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COLLECTION Identifier: HUV

Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Views, circa 1850-2004

The images in this series chiefly depict the Harvard environment, places where the Harvard community studies, teaches, works, researches, or lives. Rarely, images may be other two-dimensional images such as engravings, drawings, or paintings, or photographic reproductions of such two-dimensional artwork.

Dates

  • 1850-2004

Physical Description

Extents are approximate.

Access

Some images may be restricted due to their physical condition. Such conditions will be noted in the list below. Please consult Reference Staff for details.

Extent

3000 photographs

18 cubic feet (15 boxes, 12 drawers, 2 portfolio drawers)

The images in this series chiefly depict the Harvard environment, places where the Harvard community studies, teaches, works, researches, or lives. Rarely, images may be other two-dimensional images such as engravings, drawings, or paintings, or photographic reproductions of such two-dimensional artwork. Images listed here are 11x14 inches in size or smaller.

Creation of the Views files

The Views were compiled by Harvard University Archives staff starting in approximately the late 19th century. Staff generally interfiled photographs or other 2-dimensional images, regardless of their source, into categories based on a location, building, or landscape feature and for ease of reference. The photographs either entered the University Archives alone or within larger collections or record groups. This practice was ceased by the year 2000.

Photographs received after the year 2000 without context continue to be added to the HUV categories; however, photographs that are acquired in a context, either filed within textual collections or as part of primarily photographic collections, remain in their original context.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These images were acquired from the last third of the nineteenth century through the 20th.

Online access

Some of the images have been digitized and are available online. Links accompany image descriptions.

Related Material in the Harvard University Archives

Large-format photographs depicting the Harvard environment are listed in a separate inventory.

In addition, almost every collection in the Harvard University archives includes at least a small amount of photographic material. Search Harvard's on-line library information system (HOLLIS). Some of the Archives' holdings are either primarily photographic or include large numbers of photographs.
Major photographic collections
  1. Records of the Office of News and Public Affairs : Photographs http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:hua04003
  2. Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraitshttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:hua04006
  3. Large-format portraits http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:hua01009
  4. Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Subjectshttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:hua20004
  5. Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Subjects (BP) http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.ARCH:hua34008
  6. Harvard College Class Albums

Inventory update

This document last updated 2018 July 23.
Views by type
  1. HUV 3 Unidentified Views
  2. HUV 15 Panoramic, birds-eye, and aerial views
  3. HUV 18 Views from Common (Combined views)
Harvard Yard Area
  1. HUV 20 Harvard Yard
  2. HUV 21 Harvard Yard in Winter
  3. HUV 29 Johnston Gate guardhouse
  4. HUV 30 Massachusetts Hall
  5. HUV 30A Old Harvard Hall and New College
  6. HUV 30.2 Harvard Hall
  7. HUV 31A Lionel Hall
  8. HUV 32 Holden Chapel and Class Day Tree
  9. HUV 32A Mower Hall
  10. HUV 33 Hollis Hall
  11. HUV 34 Stoughton Hall
  12. HUV 35 Pumps
  13. HUV 36 Phillips Brooks House
  14. HUV 37 Holworthy Hall
  15. HUV 38 Thayer Hall
  16. HUV 39 University Hall
  17. HUV 39A John Harvard Statue in Yard
  18. HUV 39B University Minor
  19. HUV 40 Weld Hall
  20. HUV 41 Grays Hall
  21. HUV 42 Matthews Hall
  22. HUV 43 Straus Hall
  23. HUV 44 Lehman Hall
  24. HUV 45 Dane Hall
  25. HUV 46 Wadsworth House
  26. HUV 47 Boylston Hall
  27. HUV 47A Wigglesworth Hall
  28. HUV 48 Gore Hall Library/Randall Hall
  29. HUV 48B Randall Hall (College Library)
  30. HUV 49 Widener Library
  31. HUV 49B Houghton Library
  32. HUV 49.3 Lamont Library
  33. HUV 49D Pusey Library
  34. HUV 50 Sever Hall
  35. HUV 51 Emerson Hall
  36. HUV 52 Robinson Hall
  37. HUV 53 Appleton Chapel (old)
  38. HUV 53.1 Memorial Church
  39. HUV 54 Hunt Hall/Old Fogg Museum
  40. HUV 55 Chinese Dragon
Fences, gates, monuments and memorials
  1. HUV 61 Johnston Gate
  2. HUV 62 Class of 1874 Gate
  3. HUV 63 Class of 1870 Gate
  4. HUV 64 Class of 1886 Gate
  5. HUV 65 Class of 1881 Gate
  6. HUV 66 Class of 1876 Gate
  7. HUV 66A Bradley Memorial Fountain
  8. HUV 67 Meyer Gate
  9. HUV 68 Class of 1887-1888 Gate
  10. HUV 69 Class of 1885 Gate
  11. HUV 71 Dudley Memorial Gate
  12. HUV 72 Class of 1880 Gate
  13. HUV 73 Class of 1890 Gate
  14. HUV 74 Class of 1877 Gate
  15. HUV 74A Dexter Gate
  16. HUV 75 Class of 1889 Gate
  17. HUV 76 McKean Gate
  18. HUV 77 Class of 1857 Gate
  19. HUV 78 Class of 1875 Gate
  20. HUV 79 Class of 1873 Memorial Tablet
Areas Bordering Harvard Yard
  1. HUV 80 Harvard Square
  2. HUV 81 College House
  3. HUV 82 First Parish Church
  4. HUV 83 Lyceum Hall
  5. HUV 90 Massachusetts Avenue
  6. HUV 91 Cambridge Savings Bank
  7. HUV 92 Little's Block
  8. HUV 93 Harvard Block
  9. HUV 94 Holyoke House
  10. HUV 95 Holyoke Center
  11. HUV 98 Porcellian Club
  12. HUV 99 Hampden Hall
  13. HUV 100 Hilton Block
  14. HUV 101 Fairfax Hall
  15. HUV 105A New Church Theological School
  16. HUV 120 Quincy Square
  17. HUV 122 Quincy Hall
  18. HUV 124 Beck Hall
  19. HUV 126 Brentford Hall
  20. HUV 130 Quincy Street
  21. HUV 132 Peabody-Palmer House
  22. HUV 133 Eliot Gate (Class of 1908)
  23. HUV 134 President's House (Eliot)
  24. HUV 135 President's House (Lowell)
  25. HUV 136 Shaler House
  26. HUV 138 Peirce House
  27. HUV 141 Morton Prince House
  28. HUV 142 Beck-Moring-Warren house
  29. HUV 143 Hallowell Gate (Harvard Union)
  30. HUV 144 Harvard Union
  31. HUV 145 Varsity Club
  32. HUV 148 Colonial Club
  33. HUV 150 Farlow House
  34. HUV 152 Faculty Club
  35. HUV 154 Carpenter Center
  36. HUV 155 Fogg Museum (new)
  37. HUV 156 Sackler Addition, Fogg Art Museum
  38. HUV 160 Gund Hall
  39. HUV 161 Agassiz House
  40. HUV 162 Gymnasium (old)
  41. HUV 163 Fire Station
  42. HUV 164 Harvard University Press (38 Quincy Street)
  43. HUV 165 Delta
  44. HUV 166 Memorial Hall
  45. HUV 168 John Harvard Statue on Delta
  46. HUV 169 New Lecture Hall (Lowell Lecture Hall)
  47. HUV 170 Lawrence Hall
  48. HUV 170A Science Center
  49. HUV 171 Old Baptist Church
  50. HUV 172 Hemenway Gymnasium (old)
  51. HUV 174 Holmes House
  52. HUV 175 Littauer Center
  53. HUV 176 Commons (old)
  54. HUV 177 Music Building
  55. HUV 178 Austin Hall (Law School)
  56. HUV 179 Langdell Hall (Law School)
  57. HUV 180 Gannett House
  58. HUV 180A Law School
  59. HUV 181 Hemenway Gymnasium (new)
  60. HUV 182 Broadway
Massachusetts Avenue North to Kirkland Street
  1. HUV 185 University Buildings North Yard
  2. HUV 188 Gordon McKay Laboratory
  3. HUV 190 Holmes Field and Carey Building
  4. HUV 191 Jefferson Physical Laboratory
  5. HUV 192 Research Laboratory of Physics (Lyman Laboratory)
  6. HUV 193 Cruft Laboratory
  7. HUV 195 Walter Hastings Hall
  8. HUV 199 Massachusetts Avenue (North Avenue)
  9. HUV 203 Carey-Rotch Building
  10. HUV 204 Zoological Hall
  11. HUV 205 Hospital
  12. HUV 207 Astronomical Laboratory, Jarvis Street
  13. HUV 210 Jarvis Field
  14. HUV 211 Graduate Student Center/Harkness Commons
  15. HUV 215 Computation Laboratory
  16. HUV 250 Palfrey House
  17. HUV 260 Oxford Street
  18. HUV 262 Mallinckrodt Chemical Laboratory
  19. HUV 264 Hoffman Laboratory
  20. HUV 265 Lane House (19 Oxford Street)
  21. HUV 268 Pierce Hall
  22. HUV 270 Perkins Hall
  23. HUV 271 Conant Hall
  24. HUV 273 Gordon McKay Laboratory
  25. HUV 274 Nuclear Laboratory
  26. HUV 275 Dunbar Laboratory
  27. HUV 276 Cambridge Electron Accelerator
  28. HUV 277 Engineering Sciences Building
  29. HUV 280 Kirkland Street
  30. HUV 282 Batchelder House
  31. HUV 284 Howe-Peabody House
  32. HUV 286 Upham-Foxcroft House
  33. HUV 288 Jones House
  34. HUV 290 Frisbie Place
  35. HUV 291 Converse Memorial Laboratory
  36. HUV 292 James Bryant Conant Laboratory
  37. HUV 295 Whitman-Houghton House
  38. HUV 297 Germanic Museum
  39. HUV 300 Divinity Avenue
  40. HUV 302 Randall Hall
  41. HUV 303 William James Hall
  42. HUV 305 Institute for Geographical Exploration
  43. HUV 305A Yenching Library
  44. HUV 306 Semitic Museum
  45. HUV 308 Divinity Hall
  46. HUV 310 Divinity Library
  47. HUV 311 Harvard University Herbarium
  48. HUV 312 Peabody Museum
  49. HUV 314 Tozzer Library
  50. HUV 315 Agassiz and University Museums
  51. HUV 316 Biological Laboratories
  52. HUV 317 Coolidge Laboratory
  53. HUV 318 Gibbs Laboratory
  54. HUV 322 Andover Theological Seminary
  55. HUV 325 Divinity School
  56. HUV 326 Rockefeller Hall
  57. HUV 330 Kirkland Place
  58. HUV 340 Francis Avenue
  59. HUV 341 Francis Avenue (56 Francis Avenue)/Carriage House
  60. HUV 342 Dean's House (Divinity School)/44 Francis Avenue/Jewett House
  61. HUV 343 Center for the Study of World Religions/42 Francis Avenue
  62. HUV 355 Kirkland Street (61 Kirkland Street)
  63. HUV 360 Shady Hill
Kirkland Street to Harvard Street
  1. HUV 405 New Church Theological School/Sparks House
  2. HUV 406 Swedenborg Chapel
  3. HUV 430 Manual Training School/Rindge Technical School
  4. HUV 438 Felton Hall
  5. HUV 444 Prescott Hall
  6. HUV 460 Ware Street/Theta Delta Chi House/Ware and Broadway
  7. HUV 464 Ware Hall
  8. HUV 470 Trowbridge Street
Harvard Street to Boylston Street
  1. HUV 501 Delta Upsilon (to 1914)
  2. HUV 502 Delta Upsilon (after 1914)
  3. HUV 505 Baptist Church
  4. HUV 541 Inman House
  5. HUV 542 Central Square
  6. HUV 547 Maintenance Shops (917 Memorial Drive)
  7. HUV 554 Speakers Club (Bow Street and Mount Auburn Street)
  8. HUV 560 Mount Auburn Street
  9. HUV 562 DeWolfe Street
  10. HUV 563 Quincy House
  11. HUV 564 Apthorp House
  12. HUV 565 Westmorley Court
  13. HUV 568 Russell Hall
  14. HUV 568A Russell Hall Annex
  15. HUV 569 Adams House
  16. HUV 570 Plympton Street
  17. HUV 571 A.D. Club (new)
  18. HUV 572 Harvard Crimson building
  19. HUV 573 Leverett House (Mather)
  20. HUV 574 Leverett House Library
  21. HUV 576 Randolph Hall
  22. HUV 578 Signet Club
  23. HUV 579 Lampoon Building
  24. HUV 581 Delphic Club
  25. HUV 586 Claverly Hall
  26. HUV 588 Ridgely Hall
  27. HUV 590 Holyoke Street
  28. HUV 591 Holyoke Street (25 Holyoke Street)
  29. HUV 592 Owl Club (Holyoke Street)
  30. HUV 593 Shepherd Hall
  31. HUV 595 Hasty Pudding Club
  32. HUV 597 Apley Court
  33. HUV 598 Big Tree Court
  34. HUV 599 Hygiene Building
  35. HUV 600 Hygiene Building, Architectural Models
  36. HUV 601 Spee Club
  37. HUV 602 Shepard Congregational Church
  38. HUV 603 Freshman Library
  39. HUV 604 Athletic Building
  40. HUV 606 Lowell House
  41. HUV 610A Delta Upsilon
  42. HUV 611 Theta Delta Chi House
  43. HUV 612 Dunster Hall (old)
  44. HUV 613 Dudley House
  45. HUV 614 Dana Chambers
  46. HUV 620 Phi Delta Psi Clubhouse
  47. HUV 622 Drayton Hall
  48. HUV 625 Pi Eta Club (old)
  49. HUV 625A Pi Eta Club (new) (Boylston and Winthrop Streets)
  50. HUV 630 Alpha Delta House
  51. HUV 635 Delta Phi Clubhouse
  52. HUV 640 Fly Club/Alpha Delta Phi House (Holyoke Place and Mount Auburn Street)
  53. HUV 645 Plympton Street (26 Plympton Street)
  54. HUV 651 Peabody Terrace
  55. HUV 652 Memorial Drive
  56. HUV 653 Bindery (888 Memorial Drive)
  57. HUV 654 Maintenance Shops (917 Memorial Drive)
  58. HUV 656 Weeks Bridge
  59. HUV 657 Banks Street
  60. HUV 657A Grant Street
  61. HUV 657B Cowperthwaite Street
  62. HUV 657C Beaver Street
  63. HUV 657D Banks Street
  64. HUV 657E Flagg Street
  65. HUV 658 Dunster House
  66. HUV 659 Leverett House/McKinlock Hall
  67. HUV 659.1 Leverett Towers
  68. HUV 660 Freshman Dormitories (Gore Hall, Standish Hall, and Winthrop House)
  69. HUV 660A Freshman Dormitories
  70. HUV 661 Memorial Gate (between Standish and Gore)
  71. HUV 662 Eliot House
  72. HUV 663 Hicks House
  73. HUV 664 Kirkland House/Hicks House
  74. HUV 675 Charles River
Boylston Street to Concord Avenue
  1. HUV 697 Fox Club (Boylston and Mount Auburn Streets)
  2. HUV 705 Brattle House (brick)/University Press (old)
  3. HUV 718 Craigie Arms (2-6 University Road)
  4. HUV 722 Boylston Street/Boylston Street Bridge
  5. HUV 723 Larz Anderson Bridge
  6. HUV 725 John F. Kennedy School of Government and MBTA trolley yards
  7. HUV 735 Eliot Bridge
  8. HUV 740 Stillman Infirmary
  9. HUV 762 Brattle House (Cambridge Center for Adult Education)
  10. HUV 770 Torrey Hancock House
  11. HUV 772 Zeta Psi Club
  12. HUV 791 Read House (15 Farwell Place)
  13. HUV 802 Loeb Drama Center
  14. HUV 811 Westengard House (3 Garden Street)
  15. HUV 812 Larsen Hall
  16. HUV 813 Gutman Library
  17. HUV 814 Longfellow Hall (Radcliffe)
  18. HUV 839 Saint John's Episcopal Church
  19. HUV 840 Episcopal Theological School
  20. HUV 845 Vassall House (Brattle and Hawthorn Streets)
  21. HUV 850 Bishop Lawrence's House
  22. HUV 852 Longfellow House
  23. HUV 860 Lechmere-Sewall-Riedesel House
  24. HUV 905 Judge Joseph Lee House (Kennedy Road)
  25. HUV 952 Lowell House/Elmwood/James Russell Lowell House
  26. HUV 956 President's House (Eliot)
  27. HUV 965 Mount Auburn Cemetery
  28. HUV 970 Fresh Pond, Cambridge
  29. HUV 980 Old Parish Burial Grounds
  30. HUV 981 Christ Church
  31. HUV 985 Radcliffe College
  32. HUV 990 Washington Elm
  33. HUV 991 First Congregational Church
  34. HUV 1010 Craigie Street (5 Craigie Street)
  35. HUV 1100 Common
  36. HUV 1102 Soldiers' Monument
  37. HUV 1103 Bridge Statue
  38. HUV 1124 Arsenal (Follen and Garden Streets)
  39. HUV 1191 Cooper-Austin House
  40. HUV 1200 Botanic Garden
  41. HUV 1201 Botanic Garden Apartments
  42. HUV 1204 Gray House at Botanic Garden
  43. HUV 1205 Gray Herbarium
  44. HUV 1210 Harvard College Observatory
  45. HUV 1211 Observatory Station, Climax, Colorado
  46. HUV 1212 Observatory stations, Peru
  47. HUV 1225 John Watson House
Athletic Facilities
  1. HUV 1300 Old Boat House
  2. HUV 1304 Weld Boat House I
  3. HUV 1305 Weld Boat Club
  4. HUV 1310 University Boathouse (Newell)
  5. HUV 1315 Boathouse (red top)
  6. HUV 1330 Soldiers' Field
  7. HUV 1331 Stadium
  8. HUV 1332 Newell Gate
  9. HUV 1333 Soldiers' Field Lodge
  10. HUV 1334 Soldiers' Field Memorial Building
  11. HUV 1335 Dillon Field House
  12. HUV 1336 Carey Building, Soldiers Field
  13. HUV 1337 Bright Hockey Rink
  14. HUV 1338 Briggs Baseball Cage
  15. HUV 1339 Palmer/Dixon Tennis Courts
Outside Cambridge
  1. HUV 1460 Business School
  2. HUV 1461 Hamilton Hall (Business School)
  3. HUV 1462 Mellon Hall (Business School)
  4. HUV 1463 Glass Hall (Business School)
  5. HUV 1464 McCulloch Hall (Business School)
  6. HUV 1465 Dean's House (Business School)
  7. HUV 1466 Chase Hall (Business School)
  8. HUV 1467 Baker Library (Business School)
  9. HUV 1468 Morgan Hall (Business School)
  10. HUV 1469 Gallatin Hall (Business School)
  11. HUV 1470 Morris Hall (Business School)
  12. HUV 1471 Sherman Hall (Business School)
  13. HUV 1472 Faculty Club (Business School)
  14. HUV 1473 Student Club (Business School)
  15. HUV 1474 Kresge Hall (Business School)
  16. HUV 1475 Aldrich Hall (Business School)
  17. HUV 1476 Dillon House (Business School)
  18. HUV 1480 Soldiers' Field Road and Storrow Drive
  19. HUV 1485 New England Deposit Library
  20. HUV 1500 Medical School (North Grove Street)
  21. HUV 1505 Medical School (Boyleston Street)
  22. HUV 1510 Medical School (new site)
  23. HUV 1510A Countway Library
  24. HUV 1511 Vanderbilt Hall (Medical School)
  25. HUV 1512 Dental School
  26. HUV 1512A Dental School (50 Allen Street)
  27. HUV 1550 Bussey Institution
  28. HUV 1551 Harvard Forest
  29. HUV 1560 Arnold Arboretum
  30. HUV 1562 Blue Hill Observatory
  31. HUV 1565 Atkins Institution (Atkins Garden Cuba)
  32. HUV 1566 Dumbarton Oaks
  33. HUV 1576 Engineering Camp
  34. HUV 1580 Boston Harvard Club
  35. HUV 1600 New York Harvard Club
  36. HUV 1620 Oak Ridge Observatory, Agassiz Station, Harvard, Massachusetts
  37. HUV 1625 Artemis Ward Homestead, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
  38. HUV 1630 Harvard College Observatory, Boyden Station, South Africa
  39. HUV 1640 Harvard College Observatory, Harvard Station, Wilson's Peak, California
  40. HUV 1645 Harvard College Observatory, Agassiz Station, Harvard, Massachusetts
  41. HUV 1650 Harvard College Observatory, KopJe Station
  42. HUV 1700 Boston from Cambridge
  43. HUV 1765 Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, D.C.
  44. HUV 1805 John Harvard Memorials, John Harvard Monument, Charlestown, Massachusetts
  45. HUV 1810 John Harvard Memorials, John Harvard Mall, Charlestown, Massachusetts
  46. HUV 1920 Villa I Tatti
  47. HUV 1940 John Harvard Memorials, Harvard House-Stratford-on-Avon
  48. HUV 1950 King's College Chapel

Processing Information

Creation of this Finding Aid The lists of folders were keyed by Laurie Maranian in August 2004. This finding aid was written by Kate Bowers in September 2004 and substantially re-edited by Pat Donoghue in 2009.
Link to catalog
Title
Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Views: an inventory
EAD ID
hua21004

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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Cambridge MA 02138 USA
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