Inventory of Turrill-Miller Photograph Collection, 1905-1920

Processed by University Archives staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Anne McMahon
University Archives
Santa Clara University
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Santa Clara, California 95053-0500
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Santa Clara University. All rights reserved.

Inventory of Turrill-Miller Photograph Collection, 1905-1920

University Archives





Santa Clara, California

Contact Information:

  • University Archives
  • Santa Clara University
  • 500 El Camino Real
  • Santa Clara, California 95053-0500
  • Phone: (408) 554-4117
  • Fax: (408) 554-5179
  • Email: amcmahon@mailer.scu.edu
  • URL: http://www.scu.edu/archives
Processed by:
University Archives staff
Encoded by:
Anne McMahon
© 1999 Santa Clara University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Inventory of Turrill-Miller Photograph Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1905-1920
Record group:
Creator: Turrill, Charles Beebe, 1854-1927
Extent: 4 linear feet of photographs and negatives
Repository: Santa Clara University Archives
Santa Clara, CA 95053
Language: English.

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Turrill-Miller Photograph Collection, Santa Clara University. University Archives.

Biography

Charles Beebe Turrill was born March 6, 1854, and died in 1927. He began his work as an amateur photographer in 1886, and started a professional business around 1900 in San Francisco. His work at Santa Clara College, later Santa Clara University, reflect his interest in photography as a form of historical documentation. As quoted in the San Francisco Call and Post, Sept. 17, 1921, Turrill explained, "I am fighting to preservethe history of California - for the accuracy of historic records." He spent time at Santa Clara restoring photographs damaged in a fire in the Fathers' residence hall, 1909, and took other photographs himself "to show present conditions, the building of a new residence and senior hall and the class pictures."
(Correspondence from Turrill to J. Perkins Tracy, April 8, 1914, Society of California Pioneers)

Scope and Content

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 organizations, construction of new buildings, individual portraits, and sports events. The period was defined by dramatic changes in the built environment. As such, the majority of the collection comprises images of campus buildings.
The Collection includes approximately 4 linear feet of photographs and glass negatives. Image sizes include 8x10 and 11x13.

Container List

 

8x10 Subject Series

Physical Description: 2 l.f. of gelatin silver prints
Box 1

Agriculture

 

Crops

 

Orchards

 

Buildings

 

Adobe Lodge

 

California Hotel

 

Dormitories - Senior Hall/O'Connor Hall

 

Infirmary

 

Mission Church

 

Observatory

 

St. Joseph's Hall

 

Science Building

 

The Ship

 

Sodality Hall

 

Student Chapel

 

Walsh Building

Box 2

Campus Views

 

Adobe Wall

 

Entrances

 

Gardens

 

General, 1911-1913

 

Grave of unknown

 

Sacred Heart Statue

 

St. Joseph's Shrine

 

Swimming Tank

 

Tennis Courts

 

Vineyards

 

Commercial Department

Box 3

Engineering Students

 

Events

Box 4

Jesuit Groups

 

Law School

 

Local

 

Military - Santa Clara Cadets

 

Mission Santa Clara

 

Performing Arts

 

Portraits

Box 5

Ranch

 

Sports

 

Student Life

Box 

Villa Maria (Cupertino)

 

11x13 Subject Series

Physical Description: .25 l.f. of mounted gelatin silver prints
 

Buildings

 

Student Chapel

 

Events

 

Knights of Columbus

 

Trips to Manresa

 

Student Life

 

Groups

 

Individuals

 

Student Societies

 

Glass Negative Series

Physical Description: 1.5 l.f. of 8x10 glass negatives