Saturday, June 23, 2012

A younger archive

is the High School Archives of Loyola in Los Angeles.  A record of one-hundred and fifty years is being gathered in preparation for a 2015 sesquicentennial celebration of Catholic high school education in Los Angeles.  The proctors station and readers roundtable are seen upper left.  

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The oldest archives

as we think of these things is the L'Archivio Segreto Vaticano in Rome.  Here is an image of the readers area with the proctor elevated at the head of the room. [Luisa Ambrosini and Mary Willis, The Secret Archives of the Vatican, 1969]

It was twenty years ago

that this cartoon appeared on the cover of The American Archivist.  This recent article in the Atlantic is a positive reflection of the current efforts to preserve the American experience.

Friday, June 8, 2012

The Loyola High School Father's Library donated to the Ignatius House

The three thousand volume Loyola High School Fathers Library has found a new home at the Ignatius House Jesuit Novitiate in Culver City.  The novitiate is the first stage of a Jesuit’s formation, or maturation, as a religious and a minister.

The collection of philosophy and theology works began as a faculty library for Saint Vincent's and Los Angeles College, forerunners of present day Loyola High School, in the late 1880's.