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COLLECTION Identifier: HUP 1036

Harvard portraits taken by Philippe Halsman, 1943-1968

Portraits by the photographer Philippe Halsman of nineteen people associated with Harvard, most of whom were members of the faculty or alumni. The prints were made by Halsman at the time the photographs were taken.


  • 1943-1968


Researcher Access

These portraits are open for research.

Duplication Restriction

Copyright retained by the Estate of Philippe Halsman (as of 2000 December 19). All copy requests must be addressed to the Philippe Halsman Studio, New York, N.Y.


0.7 cubic feet

3 boxes

22 photographic prints

The collection consists of twenty two photographic portraits of people associated with Harvard, most of whom were members of the faculty or alumni. All of the photographs are black and white prints.


The photographs are arranged and stored by size. They are listed below in alphabetical order by last name.

Acquisition Information

Portraits were a gift to the University by Philippe Halsman Studio, New York, N. Y., accession number 14261, 2000 December 19.

Related Photograph Collections in the Harvard University Archives

Additional portraits of people associated with Harvard can be found in the following collections:

Inventory update

This document last updated 2016 February 17.

Processing Information

Photographs surveyed, described, and re-housed by Erin Cral and Andrea Youngfert in 2007. This finding aid was created by Patrice Donoghue in 2009.
Link to catalog
Halsman, Philippe, 1906-1979. Harvard portraits, 1943-1968: 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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