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HUV 2297.4

Wheelock, Harvey Lincoln. Photographic views of the Harvard campus, ca. 1897 : an inventory

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: HUV 2297.4
Repository: Harvard University Archives
Creator: Wheelock, Harvey Lincoln.
Title: Photographic views of the Harvard campus, 1897
Date(s): 1897
Quantity: 0.75 cubic feet (34 negative photographic plates in 5 boxes; 18 photographic prints in 1 folder)
Abstract: Harvey Lincoln Wheelock earned his Harvard A.B. in 1896 and took these photographs of the Harvard campus in about 1897.  

Acquisition Information:

Accession number: 14238. Received: 2000 October 13.

Custodial Information:

The 34 glass negatives were given to the Harvard College Library on March 20, 1928.  In October 2000, they were found in a vault in Widener Library and given to the University Archives.  The Harvard College Library Imaging Services' Photographic Studio made contact prints from 18 of the negatives in January 2001.

Processing Information:

Photographs re-housed and inventory written by Robin McElheny 12 February 2001.


Glass negatives are fragile and handling may be restricted. Broken negatives may not be open for research use.

Biographical and Historical Information

Harvey Lincoln Wheelock earned his Harvard A.B. in 1896 and took these photographs of the Harvard campus ca. 1897.  
Evidence within the images shows that some views were shot before, and some after, the installation of the Memorial Hall clock tower in 1897.  All views were shot before 1912, when Gore Hall was demolished.


The images are arranged by size.  In the list below, the existence of a contact print is noted.

Inventory update

This document last updated 2016 February 11.

Containers and storage

The negatives are stored in five boxes. Boxes 1-4 are upright boxes; box 5, which holds broken negatives, is a flat folio box. The prints are stored in a pamphlet folder.

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