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SUB-SERIES Identifier: UAV 605.295.4

Harvard University News Office photographs: subjects, approximately 1956-1965

Overview

The Harvard University News Office was established in 1919. The first photographer was hired in 1943. The photographs depict buildings, views of the Harvard campus featuring the Charles River, and the John Harvard statue, and activities such as studying, sports, music, science, commencements and reunions.

Dates

  • 1956-1965

Creator

Physical Description

Extent is approximate.

Researcher Access

The photographs are open for research.

Extent

142 photographs : black and white
2.5 cubic feet (3 flat boxes)
This group of images consists of 142 photographic prints of varying sizes. The photographs depict buildings, views of the Harvard campus featuring the Charles River, and the John Harvard statue, and activities such as studying, sports, music, science, commencements and reunions. Few of the images have identifying information on them. There are multiple prints of some images. Some photographs are mounted.

Photographer

The photos were probably taken by William Tobey during his early years as a staff photographer with the News Office.
Historical note The Harvard University News Office was established in 1919. The first photographer was hired in 1943. During the early 1970s, the News Office was placed administratively under the Office of the Vice President for Government, Community and Public Affairs. In 1994-1995, the name of the office was changed to Harvard University Office of News and Public Affairs and later was renamed Public Affairs and Communications.

Arrangement

Photographs are listed in two groups: Buildings and events.

Acquisition Information

Accession 11315 from the News Office, 13 January 1988.

Related Materials

The Harvard University Archives holds the extensive photograph archive of the Harvard News Office and the Office of News and Public Affairs (records in classificatuons beginning UAV 605) as well as an substantial portrait collection (http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:hua04006.

General note

This document last updated 2014 March 18.

Processing Information

This inventory was created in March 2014 by Kate Bowers from a variety of information sources. The photographs were not examined.

Titles were devised by archivists.
Link to catalog
Title
Harvard University. News Office. Harvard University News Office photographs: subjects, approximately 1956-1965: an inventory
Author
Harvard University Archives
EAD ID
hua12014

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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