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Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Subjects: an inventory

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Descriptive Summary

Repository: Harvard University Archives
Call No.: HUPSF
Title: Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Subjects, ca. 1850-2004
Quantity: ca. 10,000 photographs
Abstract: The images in this series chiefly depict the Harvard community and its environment, chiefly groups of people or places they inhabit and the format of the images is chiefly photographs. Rarely, images may be other two-dimensional images such as engravings, drawings, or paintings, or photographic reproductions of such two-dimensional artwork.

Note

This document last updated 2014 April 16.

Acquisition Information :

These images were acquired from the last third of the nineteenth century through the 20th. The photographs either entered the University Archives alone or within larger collections or record groups.

Creation of the Photographic Subject File:

The Photographic Subject file was compiled by Harvard University Archives staff starting in approximately the late 19th century. Staff generally filed photographs or other 2-dimensional images, regardless of their source, into categories based on group name or topic in order to house them together and for ease of reference. This practice was ceased in the year 2000.
Photographs received after the year 2000 without context continue to be added to the HUPSF categories; however, photographs that are acquired in a context, either filed within textual collections or as part of primarily photographic collections, remain within their original collection or record group.

Creation of this Finding Aid:

The lists of folders were typed by Laurie Maranian in August 2004. The large-size photographs were re-housed and listed in the Archives location database by Colin Lukens earlier that same year. The two lists were combined, the links to digitized images added, and the remainder of this finding aid was written by Kate Bowers in late August 2004.

Conditions on Use and Access:

Some images may be restricted due to their physical condition. Such conditions will be noted in the list below. Please consult Reference Staff for details. If, at the time of retrieval, staff determine that an image is too fragile to be transported to the reading room or handled, additional restrictions on access may be imposed.

Scope of the Photographic subjects file

Photographs chiefly depict the Harvard community and its environment, chiefly groups of people or places they inhabit. Some images included here are not photographs. Rarely, images may be other two-dimensional images such as engravings,drawings, or paintings, or photographic reproductions of such two-dimensional artwork.

Related Material in the Harvard University Archives

Almost every collection in the Harvard University archives includes at least a small amount of photographic material. Some of the Archives' holdings are either primarily photographic or include large numbers of photographs. Search Harvard's on-line library information system (HOLLIS).

Large photographic collections

Understanding the List

The list below is in alphabetical order by category. For each of the categories, folders containing one or more images are listed.

Requesting images

When reqesting images, please include the following information:

List of Folders and Images

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