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. The
collection includes reports, newsletters, publications, slides, photographic prints, memoranda, correspondence, videotapes,
audiocassettes, and news clippings.
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.
1.1 Linear feet
(3 boxes and 1 oversize folder and 7.5 unprocessed linear feet)
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The collection is open for research.