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SUB-SERIES Identifier: UAV 605.295.11

Harvard University News Office photographs, approximately 1955-1975


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.


  • 1955-1975


Physical Description

Extent is approximate.

Researcher Access

The photographs are open for research.


4 cubic feet
5 boxes (8 x10 photographic prints)
4 boxes (negatives)
1 folder (slides)
3 folders (3 portfolio folders)
Photographs of faculty, staff, students, buildings, alumni, visitors and activities at the University. Primarily of black and white 8x10 prints with some negatives, transparencies, contact sheets, and large photographic prints.

Photographs depict the Harvard University campus, alumni, faculty, staff, students, activities and events, including the opening of the John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1978. Images are chiefly black-and-white 8x10 prints. Included are some negatives and contact prints, and 12 35 mm. slides.

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.


The images are grouped in the following categories:
  1. Buildings
  2. Portraits
  3. Subjects

Acquisition Information

Transferred to the Harvard University Archives from the News Office. Accession 11041 received 1987 February 15.

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 (

Inventory update

This document last updated 2015 June 12.

Processing Information

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

Titles were devised by the archivists.
Link to catalog
Harvard University. News Office. Harvard University News Office photographs: portraits and subjects, approximately 1955-1975: 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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