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SUB-SERIES Identifier: UAV 605.295.6

Harvard University News Office photographs: portraits and subjects, approximately 1970-1985

Overview

The Harvard University News Office was established in 1919. The first photographer was hired in 1943. Photographs depict people, places, and activities at Harvard University and its vicinity in Cambridge. Portraits are of faculty, staff, and visitors. Subjects include activities and events such as student life and commencement. The photographs are chiefly black-and-white photoprints with a few 35 mm negatives.

Dates

  • 1970-1985

Creator

Researcher Access

The photographs are open for research. Negatives may require special handling.

Extent

0.7 cubic feet (2 boxes and 1 folder)

Photographs depict people, places, and activities at Harvard University and its vicinity in Cambridge. Portraits are of faculty, staff, and visitors. Subjects include activities and events such as student life and commencement. The photographs are chiefly black-and-white photoprints with a few 35 mm. negatives.

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

Photographs are listed in three groups: Portraits, Buildings and places, Activities and events.

Acquisition Information

Accession 11923, transferred to the Harvard University Archives from the News Office, 7 March 1990.

Online access

Some of these photographs have been digitized and are available online. Links accompany photograph 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 2014 December 10.

Processing Information

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

Titles were devised by archivists.

Title
Harvard University. News Office. Harvard University News Office photographs: portraits and subjects, approximately 1970-1985: an inventory
Author
Harvard University Archives
Language of description
und
EAD ID
hua45013

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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