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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

1958 *500 Hats!

...and mine doesn’t fit! Two new OLL freshmen, Rita Gianotti and Patsy Elder, pick out their caps, part of the official freshman attire for the first six weeks of school.

                                                                                        OLL freshmen sitting picking out their caps to wear for the first six weeks of school.  Five Hundred Hats. (1958, September 11). The Phoenix, p. 1.



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. 

1955 *Lucille M. McKinney of San Antonio


1955 Lucille M. McKinney



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

*Postcard - Student Lounge in Pacelli Hall   *1958

1958 *Student Lounge - Pacelli Hall 

The beautiful and colorful Student Lounge, located in Pacelli Hall, The residence hall at Our Lady of the Lake College, with parlor areas, television section, games area, and kitchenette.

The spacious McCone Terrace, adjoining the lounge, enhances the facilities for social life, always considered important in the total development of the students.

                                                                Information from the back of the postcard