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COLLECTION Identifier: HUV 2297.4

Photographic views of the Harvard campus, 1897


Harvey Lincoln Wheelock earned his Harvard A.B. in 1896 and took these photographs of the Harvard campus in about 1897.  


  • 1897



Glass negatives are fragile and handling may be restricted. Broken negatives may not be open for research use.


0.75 cubic feet (34 negative photographic plates in 5 boxes; 18 photographic prints in 1 folder)

Biographical and Historical Information

Harvey Lincoln Wheelock earned his Harvard A.B. in 1896 and took these photographs of the Harvard campus ca. 1897.  

Evidence within the images shows that some views were shot before, and some after, the installation of the Memorial Hall clock tower in 1897.  All views were shot before 1912, when Gore Hall was demolished.


The images are arranged by size.  In the list below, the existence of a contact print is noted.

Custodial Information

The 34 glass negatives were given to the Harvard College Library on March 20, 1928.  In October 2000, they were found in a vault in Widener Library and given to the University Archives.  The Harvard College Library Imaging Services' Photographic Studio made contact prints from 18 of the negatives in January 2001.

Acquisition Information

Accession number: 14238. Received: 2000 October 13.

Inventory update

This document last updated 2016 February 11.
Containers and storage The negatives are stored in five boxes. Boxes 1-4 are upright boxes; box 5, which holds broken negatives, is a flat folio box. The prints are stored in a pamphlet folder.

Processing Information

Photographs re-housed and inventory written by Robin McElheny 12 February 2001.
Link to catalog
Wheelock, Harvey Lincoln. Photographic views of the Harvard campus, ca. 1897 : an inventory
Harvard University Archives

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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