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SUB-SERIES Identifier: UAV 605.295.27

Harvard University News Office photographs : portraits of Harvard University students for release to hometown newspapers, 1956-1964


Portrait photographs of Harvard University students taken by News Office photographers for release to hometown newspapers.


  • 1956-1964


Researcher Access

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


.4 cubic feet (2 boxes)
741 photographs
381 photographs : negatives ; 13 x 10 cm or smaller
360 photographs : black and white (prints, silver gelatin) ; 13 x 11 cm or smaller
The collection includes black-and-white portrait photographs of Harvard University students, mostly from the Class of 1964, documenting notable achievements and involvement in various student organizations, including the Harvard Glee Club, Phillips Brooks House, Harvard Yacht Club, WHRB-FM, The Crimson, and Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra. Taken by News Office staff and student photographers in the early 1960s, the photographs were intended for release to the students' hometown newspapers. Also included are some photographs of faculty and staff from 1956 and 1960, including Harvard Medical School Professor of Surgery Francis D. Moore and Professor of Psychiatry Harry C. Solomon, and Harvard Law School Professor Louis Loss. Three negatives of astronomer and physicist Walter S. McAfee taken in 1957 are also found in the collection. Contact prints (box 1) for most negatives (box 2) are available for reference use in the Harvard University Archives reading room.

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.


Arranged chronologically.

Acquisition Information

The photographs in this collection are Harvard University records and were acquired in the course of University business.

Related Materials

Other Harvard University News Office photographs available in Harvard University Archives.

General note

This document last updated 2019 December 20.

Processing Information

This inventory was created in April 2014 by Robert Burton.

For preservation purposes the photographs were arranged by format: contact prints (box 1) and negatives (box 2). The original chronological arrangement was maintained for each format.

Subseries titles from original negative sleeves.
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Harvard University. News Office. Harvard University News Office photographs : portraits of Harvard University students for release to hometown newspapers, 1956-1964 : 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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