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RG M-CL02, Series 00095

Harvard Medical School Classes and Reunions. Images, ca. 1883-1977: Finding Aid.

Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: RG M-CL02, Series 00095
Repository: Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)
Creator: Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. Center for the History of Medicine.
Title: Harvard Medical School Classes and Reunions. Images,
Date(s): 1883-1977.
Quantity: 368 images
Abstract: This finding aid describes photographs and photomechanical prints of Harvard Medical School students and alumni.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

The Harvard Medical School Classes and Reunions. Images, ca. 1883-1977, is a series from an artificial collection assembled in the 1960s from the holdings of the Harvard Medical Library and the Boston Medical Library. The photographs are now housed at the Center for the History of Medicine in Countway Library. Images were acquired individually or removed from manuscript or archival collections and filed by subject. Because of this practice, the provenance of many of the images has been lost.

Processing Information:

Processed by Judy Greene, April 2005. Selected information from the image collections management database at the Center for the History of Medicine in Countway Library was exported for inclusion in this finding aid. Formal titles for photographs are used when supplied, otherwise, descriptive titles were created and enclosed in brackets. When possible, images are described as groups rather than individually and representative images selected for viewing on-line. 'Identical' images may vary in condition and the presence or absence of inscriptions or mounts. Location number includes size. Images are small (S = 8 x 10 inches or less), medium (M = greater than 8 x 10 inches and less than 11 x 14 inches), large (L = greater than 11 x 14 inches and less than 16 x 20 inches), or extra large (XL = greater than 16 x 20 inches). A few images have also been cataloged more fully in VIA, Harvard's on-line image database.

Conditions Governing Access:

Online access to larger views of some thumbnails is restricted by copyright and may be available only to Harvard ID holders. For more information please see the Copyright and Permissions Statement on the OASIS home page.
Original images are available for research use at the Center for the History of Medicine. Retrieval requires advance notice. There may be restrictions on access to some materials. Consult the Public Services Librarian for further information.

Conditions Governing Use:

The Harvard Medical Library and the Boston Medical Library may not hold copyright on all images. Requests for permission to publish images should be directed to the Reference Librarian. Researchers who obtain permission to publish from the Public Services Librarian are responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations that hold copyright. Reference Services and Access Information.

Arrangement

Images are organized into 10 subseries by decade; within each subseries photographs are organized into image groups by class year. Subseries and image groups are arranged chronologically by class year. Within image groups individual images are arranged chronologically by date of original image represented. N.B.: Image display may be affected by your choice of browser.

Series Overview

Scope and Contents

This finding aid describes photographs and photomechanical prints of Harvard Medical School students and alumni. Included are group and individual portraits, composite photographs, and photo collages of Harvard Medical School classes from 1881-1979 (gaps), transfer students, alumni reunions, and a small number of images depicting lab sections, Phi Beta Pi members, class dinners, commencement and class day activities, and children of medical students. Unless noted all images are black and white.

Library Digital Initiative Project Description

This finding aid was produced as part of a Library Digital Initiative (LDI) grant project. To provide increased access to visual collections, the LDI project staff described approximately 4500 historical images of Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Harvard School of Public Health, and the Boston Medical Library in a series of OASIS finding aids. Of the images described in these finding aids, 1600 were digitized, stored in the Harvard Digital Repository (DRS), and are viewable online. To provide historical context, the finding aids also include links to digitized pages of Harvard annual reports in the Harvard-Radcliffe Online Historical Reference Shelf.

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Class reunions.
Harvard Medical School -- Alumni and alumnae.
Harvard Medical School -- Faculty.
Harvard Medical School -- Photograph collections.
Harvard Medical School -- Students.
Harvard School of Dental Medicine -- Students.
Medical education.
Physicians -- Portraits.
Portraits, Group.
Transfer students.
Photographs.
Photomechanical prints.
Berry, George Packer, 1898-
Ernst, Harold C. (Harold Clarence) 1856-1922.
Harvard Club of Boston.
Harvard Medical Alumni Association.
Phi Beta Pi Medical Fraternity.

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