Collection consists of correspondence and research files related to Norris Hundley's editorship of the
Pacific Historical Review, the case of City of Los Angeles
vs. City of San Fernando et al., and publication of
The Great Thirst (2000, revised ed.)
Norris Hundley, Jr. received his A.B. from Whittier College in 1958, and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los
Angeles in 1963. His long and distinguished teaching career began as a professor of American History at the University of
Houston (1963-1964), and then continued at UCLA (1964-1994), where he became Professor Emeritus of American History in 1994.
As a scholar, he authored over a hundred books and essays, including several groundbreaking works on the history of water
usage in California and the West. Hundley was also the editor of the Pacific Historical Review for twenty-nine years (1968-1997), during which time the journal took a leading role in the development of environmental
and ethnic studies. He has held leadership positions in many historical organizations, including the Western History Association
(President, 1994-1995) and the American Historical Association, Pacific Coast Branch (president, 1994-1995). In addition,
Hundley served as the Director of the UCLA Latin American Center from 1989-1994, Chair of the UCLA Program on Mexico from
1981-1994, and sat on various boards and committees related to the history of California and water usage rights.
Subseries 1A, Pacific Historical Review correspondence, is sealed until 2020; the remainder of the collection is open for