Raymond Brandes



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The Raymond Brandes papers largely pertain to Brandes' work as University of San Diego Dean of Graduate and Continuing Education, particularly related to his involvement with Archaeology courses. Under Brandes' direction, USD offered an Archaeology Technician Program to USD students, graduates, and community members. These included genealogy, historic site survey, and historic site preservation courses. Brandes led many of these courses with USD colleague James Moriarty. These records include fliers and brochures for the archaeology courses as well as correspondence and planning materials. Also included are materials Brandes collected to assist students beyond their graduation from USD. These materials include internship information solicited from a variety of institutions as well as articles and news clippings covering career opportunities for graduates in History and Public History.

Research materials on various topics are also included. These consist of newspaper articles, copies of historic documents, and correspondence about research requests.

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Collection Size

2 boxes (2 linear feet)


historic buildings, Old Town (San Diego, Calif.), Public history


History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology | Public History



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Finding Aid Author

Ashley Toutain

Guide to the Raymond Brandes papers