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HUV 2289

Glazier, Henry S., 1868-1939. Photographs of Harvard student life, ca. 1888-1890: an inventory

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: HUV 2289
Repository: Harvard University Archives
Creator: Glazier, Henry S., 1868-1939.
Title: Photographs of H.S. Glazier, classmates, and scenes of Harvard life, ca. 1888-1890
Date(s): 1888-1890
Quantity: .41 cubic feet (41 photographs and 6 glass negatives (2 half document boxes))
Language of materials: English
Abstract: This collection consists of 41 black and white photographs and 6 glass negatives depicting Henry Simon Glazier (1868-1939), his classmates, and scenes of Harvard life while Glazier was a Harvard student from 1886-1890. The bulk of the collection is made up of photographs of Glazier's classmates posing in dormitory rooms with various props.

Acquisition information:

The collection was donated to Harvard University in 1983 by Henry S. Glazier (son).
  • Accession number 9927 November 15, 1983 Henry S. Glazier
  • Processing Information:

    Titles and dates were transcribed from inscriptions on verso of photograph when present, and supplied by cataloger when unavailable. Image numbers were assigned by cataloger at the time of processing.
    This finding aid was created by Andrea Schuler in April 2009.

    Researcher Access:

    This collection is open for research.

    Duplication Restriction:

    Duplication is subject to copyright restrictions.

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    Glazier family papers, 1852-1957 (WJHC 1981.004 AR1, Judah L. Magnes Museum, Western Jewish Hist. Cent. (Berkeley, Calif.))

    Biographical Note

    Henry Simon Glazier was born in San Francisco, California on December 17, 1868 to Simon William and Clara (May) Glazier. He received his A.B. from Harvard in 1889 and his A.M. in 1890. While at Harvard, Glazier was a member of the Conférence Française de l'Université Harvard. In 1906 he married Rena Jacobi and they had two sons, Simon William, 2nd (1907) and Henry Simon (1910). Glazier was a bond and stock broker with the firm Herzog & Glazier, Brokers in New York City. During World War I he served as a major in the Construction Division of the Army. He later managed his family's Elmira Ranch in Solano, California until it was sold in 1935. Glazier died in 1939.

    Arrangement

    The photographs are arranged alphabetically according by title. Photographs are housed in box 1. Glass negatives are housed in box 2.

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists of 41 black and white photographs and 6 glass negatives depicting Henry Simon Glazier, his college classmates, and scenes of Harvard life from ca. 1888-1890. Most of the photographs were likely taken by Glazier while a student at Harvard. The collection includes portraits of Glazier, images of John the Orangeman, track and field events, a chemistry lab, and a Cambridge street scene. The bulk of the collection is made up of photographs of Glazier's classmates posing in dormitory rooms with various props. Of the 41 photographs in the collection, 29 are unique images and 12 are duplicates. All of the glass negatives have a corresponding print. Four prints in the collection were made from the original glass negatives for preservation purposes after acquisition in 1983-1984.

    General

    This document last updated 2011 September 29.

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