Folder 7

1981. American Historical Association. Annual Convention, .

Additional Note

Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies panel: "Political Economy of Urban Elites in Early Modern Spain." Correspondence only, 1981.
Box 4, Folder 8

1981. Twelfth Annual Conference, April 24-25. Toronto, Canada, .

Additional Note

Program and correspondence, 1980-1981.
Box 4, Folder 9

1982. American Historical Association. Annual Convention, .

Additional Note

Reception. Correspondence only, 1982.
Box 4, Folder 10

1982. Thirteenth Annual Conference, April 16-18. University of California, Berkeley, .

Additional Note

Preliminary program and correspondence, 1980-1983.
Box 4, Folder 11

1983. Fourteenth Annual Conference, April 22-24. Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts, .

Additional Note

Program, minutes of business meeting and NOTICIAS DE ESPANA, number 5, April 1-15, 1983.
Box 4, Folder 12

1984. American Historical Association. Annual Convention, .

Additional Note

Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies panel: "The Future of Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies in the United States." Correspondence, 1984-1985 and outline notes.
Box 4, Folder 13

1984. Fifteenth Annual Conference, April 6-8. Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, .

Additional Note

Program, agenda and notes for business meeting and correspondence, 1983-1984. Includes "The Real Crisis in Iberian Historical Studies: By 2004 Will There Be a New Generation of Trained Modern Specialists in the Classroom?" by Douglas L. Wheeler, General Secretary of the Society, address given at the business meeting.
 

MISCELLANEOUS MATERIAL

Box 4, Folder 14

Accountants' Report, December 31, 1971.

Additional Note

Prepared by Abrams, Meresman and Company.
Box 4, Folder 15

Articles of Incorporation, Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies, Inc, 1980.

Additional Note

Includes "Certificate to Resolutions and Security Agreement Governing Bank Account for Unincorporated Associations," "Notification Concerning Foundation Status," and correspondence.
Box 4, Folder 16

BULLETIN OF THE SOCIETY FOR SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE HISTORICAL STUDIES, .

Additional Note

Volumes 1-6, December 1969 -June 1981. One microfilm roll. Includes typescript index to volume 4, price information, editorial guidelines, style sheet, and lists of expenses 1970-1972.
Box 4, Folder 17

Constitution, 1969.

Additional Note

[?] Typescript copy of the Society's constitution and "Minutes of the Meeting Held on April 19, 1969," recording it's founding. Also includes typescript of proposed revisions to the constitution proposed at the 1979 Conference.
Box 4, Folder 18

Income tax returns, 1974 -1975.

Additional Note

Includes correspondence.
Box 4, Folder 19

Miscellaneous reference material, 1969 -1972.

Additional Note

Information about other historical associations and societies. Includes the "Report on the Spanish Newspaper Project, 1966-1970 issued by the Hispanic Foundation at the Library of Congress, April 1970.
Box 4, Folder 20

News Release, April 10, 1969.

Additional Note

Typescript. Includes typescript drafts and photocopies of announcements about the Society published in the NEWSLETTER of the American Historical Association and HISPANIA, HISPANIC AMEICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW, and RUEDO IBERICO in 1972.
Box 4, Folder 21

Non-Profit Status Data and Applications, 1972 -1982.

Additional Note

Exemption application, supporting documentation, Internal Revenue Service forms, and correspondence.