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UAV 170.270.2

Harvard Athletic Association. Records of the Harvard Athletic Association : team photographs, 1868-1947 : an inventory

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: UAV 170.270.2
Repository: Harvard University Archives
Creator: Harvard Athletic Association
Title: Records of the Harvard Athletic Association : team photographs, 1868-1947
Date(s): 1868-1947
Quantity: 5 cubic feet (approximately 900 black-and-white 11x14 inch photoprints in 5 flat boxes)
Quantity: Extent is approximate.
Language of materials: English
Abstract: The Harvard Athletic Association was formed in 1874, and in 1951 became the Harvard University Department of Athletics. Team photographs were taken almost as early as teams formed. These photographs contain some of the earliest group portraits of Harvard athletic teams. The 19th-century and early 20th-century team photographs appear to be photographic duplicates of earlier photographs. Paper lists of the individuals depicted accompany many of the images.

Acquisition Information:

These photographs were probably received by the Harvard University Archives from the Department of Athletics between the late 1950s and the early 1970s.

Processing Information:

This inventory was created in July 2013 by Kate Bowers.
Titles were provided by the archivists unless otherwise noted.
The collection was first described in approximately 1975 and was probably re-housed at that time.

Researcher Access:

The photographs are open for research use. Many of the photographs are fragile. Researchers will be expected to follow Harvard University Archives handling instructions.

Existence and Location of Copies:

Many of the photographs have been digitized and are available online. Links to digital images appear with individual image descriptions.

Preferred Citation:

Harvard Athletic Association. Records of the Harvard Athletic Association : team photographs, 1934-1956. UAV 170.270.2, Harvard University Archives.

Related Materials

The Harvard University Archives holds photographs of Harvard athletic teams through the mid-1980s, administrative records of the Harvard Athletic Association and the Harvard University Department of Athletics, records of teams and student organizations with an athletic or outdoor interests, and the personal archives of individual athletes, coaches and administrators of athletics programs at Harvard.

Historical note

The Harvard Athletic Association was formed in 1874, and in 1951 became the Harvard University Department of Athletics. Team photographs were taken almost as early as teams formed.

Arrangement

The photographs are arranged alphabetically by sport and chronolocially within each sport.

Scope and Content

These photographs contain some of the earliest group portraits of Harvard athletic teams. The 19th-century and early 20th-century team photographs appear to be photographic duplicates of earlier photographs. Paper lists of the individuals depicted accompany many of the images

General

This document last updated 2016 October 12.

Handwritten inventories available

This inventory lists all the sports for which there are team photographs are in the collection but lacks details about most of the individual photographs.Photographs listed below are only those that have been digitized. Comprehensive handwritten lists of all the photographs in the collection are available on paper in the Harvard University Archives reading room.

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