Fr. Norman Martin was a dedicated alumnus, professor and administrator at Santa Clara University. After joining the Los Gatos Jesuit Novitiate in 1935 and graduating from Santa Clara University in 1937, Fr. Martin spent the next several years living abroad. He was ordained in Buenos Aires on December 20, 1947. After receiving his master’s and doctorate in Latin American History, Fr. Martin returned to teach at Santa Clara University in 1958. Eventually, he became an Assistant to the University President and worked in Public Relations. Fr. Martin passed away February 5, 2006 after 70 years as a Jesuit and 58 years as a Catholic priest.
The Norman Martin, SJ Digital Collection consists of a wide variety of materials including class notes, handouts, photographs, letters, and manuscripts from the Nuestra Señora de los Remedios convent in Sucre, Bolivia. For our online collection we have selected items from these areas of the collection:
Class Notes and Handouts: Written notes and printed handouts primarily from Fr. Martin’s Latin American Civilization class.
Photographs and Letters: photographs and letters from Norman Martin’s, SJ time as an administrator.
Nuestra Señora de los Remedios Manuscripts: Bound manuscript of letters and vow formulas from members of the convent.