Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Guide to the Alberto F. Porta Papers, 1881-1990
PP-Porta  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (58.22 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Overview
 
Table of contents What's This?
Description
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.
Background
Alberto Francisco Porta, born in Mondovi, Italy in 1853, was a civil engineer and architect trained at the University of Turin. In 1894, at the request of the Guatemala government to serve as architect for the reconstruction of structures damaged by earthquakes and revolutions, Porta moved his family to Quesaltenango, Guatemala. The request to come to Guatemala was handled through the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). In Quesaltenango, Porta worked on rebuilding bridges and buildings.
Restrictions
Permission to copy or publish any portion of the Archives' materials must be given by the University Archivist.
Availability
Santa Clara University permits public access to its archives within the context of respect for individual privacy, administrative confidentiality, and the integrity of the records. It reserves the right to close all or any portion of its records to researchers.