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SUB-SERIES Identifier: UAV 170.270

Records of the Harvard Athletic Association : team photographs, 1934-1956

Overview

The Harvard Athletic Association was formed in 1874 and in 1951 became the Harvard University Department of Athletics. Team photographs were taken almost as early as teams formed.

Dates

  • 1934-1956

Creator

Researcher Access

The photographs are open for research use. Many of the photographs are fragile. Researchers will be expected to follow Harvard University Archives handling instructions.

Extent

3 cubic feet (6 boxes)
749 photographs : black and white ; 11 x 14 inches
Black and white group portraits of Harvard College men's sports teams. The names of those depicted are noted on the back of many of the photographs.

Historical note

The Harvard Athletic Association was formed in 1874 and in 1951 became the Harvard University Department of Athletics. Team photographs were taken almost as early as teams formed.

Arrangement

Photographs are in groups by year and arranged alphabetically by sport.

Acquisition Information

These photographs were probably received by the Harvard University Archives from the Athletic Association or the Department of Athletics between the 1940s to late 1950s.

Existence and Location of Copies

Some of the photographs have been digitized and are available online. Links to digital images appear with individual image descriptions.

Related Materials

The Harvard University Archives holds photographs of Harvard athletic teams through the late 20th century, administrative records of the Harvard Athletic Association and the Harvard University Department of Athletics, records of teams and student organizations with an athletic or outdoor interests, and the personal archives of individual athletes, coaches and administrators of athletics programs at Harvard.

General note

This document last updated 2015 November 12.

Processing Information

This inventory was created in July 2013 by Kate Bowers from transcribed photocopies of handwritten lists of photographs. The accuracy of the handwritten lists was not verified by comparison with the photographs themselves.

Titles were provided by the archivists unless otherwise noted.
Link to catalog
Title
Harvard Athletic Association. Records of the Harvard Athletic Association : team photographs, 1934-1956 : an inventory
Author
Harvard University Archives
EAD ID
hua24013

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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