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COLLECTION Identifier: HUD 267.270

Photographic plates of the Harvard University campus, environs, and student groups, 1867

Overview

This collection consists of 24 negative glass photographic plates documenting Harvard College buildings and Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. and Harvard student groups.

Dates

  • 1867

Creator

Researcher Access

This collection is open for research. Due to their fragility, the glass plates are available upon prior arrangement.

Extent

.35 cubic feet (24 plates (1 box))

This collection consists of 24 negative glass photographic plates, each measuring 9 x 7 inches. The images document Harvard College buildings and Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. Four of the images depict student groups, including a class portrait, the Harvard Natural History Society, the O.K. Society, and Phi Beta Kappa. The plates were used to produce photographic prints included in the Harvard College Class of 1867 album. The photographs were taken by an unidentified commercial photographer.

The collection was originally classified as HUV 2267.

Arrangement

The plates are arranged into two series: Exteriors and Student groups.

Related Collections in the Harvard University Archives

The Harvard University Archives holds three class albums from the Class of 1867 which may contain images produced from the photographic plates in this collection.

General note

This document last updated 2009 July 15.

Processing Information

Titles were transcribed from inscriptions etched on plates when present, and assigned by cataloged when unavailable. Photographer's plate numbers, when available, are noted with each individual plate.

This finding aid was created by Andrea Schulerin April 2009.

Title
Harvard College (1780- ). Class of 1867. Photographic plates of the Harvard University campus, environs, and student groups, 1867: an inventory
Author
Harvard University Archives
Language of description
und
EAD ID
hua09009

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.

Contact:
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