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HUV 2343

Withington, William A. Color Photographs of Harvard and Cambridge taken by William Withington, approximately 1942-1946, 1952-1953, 1981: an inventory

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: HUV 2343
Repository: Harvard University Archives
Creator: Withington, William A.
Title: Color Photographs of Harvard and Cambridge taken by William Withington, approximately 1942-1946, 1952-1953, 1981
Date(s): 1942-1946, 1952-1953, 1981
Quantity: 79 photographs
Quantity: 79 color slides
Quantity: 1 folders
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Color slides depict Harvard University, including University buildings in and around Harvard Yard, and Cambridge, including the Charles River and Harvard Square. A smaller number of slides show Harvard buildings on Harvard's Boston campus, in Allston and Brighton. The bulk of the slides were taken between 1943 and 1946, when William A. Withington was a student at Harvard.

Acquisition Information:

Gift. Accession number 12664, received 1993 May 3 from William A. Withington.

Processing Information:

The slide titles, dates, and additional notes were transcribed from the creator's notes by the archivist. Inventory written by Amy Devin February 2009.

Researcher Access:

Color Photographs of Harvard and Cambridge taken by William Withington are open for research.

Duplication Restriction:

Duplication is subject to copyright restrictions.

Related Collections in the Harvard University Archives

Additional photographs of Harvard and Cambridge are held in the Harvard University Archives. The largest of these collections is "Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Views: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:hua21004

Biographical/Historical Note

William Adriance Withington (1924-2006) received his Harvard A.B. in 1946. While at Harvard, he participated in the Hasty Pudding Club, the Institute of 1770, and the Fox Club. After Harvard, Withington received an M.A. and a PhD. in Geography from Northwestern University, and taught at the University of Kentucky from 1955 to 1989. Color photography was his lifelong hobby.

Arrangement

Slides are arranged as filed by William A. Withington.

Scope and Content

Color slides depict Harvard University, including University buildings in and around Harvard Yard, and Cambridge, including the Charles River and Harvard Square. A smaller number of slides show Harvard buildings on Harvard's Boston campus, in Allston and Brighton. The bulk of the slides were taken between 1942 or 1943 and 1946, when William A. Withington was a student at Harvard. Additional slides were taken in 1952 and 1953, and two slides date from 1981, when Withington attended his thirty-fifth Harvard reunion.
Some slides depict Harvard observances of World War II , including V.E. Day and memorial services for Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Frederic B. Withington, William's brother and also a Harvard graduate (class of 1945 (47)), is credited as photographer of two slides.

Inventory update

This document last updated 2016 February 18.

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