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SERIES Identifier: UAV 630.271

Images arranged by Observatory number, circa 1887-approximately 1932?

Scope and Contents

This series contains the photographs with Observatory plate numbers indicated on the image or support. In some instances similiar or duplicate images may be found among the series of photographs with image numbers assigned by the University Archives.


  • Creation: circa 1887-approximately 1932?

Conditions on use and access

The collection is open for research. Permission of the University Archives is required for photocopying or publishing.


1200 photographs
9.5 cubic feet (49 flat boxes)


Images arranged by original Observatory plate number

  1. AA and AZ (chiefly Peru)
  2. D (Duplicate? plates)
  3. E (Observatory Equipment and Activites, chiefly Cambridge, Massachusetts)
  4. N (chiefly Western United States)
  5. O (South America)
  6. R and X (Astronomical data)


Repository Details

Part of the Harvard University Archives Repository

Holding nearly four centuries of materials, the Harvard University Archives is the principal repository for the institutional records of Harvard University and the personal archives of Harvard faculty, as well as collections related to students, alumni, Harvard-affiliates and other associated topics. The collections document the intellectual, cultural, administrative and social life of Harvard and the influence of the University as it emerged across the globe.

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