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UAV 170.270

Harvard Athletic Association. Records of the Harvard Athletic Association : team photographs, 1934-1956 : an inventory

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: UAV 170.270
Repository: Harvard University Archives
Creator: Harvard Athletic Association
Title: Records of the Harvard Athletic Association : team photographs, 1934-1956
Date(s): 1934-1956
Quantity: 1 collection (3 cubic feet (6 boxes)
Quantity: 749 black-and-white 11x14 inch photoprints
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.

Acquisition Information:

These photographs were probably received by the Harvard University Archives from the Athletic Association or the Department of Athletics between the 1940s to late 1950s.

Processing Information:

This inventory was created in July 2013 by Kate Bowers from transcribed photocopies of handwritten lists of photographs. The accuracy of the handwritten lists was not verified by comparison with the photographs themselves.
Titles were provided by the archivists unless otherwise noted.

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:

Some 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, Harvard University Archives.

Related Materials

The Harvard University Archives holds photographs of Harvard athletic teams through the late 20th century, 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

Photographs are in groups by year and arranged alphabetically by sport.

Scope and Content

Black and white group portraits of Harvard College men's sports teams. The names of those depicted are noted on the back of many of the photographs.

General

This document last updated 2015 November 12.

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