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; Spearman's writings
about the mission and the University; his research on Jesuits and other religious; ADS'
research and writing about John J. Montgomery; his miscellaneous writings on religious
and patriotic themes; and his correspondence.
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.