Harvard Medical School buildings and grounds, Vanderbilt Hall, and the Seeley G. Mudd Building images
This finding aid describes photographs, lantern slides, negatives, postcards, and prints portraying Vanderbilt Hall and the Seeley G. Mudd Building at Harvard Medical School.
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This finding aid describes photographs, lantern slides, negatives, postcards, and prints, ca. 1923-1980, depicting architectural drawings, exteriors and grounds, and interiors of Vanderbilt Hall; architectural drawings of the Seeley G. Mudd Building; and maps of the Longwood Medical area. Unless noted all images are black and white. Described in other finding aids are images of early buildings in which Harvard Medical School classes were taught and images of the Longwood Avenue Quadrangle.
Images in this finding aid are organized into two subseries by building; within each subseries similar images are organized into image groups. Subseries are arranged chronologically by building date. Image groups are arranged alphabetically within each subseries; within image groups individual images are arranged chronologically by the date of the original image represented.
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- Series: Harvard Medical School Buildings and Grounds. Images, ca. 1824-1998.
- ___Subseries A: Vanderbilt Hall. Images, ca. 1923-1980.
- ______Image Group 1. Architectural drawings and construction photographs. Images, ca. 1923-1975.
- ______Image Group 2. Exterior views before 1930 addition, with courtyard. Images, ca. 1928-1950.
- ______Image Group 3. Exterior views before 1930 addition, with Tugo Circle. Images, ca. 1928-1940.
- ______Image Group 4. Exterior views with 1930 addition. Images, ca. 1935-1980.
- ______Image Group 5. Interior views: dining rooms. Images, ca. 1928-1977.
- ______Image Group 6. Interior views: entrance hall. Images, ca. 1928-1933.
- ______Image Group 7. Interior views: gymnasium. Images, ca. 1928.
- ______Image Group 8. Interior views: Charles Herbert Best Common Room. Images, ca. 1928-1975.
- ___Subseries B: Seeley G. Mudd Building. Images, ca. 1975-1977.
- ______Image Group 1. Drawings and plans. Photographs, ca. 1975-1977.
- ______Image Group 2. Maps. Images, ca. 1975-1977.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Harvard Medical School buildings and grounds, Vanderbilt Hall and the Seeley G. Mudd Building images, ca. 1923-1980, 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.
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), or glass plates (G = up to 4 x 5 inches). A few images have also been cataloged more fully in VIA, Harvard's on-line image database.
- Architecture -- Designs and plans.
- Bowditch, H. P. (Henry Pickering)
- Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)
- Composite Photographs
- Coolidge, Shepley, Bulfinch, and Abbott
- Courtyards -- Massachusetts -- Boston.
- Devices (Heraldry)
- Dining rooms -- Massachusetts -- Boston.
- Dormitories -- Massachusetts -- Boston.
- Gymnasiums -- Massachusetts -- Boston.
- Harvard Medical School -- Buildings.
- Harvard Medical School -- Photograph collections.
- Lantern slides.
- Oscar C. Tugo Circle (Boston, Mass.)
- Plazas -- Massachusetts -- Boston.
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Monuments -- Massachusetts -- Boston.
- Harvard Medical School Buildings and Grounds, Vanderbilt Hall and the Seeley G. Mudd Building. Images, ca. 1923-1980: Finding Aid.
- Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. Center for the History of Medicine.
- Language of description
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