Category Archives: Archives

Close-up of the (Art) Collection

Thanks to a very generous donation the Archive-Library is now home to this beautiful painting of Madonna and Child also known as Our Lady of the Rosary of Pomata. The oil painting is 17th or 18th century from the Cuzco … Continue reading

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Digital Incunabula or, Br. Jeff loves Alliteration

By Br. Jeff Durham, OFM Many of the patrons at the Santa Barbara Mission-Archive Library assume that all of the things we do involve old documents, manuscripts and photos. However, there is a slow trickle of items which I refer … Continue reading

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Welcome, Br. Jeff!

My name is Jeff, I am originally from North Carolina, but have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1998. I currently live in Santa Barbara, California. I am a friar in the Order of Friars Minor, which was … Continue reading

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Our Trip to …A Becoming Place

By Rachel Hatcher Assistant Archivist, Province of Saint Barbara “Wherever I find our Lord’s most holy names and written words in unbecoming places, I want to gather them up and I beg that they be gathered up and placed in … Continue reading

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Meet Our New Geiger Intern!

Editor’s note:  Each year since 2012 we offer a paid summer internship to honor Fr. Maynard Geiger, OFM. The purpose of this internship is to support an opportunity for an undergraduate or graduate student to gain experience working in an archive. … Continue reading

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Mentoring A New Generation

Edited by Monica Orozco, SBMAL Director This summer brought SBMAL four amazing interns, Kate Borchard, Rachel Hatcher, Lauren Trujillo, and Brittany Bratcher! These remarkable young women worked in the Archive helping to accomplish several long-term projects. They worked on a … Continue reading

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New “Stars” by Which to Navigate

By Monica Orozco, SBMAL Director In the classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, the protagonist observes that trying to navigate on the Mississippi River at night has its challenges. While as Huck (or Twain) notes, “stars and … Continue reading

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