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Title
Bit of China
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Creator
Woods, Jon
Contributor
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
1961
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
The monastic community at Valyermo was founded in China in 1929 by the Abbey of Sint Andries Zevenkerken in Brugge, Belgium. The monks prayed, taught, and worked in China until they were expelled by the communists in 1952. In 1955 the community relocated at Valyermo in the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains. St. Andrew's Abbey is located at 31001 North Valerymo Road in Valerymo, California.
Photograph caption dated October 7, 1961 reads "Subprior Thaddeus Yang wanders by a Chinese pagoda in St. Andrews Prior as he tells how the prior had to abandon nearly all its possessions in West China when the communists took over." The article partially reads "An order of Benedictine monks which salvaged only its life savings and faith from Red China six years ago is slowly rebuilding itself in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains near Pearlblossom."; See images #00126869 through #00126872 for all photos in this series.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00126869
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d032_f9_i13
CARL0005442746
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/58997
Subject
Saint Andrew's Priory, Valyermo, Calif
Men--California--Valyermo
Clergy--California--Valyermo
Benedictine monasteries--California--Valyermo
Monks--California--Valyermo
Pagodas--California--Valyermo
Trees--California--Valyermo
Valyermo (Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
Time Period
1961-1970

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