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SUB-SERIES Identifier: UAV 605.295.1

Harvard University News Office photographs: slides, approximately 1955-1976

Overview

The Harvard University News Office was established in 1919. The first photographer was hired in 1943. The slides depict people, places, and activities at Harvard University and its vicinity in Cambridge. Individuals depicted are of faculty, staff, and visitors. Activities and events depicted include student activites, research forums, and commencement. All slides are 35mm and in full color. Most slides have text written on the support that identifies the image.

Dates

  • 1955-1976

Creator

Physical Description

approximately 3000 photographic slides : color ; 35 mm





Access

Open for research.

Extent

1.6 cubic feet
5 boxes

The slides depict people, places, and activities at Harvard University and its vicinity in Cambridge. Individuals depicted are of faculty, staff, and visitors. Activities and events depicted include student activites, research forums, and commencement. All slides are 35mm and in full color. Most slides have text written on the support that identifies the image.

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

The slides are in four groups: Commencements, Events, Views, and People.

Acquisition Information

Accession 11307 received 1987 December 22 from the Office of News and Public Affairs.

Online access

Some of the slides have been digitized and are available online. Links to digital images accompany the slide descriptions.

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 2015 January 30.

Processing Information

This inventory was created in September 2014 by Kate Bowers from an index. The photographs were examined but only to confirm the overall arrangement of the collection.

Titles for groups of images were devised by archivists.

Title
Harvard University. News Office. Harvard University News Office photographs: slides, approximately 1955-1976: an inventory
Author
Harvard University Archives
Language of description
und
EAD ID
hua36014

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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