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SUB-SERIES Identifier: UAV 605.295.19

Harvard University News Office photographs, approximately 1970-1985


The Harvard University News Office was established in 1919. The first photographer was hired in 1943. Chiefly 8x10 black-and-white photographic prints of faculty, staff, students, buildings, alumni, visitors and activities.


  • 1970-1985


Researcher Access

The photographs are open for research.


0.3 cubic feet
1 boxes (photoprints)
1 boxes (negatives)
1 folder (portfolio folder)
Portraits of faculty, students, visitors, and honorary degree recipients, in addition to photographs of views and events at Harvard. The Harvard 350th folder includes a set of color prints from that event. Also includes copies of historic photographs of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Chiefly black-and-white, 8x10 prints with some negatives and contact sheets.

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.

Acquisition Information

Transferred to the Harvard University Archives from the News Office. Accession 12398 received 1992 April 10.

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 (

General note

This document last updated 2014 December 10.

Processing Information

This inventory was created in October 2013 by Kate Bowers from a variety of information sources. The photographs were not examined.

It is unknown if the titles for folders were assigned by the News Office or by staff or interns in the Harvard University Archives.
Link to catalog
Harvard University. News Office. Harvard University News Office photographs: portraits and subjects, approximately 1970-1985: 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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