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Desmond (Lawrence G.) Collection on Bernard Hubbard, S.J.
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SERIES I. Lawrence Desmond's Research 1956-2008 (bulk 1985-1987)

Scope and Content

This series documents Lawrence Desmond's contact with those who had access to information on Fr. Bernard Hubbard. The bulk of this series consists of letters to and from Desmond, photographs autographed by Hubbard to Desmond, and Desmond's materials related to his hunt for giant salamanders with Hubbard, such as maps and letters to the crew providing tips and warnings. The series also contains Desmond's notebook with notes pertaining to accessing information about Hubbard, whether it be from archives or word of mouth, and a short remembrance of Hubbard written by Desmond.


This series is arranged by format.
box 1, folder 1

Desmond's Hubbard remembrance, 2008

box 1, folder 2

Desmond correspondence regarding Hubbard, 1985-1987

box 1, folder 3

Desmond notes on Hubbard, 1980s

box 1, folder 4

Desmond photographs, 1957, & undated

box 1, folder 5

"The Great Salamander Hunt," 1951-2007


SERIES II. Lawrence Desmond's Collected Fr. Bernard Hubbard Materials 1900-1957 (bulk 1923-1957)

Scope and Content

This series documents the materials Desmond collected that pertained to Fr. Hubbard's life. The bulk of the collection consists of various materials such as articles and photographs about Hubbard and the Lang family, a family from Oberammergau, Germany who considered Hubbard a family friend, and the Lang family's letters to Hubbard during the 1920s. Two oversized boxes contain large prints of photographs taken by Hubbard during his trips to Alaska, Germany and Austria. The photographs were taken between 1923 and 1930, and printed in 1957 at Santa Clara University's Ricard Observatory. The prints are are mounted on particle board.


This series is arranged by format.
box 2, folder 1

Miscellaneous materials related to Bernard Hubbard, 1949, & undated

box 2, folder 2

Bernard Hubbard correspondence (facsimiles), 1923-1935

box 3, oversize 1

Schloss Matzen, Tirol, Austria, 1923

box 3, oversize 2

Anton Lang (Christ in the Passion Play) and Andreas Lang (St. Peter in the Passion Play), Oberammergau, Germany, 1923

box 3, oversize 3

Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany, 1925

box 3, oversize 4

Eskimo, King Island, Alaska, 1930

box 3, oversize 5

Eskimo, King Island, Alaska, 1930

box 4, oversize 1

"Kinderheim," Oberammergau, Germany, 1923

box 4, oversize 2

Chimney sweeps, Tirol, Austria. 1923

box 4, oversize 3

Andreas Lang (St. Peter in Passion Play), Oberammergau, Germany, 1925

box 4, oversize 4

Tirolese castle, Valley of the Inn River, 1925

box 4, oversize 5

Oelgruebejock, Kaunsertal, Tirol, Austria, 1926

box 4, oversize 6

"Monte Crystalls, South Tirol," 1925

box 4, oversize 7

Mariatheresien Strasse, Innsbruck, Austria, 1921

box 4, oversize 8

Town square, Garmisch, Germany, 1925

box 4, oversize 9

Eskimo, King Island, Alaska, 1930

box 4, oversize 10

Eskimo, King Island, Alaska, 1930

box 4, oversize 11

Eskimo, King Island, Alaska, 1930