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COLLECTION Identifier: RG M-CL02, Series 00097a

Harvard Medical School buildings and grounds, early locations images

Overview

This finding aid describes prints, photographs, and negatives portraying early locations in which Harvard Medical School classes were taught. Included are buildings in Cambridge on the Harvard College campus and in Boston on Marlborough Street, Mason Street, North Grove Street, and Boylston Street.

Dates

  • 1824-1975:

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. 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 Privacy, Terms of Use & Copyright Information page on the Harvard Library website.

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Conditions Governing Use

The Harvard Medical Library and the Boston Medical Library do not hold copyright on all materials in the collection. Researchers are responsible for identifying and contacting any third-party copyright holders for permission to reproduce or publish. For more information on the Center's use, publication, and reproduction policies, view our Reproductions and Use Policy.

Extent

106 images
This finding aid describes prints, photographs, and negatives portraying the exteriors and grounds of buildings in which Harvard Medical School classes were taught prior to the opening of the Longwood Avenue campus. Included are buildings in Cambridge on the Harvard College campus and in Boston on Marlborough Street, Mason Street, North Grove Street, and Boylston Street. Unless noted all images are black and white. Described in other finding aids are images of building interiors, the Longwood Avenue Quadrangle, Vanderbilt Hall, and the Seeley G. Mudd Building.

Arrangement

Images in this finding aid are organized into 7 subseries by building; within each subseries similar photographs are organized into image groups. Subseries are arranged chronologically by the date Harvard Medical School first made use of the building. Within image groups individual images are arranged chronologically by the date of the original image represented.

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Series Overview
  1. Series: Harvard Medical School Buildings and Grounds. Images, ca. 1824-1998.
  2. ___Subseries A: Harvard Hall (1782- ). Images, ca. 1834-1975.
  3. ______Image Group 1. New College or first Harvard Hall (1682-1764). Photograph, ca. 1975.
  4. ______Image Group 2. Views of Harvard Hall with no additions (1766-1842). Images, ca. 1834-1975.
  5. ______Image Group 3. Harvard Hall with 1842 addition. Photograph, ca. 1880.
  6. ______Image Group 4. Harvard Hall with 1870 addition. Images, ca. 1870-1965.
  7. ___Subseries B: Holden Chapel (1783-1810). Images, ca. 1883-1975.
  8. ______Image Group 1. Nineteenth-century views of Holden Chapel. Images, ca. 1883-1975.
  9. ______Image Group 2. Twentieth-century views of Holden Chapel. Images, ca. 1963-1970.
  10. ___Subseries C: 49 Marlborough Street (1810-1816). Images, ca. 1950.
  11. ___Subseries D: Massachusetts Medical College at Mason Street (1816-1847). Images, ca. 1824-1975.
  12. ______Image Group 1. Prints of Mason Street building. Images, ca. 1824-1975.
  13. ______Image Group 2. Tickets for Harvard Medical School lectures with imprint of Mason Street building. Images, ca. 1960-1975.
  14. ______Image Group 3. Boston Fire Department at Mason Street building. Photographs, ca. 1975.
  15. ___Subseries E: North Grove Street (1847-1883). Images, ca. 1846-1975.
  16. ______Image Group 1. Prints of North Grove Street building. Images, ca. 1846-1975.
  17. ______Image Group 2. Photographs of North Grove Street building. Images, ca. 1883-1975.
  18. ___Subseries F: 688 Boylston Street (1883-1906). Images, ca. 1882-1975.
  19. ______Image Group 1. Early views of Boylston Street building. Images, ca. 1882-1975.
  20. ______Image Group 2. Early floor plans. Photographs, ca. 1975.
  21. ______Image Group 3. Views of Boylston Street building with Sears' addition. Images, ca. 1890-1975.
  22. ___Subseries G: 688 Boylston Street (1883-1906). Photographs, ca. 1960-1966.
  23. ______Image Group 1. Facade. Photographs, ca. 1960-1966.
  24. ______Image Group 2. Roof details. Photographs, ca. 1960-1966.
  25. ___Subseries H: History. Photograph, 1959.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Harvard Medical School Buildings and Grounds, Early Locations. Images, ca. 1824-1975, is part of 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.

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.

Processing Information

Processed by Judy Greene, October 2004. 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), and 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.
Link to catalog
Title
Harvard Medical School Buildings and Grounds, Early Locations. Images, ca. 1824-1975: Finding Aid.
Author
Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. Center for the History of Medicine.
EAD ID
med00018

Repository Details

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

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