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SERIES Identifier: UAV 605.270.5

Harvard University News Office photographs: faculty and staff portraits

Overview

The Harvard University News Office was established in 1919. The first photographer was hired in 1943. Back-and-white photographs of Harvard faculty and employees taken by the Harvard University News Office for publicity, press releases, and in publications. Images consist of negatives and contact prints stored together in 3x5 inch envelopes.

Dates

  • 1909-1972 (inclusive), 1942-1968 (bulk)
  • Majority of material found within 1942-1968

Creator

Researcher Access

The photographs are open for research.

Extent

5.5 cubic feet (9 boxes and 1 folder)
Back-and-white photographs of Harvard faculty and employees taken by the Harvard University News Office for publicity, press releases, and in publications. Images consist of negatives and contact prints stored together in 3x5 inch envelopes.

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

Alphabetical by last name of sitter.

Acquisition Information

Transferred to the Harvard University Archives from the News Office.

Online access

Some of these photographs have been digitized and are available online. Links accompany image 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.

Inventory update

This document last updated 2016 August 24.

Processing Information

This inventory was created in August 2016 by Kate Bowers from a variety of information sources. The photographs were not examined.

Titles were devised by the archivist unless otherwise noted.
Link to catalog
Title
Harvard University. News Office. Harvard University News Office photographs: faculty and staff portraits, 1909-1972 (inclusive), 1942-1968 (bulk) : an inventory
Author
Harvard University Archives
EAD ID
hua39016

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.

Contact:
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