From 1926 until 1929 Fr. Bernard R. Hubbard, S.J. taught geology, Greek, and German at Santa Clara College. A native San Franciscan, Hubbard was better known as the Glacier Priest, a moniker he earned for his treks into the Alps while completing his theological studies in Innsbruck, Austria. During the summer of 1927, after leading a spiritual retreat for the Sisters of St. Anne in Juneau, Alaska, Hubbard spent time exploring and photographing the glaciers of Alaska. Over the next 28 years Hubbard led over 30 Alaskan expeditions and his photographs and films were featured in newspapers and movie theaters around the United States. At a time when televisions in the home were a novelty, Hubbard’s imagery of Alaskan landscapes and native people captivated a national audience.Daniel Morales (History major, Class of 2016) was the 2016-2017 Apprentice Program intern in Archives & Special Collections. During his time in A&SC Daniel processed Fr. Hubbard’s personal papers which reflect Hubbard’s multifaceted life as a priest, explorer, and lecturer.
Morales, Daniel, "Priest, Explorer, Lecturer: The Various Adventures of Fr. Bernard R. Hubbard, S.J." (2017). A&SC Student Apprentice Program. 1.