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SERIES Identifier: HUM 2, HUM 2.85

Photographs, approximately 1917-approximately 1950

Scope and Contents

Most of the identifiable photographs are signed or unsigned portraits of Simmons, his family, and political colleagues or other prominent Americans, especially members of the African-American community.

There also numerous photographs of unidentified group events, such as graduations or funerals, as well as photographs of unidentified monuments and buildings.

Simmons' apparent interest in United States foreign policy and military actions is evident in this series. There is a set of photographs taken by the French army during World War I that depicts of African, African-American, and Asian troops and laborers in that conflict. There are two photographic reports on United States intervention on the island of Hispaniola.


  • approximately 1917-approximately 1950

Physical Description

(713 photographs including the contents of 2 albums, and 1 picture in 10 boxes and 1 portfolio folder)


Open for research.


2.6 cubic feet
714 images


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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