This is a collection of photographs of 11 California missions and their grounds, taken during a restoration period from the
late 1940s to
the mid-1950s. Notable missions that are depicted include San Fernando Rey de España, San Luis Rey de Francia, Santa Barbara,
and Santa Inés. The photographs were
taken by Jasper Schad, except for two taken by Brother Barnabas of Mission San Luis Rey.
Jasper G. Schad was born in 1932 in Los Angeles County, California. He served as the dean of libraries at Wichita State University
from 1971 until 1998.
Schad's father, Robert O. Schad, was the curator of rare books at the Huntington Library from 1926 to 1961.
150 photographs in 4 boxes; prints mostly 31 x 25 cm. (12 x 10 in.) and 20 x 25 cm. (8 x 10 in.); 114 negatives 10 x 12 cm.
(4 x 5 in.) or smaller, (6 deteriorated).
All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Photographs. Permission
for publication is given on behalf of the Huntington as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or
imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
The collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information,
please visit the Huntington's website: www.huntington.org.