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COLLECTION Identifier: PC 800

Photographs of Lilian Kemp, 1972-1991


Negatives and contact sheets of Lilian Kemp, photographer of many events for Radcliffe College from 1972-1991.


  • 1972-1991

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the photographs created by Lilian Kemp is held by Lilian Kemp.


15.09 linear feet (4 file boxes, 2 half file boxes, 17 negative boxes)

The collection documents events, students, alumnae, and staff of Radcliffe College from 1972 to 1991. Many images were taken for stories in the Radcliffe Quarterly. Original folder titles were created by Kemp. Information added by the archivist is noted in brackets. Kemp's numbering system was retained, beginning with "Book 5, roll 2." This collection is not a complete representation of all photography taken by Kemp during this time period and this can be seen by the gaps in roll numbers. A few events from GSD [Graduate School of Design] and HGSE [Harvard Graduate School of Education] are included and are noted when these events are present in the collection.

Series I, NEGATIVES, 1972-1991 (#1.5/2-18.59/93), contains black and white negatives of events and people of Radcliffe College. See Series II to locate corresponding contact sheets, if applicable.

Series II, CONTACT SHEETS, 1972-1989 (#19.1-23.3), contains contact sheets of events and people of Radcliffe College. Most contact sheets have corresponding negatives in the collection.

Many images in this collection are duplicates of prints found in other collections of the Radcliffe College Archives. Many of these are digitized and available online.


Lilian Kemp was a photographer based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Kemp regularly photographed for Radcliffe Quarterly, a publication on the events and people of Radcliffe College.


The collection is arranged in two series:

  1. Series I. Negatives, 1972-1991, n.d. (#1.5/2-18.59/93)
  2. Series II. Contact sheets, 1972-1989, n.d. (#19.1-23.3)

Physical Location

Collection stored off site: researchers must request access 36 hours before use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: R97-13

The photographs of Lilian Kemp were given to the Schlesinger Library by Lilian Kemp in 1997.

Processing Information

Processed: May 2017

By: Lillianne Keaney

Kemp, Lilian. Photographs of Lilian Kemp, 1972-1991: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible by a gift from the Radcliffe Class of 1954 Fund for the Radcliffe College Archives.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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