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UAV 605.295.1

Harvard University. News Office. Harvard University News Office photographs: slides, approximately 1955-1976: an inventory

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: UAV 605.295.1
Repository: Harvard University Archives
Creator: Harvard University. News Office
Title: Harvard University News Office photographs: slides, approximately 1955-1976
Date(s): 1955-1976
Quantity: 1.6 cubic feet
Quantity: 5 boxes
Quantity: approximately 3000 photographic slides : color ; 35 mm
Quantity: Extent is approximate.
Quantity: Extent is approximate.
Abstract: The Harvard University News Office was established in 1919. The first photographer was hired in 1943. The slides depict people, places, and activities at Harvard University and its vicinity in Cambridge. Individuals depicted are of faculty, staff, and visitors. Activities and events depicted include student activites, research forums, and commencement. All slides are 35mm and in full color. Most slides have text written on the support that identifies the image.

Acquisition Information:

Accession 11307 received 1987 December 22 from the Office of News and Public Affairs.

Processing Information:

This inventory was created in September 2014 by Kate Bowers from an index. The photographs were examined but only to confirm the overall arrangement of the collection.
Titles for groups of images were devised by archivists.

Access:

Open for research.

Online access:

Some of the slides have been digitized and are available online. Links to digital images accompany the slide descriptions.

Preferred Citation:

Harvard University. News Office. Harvard University News Office photographs: slides, approximately 1955-1976. UAV 605.295.1, Harvard University Archives.

Related Materials

The Harvard University Archives holds the extensive photograph archive of the Harvard News Office and the Office of News and Public Affairs (records in classificatuons beginning UAV 605) as well as an substantial portrait collection http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:hua04006.

Historical note

The Harvard University News Office was established in 1919. The first photographer was hired in 1943. During the early 1970s, the News Office was placed administratively under the Office of the Vice President for Government, Community and Public Affairs. In 1994-1995, the name of the office was changed to Harvard University Office of News and Public Affairs and later was renamed Public Affairs and Communications.

Arrangement

The slides are in four groups: Commencements, Events, Views, and People.

Scope and Content

The slides depict people, places, and activities at Harvard University and its vicinity in Cambridge. Individuals depicted are of faculty, staff, and visitors. Activities and events depicted include student activites, research forums, and commencement. All slides are 35mm and in full color. Most slides have text written on the support that identifies the image.

General

This document last updated 2015 January 30.

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