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COLLECTION Identifier: RG M-CL02, Series 00096, 00097, 00098, 00100

Boston Medical Library. Images, ca. 1870-1971.

This finding aid describes photographs, negatives, slides, and photomechanical prints of Boston Medical Library officers, librarians, members, events, library materials, and buildings.

Dates

  • 1870-1971.

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.

Extent

225 images

This finding aid describes photographs, negatives, slides, and photomechanical prints of Boston Medical Library officers, librarians, members, events, library materials, and buildings. Images depict building exteriors at 5 Hamilton Place, 19 Boylston Place, and 8 The Fenway; interior views of 19 Boylston Place and 8 The Fenway; events and meetings; and library materials including books, book plates, and library catalogs. Unless noted all images are black and white.

Arrangement

Images are organized by subject into 4 series that are further organized by location or subject into 8 subseries. Within subseries similar photographs are organized into image groups. Series are arranged alphabetically, subseries are arranged chronologically, and image groups are arranged alphabetically. Within image groups individual images are arranged chronologically by date of original image represented.

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Series Overview
  1. Series 00097: Buildings and grounds. Images, ca. 1870-1965.
  2. ___Subseries A: Boston Medical Library, 1875-1878 (5 Hamilton Place). Photographs, ca. 1870-1918.
  3. ___Subseries B: Boston Medical Library, 1878-1901 (19 Boylston Place). Images, 1918.
  4. ___Subseries C: Boston Medical Library, 1901-1965 (8 The Fenway). Images, ca. 1900-1965.
  5. ______Image group 1. Building site and construction. Images, ca. 1900-1950.
  6. ______Image group 2. Facade. Images, ca. 1901-1965.
  7. ______Image group 3. Facade details. Images, ca. 1919-1965.
  8. Series 00098: Events. Photographs, 1964.
  9. ___Subseries A: Boston Medical Library, 1901-1965 (8 The Fenway). 75th Anniversary of Oliver Wendell Holmes' gift to the Boston Medical Library - Tea. Photographs, 1964.
  10. ______Image group 1. Program. Photographs, 1964.
  11. ______Image group 2. Reception. Photographs, 1964.
  12. Series 00096: Interiors. Images, ca. 1900-1964.
  13. ___Subseries A: Boston Medical Library, 1878-1901 (19 Boylston Place). Images, ca. 1900-1950.
  14. ______Image group 1. Meeting Hall. Images, ca. 1900-1918.
  15. ______Image group 2. Reading Room. Images, ca. 1900-1950.
  16. ______Image group 3. Rear room. Images, ca. 1900-1930.
  17. ___Subseries B: Boston Medical Library, 1901-1965 (8 The Fenway). Interiors. Images, ca. 1914-1964.
  18. ______Image group 1. Architectural plans. Images, 1918.
  19. ______Image group 2. Hallways. Photographs, ca. 1953-1960.
  20. ______Image group 3. Holmes Hall. Images, ca. 1918-1958.
  21. ______Image group 4. Holmes Hall details. Images, ca. 1928-1958.
  22. ______Image group 5. Rooms and halls. Images, ca. 1914-1953.
  23. ______Image group 6. Stacks building. Images, ca. 1914-1964.
  24. Series 00100: Subjects. Images, ca. 1918-1971.
  25. ___Subseries A: Boston Medical Library, 1901-1965 (8 The Fenway). Library materials. Images, ca. 1918-1971.
  26. ______Image group 1. Book plates. Images, ca. 1918.
  27. ______Image group 2. Catalogs and library materials. Images, ca. 1918-1971.
  28. ___Subseries B: Boston Medical Library, 1901-1965 (8 The Fenway). Staff. Images, ca. 1918-1964.
  29. ______Image group 1. Librarians. Images, ca. 1918-1964.
  30. ______Image group 2. Officers. Images, ca. 1918-1958.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Boston Medical Library. Images, ca. 1870-1971, are four 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, 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), extra large (XL = greater than 16 x 20 inches), color slides (CS = 35 mm.), 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.
Link to catalog
Title
Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. Center for the History of Medicine. Boston Medical Library. Images, ca. 1870-1971: Finding Aid.
Author
Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. Center for the History of Medicine.
EAD ID
med00033

Repository Details

Part of the Countway Library of Medicine Repository

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