Rogers Memorial Collection: Photographs, prints, and drawings
- Majority of material found within 1861-1936
Conditions Governing Access
The majority of this series is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.
Framed and portfolio material are housed on-site at Houghton Library.
8 linear feet (11 boxes and 1 volume)
The portraits comprising Subseries A are mostly of theatrical figures, friends, and members of the extended Rogers family. Subseries B consists of portraits of theatrical figures collected by Flora MacDonald Alderman, who gave them to Henry Munroe Rogers for his collection in 1933. Subseries C includes views of places visited by the Rogers family. Subseries D consists of groups of photographs which were found either assembled in albums or grouped in packets.
Biographical / Historical
- A. Portraits
- B. Portraits from the collection of Mrs. F.M. Alderman
- C. Views
- D. Groups of photographs
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The core of the collection arrived in 1930, but Henry Munroe Rogers continued to add material informally through 1937. Katharine M. Gericke donated a portrait of her father Wilhelm Gericke in 1963.
- Rogers, Henry Munroe, 1839-1937, collector. Rogers Memorial Collection: Photographs, prints, and drawings, circa 1600-1936: Guide.
- Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
- EAD ID
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