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Kenneth R. Small Archive of the Universal Brotherhood and Theosophical Society at Lomaland, 1874-1960 | Special Collections & University Archives

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Title: Kenneth R. Small Archive of the Universal Brotherhood and Theosophical Society at Lomaland, 1874-1960Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1897-1942

Primary Creator: Universal Brotherhood & Theosophical Society at Lomaland (1897-1942)

Extent: 0.0 Linear Feet. More info below.

Date Acquired: 00/00/2016. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: California history, Lomaland Theosophical Community, San Diego (Calif.)--Pictorial works

Collection Historical Note

The Universal Brotherhood & Theosophical Society at Lomaland flourished on Point Loma, San Diego from 1898 until 1942. A contemplative, intentional community, Lomaland was an experiment to make Theosophy “intensely practical,” according to its founder and spiritual leader, Katherine Tingley. Inspired by the ideals found in late 19th century Theosophy and the New England Transcendentalism of her childhood, Tingley’s charismatic personality and vision drew together participants from more than twenty countries. She established the "School for the Revival of the Lost Mysteries of Antiquity" and the "Raja Yoga School" for children, which embraced dramatic productions, music, art, and literature. Reaching its peak of nearly 500 residents by 1920, Lomaland developed into a vibrant community based on Universalist ethics and altruistic ideals, and became the cultural and educational hub of a growing San Diego.

Subject/Index Terms

California history
Lomaland Theosophical Community
San Diego (Calif.)--Pictorial works


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence],
[Series 2: Diaries and Journals],
[Series 3: Drama],
[Series 4: E.S. - Esoteric Section],
[Series 5: Educational Materials],
[Series 6: Florence Collisson - Articles],
[Series 7: Florence Collisson - Notes],
[Series 8: Newsletters/Bulletins],
[Series 9: Newspaper and Magazine Articles],
[Series 10: Periodicals],
[Series 11: Individuals (Biographical and Personal Documents)],
[Series 12: Writings],
[Series 13: Photography],
[Series 14: Scrapbooks/Photo Albums],
[Series 15: Artworks],
[Series 16: A/V Materials],
[All]

Series 11: Individuals (Biographical and Personal Documents)Add to your cart.
Documents with significance as to the person named.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Barborka, Vaclav, 1887Add to your cart.
Citizenship document - Vaclav Barborka, father of Geoffrey Barborka. From Czech Lands.
Folder 5: Berggren, Jacob, n.d.Add to your cart.
"The Story of Jacob Berggren." Biographical information in Swedish.
Folder 6: Blavatsky, H.P., 1894-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Conger, Col. A.L., 1945-99Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Crosbie, Robert, 1900-02Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Davidson, John, 1965, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Evans-Wentz, W.Y.; Harris, Helen & Iverson; & Tyberg, Judith, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Fussell, Joseph, 1908Add to your cart.
Masonic Calendar: San Diego Lodge
Folder 12: Harris, Helen, Jan 25 1970Add to your cart.
Helen Harris' memorial written by Emmett Small; various quotes collected by Harris.
Folder 13: Harris, Iverson, 1958-71Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Harris, Iverson (Sr.), Sep 14 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Kronberg, Staffan, 1913-78Add to your cart.
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Lester, Leonard, 1922-30Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Lester, Marian Plummer, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Plummer, Col. Fred Gordon, 1910-99Add to your cart.
Documents relating to Plummer's death + the naming of Plummer's Peak (1913).
Folder 4: Plummer, L. Gordon, 1935-83Add to your cart.
Theosophical University Diplomas.
Folder 5: Purucker, G. de, 1930-83Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Senzaki, Nyogen, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Small, Carmen (née Fick), 2001-04Add to your cart.
Obituaries + family photographs and correspondence.
Folder 8: Small, Emmett (Jr.), Jan 28 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Small, Ethel, 1941-53Add to your cart.

Re: Daughters of the American Revolution.

In greeting card addressed to Esther "on her birthday" in 1946, E.E. Synge = Ted + Maja; Ethel Green Small = "Esther."

December 13 1952 letter addressed to Emmett and Carmen Small  from Marguerite and Hildor Barton.  Carmen is mistakenly referred to as her mother, "Gerda" in the letter, who had just passed away.

December 14 1952 Greeting Card from Julia Hecht, who taught music at Lomaland.

Folder 10: Tingley, Katherine, 1909-29Add to your cart.
Re: Death + final years.
Folder 11: Tyberg, Judith, 1980Add to your cart.
Memorial service speech, in memory of Judith M. Tyberg; by Trudi King.
Folder 12: Unknown artist, n.d.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Helen Harris FilesAdd to your cart.
Photos, clippings, and documents from Helen Harris' archived files.
Folder 1: Photos (B), 1911-29Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Photos, clippings (B, cont'd), 1921-53Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Benjamin, Elsie Savage Photos, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Blavastky, H.P. Photos, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Photos (C), c. 1921Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Conger, Col. Arthur L. Photos, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Covina Photos, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Photos (D), n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Photos, clippings (E-F), c. 1919-70Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Photos, clippings (E-F, cont'd), c. 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Photos, clippings (G), 1914-33Add to your cart.
Katherine Tingley Christmas greeting to Mr. and Mrs. Foster Griffiths.
Folder 12: Photos, clippings (H-J), 1903-62Add to your cart.
Incl. photographs of Iverson and Helen Harris
Folder 13: Photos, clippings (H-J, cont'd), c. 1914Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Photos, clippings (H-J, cont'd), n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Hart, Eloise and Children, 1947-48Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Judge, W.Q., 1851-95Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Photos, clippings (K-L), c. 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Photos (K-L, cont'd), c. 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Lester, Marian, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Lloyd, Rose Denton, 1967Add to your cart.
Box 11Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photos and Christmas Card (M), c. 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Malpas, 1929-55Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Photos (N-O), n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Photos (P-Q), c. 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 5: "The Path", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Photos of Point Loma, drawing by Joseph Fussel Sr., c. 1900sAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Puente, Julita & Mercedes, 1903-28Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Synge, Edward, 1897-1968Add to your cart.
Incl. passport.
Folder 9: Tingley, Katherine clipping in "Reader", 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Tyberg, Raymond, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Photos, clippings (W), 1926-41Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Photos (W, cont'd), n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Photos, clippings (W-Z), c. 1900s-41Add to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence],
[Series 2: Diaries and Journals],
[Series 3: Drama],
[Series 4: E.S. - Esoteric Section],
[Series 5: Educational Materials],
[Series 6: Florence Collisson - Articles],
[Series 7: Florence Collisson - Notes],
[Series 8: Newsletters/Bulletins],
[Series 9: Newspaper and Magazine Articles],
[Series 10: Periodicals],
[Series 11: Individuals (Biographical and Personal Documents)],
[Series 12: Writings],
[Series 13: Photography],
[Series 14: Scrapbooks/Photo Albums],
[Series 15: Artworks],
[Series 16: A/V Materials],
[All]


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