The Mrs. Fremont Older Photograph
Collection, 1854-1965, consists of photographs collected by author and historian Cora
Miranda Baggerly Older (commonly referred to as Mrs. Fremont Older). The bulk of the
collection consists of photographs of San Francisco, as well as various other sites in
California, the CA missions and portraits of noted Californians. The collection consists of
one series: Series I. Photographs.
Santa Clara University was founded in 1851 by the Society of Jesus as Santa Clara College
and is California's oldest operating institution of higher learning. It was established on
the grounds of Mission Santa Clara de Asìs, the eighth of the original 21 California
missions. The college originally operated as a preparatory school and did not offer courses
of collegiate rank until 1853. The institution became known as the University of Santa Clara
in 1912, when the schools of engineering and law were added. For 110 years, Santa Clara
University was an all-male school. In 1961, women were accepted as undergraduates and Santa
Clara University became the first coeducational Catholic university in California. The
number of students and faculty tripled over the next decade and the university began the
largest building program in school history with eight residence halls, a student union, and
an athletic stadium. In the early 1970s, the Board of Trustees voted to limit the size of
the undergraduate population, an action that was intended to preserve the character and
ensure the quality of the university for generations to come. In 1985, the university
adopted Santa Clara University as its official name.
2.37 linear feet
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This collection is open for research.