The Turrill-Miller Photograph Collection consists of over 300 photographs documenting the historic buildings and campus life of Santa Clara College (now known as Santa Clara University), from 1905-1920.
The images were taken by professional photographer Charles Beebe Turrill. Sometime around 1900 (the exact date is uncertain), Turrill partnered with Charles O. Miller to create the firm of Turrill &Miller Photographers. Based in San Francisco, the firm specialized in historical and industrial photography in the Bay Area. Turrill took a special interest in Santa Clara College and over a fifteen-year period, photographed buildings, landscapes, activities and events on campus. He also took numerous class pictures and portraits of Jesuit faculty, student societies, and athletic teams.
The online collection also includes photos of student rooms in O'Connor, the school Dedication Celebration of 1912, and local landmarks like the Adobe Wall and Fr. Ricard's Observatory.
The Turrill-Miller Photograph Collection provides us with a panoramic view of Santa Clara College - along with the individuals who lived, worked and studied there - in the early twentieth century.
View this collection on the contributor's website. View collection guide.