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Santa Clara University
Dept. of Archives & Special Collections, University Library,
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, California 95053-0500
Phone: (408) 554-4117
Email: None
Collections with online items: 3
Physical collections: 39
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Babcock (Conrad S.) Papers

The Conrad S. Babcock Papers, circa 1877-1941 (bulk 1898-1918), document Babcock’s service in the U.S. Army from 1894-1937. The bulk of the collection consists of Babcock’s memoirs detailing his military service at home, in the Philippines during the Philippine-American War...

Bell (Catherine) Research Materials & Writings

The Catherine Bell Papers, 1965-2008 (bulk 1996-2008), document Bell’s research process as she began writing , left unfinished at the time of her death in 2008. With this book, Bell sought to spur a discussion about belief, a phenomenon that...

Brown (Edwin J.) Papers

The Edwin J. Brown Papers document a portion of the career of professor Edwin J. Brown, founder and head of Santa Clara University's Department of Education from 1951-1962. The bulk of the collection documents Brown's career at Santa Clara University,...

Catalá (Magín, O.F.M.) Collection

The Magín Catalá, O.F.M. Collection, circa 1885-2009 (bulk 1885 – 1909), documents the life of Fray Magín Catalá, O.F.M. Often referred to as the “Holy Man of Santa Clara,” Fr. Catalá was stationed at Mission Santa Clara for thirty-six years...

de Saisset Family Papers

This collection includes materials from the deSaisset family consisting of correspondence, financial papers, legal records, diaries and accounts, as well as clippings and ephemera.

Eymann (William C.) Photograph Collection

Photographs and negatives of students, faculty, events, buildings and campus life at Santa Clara University from 1960-1978, taken by professional photographer William C. (Chuck) Eymann.

Fagothey (Austin J.)

The Austin J. Fagothey, S.J. Papers, 1950-1989 (bulk 1951-1975) consist of biographical materials, correspondence, manuscripts, and teaching materials. The collection is comprised primarily of documents chronicling the development of Fagothey’s seminal texts, (1953) and the (1972), including correspondence, outlines, reviews,...

Gleeson (Richard A.) Papers

The Gleeson Papers include correspondence and fund raising materials for the proposed plan to move Santa Clara College to Mountain View. Also includes correspondence regarding the 1909 fire on campus, and biographical information about Gleeson....

Greene, Clay M. Collection

The Clay M. Greene Collection, 1867-1934 (bulk 1880-1925) documents Greene’s life from his early years as a newspaperman to his later success as an American playwright. Greene is perhaps best known for writing and producing . The play was performed...

Hill, Andrew P. Photograph Collection

The Andrew P. Hill Photograph Collection primarily consists of commissioned portraits that document Santa Clara College students, campus, and student organizations from the late nineteenth century circa 1890-1932.

Hubbard (Bernard R.) Papers

The materials contained in this collection were found in Fr. Hubbard's office in Ricard Observatory on the Santa Clara campus after his death in 1962. While most of Hubbard's papers and his photographs and films were transferred to the University...

Jiménez (Francisco) Papers

The Francisco Jiménez Papers, 1962-2010, document Jiménez’s achievements as a writer and university professor. Jiménez’s written works, primarily collections of short stories, document his childhood and adolescence as the son of migrant farm workers. He recounts his personal and academic...

Maps of Santa Clara University

The Santa Clara University Map Collection consists of 41 maps, drawings, surveys, and site plans of Santa Clara University. The maps in the collection range in date from 1854 to 1982, and include items prepared by public works officials, professional...

Markey (Francis L.) Papers

The Francis L. Markey Papers, 1975-2009 (bulk 1975-1986), consist of materials spanning approximately sixty years of Fr. Markey's service as a pastor and chaplain. The collection includes newspaper clippings of Markey's weekly column, "As Seen From Here," which was published...

Mission Santa Clara Book Collection

The Mission Santa Clara Book Collection is comprised of 148 titles of Mission-period books, dating from 1548-1835. The Collection was the library for Mission Santa Clara, founded in 1777 by the Franciscan Fathers. The volumes are primarily religious books including...

Mission Santa Clara Manuscript Collection

The Mission Santa Clara Manuscript Collection, 1777-1903, 1958, 2002 (bulk 1777-1851), consists of hundreds of manuscripts written, collected and used by the Franciscans at Mission Santa Clara, from the founding of the Mission in 1777 until the arrival of the...

Mission Santa Clara Map Collection

The Mission Santa Clara Map Collection consists of 17 maps of Mission Santa Clara, founded in 1777 by the Franciscan Fathers. The maps range in date from 1854-1980, and include site plans, surveys, plot maps, and landscape drawings.

Montgomery (John J.) Collection

The Montgomery Collection in the Santa Clara University Archives contains the personal papers of John J. Montgomery, some of his family members and associates and biographers; court materials from the patent battles waged by his family; and published materials related...

Murphy Family Papers

The Murphy Family Papers, 1842-1910 (bulk 1850-1880), document the lives of the Murphy family before and after their arrival to the San Jose, California area. The records consist of correspondence, indentures, legal paperwork, bills, receipts, and maps of property that...

Nobili (John) Papers

The Nobili Papers contain virtually all the documents of the early days of Santa Clara College. Included are financial records, legal papers (particularly dealing with securing the former Mission land from various claimants), and correspondence with Church and State officials,...

Pellerano Family Papers

The Pellerano Family Papers, 1879-1945 (bulk 1879-1894) document the business and professional lives of the Pellerano family. The records consist of business ledgers that belonged to Clorinda, Pedrina, and Nicholas Pellerano as well as school essays written by Nicholas Pellerano...

Pinedo Family Papers

The Pinedo Family Papers, 1826-1901 (bulk 1842-1901), document the Pinedo family and life at Mission Santa Clara prior to the laicization of the mission. The records consist of the reminiscences of Encarnación Pinedo, author of l, along with two copies...

Porta (Alberto F.) Papers

This collection documents a portion of the career of architect and professor Alberto F. Porta. Included in collection are clippings, correspondence, academic writings, newsletters, architectural drawings and photographs.

Ricard (Jerome S.) Papers

The Jerome S. Ricard, S.J., Papers consist of biographical materials, publications, research papers, and correspondence relating to Ricard's work as SCU faculty member, astronomer, meteorologist and seismologist.

Santa Clara University Archives ClaraVision Photograph Collection

ClaraVision, the Santa Clara University Archives digital photograph collection, includes photographs, postcards, and other graphic materials, that capture the rich visual history of Mission Santa Clara established in 1777, Santa Clara College founded in 1851, and the present-day Santa Clara...

Santa Clara University Archives Silicon Valley History Online Collection

The Santa Clara University Archives collection includes photographs, manuscripts, artifacts, maps, ephemera, and administrative records documenting Mission Santa Clara and Santa Clara University. The majority of images included in Silicon Valley History Online are photographs of student life, campus events,...

Santa Clara University Medals and Awards Collection

Santa Clara University Medals and Awards Collection consists of 57 medals and awards, including academic awards and prizes, organization pins, and commemorative medals dating from 1854-1989.

Santa Clara University Men's Football & Rugby Club Records

The Santa Clara University Men’s Football & Rugby Club Records, 1869-1993 (bulk 1929-1993), document the history of men’s football and rugby over a 120-year period and an 85-year period, respectively. The records consist of media guides, newspaper clippings, photographs, players...

Santa Clara University Records of the Catala Club

The Santa Clara University Records of the Catala Club, 1930-2012, document the history of the club, which was established by James J. Lyons, S.J. in the spring of 1930. The collection consists of meeting minutes, financial records, reports, and leadership...

Santa Clara University Scrapbook Collection

The Santa Clara University Scrapbook Collection, 1890-2014 (bulk 1902-1988), consists of ninety-six scrapbooks documenting more than a century of SCU history. Created by the university, students, faculty, and supporting organizations, the scrapbooks chronicle numerous aspects of university life, from descriptions...

Schmidt (Walter E., S.J.) & the Santa Clara Valley Youth Village Collection

The Walter E. Schmidt, S.J. & the Santa Clara Valley Youth Village Collection, 1944-2009 (bulk 1944-1974), documents the activities of Father Schmidt and the participants of the Santa Clara Valley Youth Village. Started by a handful of youth in 1944,...

Schoener (George M.A.) Collection

The Schoener Collection contains correspondence, poems both in German and English, and articles on rose breeding and horticulture. There also exist approximately thirty notebooks containing rough drafts of articles and personal thoughts. Included in the papers is Schoener's manual on...

Spearman (Arthur D.) Papers

The Spearman papers consist of notes, correspondence, manuscripts, books, photos, albums, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, videotapes and audiotapes. The collection is divided into eight primary subject areas: biographical materials; family materials; subject files dealing with mission, local and California history;...

Sullivan (Gabrielle, SNDdeN) Papers

The Gabrielle Sullivan, SNDdeN Papers, 1890-1994 (bulk 1959-1979), document the research of Sr. Gabrielle Sullivan, SNDdeN (Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur) and her investigations of the Murphy family. The records consist of research materials and correspondence related to the...

Turrill-Miller Photograph Collection

The Turrill-Miller Photograph Collection is a collection of images that captures campus life and the built environment of Santa Clara College from 1905-1920. During that time, Charles Beebe Turrill, of the photography firm of Turrill & Miller photographers, photographed student...

Varsi (Aloysius) Papers

The Varsi Papers contain building specifications, correspondence regarding new construction at Santa Clara College, inventories of property, scientific equipment, supplies, and College mineral collections. The papers also include a list of Capuchins expelled from Guatemala, 1872....

Villarreal (José Antonio) Papers

The José Antonio Villarreal Papers, 1950-2010 (bulk 1959-1984), document the personal and professional life of José Antonio Villarreal. Villarreal became well known for his book , which was first published in 1959 and is considered a landmark in Chicano literature....

Walsh (Henry L.) Papers

The Walsh Papers contain personal notes, research material, correspondence, and photographs that reflect Walsh's work as poet, teacher, writer, lecturer and historian. His personal notes include clippings and souvenirs that give a general overview of Walsh's life; lecture notes, speeches...