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Our Lady of the Lake University Archives

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Monday through Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


For the best service, please call or e-mail in advance, and inform us of your research needs:

Leonora D. Laney
210-434-6711 x6738


Our Lady of the Lake University

411 S.W. 24th St.

C.D.P./Mother House rm #110

San Antonio, TX 78207

Subject Guide

Leonora Laney

The Holy Family a Gift from the Class of 1949

Admiring the statue of the Holy Family presented to the college by the Class of ’49 is President John L. McMahon, Our Lady of the Lake College. Representatives of the class are Dorothy O’Neill, treasurer; Norma Tschirhart Vorpahl, president; Nell Langlinais, vice-president. Not shown is Mary Lou O’Connor, secretary.   *The statue is located in the breezeway connecting Providence Hall and Moye Hall.                                                                                               *The Southern Messenger, October 27, 1949.

Find it in the Archives

If you are interested in discovering more about Our Lady of the Lake through the images, publications, and collections in the University Archives, begin by contacting Archivist Leonora D. Laney by phone or e-mail: (210) 434-6711 x6738 or

Prominent Record Series held by OLLU Archives:

  • Records from Administrative Units and Schools and Departments: Records of Board of Trustees, President's Office, Vice-Presidents' Offices, Provost’s Office, Alumni Office, Faculty Assembly, Councils and Committees.
  • Personal papers of Gibson, Guadalupe (Social Work) 1917-2000; Weniger, Delbert (Biology) 1960-1990; Woods, Sr. Frances Jerome (Sociology) 1922-1992.
  • Scrapbooks, memorabilia, and regalia.
  • Published resources written by and about OLL leaders.


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

Sacred Heart Conventual Chapel

Sacred Heart Conventual Chapel

Sacred Heart Conventual Chapel was a 28 year project, the dream of Mother Florence Walter, superior of the Congregation of Divine Providence from 1886 - 1925.



Our Lady of the Lake University Archives holds a small but varied collection of picture postcards spanning the school’s history.

OLLU postcard



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