Contact Information

Visits by Appointment Only
Monday - Friday 9:30am - 4:30pm


CDP Convent Rm. 110
Dr. Jason Paul Bourgeois



Please make an appointment, call or e-mail in advance, and inform us of your research needs.



Prominent Record Series

Records from Administrative Units and Schools and Departments:


Personal papers of:


  • Gibson, Guadalupe (Social Work) 1917-2000
  • Weniger, Delbert (Biology) 1960-1990
  • Woods, Sr. Frances Jerome (Sociology) 1922-1992


Scrapbooks | Memorabilia | Regalia



Published resources written by and about OLL leaders



Use of some items may be restricted at the Archivist’s discretion.


Featured Images

Our Lady of the Lake University Christmas Card (1985)


The eternal word leaped down from heaven
In the silent watches of the night;
And now we are filled with wonder
At the nearness of our God.
(adapted from Christmas dawn mass)


Photo by Sr. Micheleen Barragy, CDP

Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) Gift Wrap Sale (1955)


Making Christmas brighter for approximately five hundred children is the objective of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine at OLL. Rose Marie de la Fuente (left), and Mary Catherine Cooney sell Christmas Wrap to Customers, Sarah Odem and Gloria Rodriguez.


CCD plans Yuletide Treat for 500 Tots. (1955, December 14).The Phoenix  p. 1.

Formal Dinner Party ...Thursday (1955)


Shall I go formal or semi-formal is the problem being discussed by Pat King (left), Claire Boriskie, and Barbara Carville as they make plans for tomorrow night’s dinner party.                                                                 

Christmas Dinner Formal; (1955, December 14),The Phoenix ; p. 1.

Graduation Dreams (1952)


"Three more springs"...mused Our Lady of the Lake College freshman Ann Smith, as she paused amid cramming for final examinations to dream of commencement exercises of 1953. Posing as “dream’s end” is another freshman, Elaine Bendele.

The Song that Lived (1948)


OLLites brought gifts for the less fortunate and presented them to the Infant at the gift procession in Moye Hall. The program of carols, presented by the Choral Club  – directed by Gerald Ingraham, included timeless songs of the Christmas season ...”Adeste Fidelis,” "The  Gloria,” “O Come , O Come, Emmanuel,” “Angels we Have Heard on High,” and more.


Collegians bring Gifts for Poor-Participate in Formal Procession/The Song that lived; The Phoenix, vol. XIII, no. 5; p1; December 16, 1948

University Archivist

Dr. Jason Paul Bourgeois




Guidelines For Use

General Rules

  • Please leave bags and coats at designated area in the front of the Archives

  • Please sign in and out in the daily visit log each day when entering and departing

  • No food or beverages are allowed in the Archives

  • Please use only pencils for taking notes. The Archivist is happy to provide pencils and paper for note taking


Handling the Collection

  • Please make sure that your hands are clean

  • Do not lean on books or documents

  • Never write or trace on books or documents

  • Be careful when opening books and turning pages; always lift the top corner of the page

  • Do not use paper clips, rubber bands, post-it notes, or any three dimensional object for place markers. Paper bookmarkers are available from the Archivist

  • Items in folders should be examined one at a time; please keep the items in order

  • Do not remove items from their clear Mylar sleeves

  • Cotton gloves must be worn when handling photographs

  • When using materials housed in special enclosures, please be sure to put them back in the same way. If you need help rehousing an item, please ask the Archivist

  • If the item you are using seems too fragile to handle, please ask Archives staff to assist you


Requesting Reproductions

  • The Archivist can assist you with scanning items if you provide a flash drive to save the images. Please be aware that some items in the collection are too fragile to be scanned.

  • Permission to publish images taken from materials in the Archives must be obtained from the Archivist.