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Spearman, Arthur D.



  • Existence: 1899-08-26 - 1977-04-09

Arthur Dunning Spearman, S.J. served as University Archivist at Santa Clara from 1957-1977. He was a prolific writer, producing books, essays and articles on the history of Mission Santa Clara and Santa Clara University, his family history, religion, and Native Americans. His first major book was The Five Franciscan Churches of Mission Santa Clara, 1777-1825, published in 1963. In 1967 he published a biography of local aviation pioneer John J. Montgomery titled, John Joseph Montgomery, Father of Basic Flying.

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Bond Family Photograph Collection

Identifier: 2017.03.13

Mrs. Fremont Older Photograph Collection

Identifier: 2018.03.15
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1854-1965, & undated

Santa Clara Valley Local History Collection

 Collection — Container: Santa Clara Valley Local History Collection
Identifier: R.G. 102
Overview The Santa Clara Valley Local History Collection, 1847-2006 (bulk 1890-1960) documents the history of the Santa Clara Valley after the arrival of European and overland settlers. The records consist of Chamber of Commerce publications promoting the Santa Clara Valley as an idyllic place to live, work and visit; writings, reminiscences, photographs and ephemera documenting the prominent pioneer and Californio families of the Santa Clara Valley; and printed...
Dates: 1847-2006 (bulk 1890-1960)

Selected digital versions of items from the Arthur D. Spearman, S.J. Papers

 Digital Record
Dates: Majority of material found within 1843 - 1985

Arthur D. Spearman, S.J. Papers

Identifier: MSS-2014-08-18
Abstract The Arthur D. Spearman, S.J. Papers, 1824-1977 (1955-1975), documents the life of priest, author, and former University Archivist Father Arthur D. Spearman, S.J. The bulk of the collection consists of subject files and photographs used by Fr. Spearman for his historical research. Fr. Spearman was an avid collector of materials related to his many research interests, including mission history, the history of Santa Clara Valley, Santa Clara University, Native Americans, Jesuits, and his family...
Dates: 1824-1977 (bulk 1955-1975)