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Harvard Divinity School    
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Andover-Harvard Theological Library – Manuscripts and Archives   Divinity Hall, ca. 1885, Andover-Harvard Theological Library, click for larger image
45 Francis Avenue
Cambridge MA 02138
phone: (617) 496-5153
website: http://www.hds.harvard.edu/library/bms/index.html
e-mail: reference@hds.harvard.edu
   
     
Open: Library hours (please call in advance; photograph collections may not be accessible at all hours); access information   Photograher unknown
Divinity Hall, ca. 1885
Albumen print
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
Volume: Approximately 6,000 images  
Dates: ca. 1840-present    
     

Description:
Photographs are found primarily in the records of the Divinity School, in the papers of its faculty members, and in the archives of the Unitarian Universalist Association and the Unitarian and Universalist Service Committees. Those relating to the Divinity School include about 1,000 images of faculty, staff, activities, events, and buildings, ca. 1880-present; among the faculty papers is the Paul Tillich Archive, which contains about 500 photographs documenting Tillich's life. The Unitarian and Universalist archives contain about 4,000 photographs from the early 1840s onward, depicting ministers, lay persons, church exteriors and interiors, church organizations, and missionary activities.

Arrangement:
Photographs are kept in separate boxes but arranged with manuscript collections or institutional or organizational archives of which they are a part. Divinity School images are arranged alphabetically by name and subject.

Finding Aids:
Photographs are listed in registers prepared for each collection.

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Faculty of Arts and Sciences    
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Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library – Photographic Collections E.H. Wilson, Ficus lacor Hamilton Near Feng-tu Hsein, Yangtsze River, Western Szechuan, China, 1908, Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library, Photographic Archives, click for larger image
125 The Arborway
Jamaica Plain MA 02130
phone: (617) 522-1086
website: http://www.arboretum.harvard.edu/library/library.html
e-mail: hortlib@arnarb.harvard.edu
   
   
Open: Library hours; access information   E.H. Wilson
Ficus lacor Hamilton,Western Szechuan, China, 1908
Gelatin silver print
Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library – Photographic Collections
 
Volume: Approximately 30,000 images  
Dates: ca. 1870-present  
     

Description:
A botanical and horticultural record begun in the 1880s as an adjunct to the Arboretum's living collection, library, and herbarium, the photographs document the living collection; the areas of the world from which plants were collected; the plant collectors and their expeditions; and horticultural and botanical techniques and practices. Photographs also record the development of taxa in the Arboretum, a landscape designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Charles Sprague Sargent. The historic collection has about 15,000 prints of living plants from all over the world, ca. 1880-1940. The contemporary collection also includes images of individual taxa, including about 5,000 prints of plants in their native habitats as well as images of plants growing in the Arboretum and views of specific collections. People, events, and customs are depicted in many of the landscapes, among them China, Tibet, Australia, Japan, India, Turkey, Cuba, and England. About 600 images of U.S. and foreign arboreta, gardens, and parks date from 1890-1940. Smaller collections include botanist J. G. Jack's approximately 100 pictures taken in Colorado, 1898; botanist Susan Delano McKelvey's approximately 300 pictures of the southwestern U.S., particularly habitat images of yucca plants; the 500 images in the Herbert W. Gleason collection of Arboretum genera and views from 1924-1933; the Frank Meyer collection, 1905-1916, of 1,500 images of agricultural techniques in China, Korea, Siberia, and Turkestan; plant explorer Ernest Henry Wilson's approximately 7,700 images, primarily from East Asia, of collecting expeditions in 1907 - 1922; the plant explorer Joseph Rock's 650 images mounted on boards and 400 images of flora in Burma, China, France, and Hawaii in albums. A lantern slide collection includes all botanical and horticultural subjects, and about 2,500 35mm slides show views at the Arnold Arboretum and plants and views at other arboreta and botanic gardens. The Arnold Arboretum's collection of botanical and cultural images of Eastern Asia, consisting of 4,636 images taken between 1907 - 1927 have been digitized and are available on VIA.  The collection includes: Frank Meyer Collection, 1,350 images; Ernest Henry Wilson Collection, 2,488 images; Joseph Rock Collection, 962 images; John George Jack Collection, 172 images; William Purdom Collection, 173 images; Joseph Hers Collection, 68 images. 1,144 historic images of the Arnold Arboretum living collections have also been digitized and are on VIA. Search for "Living Collections" and limit repository to Arnold Arboretum Horticulture Library.

Arrangement:
Historic collection by genera, species, location; views collection, alphabetically by location; Arnold Arboretum slides, alphabetically by genera and/or subject; portraits, alphabetically; arboreta, gardens, and parks by state or country; lantern slides by family, genera, species; 35mm slides by genera.

Finding Aids:
Card index for the historic collection. Finding aids for some collections; HOLLIS; VIA; OASIS.

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Harvard Real Estate Services, University Cultural Properties    
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Artemas Ward House Museum
786 Main Street
Shrewsbury MA 01545
phone: (508) 842-8900 
e-mail: hres_wardfarm@harvard.edu
  Herbert E. Buxton, Farm Teams. Gen A. Ward Farm, Shrewsubry, Mass., ca. 1910, Artemas Ward House Museum, click for larger image  
     
Open: April 15-Nov 30 (Wed 10-12, 1-5, Thu 10-12, 1-5, Fr 10-12, 1-5, Sat 10-12, 1-5, or by appointment). Closed Holidays. Please call in advance; photograph collections may not be accessible at all hours. The museum is open to the Harvard community, students, scholars and the public. The collection is non-circulating.  
Volume: Approximately 200 images Herbert E. Buxton
Farm Teams, Gen. A. Ward Farm, Shrewsbury, Mass., ca. 1910
Gelatin silver print
Artemas Ward House Museum
Dates: ca. 1854-present    
     

Description:
Collection contains photographs directly relating to the family home and descendents of General Artemas Ward, First Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army. Ward commanded the colonial militia besieging Boston from April, 1775 until the appointment of George Washington. Subsequently he served in the Provincial and Continental Congresses, the second and third U.S. Congresses, and as chief justice of Worcester County. Photographs depict the evolution of the family property from a working farm to a historic house museum. Included are photographs of objects and monuments relating to the Ward family.

Arrangement:
Boxed by general subject.

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Harvard Business School    
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Baker Library – Historical Collections Department Rittase, William M. (1894-1968), Detroit, Michigan Plant (International Salt Company), ca. 1935
Gelatin silver print, Harvard Business School, Baker Library, Historical Collections Department, Industrial Life Photograph Collection, click for larger image

de Gaspé Beaubien Reading Room
Harvard Business School
Soldiers Field
Boston, MA 02163
website: http://www.library.hbs.edu/hc/
e-mail: histcollref@hbs.edu

   
     
Open: Library hours (please call in advance, photograph collections may not be accessible at all hours); access information   Rittase, William M. (1894-1968)
Detroit, Michigan Plant (International Salt Company), ca. 1935
Gelatin silver print
Harvard Business School, Baker Library, Historical Collections Department, Industrial Life Photograph Collection
 
Volume: Approximately 32,000 images  
Dates: ca. 1885-present  
   

Description:
The photographs collections at Baker Library contain over 22,000 images of factories, equipment, techniques, processes, and people at work and serve as a documentation of the history of industry in the United States and an important resource for scholars across many disciplines. Within these rich primary sources is historical evidence relating to studies such as the history of business, history of photography, architecture, anthropology, women’s studies, and international relations. Baker Library Historical Collections actively develops its visual resources and regularly acquires new photographic materials.

The collections’ particular strengths include stunning examples of industrial photography between the World Wars, extensive photographic records of the United Fruit Company in South and Central America, advertising images from automobile manufacturers in the 1930s and 40s, nineteenth-century commercial and city views of Boston, and an extensive portrait file of prominent business leaders collected in the 1930s and 40s. The collections also include a number of photograph albums documenting individual companies representing the power and light, telecommunications, transportation, mining, and manufacturing industries.

In addition to the photographs collections, the Harvard Business School Archives Photographs Collections include approximately 10,000 photographs depicting Harvard Business School faculty, staff, students, buildings, events, and activities. Various Business Manuscripts Collections also contain significant photographic material.

Arrangement:
Photographic collections are arranged by discrete collection name. The Industrial Photograph Collection and the General File photographs are arranged by industry category and number. Portraits are arranged alphabetically and geographic locations are arranged alphabetically by country, then city or state.

The photographic materials in the HBS Archives Collection are organized by subject and chronologically. Faculty photographs are arranged alphabetically.

Finding Aids:
A Web Guide to Photograph Collections is available at Baker Library Historical CollectionsWeb page.  Detailed finding aids outlining the contents of individual photograph collections are available in the de Gaspé Beaubien Reading Room and online in OASIS.  Digital images for portions of the photograph collections can be viewed through VIA.  Up to date MARC catalog records for photograph collections are available through HOLLIS.
There is a basic inventory for the photographs in the HBS Archives Collection arranged by subject then chronologically. There is a listing of faculty photographs arranged alphabetically.

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Harvard Medical School Affiliates    
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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Archives Paul Showstark, Paul M. Zoll, M.D., 1954, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Archives, click for larger image
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston MA 02215
phone: (617) 667-7313
website: http://www.bidmc.harvard.edu/sites/bidmc/home.asp
e-mail: rfreiman@bidmc.harvard.edu
   
     
Open: Archives hours (please call in advance, photograph collections may not be accessible at all hours); access information  
Volume: Approximately 15,000 images
Dates: 1896-present   Paul Showstark
Paul M. Zoll, MD, 1954
Gelatin silver print
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Archives
 
     

Description:
In 1902 a store front clinic called Mount Sinai opened in the west end neighborhood of Boston. It was an answer to the need for health care for a burgeoning population of Jewish immigrants flooding in from Eastern Europe. It was so successful in its mission that it was forced to move to larger space within a year of its opening. However, the persistent need for in-patient facilities remained. It was the women of the community who propagandized for a hospital that would be more inclusive of all their needs. By 1916 enough money had been raised to purchase and equip a mansion on Townsend Street in Roxbury. In 1917, the first patient was admitted. In 1928, the Beth Israel relocated to its present location, and was able to formalize a relationship with Harvard Medical School. A portrait file contains photographs of administrators, physicians, trustees and philanthropists; views of building exteriors and construction scenes; Nursing school photographs, 19l6-present, show student nurses in training and informal scenes of student life; images also document fund-raising efforts from 19l0 forward. In 1996, Beth Israel and the Deaconess Hospital merged. The archives acquired a large number of photographs pertaining to the organization and activities of the Deaconess from its founding in 1896 to the present. Many of these images are uncatalogued at this time.

Arrangement:
Corresponds with the organization of the hospitals.

Finding Aids:
Indexed according to subject.

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Affiliated Harvard Libraries  
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Biblioteca Berenson – Fototeca Berenson and Berenson Archive Antonio Quattrone, Madonna and Child (Domenco Veneziano), 2000, click for larger image
Villa I Tatti
Via di Vincigliata, 26
50135 Florence, Italy
phone: +39 055 603 251, ext. 23
website: http://itatti.harvard.edu
e-mail: gpagliarulo@itatti.it
   
     
Open: Archives hours (photograph collections are accesible: Monday - Friday 9:00 - 12:30 / 2:30 - 6:00, please call in advance); access information    Antonio Quattrone
 Madonna and Child
 (Domenco Veneziano), 2000

 Color transparency
 Florence, Villa I Tatti, Berenson Collection
Volume: Approximately 316,000 prints, plus 667,000 images in other formats    
Dates: ca. 1890-present
   

Description:
The photograph collection of the Fototeca Berenson consists mainly of images of Italian paintings, drawings, and miniatures from the thirteenth through the sixteenth centuries, plus significant but smaller groups of photos of Italian sculpture, architecture, and other art forms. There are also sizable or important sections on the painting, sculpture, and architecture of other European countries, on classical art, on east and south Asian art, and on Islamic art and architecture. The Berenson Archive contains photographs of Villa I Tatti and of the family, friends, and household of Bernard and Mary Berenson.  Recent significant acquisitions include 1,500 photographs of the frescoes in the Basilica of San Francesco in Assisi taken before the 1997 earthquake, and 900 images of Giotto’s frescoes in the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua. Since 2002 we have been carrying out a specially commissioned campaign to photograph the entire collection of the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence.

Arrangement:
There are several different systems of arrangement depending on the subject. Italian paintings and drawings, the largest category, are arranged by school of painting, as defined by Bernard Berenson (Florentine, Sienese – Pisan – Lucchese , Central Italian, North Italian, Lombard, Venetian), and within school, chronologically by artist. Miniatures are organized by location. Non-Italian paintings and drawings are arranged by country and then alphabetically by artist. Other subject sections are organized by location and/or by artist.

Finding Aids:
A card file, arranged by location, for Italian paintings and drawings (1200-1600), incomplete and not kept current; Bernard Berenson's published lists of painters and their works. At present, the creation of an electronic finding aid to the entire collection is underway.  A project to catalog approximately 12,000 photographs of so called “Homeless” Italian paintings and drawings, works of art whose current location is unknown, is in progress.

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Faculty of Arts and Sciences  
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Botany Libraries Oakes Ames at his microscope, Archives of the Orchid Herbarium
22 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge MA 02138
phone: (617) 495-2366
website: http://www.huh.harvard.edu/libraries/
e-mail: botref@oeb.harvard.edu
   
   
Open: Library hours (please call in advance, photograph collections may not be accessible at all hours); access information   Photographer unknown
Oakes Ames at his microscope,1941
Gelatin silver print
Botany Library
Archives of the Orchid Herbarium
 
Volume: Approximately 45,000 images  
Dates: 1842-present  
       

Description:
The Botany Libraries houses the collections of five research libraries, which are managed collectively as the Botany Libraries. They include the Library of the Arnold Arboretum, the Economic Botany Library of Oakes Ames, the Farlow Reference Library of Cryptogamic Botany, the Library of the Gray Herbarium, and the Oakes Ames Orchid Library.

The Library of the Arnold Arboretum houses botanical images providing visual reference to type specimens of various herbaria, including about 4,000 photographs of woody plants from the Herbarium Leveillé in Edinburgh.

The Economic Botany Library collection is primarily a teaching collection containing photographs relating to plants and plant products and their uses in human affairs. With an emphasis on areas of food, drugs, and fuel, images show plants and people in native settings throughout the world and provide a visual history of farming and cultivated plants. Included are 2,500 prints of habitats, 1875-1920, and another 2,500, 1920-1950; about 1,200 lantern slides, many hand-colored; and nearly 1,000 35mm slides. About 100 prints of the Botanical Museum include views of exhibition installations and other interiors.

The Farlow Reference Library of Cryptogamic Botany materials relate to the study of lower (non-flowering) plants, including fungi, lichens, mosses, liverworts, and algae, and to botanists associated with the field. Included are individual and group portraits of cryptogamic botanists; photographs of field trips; and a group of negatives of the William G. Farlow home. Sets of teaching slides and negatives of plant specimens are among the holdings, but are not yet accessible.

The Gray Herbarium primarily houses a collection of nineteenth and twentieth-century botanical subjects. Included are portraits of botanists, pictures of field trips, photographs documenting the history of the Gray Herbarium and the Botanic Garden, and photographs of other botanical institutions, plants, and scenery. About 1,000 portraits of botanists are in the Gray portrait file, about 800 in albums compiled by Mrs. Asa Gray; there are also daguerreotype, ambrotype, tintype, and pannotype portraits and formal group portraits from botanical congresses. Documentation of field work is in the following collections: Leonard John Brass, about 210 photographs of the Second Archbold New Guinea Expedition, 1936-1937; Edith Henry Scamman, about 320 color slides, mostly of Costa Rica, 1951-1956; James Franklin Collins, 8,000 images, 1900-1935, including photographs of expeditions to Quebec with M. L. Fernald, 1904-1907 and 1923, of amateur botanical outings, and also of Providence, R. I., small towns in Maine, and elsewhere. Amateur botanical outings are also represented in the Gray Herbarium portrait file, as are botanists at work in the field. There are about 270 photographs of Gray Herbarium and Botanic Garden staff, and some of other botanical institutions. The Earl Edward Sherff collection includes over 4,000 photographs of herbarium specimens, 1913-1956; the George Edward Davenport papers, some 30 of New England ferns; the James Franklin Collins papers, many of trees, tree parts, tree diseases, and herbarium specimens; the Carleton E. Watkins collection, photographs of trees and Western scenery. There are also views of Yellowstone by William Henry Jackson, a view of Yosemite by Eadweard Muybridge, some 100 stereoscopic views, and 500 aerial photographs of the Labrador coast taken by the Alexander Forbes Expedition, 1931.

Arrangement:
Varies from collection to collection.

Finding Aids:
Indexed Photographs in manuscript collection described in inventories. Index that provides access to photographs in the portrait file and other collections by subject, photographer, and, format. The Gray and Sherff albums have finding aids.

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Harvard College Library    
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Cabot Science Library Toby Island Bar looking north-west at high water, Bourne Massachusetts, Cabot Science Library, click for larger image
One Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
phone: (617) 495-5353
website: http://hcl.harvard.edu/libraries/#cabot
e-mail: cabref@fas.harvard.edu
   
     
Open: Library hours (please call in advance, photograph collections may not be accessible at all hours); access information  
  Photographer unknown
Toby Island Bar looking north-west at high water, Bourne, Massachusetts
Gelatin silver print
Cabot Science Library
Volume: Approximately 5,000 images    
Dates: 1880-1963  
 

Description:
Photographs in the Library support teaching and document research in the field of geological sciences.  Important groupings, formerly housed in the Kummel Library for the Geological Sciences, were integrated into the Cabot Science Library in 2005. They include the Gardner Fund collection, about 2,000 prints, ca. 1880, of physical geography (formerly worldwide, now primarily New England); a geomorphology series, about 600 aerial views, ca. 1938-1963; the Tozier Fund collection, about 2,000 images, ca. 1940-1955, of U.S. land formations and thin slices; the Stuart H. Perry collection, about 1,500 photo micrographs of meteoric ions, ca. 1953; a crystallographer portrait collection, about 50 photos, ca. 1890-1920.

Arrangement:
Gardner collection alphabetically by state; geomorphology aerial views by topic; Tozier collection, chronologically; Perry collection in 9 bound volumes by sector; crystallographer collection by last name of person.

Finding Aids:
Tozier collection entry listing includes description and location name. Partially completed finding aid for Gardner collection. No other finding aids available.

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Faculty of Arts and Sciences    
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Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments First Ascension of the Balloon-Sonde in America,” September 15, 1904, Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, click for larger image
One Oxford Street
Harvard University
Cambridge MA 02138
phone: (617) 495-2779
website: http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~hsdept/chsi.html
e-mail: chsi@fas.harvard.edu
   
      Photographer unknown
First Ascension of the Balloon-Sonde in America, September 15, 1904
Gelatin silver print
Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments
Open: Archives hours (please call in advance, photograph collections may not be accessible at all hours); access information    
Volume: Approximately 12,500 images  
Dates: ca. 1880-present  
   

Description:
The research collection consists of images in historical and modern formats of scientific instrumentation and its users in the fields of astronomy, physics, psychology, geography, meteorology, computing and scientific imaging. Special collections include images documenting work at the Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory circa 1880-1930; the Harvard College Observatory, circa 1890s; and Harvard's physics labs, circa 1940-1950. Other collections include images detailing the construction and use of the MARK I-IV computers; and photographs, slides, and motion picture material documenting psychology experiments carried out in Harvard's departments of philosophy and psychology, circa 1890-1960. We also have lantern slides for scientific teaching and research, with hand-painted ones dating from circa 1790 up to the early days of photography, followed by photographic lantern slides from the second half of the 19th century to the mid-20th century. For collection management purposes we also maintain a large inventory of record images of the objects held by the museum.

Arrangement:
Photographs are located by accession number.

Finding Aids:
Collection database.

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Harvard Medical School Affiliates    
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Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine Students of Jeffries Wyman, 1866, click for larger image
10 Shattuck Street
Boston MA 02115
phone: (617) 432-2170
website: http://www.countway.harvard.edu/
e-mail: rarebook@hms.harvard.edu
   
     
Open: Library hours (please call in advance, photograph collections may not be accessible at all hours); access information   Photographer unknown
Students of Jeffries Wyman, 1866
Tintype
Harvard Medical Library,
Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
   
Volume: Approximately 10,000 images  
Dates: ca. 1840-present  
     

Description:
Photographs relate to all aspects of the history of medicine worldwide and to the history of the Harvard medical community. A file of about 4,000 images, ca. 1840-1950 (some later), depicts individuals associated with the medical profession, especially physicians and scientists, throughout the world but with an emphasis on New England and Boston; formal portraits as well as images of persons performing operations, experiments, procedures, and photographs of professional and patient groups. A file of about 1,000 images, ca. 1850-1980, records medical buildings and facilities throughout the world. A subject file covers medical topics such as dentistry, pharmacology, public health, surgery, and also specific events, equipment, and techniques. About 3,500 images relating to the Harvard Medical School, the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and the Harvard School of Public Health, ca. 1870-present, show general views, building exteriors and interiors, activities, procedures, equipment, events, Harvard Medical School sponsored projects, faculty portraits, and reunion photographs. Significant groups of images are in the collection of the Boston Medical Library which joined with the Harvard Medical Library to operate the Countway Library in 1960; about 1,000 images, 1875-1964, portraits, institutions, and other pictures relating to the history of medicine; the Oliver Wendell Holmes collection, ca. 1846-1890, about 300 images of Holmes, his family, friends, associates, and residences; about 100 images from the University of Breslau, ca. 1880, showing conditions of the skin. Ca. 5,000 images, mostly drawn from the images of the Harvard schools, Boston Medical Library, and Harvard Medical School faculty, have been described at the item level in OASIS finding aids. 1,200 of these images have been digitized; thumbnails are embedded in finding aids.

Arrangement:
Portraits and subjects, alphabetically; Harvard medical community by school, then portraits, places, subjects, alphabetically.

Finding Aids:
Card catalogue; finding aids for some collections; HOLLIS; VIA; OASIS.

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Harvard College Library    
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Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

Fung Library, Social Sciences Program
Harvard College Library
Knafel Building, Concourse Level
1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
phone: (617) 495-4030

website: http://hcl.harvard.edu/libraries/#fung
e-mail: hrepina@fas.harvard.edu

  The famous balerina [sic] Olga Lepeshinskaya in a new model Russian car called Victory, ca. 1947-49, Soviet Information Bureau World News Service, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, click for larger image  
Photographer unknown
The famous balerina [sic] Olga Lepeshinskaya in a new model Russian car called "Victory,"
ca. 1947-49
 Soviet Information Bureau/World News Service Photograph Collection
Gelatin silver print
Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies
     
Open: M-Th 10-9; F 10-5; Sat-Sun 12-5 (please call in advance; photograph collection may not be accessible at all hours); access information    
Volume: Approximately 5,000 images  
Dates: ca. 1945-1949  
   

Description:
The Soviet Information Bureau Photograph Collection of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies is comprised of approximately 5,000 black and white photographs of everyday life in the Soviet Union at the very beginning of the Cold War, during an era that has come to be known as High Stalinism. Topics range from glamour shots of celebrities (famous doctors, scientists, artists, politicians) to photos of ordinary people from all parts of the Soviet empire (including from non-Russian-speaking republics and Eastern Europe) pursuing their occupations (industry, transportation, agriculture), hobbies, sports, and leisure activities. There are several series of photos of special historical interest (Battle of Stalingrad, VE-day parades, Stalin’s 70th birthday celebration) as well as such topics as idealized visions of Soviet motherhood. The uniqueness of this collection lies precisely in this variety of topics, as well as in its broad geographic coverage. Photographs have typed captions (mostly in English, ca. 1947-1949) and are stamped “SIB Photoservice, Moscow” and “World News Service, Toronto” and some “Approved by Censor” on the verso. The photos were originally taken by professional photojournalists employed by the Soviet Information Bureau (SIB), the main propaganda arm of the Soviet state during World War II. They were intended for distribution and publication in English-speaking media outlets as pro-Soviet propaganda. This particular set of photos appears to have served as the working collection of the staffs of the Moscow and Prague bureaus of World News Service, McGraw-Hill, Inc..

Arrangement:
Photographs are kept in four separate boxes, only two of which are arranged according to the topics devised by the staff of the Moscow office of McGraw-Hill's World News Service.

Finding Aids:
Brief provisional record (Number 008862577) in HOLLIS. Four boxes of uncataloged photos currently housed in the Davis Center librarian’s office and accessible for browsing only by appointment.

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Affiliated Harvard Libraries    
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Dumbarton Oaks Research Library: Byzantine Photograph and Fieldwork Archives Carroll Wales, Apse fresco witht the Anastasis, Kariye Camii, Istanbul, 1957, Dumbarton Oaks Library, Byzantine Photograph and Fieldwork Archives, click for larger image
1703 32nd Street NW
Washington DC 20007
phone: (202) 339-6970
website: http://www.doaks.org/byzfieldwork.html
e-mail: DumbartonOaks@doaks.org
   
      Carroll Wales
Apse fresco with the Anastasis,
Kariye Camii, Istanbul, 1957

Color transparency
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Byzantine Photograph and Fieldwork Archives
Open: Archives hours (please call in advance, photograph collections may not be accessible at all hours); access information    
Volume: Approximately 250,000 images  
Dates: ca. 1880-present  
   

Description:
The photograph collection documents art, architecture, and archaeology relating to the Byzantine era and the Mediterranean and Near Eastern world from the late classical through the medieval, Late Byzantine, and Islamic periods. Photographs are organized into the following major groups: over 185,000 black and white prints of monuments, architecture, sculpture, wall painting, mosaics, and small objects; over 20,000 black and white prints of manuscript illumination; a Census of objects of Early Christian and Byzantine art in North American collections, about 15,000 images; over 55,000 negatives documenting the Center for Byzantine Studies' field work and research projects; 41,000 35mm color slides and large format color transparencies of monuments and portable (decorative and minor) arts available for study and lecture purposes.

Arrangement:
Black-and-white prints by medium, then by country, then site or city; images of illuminated manuscripts by city, collection, manuscript number; census photographs by medium, stylistic or chronological order, region or culture; field work contact positives by site (negatives by number); color slides: monuments by country, city or site, medium; portable arts by medium, city, collection, accession number, or alphabetically.

Finding Aids:
Card index to print collection by site or city with references from alternative names; card index to illuminated manuscript images; document sheets for census objects, alphabetically by city of present location, with collection and accession number.

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Affiliated Harvard Libraries  

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Dumbarton Oaks Research Library: Pre-Columbian Photographic Archives   Robert Woods Bliss, Visitor standing beside Stela Copán, Honduras, 1935,  Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Photographic Archives, click for larger image
1703 32nd Street NW
Washington DC 20007
phone: (202) 339-6440
website: http://www.doaks.org/pc_photo_archives.html
e-mail: DumbartonOaks@doaks.org
 
 
   
Open: M-F, 9-5; open to qualified researchers by appointment only
Volume: Approximately 9,000 images   Robert Woods Bliss
Visitor standing beside Stela Copán, Honduras, 1935
Gelatin silver print
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Pre-Columbian Photographic Archives
 
Dates: 1912-present
   

Description:
Over 6,200 photographs document the approximately 650 objects in the Pre-Columbiancollection, showing some of the achievements of native peoples of the New World before the arrival of Columbus. Museum objects include murals, pottery, figurines, stone carvings, mosaics, gold ornaments, textiles, and jewelry from the Olmec, Teotihuacan, Maya, Classic Veracruz, and Mixtec/Aztec cultures of Mesoamerica, and from Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, and Andean South America. About 12,000 color slides show Classic Maya vases and Paracas textiles not in the Museum collections. Over 1,500 photographs document historical expeditions to Mexico, Guatemala, and Peru.

Arrangement:
By collection, subdivided by culture and then by material.

Finding Aids:
Catalogue descriptions; EmbARK.

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Affiliated Harvard Libraries    
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Dumbarton Oaks Research Library: Rare Book Collection Peter Fink, Mrs. Mildred Bliss in the North Vista, Dumbarton Oaks Garden, 1963, Dumbarton Oaks, Research Library Rare Book Collection, click for larger image
1703 32nd Street NW
Washington DC 20007
phone: (202) 339-6462
website: http://www.doaks.org/library/rare_book_collection.html
e-mail: DumbartonOaks@doaks.org
   
     
Open: Library hours (please call in advance, photograph collections may not be accessible at all hours); access information  
Volume: Approximately 7,000 images   Peter Fink
Mrs. Mildred Bliss in the North Vista,
Dumbarton Oaks Garden, 1963

Gelatin silver print
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Rare Book Collection
 
Dates: ca. 1900-present  
   

Description:
Visual resources relating to all aspects of the history of gardens, including theory and practice of design, garden views, plans, and botanical illustration. Extensive archival photographic collection of the Dumbarton Oaks Garden including early historic lantern slides of the property when it was a farm; black-and-white photos of Beatrix Jones Farrand's work at Dumbarton Oaks, including full scale mock-ups of proposed designs, garden ornaments and plantings; a collection of color photographs, taken by Peter Fink, of the garden in the 60s; as well as a slide collection shot from some of the titles in the Rare Book Collection.

Arrangement:
Garden photos are arranged by the section of the garden to which they relate; slides by geographic location and then by subject or site.

Finding Aids:
Slide collection: card catalog by geographic location and then by subject, by artist for botanical illustrations; shelflist; accession books by accession date, with description; classification, and source.

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Faculty of Arts and Sciences    
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Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology – Special Collections and Archives A. Sonrel, Louis Agassiz (speaking with himself), ca. 1871, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology – Special Collections and Archives , click for larger image
26 Oxford Street
Cambridge MA 02138
phone: (617) 495-8253
website: http://library.mcz.harvard.edu/special_collections
e-mail: ryoung@oeb.harvard.edu
   
     
Open: Archives hours (please call in advance, photograph collections may not be accessible at all hours); access information  
Volume: Approximately 5,000 images  
Dates: ca. 1845-present   A. Sonrel
Louis Agassiz (speaking with himself), ca. 1871
Albumen print, carte-de-visite
Ernst Mayr Library,
Museum of Comparative Zoology Archives
 
     

Description:
Photographs documenting the history of the Museum and its collections; the scientific work of its staff and students and of their colleagues at similar institutions worldwide. The Museum papers contain about 500 pictures, ca. 1859-1945, of staff and students, personal photographs, and scientific illustrations. About 300 photographs in departmental records, ca. 1880-present, relate to research in ichthyology, ornithology, herpetology, and other fields, with emphases on Africa, the Caribbean, New England, and the North Atlantic. About 50 images in the Museum records document the museum building, 1859-ca. 1940, exterior, exhibitions, classrooms, and laboratories. There is also a file of about 1,000 portraits, ca. 1845-present. Photographs in the papers of individuals include Alexander Agassiz, about 200 photographs, ca. 1859-1910, portraits, pictures of oceanographic expeditions including informal shipboard and shore scenes, coral reefs, the Newport Laboratory; Louis Agassiz, about 50 photographs, 1854-1872, portraits and a few pictures of the Hassler Expedition, 1872; William Brewster, about 300 photographs, 1851-1919, of family, friends, Brattle Street household, bird habitats, New England towns and villages, Nuttall Ornithological Club, Lake Umbagog in Maine, the southeastern U.S., and Europe.

Arrangement:
As part of institutional and departmental records or of manuscript collections. Portraits, alphabetically.

Finding Aids:
Shelf list refers to photographs at group level by name. Card catalog derived from shelf list with added entries.

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Harvard College Library    
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Fine Arts Library: Special Collections   Photographer unknown, Untitled [Rome, Colosseum], ca. 1870, Fine Arts Library, Photograph Collections, click for larger image
Littauer Center 1805 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: (617)-495-4656
website: http://hcl.harvard.edu/finearts
e-mail: falphoto@fas.harvard.edu
 
Open: usually Monday-Friday, 9-5; access information   Photographer unknown
Untitled [Rome, Colosseum], ca. 1870
Albumen print
Harvard College Library, Fine Arts Library,
Photograph Collections
 
Volume: Approximately 2.1 million images
Dates: 1850-present
   

Description:
The collections document works of art, architecture and material culture from the ancient world to the present and reflect the teaching and research of the History of Art and Architecture faculty and the Harvard Art Museums’ curatorial staff during the first half of the 20th century. Image formats include photographic prints, lantern slides, 35mm slides, postcards, facsimiles and albums. Areas of strength include Western art and architecture (particularly medieval architecture and Renaissance and Baroque painting), Islamic art and architecture, and Asian art and architecture. The collection includes many nineteenth-century images that are of interest as historic photographs. The core of the collection is represented by cataloged photographs arranged by medium (architecture, sculpture, painting, decorative arts), then by culture or country, location, and/or artist.  Some collections have been acquired and maintained as archives of the work of distinguished photographers including:

Wayne Andrews: American architecture
Ananda Kentish Coomaraswamy:  Indian art and architecture
Clarence Kennedy: Renaissance sculpture
Ralph Lieberman: European architecture and sculpture
Arthur Kingsley Porter: medieval architecture and sculpture
Josephine Powell:  architecture, museum collections and ethnographic subjects from Italy, Greece and the Balkans to Bangladesh, Uzbekistan, Morocco and Afghanistan
Judith Hancock Sandoval: architecture and ethonographic subjects in Mexico and Nicaragua
Baroness Marie-Thérèse Ullens de Schooten: images of Iran
Langdon Warner: expedition photographs of China

Middle East and the Islamic World: Photographs documenting the Middle East in the Fine Arts Library are particularly notable for their variety and depth.  Most prominent is the Harvard Semitic Museum Photographic Archives, developed at the Semitic Museum between 1891 and 1992, and transferred to the FAL in 1995, comprising over 38,000 images in a wide variety of formats.  Other Middle East collections include exceptional photographs by prominent 19th c. photography studios such as Maison Bonfils and Antonio Beato.

East Asia:  Asian photograph collections in addition to the Warner archive include the Museum of Fine Arts curatorial archive, early 20th century images of Japan in both albums and glass plate negatives and photographs of objects in Chinese museums received on exchange.

Microforms:  An extensive set of images is also available in microform, including the Witt Library photographic collection, the Conway Library photographic collection, the Alinari archive, and the Marburger Index.

Arrangement:
The cataloged collection is arranged by medium. In-house finding aids are available for some special collections, others are self-indexing with finding aids in process.  HOLLIS and VIA records for most collections are available.

Finding Aids:
HOLLIS and VIA records for most collections are available; a card catalog provides access to the cataloged collection and in-house finding aids.  Some materials are cataloged individually and available digitally in VIA.

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Harvard College Library    
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Fine Arts Library: Digital images and slides    
Fogg Art Museum
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA 02138
phone: (617) 495-4982
website: http://hcl.harvard.edu/libraries/finearts/collections/visual_resources.html
e-mail: faviscol@fas.harvard.edu
 

James Collins, View of slides and digital images department in the Fine Arts Library, April 13, 2004, Fine Arts Library,Slides and Digital Images, click for larger image

 
Open: Library hours (please call in advance, photograph collections may not be accessible at all hours); access information   James Collins
View of slides and digital images department in the Fine Arts Library, April 13, 2004
Digital image
Harvard College Library, Fine Arts Library
Volume: 750,000 images  
Dates: ca. 1960-present  
 

Description:
Reproductions of art and architecture from pre-historic times to the present, used to support the study and teaching of the history of art and architecture.

Arrangement:
By classification number.

Finding Aids:
Card catalog and VIA.

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Faculty of Arts and Sciences    
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Harvard Forest    

324 North Main Street
Petersham MA 01366
phone: (978) 724-3302
website: http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/
e-mail: hflib@fas.harvard.edu

 

Photographer unknown, Old Growth forest, Richmond, New Hampshire (subsequently destroyed by 1938 Hurricane), November 1915, Gelatin silver print, Harvard Forest Archives, click for larger image

 
Open: Library hours (by appointment only; please call in advance; photograph collections may not be accessible all hours. Harvard Forest is open 9:00-4:30 M–F.); access information   Photographer unknown
Old Growth forest, Richmond, New Hampshire (subsequently destroyed by 1938 Hurricane), November 1915
Gelatin silver print
Harvard Forest
Volume: Approximately 10,000 images  
Dates: ca. 1880-present  
 

Description:
The Harvard Forest archive photograph collection includes over 10,000 photographs, slides, lantern slides, and aerial photos related to the institution’s research in forest ecology and land-use history. Landscape change represents a significant dynamic in many Harvard Forest research projects, and well-documented historical images offer critical information. Subjects include views of Harvard Forest’s land base of over 3,000 acres in central Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire; scenes of the 1938 Hurricane; microscope photographs of tree physiology and biology research; current and historical aerial photographs of research sites; and photographs of directors, researchers, staff, students, and conferences.

Arrangement:
Photographs and slides are filed with their related project or land information file whenever possible. A collection of well-documented historical photographs and negatives is stored independently. Lantern slides and aerial photographs are sorted by subject and/or geographic coverage. A small general photographs collection consists of images of staff, buildings, conferences, etc.

Finding Aids:
Local databases and paper indexes, with assistance from the Archivist.

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Harvard Law School    
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Harvard Law School Library – Art & Visual Materials, Special Collections Department   Reopening of the Law Courts, with Mr. Justice Langton, July 10, 1935, Harvard Law School Library, Art and Visual Materials, Special Collections Department, click for larger image
Langdell Hall
1545 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02138
phone: (617) 495-3150
http://www.law.harvard.edu/library/collections/special/art_visual/index.php
e-mail: specialc@law.harvard.edu
   
   
Open: Library hours. Please call in advance for an appointment, as photograph collections may not be accessible during all Reading Room hours. Access information  
  Photographer unkown
Reopening of the Law Courts, with Mr. Justice Langton, London, July 10, 1935
Gelatin silver print
Harvard Law School Library,
Art and Visual Materials, Special Collections Department
Volume: Approximately 50,000 images  
Dates: 1845-present  
     

Description:
The collection represents the people, places, and procedures associated with the legal profession in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries worldwide. About half of it predates 1925. Subjects include courthouses and courtrooms; crimes and criminals; evidence; executions; individual and group portraits of individuals associated with the legal profession; prisoners and prisons; punishment; and university law schools. In addition, the collection documents the activities, alumni, buildings, events, faculty, staff, and students of the Harvard Law School. Special groups of photographs include the Oliver Wendell Holmes collection, ca. 1850-1935: images of Holmes, his associates, family, friends, households in Cambridge, Boston, Beverly Farms, Massachusetts, and Washington D.C.; cabinet cards, cartes de visite, and daguerreotypes; Civil War pictures, some by Mathew Brady; the Felix Frankfurter collection of photographs of Frankfurter, family, friends, and associates; images of women associated with the legal profession; pictures in the files of the Harvard Law School Bulletin, the Harvard Law School Yearbook, and the Harvard Law Record.

Arrangement:
Alphabetically by subject.

Finding Aids:
Many legal portraits are now available on VIA. Some finding aids for the Law Library's Art & Visual Materials Collection are available on OASIS and a small number of unpublished finding guides are available at the repository. Records for collections can also be found using HOLLIS.

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Harvard Medical School Affiliates    
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Harvard Medical Area Special Affairs Julian Bond (right), chairman of the NAACP, speaking with Alvin Poussaint at the Milestone event, Harvard Medical Area Special Affairs, click for larger image
Building A, Room 014
25 Shattuck Street
Boston MA 02115
phone: (617) 432-0442
website: http://www.hms.harvard.edu/news/relsum.html
e-mail: public_affairs@hms.harvard.edu
   
     
Open: M-F 9-5; open to members of the Harvard community and media, by mail, telephone or appointment  
Volume: Approximately 1,500 images   Liza Green
Julian Bond (right), chairman of the NAACP, speaking with Alvin Poussaint at the Milestone event
Digital image
Harvard Medical Area Special Affairs
 
Dates: ca. 1950-present  
     

Description:
Mainly photographs of staff members of the Harvard Medical School, School of Dental Medicine, and School of Public Health; also images of buildings, exterior, interior, and under construction; events, especially commencements.

Arrangement:
Alphabetically by people, events, place.

Finding Aids:
Alphabetical by name.

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Faculty of Arts and Sciences    
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Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics: Harvard College Observatory – Plate Stacks John Adams Whipple, View of the Moon, February 26, 1852, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics: Harvard College Observatory Plate Stacks, click for larger image
60 Garden Street
Cambridge MA 02138
phone: (617) 495-3362
website: http://tdc-www.harvard.edu/plates/
e-mail: www-admin@cfa.harvard.edu
   
       
Open: M-F, 9-5; open to qualified astronomers, by appointment only    
Volume: Approximately 510,000 images
Dates: 1849-1989   John Adams Whipple
View of the Moon, February 26, 1852
Daguerreotype
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics:
Harvard College Observatory, Plate Stacks
 
   

Description:
The main collection consists of 500,000 glass plate negatives of sky sections, 1883-1989, representing continuous photographing of the Northern and Southern hemispheres. The photographic records are used to document and verify astronomical change and variation. Other significant groups include about 200 historical images, ca. 1840- 1950, of places and people, about 16 of which are daguerreotypes; about 800 collodion wet-plate negatives of astronomical subjects, 1857-1870s; the Gould plates, about 1,100 collodion negatives of star clusters, 1870- 1881; about 4,500 lantern slides of astronomical subjects, observations, equipment, and sky photographs, formerly used for teaching.

Arrangement:
Astronomical plates, chronologically or by sky section.

Finding Aids:
Card catalog for plates, incomplete electronic catalog of plates available online.

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Faculty of Arts and Sciences    
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Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics: Solar and Steller Physics Division Computer-generated television image from Skylab, Coronal gasses from the sun, 1974, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Solar and Stellar Physics Division, click for larger image
60 Garden Street
Cambridge MA 02138
phone: (617) 495-7100
website: http://cfa-www.harvard.edu
e-mail: www-admin@cfa.harvard.edu
   
       
Open:
M-F 9-5; open to members of the Harvard community and qualified researchers, by appointment only
   
Volume:
Approximately 120,000 images
  Computer-generated television image from Skylab
Coronal gasses from the sun, 1974
Color transparency
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics:
Solar and Stellar Physics Division
 
Dates:
1973
 
     

Description:
The Solar and Stellar Physics Division retains images of the sun, recorded by the extreme ultraviolet spectrometer from the Apollo telescope mount onboard Skylab, the first orbiting solar observatory in 1973 -74. The data are used for comparative analysis with Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) and for studying changes in the solar atmosphere. The 120,000 ultraviolet images are stored on microfiche.

Arrangement:
Chronological.

Finding Aids:
A logbook contains entries by date, then observation and scientific objective.

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Faculty of Arts and Sciences    
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Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics: John G. Wolbach Library and Information Resource Center    
60 Garden Street
Cambridge MA 02138
phone: (617) 496-5769
website: http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/lib/
e-mail: library@cfa.harvard.edu
   
       
Open: Library hours (please call in advance, photograph collections may not be accessible at all hours); access information  
Volume: 1,870 photographs and 935 celestial charts, Palomar Observatory Sky Survey    
Dates: 1960  
   

Description:
Consists of photographic reproductions of red-sensitive and blue-sensitive photographs of 935 different fields of the sky above declination -33 degrees yielding a total of 1870 photographs. Limiting magnitude for red-sensitive photographs: 20.0. Limiting magnitude for blue-sensitive photographs: 21.1.

Arrangement:
Plates filed in order by declination and right ascension.

Finding Aids:
Catalogue of Plates.

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Harvard University Library  

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Harvard University Archives A. Molyneaux Hewlett, director of the Harvard Collge gymnasium, ca. 1860, Harvard University Archives, click for larger image
Nathan Marsh Pusey Library
Harvard Yard
Cambridge MA 02138
phone: (617) 495-2461
website: http://hul.harvard.edu/huarc/
e-mail: archives-ref@hulmail.harvard.edu
   
     
Open: Archives hours (please call in advance, photograph collections may not be accessible at all hours); access information  
Volume: Approximately 300,000 images   Photographer unkonwn
A. Molyneaux Hewlett, director of the Harvard College gymnasium, ca. 1860
Albumen print
Harvard University Archives
 
Dates: ca. 1850-present  
     

Description:
In keeping with its mission, the University Archives holds photographs that document most aspects of University life. While at least half of the photographs are organized in three separate collections, many archival and manuscript collections contain photographs integrated with predominately textual materials. The three photo collections focus on portraits, subjects, and places. The portrait collection contains photographs of Harvard graduates, officers, and employees, as well as people peripherally associated with the University, such as honorary degree recipients and visiting lecturers. The subject collection includes student life, military training, athletics, commencement ceremonies, and club activities. Places include views of University buildings and environs including the campuses and the city of Cambridge. Archival and manuscript collections containing a high proportion of photographs include the records of the University News Office, the Athletic Association, the graduating classes, the Harvard College Observatory, and the Cruft Photographic Laboratory, which documented research in Department of Physics and Division of Applied Sciences. Some collections contain fewer photographs that are nonetheless noteworthy for their format or photographer. Class albums, 1852-1900, for example, contain original photographic prints by George Warren and the Notman Studios that help document the early history of photography in the Boston area.

Arrangement:
Photo collections: portraits and subjects are organized alphabetically; places are organized geographically.The arrangement of photographs in record groups (e.g. Corporation Records) or manuscript collections (e.g. papers of faculty members) reflects the arrangement of the record group or collection as a whole.

Finding Aids:
Accessible via the web: Collection-level records in HOLLIS, for approximately half the Archives' holdings; Full- text, detailed inventories in OASIS for 1% of the Archives' holdings; 171 records, or .05% of Archives holdings in VIA for individual images of high interest. On-site only: Card file of portraits and lists of subjects and places for separate photo collections; database of News Office photographs; paper finding aids for manuscript and archival collections; and a comprehensive paper shelf list representing all of the Archives' holdings.

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Harvard University Art Museums    
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Harvard University Art Museums Archives Woodruff, George S., Museum Director Edward Forbes teaching a class in the Fogg Museum of Art, 1944, HUAM Archives, click for larger image
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA 02138
phone: (617) 495-2384; 384-7983
website: http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/archives/
e-mail: huamref@fas.harvard.edu
   
     
Open: Archives hours (please call in advance, photograph collections may not be accessible at all hours); access information  
  Woodruff, George S.
Museum Director Edward Forbes teaching a class in the Fogg Museum of Art, 1944
Gelatin silver print
Harvard University Art Museums Archives
© 2007 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College
 
Volume: Approximately 1,500 images  
Dates: ca. 1895-present  
     

Description:
Records of the Harvard University Art Museums (HUAM), as well as materials in Special Collections include photographs relating to the history of HUAM (Busch-Reisinger Museum, the Fogg Art Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum); its buildings (exterior and interior); exhibition installations and openings; benefactors, directors, curators, other staff, donors, students and some donor residences.

Arrangement:
Photographs are filed within administrative record groups or exhibition files; or in the vertical files pertaining to HUAM history.

Finding Aids:
A small but growing number of collections are cataloged in HOLLIS and/or OASIS; there are also in-house finding aids for some collections.

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Harvard University Art Muiseums    
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HARVARD UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUMS: archaeological exploration of sardis Julian Whittlesey, Bipod camera support for photogrammetric coverage, Sardis, 1965, HUAM, Archaeological Exploration of Sardis, click for larger image
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA 02138
phone: (617) 495-3940
website: http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/study-research/research-centers/sardis
e-mail: elizabeth_gombosi@harvard.edu
   
     
Open: Archives hours (please call in advance, photograph collections may not be accessible at all hours); access information  
 

Julian Whittlesey
Bipod camera support for photogrammetric coverage, Sardis, 1965
Gelatin silver print
Harvard University Art Museums, Archaeological Exploration of Sardis

 
Volume: Approximately 300,000 images  
Dates: 1910-present  
     

Description:
Most of the photographs date from or since 1958, when the present Archaeological Exploration of Sardis began. About 180,000 35mm negatives with 5,500 corresponding contact sheets and 96,000 35mm slides document the excavation and finds at the capital of Lydia, located in the west of modern Turkey. Images record the site, excavation areas (sectors) within the site, and objects: architectural fragments, bone, coins, flint, gems, glass, inscriptions, jewelry, lamps, metals, mosaics, pottery, sculpture and other stone, seals, terracotta, and wood. Architectural plans and elevations, excavation and reconstruction methods and techniques, expedition members, seminars, visitors, camps, and camp life are also depicted. About 730 prints, ca. 1910-1922, document earlier excavations, the remainder of this material being at Princeton University. 700 8x10 negatives of architectural plans and object drawings. Since 2004 documentation of the site has been done digitally, so we currently have approximately 6900 digital images (with an average of 2000 more to come each year). 

Arrangement:
Slides and prints, chronologically, then by sector/subsector, alphabetically; objects, alphabetically; images of camp life, visitors, expedition members, seminars, and other views, at the end of each year.

Finding Aids:
Card catalog for objects, most with images. Photograph log in binders lists objects and sectors by year. Since 1988 photographs in databases by year.

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Harvard University Art Museums    
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Harvard University Art Museums:
Busch-Reisinger Museum
Untitled, [Decorations for the Metal Party at the Bauhaus, Dessau, February 9, 1929], HUAM Busch-Reisinger Museum, click for larger image
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA 02138
phone: (617) 495-2317
website: http://www.harvardartmuseums.org
e-mail: muir@fas.harvard.edu
   
     
Open:
Archives hours; access information
  Photographer unkonwn
Untitled [Decorations for the Metal
Party at the Bauhaus, Dessau], 1929

Gelatin silver print
Harvard University Art Museums,
Busch-Reisinger Museum
 
Volume:
Approximately 16,000 images
 
Dates:
ca. 1890-present
 
   

Description:
The collection consists of archival as well as fine art photographs from Northern and Central Europe, dating from the early 20th Century to the present. Included are the Lyonel Feininger archive, about 14,300 prints, slides, and negatives, 1890-1950, including views of Dessau and the Bauhaus, figure and nature studies, and images documenting family, friends, associates, and works of art; the Bauhaus archives, about 300 documentary photographs of students, faculty, buildings, events, activities, projects, and works of art associated with the Bauhaus, 1919-1933; the Walter Gropius collection, about 600 photographs, 1910-1956, including personal photographs and images of projects and buildings planned and/or completed, mainly in Germany but also in the U.S. and England; the collection of fine art photographs includes works by Josef Albers, László Moholy-Nagy, Lyonel Feininger, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Werner Mantz, Otto Steinert, Peter Keetman, Joseph Beuys, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Bernhard and Anna Blume, Anselm Kiefer, Andreas Gursky, and others; the Museum archives, about 300 images documenting the history of the Germanic (now Busch-Reisinger) Museum (the construction of the present building, exhibition installations, benefactors, donors, and holdings) and the Germanic collections at Harvard.

Arrangement:
Feininger, numerically; Bauhaus, thematically; Gropius, chronologically, then by project; Museum archives, chronologically; fine art photographs, alphabetically.

Finding Aids:
Self-indexing files. Collections database available with staff assistance. Portions of the collection are searchable on the Harvard University Art Museums’ website.

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Harvard University Art Museums    
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Harvard University Art Museums: Department of Digital Imaging & Visual Resources Junius Beebe, Cycladic Head, direct digital photograph, 2003, HUAM Derpartment of Visual Resources, click for larger image
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA 02138
phone: (617) 495-2389
website: http://www.harvardartmuseums.org
   
     
Open: M-F 9-5, by appointment only  
Volume: Approximately 50,000 analog films; 30,000 digital assets  
Dates: 1895-present
      Dept.of Digital Imaging & Visual Resources
Junius Beebe, Cycladic Head, 2003
Direct digital photograph
Harvard University Art Museums,
Dept.of Digital Imaging & Visual Resources
© 2003 President and Fellows of Harvard College
 
     

Description:
The major part of the file contains photographs of works of art owned by the Harvard University Art Museums. The collection serves as a record for insurance purposes and to document temporary and long-term loans. Also included are exhibition installation and gallery views; Museum events and buildings; portraits of individuals associated with the Museum. The department also houses images of works of art of paintings in the Harvard Law School collection, Harvard Portrait Collection and a small number of photographs of Harvard University buildings and art objects not owned by the Museums. Apart from analog film holdings the department also is responsible for a growing number of digital assets which document the collection and are housed in the Digital Repository Service, Harvard University Library Office for Information Systems.

Arrangement:
Works of art owned by the Museum by registrar's accession number; Museum events and gallery installations, chronologically; portraits, alphabetically; University buildings and objects, chronologically by date of image.

Finding Aids:
Electronic Cataloguing Database, EmbARK. Collections Online, VIA, and the local collections management system, TMS.

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Harvard University Art Museums      

Harvard University Art Museums: Fogg Art Museum – Department of Photographs
Agnes Mongan Center for the Study of Prints, Drawings and Photographs
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA 02138
phone: (617) 495-5393
fax: (617) 495-1990
website: http://www.harvardartmuseums.org
e-mail: divr@fas.harvard.edu

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Ben Shahn
[Union Square and Fourteenth Street],
14th St., New York City, 1932-34

Gelatin silver print
Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Department of Photographs
   
Open: Archives hours, access information    
Volume: Approximately 70,500 images  
Dates: ca.1841-42-present    
         

Description:
Primarily a teaching collection based on the history of the photographic medium, with an emphasis on 20th century, documentary and contemporary photography. Aesthetic, documentary, journalistic and vernacular images are included. About 2700 images are by nineteenth-century photographers, including Robert Adamson, Eugène Atget, Samuel Bourne, William Bell, James Wallace Black, Adolphe Braun, Mathew Brady, Julia Margaret Cameron, Edgar Degas, Thomas Eakins, Peter Henry Emerson, Frederick Evans, Roger Fenton, Alexander Gardner, David Octavius Hill, Gertrude Käsebier, Eadweard Muybridge, Nadar, Charles Negre, Timothy O'Sullivan, William Henry Fox Talbot, Victor Albert Prout, Sarah Choate Sears, Vittorio Sella, and John Adams Whipple. About 10,000 pictures by twentieth-century photographers include those by Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Lewis Baltz, Margaret Bourke-White, Anne Brigman, Harry Callahan, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Carl Chiarenza, Chuck Close, John Coplans, Ralston Crawford, Imogen Cunningham, Edward S. Curtis, Judy Dater, Max Ernst, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Nan Goldin, Robert Heinecken, Bea Kettles, David Levinthal, Clarence John Laughlin, Abelardo Morell, Oskar Nerlinger, Nicholas Nixon, Barbara Norfleet, Wallace Nutting, Man Ray, Theodore Roszak, Edward Ruscha, Lucas Samaras, Gary Schneider, Ben Shahn, Cindy Sherman, Aaron Siskind, David Smith, W. Eugene Smith, Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Edward Weston, and Weegee.Among additional collections of special interest are about 5000 photographs made by Ben Shahn, the majority of which were commissioned by the Farm Security Administration, ca. 1935, documenting all aspects of rural America; about 450 Mathew Brady imperial portrait photographs, ca. 1860, of accomplished Americans; about 12,000 cartes-de-visite, ca. 1860-1899, mainly portraits, but some locations and events; and about 8,000 cabinet cards, ca. 1866-1915, also mainly portraits. Also included is the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts' photograph collections, which were placed on permanent deposit at the Fogg in 2002. They include a Fine Art Photographers Collection of 5,000 images, representing documentary, fine arts, and technical aspects of the medium; the Social Museum Collection of approximately 4,500 photographs and 1,500 graphic illustrations documenting living and working conditions in American and Europe, ca. 1895-1910 and including among many others photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnston, Waldemar Titzenthaler, Percy Byron, and Lewis Hine; the American Professional Photographers Collection comprised of about 16,000 negatives and 1,000 prints, mainly from twenty-five different professional photographic studios active throughout America from 1930-1960, documenting public events, social rituals, and individuals; and the Boston Transit Collection, a group of about 700 glass plate negatives and prints recording the construction of Boston’s transit system. These are a fragment of the much larger Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority/Boston Elevated Railway Collection, which is owned by Historic New England and the Cambridge Historical Commission.

Arrangement:
History of Photography collection by photographer/studio.

Finding Aids:
Card file, sometimes with thumbnail print for main collection, alphabetically by photographer. Collections database available with staff assistance. Searchable databases for the Ben Shahn collection, the Social Museum Collection, and the Boston Transit Collection are mounted on the Harvard University Art Museums' website under “Online Exhibitions.” Records for other portions of the collection are available under “Collections Online.”

Online Guides & Catalogs
A searchable database of the Social Museum Collection is available at http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/socialmuseumcollection
A searchable database of the Boston Transit Collection is available at http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/btc

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Harvard University Art Museums    
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Harvard University Art Museums: Straus Center for Conservation 16th c. Italian cast silver statuette of Hercules, 2003, Harvard University Art Museums, Straus Center for Conservation, click for larger image
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA 02138
phone: (617) 496-1902
website: http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/study-research/straus
e-mail: Kathleen_Kennelly@harvard.edu
   
     
Open: M-F 9-5; open to all, by appointment only  
Volume: 44,300 images
Dates: 1930-present   16th c. Italian cast silver statuette of Hercules, 2003
X-radiograph
Harvard University Art Museums, Straus Center for Conservation
 
   

Description:
The majority of the images in the Straus Center document either the condition or structure of an artwork or its conservation treatment. These images include 30,000 film-based treatment or condition images; 10,000 teaching slides of conservation condition, treatment, materials and techniques of the artist, artwork type, and laboratory settings and personnel; 450 film-based beta radiographs of watermarks in paper artifacts; and an unknown number of glass plate negatives of works of art in the Harvard University Art Museums' collection.

The artworks belong to the Harvard University Art Museums, private individuals, and other institutions, and the vast majority have been examined or treated in the Center. The exception is the Burroughs' X-ray Archive of 4,000 artworks (film and prints). Mr. Burroughs traveled extensively in Europe and America making X-radiographs of other institutions' artworks for research purposes.

Arrangement:
Images are generally arranged by accession number if the objects belong to the collection. Otherwise they are arranged by country and then by artist. Beta-radiographs are organized in the order they were produced and also are cross-referenced by country, then artist, then accession number.

Finding Aids:
Card catalogues for some of the teaching slides and the Burroughs' Archive. There is an in-house database for the beta-radiographs listing the nationality, artist, title, accession number, and type of watermark, if any.

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Affiliated Harvard Libraries

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Harvard University Office of News & Public Affairs Rose Lincoln, Cambridge, MA, Wednesday, October 29, 2003, Harvard University Office of News & Special Affairs, click for larger image
1060 Holyoke Center
Cambridge MA 02138
phone: (617) 495-1585
website: http://www.hno.harvard.edu
e-mail: photo_services@harvard.edu
 
 
Open: M-F, 9-5; open to the Harvard Community, by appointment only
Volume: Approximately 330,000 images
Dates: ca. 1980-present
    Rose Lincoln
Cambridge, MA, Wednesday, October 29, 2003
Color negative
Harvard University Office of News & Public Affairs
 

Description:
The News Office produces photographs for the Harvard University Gazette and outside news media; pictures of faculty members and senior administrators, and images of historical value for the University Archives; also, if staff is available, photographs for other University-sponsored publications, groups, and events. Some News Office photographs, 1947-1956, can be found at the University Archives. Holyoke Center collections include portraits of some Harvard faculty and staff, 1950-present; Harvard College buildings and events, 1956-1980; Faculty of Arts and Sciences buildings and events; graduate schools, buildings, and events; a Commencement file, l945-present, with general views and portraits of honorary degree recipients; photographs of the Board of Overseers and members of the Corporation, 1950-present; Gazette files, 1980-present.

Arrangement:
Portraits, alphabetically; Arts and Sciences, by department; graduate schools, by building; Commencement, Overseers, Corporation, chronologically. Digitally within a database archive .

Finding Aids:
Merlin, a database system for digital images. FileMaker Pro database.

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Harvard College Library    
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Harvard-Yenching Library Hedda Morrison, Abbot at Xi yu si, ca. 1933-1946, Harvard-Yenching Library, click for larger image
2 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge MA 02138
phone: (617) 495-2756
website: http://hcl.harvard.edu/libraries/#hyl
e-mail: rlum@fas.harvard.edu
   
     
Open: Library hours (please call in advance, photograph collections may not be accessible at all hours); access information  
Volume: Approximately 60,000 images  
Dates: 1865-1989   Hedda Morrison
Abbot at Xi yu si, ca. 1933-1946
Gelatin silver print
Harvard-Yenching Library
       

Description:
Photographs relate to all aspects of East Asian studies. Important collections include photographs in the papers of Edward Bangs Drew, a Harvard graduate who went to China in 1865 and later became Commissioner of Customs of the Chinese Maritime Customs Service, with about 300 views, ca. 1869-1908, of Western diplomats in China, scenes of China and Chinese officials, scenes related to maritime affairs, pictures of the Drew family home and activities in Foochow; about 60 images of an expedition to Korea in 1871; the Duncan Cameron gift of 68 images of scenes in Japan in 1893; the Russell Wood collection of about 250 views of Japan in 1901-1902; the YMCA collection, about 50 hand-tinted lantern slides of China in 1925, prepared by the Foreign Committee; the Link collection of about 500 black and white and hand-tinted prints and lantern slides of China, Japan, Hong Kong, and the Philippines, including shipboard scenes; the Marshall Hertig collection of about 500 views of North China in 1926-1927; and the Frank H. Canaday collection of some 200 prints of North China in the 1920s, mostly relating to the British American Tobacco Company and all held in scrapbooks of miscellaneous materials; the Rev. Claude L. Pickens, Jr. Collection of some 900 photographs of China's Muslims and Christian missionary work among them, available online; the Hedda Morrison Collection on China (1933-1946) of ca. 10,000 negatives and ca. 5,000 prints (the prints have been cataloged and digitized and are available online); the Joseph Rock collection of some 180 images of China's western border region and 140 copy negatives, available online); the Edward C. Moore collection of 220 images, some with captions, and 55 negatives, of Shanghai, Hankow, Peking, and Foochow in the early decades of the 20th century; the Freeman (119 negatives, 591 prints), Holton (5086 negatives, 4600 prints, 269 slides, 52 glass plate negatives, 1 film), Sheldon (18 negatives, 14 copy negatives), Dixon, Gammon (282 prints, 135 lantern slides, 10 copy negatives), Carlson, and McPolar (102 prints made in 1922 and 1923) collections on China's ethnic minorities; the Smith collection on the Tiananmen incident (1989), of 1787 photographs and 175 slides (see HOLLIS for Tiananmen ziliao ji; finding aid in Harvard-Yenching Library); the Leon Van Dyk collection (ca. 1923) of 90 negatives of Lanzhou); the Robert Ekvall collection of 17 copy negatives of Gansu and Qinghai; the John King Fairbank glass slide collection of approximately 3000 slides prepared for teaching undergraduate courses on East Asia; approximately 30 photographs of Western missionaries in Fujian Province, China, ca. 1880-1910; and a small collection of photograph portraits of Chinese officials and warlords (ca. 1927) and Harvard alumni in Nanking.

Arrangement:
Parts of Drew collection are in albums; Pickens photos are in albums; Morrison photos are in albums; the Fairbank glass slides are arranged by topic in several file cases.

Finding Aids:
Partial inventory of Drew photographs; finding aid and website for Rev. Claude L. Pickens, Jr. Collection on Muslims in China; website for Hedda Morrison China photos; website for Joseph Rock photos, (an Expedition Collection in the Arnold Arboretum's database, South Central China and Tibet: Hotspot of Diversity).

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Harvard College Library    
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Houghton Library: Harvard Theatre Collection Attributed to the studio of Mathew Brady, Edwin Forrest as King Lear, Harvard Theatre Collection TC-46, click for larger image
Nathan Marsh Pusey Library
Harvard Yard
Cambridge MA 02138
phone: (617) 495-2445
website: http://hcl.harvard.edu/libraries/#htc
e-mail: htc@harvard.edu
   
       
Open: Library hours (please call in advance, photograph collections may not be accessible at all hours); access information    
  Attributed to the studio of Mathew Brady
Edwin Forrest as King Lear
Daguerreotype
Harvard College Library, Houghton Library
Harvard Theatre Collection
Volume: Approximately 1,000,000 images    
Dates: ca. 1840-present    
       

Description:
The collection represents all aspects of the history of performance with an emphasis on English and American theater. Dance, film, and popular entertainments are also well documented. Many important twentieth century photographers from Britain, Europe, the United States, and Canada, such as Cecil Beaton, Mathew Brady, Byron, Arnold Genthe, George Hoyningen Huene, George Platt Lynes, are all well represented, as are most commercial studios who specialized in theatrical photography, such as White and Vandamm. Most major commercial photographers in North America and Europe, including (for example) Nadar, Napoleon Sarony, and Mathew Brady, are well represented, although the collection is organized by subject for purposes of theatrical research and no indexes by photographer exist.

The major general series of photographs are portraits, scenes, and subject collections. Special photographic collections include: Angus McBean Archive (London stage, opera, and portraiture, about 30,000 glass negatives and 25,000 proof prints of the London stage, 1937-1967); Alix Jeffry (Off-Broadway New York theater, 1952- 1967, and portraits of performing artists, 1968-1979, about 75,000 negatives, prints, and contact sheets); George Hoyningen-Huene (fashion and portraiture, about 15,000 prints and proofs); Monks House Albums (photographs taken and collected by Virginia and Leonard Woolf, about 1,500 images); George Platt Lynes (portraiture and fashion, about 400 prints and proofs); John Lindquist (Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, ca. 1940-1980, about 20,000 negatives, proofs, prints, and slides); Ark Smith (Boston Ballet, about 10,000 slides); Bernadette Gardella (Boston Ballet, about 20,000 slides); Richard Land (Loeb Drama Center, about 1,500 slides); Will Rapport (Boston theater and dance, ca. 1940-1960, about 50,000 negatives and proofs); John Thayer Collection (film stills and film star portraits, about 15,000 images); William Como/Dance Magazine collection (contemporary dance, more than 5,000 images); Loeb Drama Center Archive (Loeb Mainstage productions, 1960-1979, more than 1,400 images). Photograph archives of the Boston Globe Drama Desk and the photographer Napoleon Sarony are distributed in the general series.

Subject collections include: theatrical portraits; theatrical scenes; film stills; pageants and outdoor drama; vaudeville; minstrels; magic; freaks; wild west, puppetry, circus and animal shows, Gilbert and Sullivan, and Shakespeare. Especially large groups of photographs exist for many prominent nineteenth-century performers, such as Sarah Bernhardt, Lillian Russell, Lillie Langtry, Lotta Crabtree, and Charlotte Cushman, theaters and producing organizations, such as the Abbey Theatre (Dublin), Brattle Theatre Company, Poet's Theatre, Cambridge Drama Festival, Provincetown Playhouse, Wilbur Theatre (Boston), and theater at Harvard University and Radcliffe College, including Hasty Pudding Theatricals and George Pierce Baker's 47 Workshop Other special collections containing numerous photographs include: Howard D. Rothschild Collection (Ballets Russes); Parmenia Migel Ekstrom Papers (Ballets Russes); George Pierce Baker Papers (47 Workshop); Stravinsky- Diaghilev Foundation Collection (Ballets Russes); H. W. L. Dana Collection (Russian theater); Feodor Komisarjevsky Papers; George Brinton Beal Collection (circus); Percy Mackaye Papers; Otis Skinner Papers; Burns Kattenburg Collection (contortionists and acrobats); Maryette Charlton Collection; Norma Maclain Stoop Papers; Frederick Kiesler Collection (visual art and design).

Arrangement:
Special collections (archives or collections of the work of individual photographers) are kept separate, and have arrangements that are appropriate to each archive. General series (collections of photographs organized by subject or format and not by photographer or provenance) are arranged as follows: (1) Nineteenth century photographs - portraits and scenes; (2) Twentieth century photographs - portraits, scenes, and film stills; (3) Daguerreotypes and tintypes; (4) Lantern slides and stereographs. Portraits generally refer to photographs of a single person, or of groups not in dramatic scenes, and for each person portraits in costume are separate from portraits not in costume. Scenes include photographs of more than one person in dramatic scenes. In general, portraits are organized by name and production title. There are further subdivisions and refinements that can be explained by the Theatre Collection staff. Nineteenth-century photographs are stored by format, including carte-de-visite, cabinet, and larger forms of mounted and unmounted photographs; there are also several special subject categories including Minstrels, Freaks, and Circus. Some donated collections have also been kept intact and housed separately. Photographs will also be found in nearly every one of the hundreds of special collections (organizational archives and personal papers) in the Theatre Collection.

Finding Aids:
Inventories of most special collections are available in the Theatre Collection reading room. Increasingly these inventories are available as finding aids in OASIS.

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Harvard College Library      
Houghton Library: Modern Books and Manuscripts Mathew B. Brady, Henry James Sr. and Henry James Jr, 1854 Aug 1, Daguerreotype, Harvard College Library, Houghton Library, Modern Books and Manuscripts, Ms Am 1092.9 (4597.6) previous entrynext entry
Harvard University
Cambridge MA 02138
phone: (617) 495-2449
website: http://hcl.harvard.edu/libraries/#houghton
e-mail: Houghton_Modern@harvard.edu
   
     
Open: Archives hours (please call in advance, photograph collections may not be accessible at all hours); access information  
Volume: Approximately 25,000 images  
Dates: ca. 1845-present  
     

Description:
A diverse collection documenting places and people throughout the world, and many subjects, especially American literature (with some emphasis on nineteenth-century New England), U.S. history, missionary work in all parts of the globe, and English literature. Collections often include photographs, notably portraits, including many important daguerreotypes. Significant groups include over 100 photographs, portraits, and family groups in the U.S. and abroad in the James family collections; about 100 images, group and individual portraits of the Bosanquet family; about 70 images in the Oliver Wendell Holmes collection of his family, friends, associates, views of homes, and medical subjects; 9 Talbotypes by Josiah P. Cooke of views in Boston and Cambridge in 1848; over 2,000 Civil War pictures in the Military Order of the Loyal Legion collection, including portraits of soldiers and slaves, troops, camps and camp life, gunboats, artillery and fortifications, battlefield scenes, medical facilities, and 17 photographs from Alexander Gardner's Sketch Book of the Civil War; the Meserve Collection, with 8,000 cartes de visite portraits in 27 bound volumes of prominent people in all fields during the Civil War period; 204 images in 17 bound volumes of the ruins of Paris after the Commune, 1871; 25 views by J. P. Soule of the Boston Fire, 1872; many photographs in the papers of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions of people, places, and activities associated with missionary efforts, 1870-1970. Other manuscript collections with photographs include those of E. E. Cummings, Emily Dickinson, Charles Dodgson, Alfred Dreyfus, Anne Eisner, T. S. Eliot, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Lyonel Feininger, William Cameron Forbes, Walter Gropius, George Grosz, Sarah Orne Jewett, T. E. Lawrence, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Amy Lowell, James Russell Lowell, Robert Lowell, John Reed, Rainer Maria Rilke, Alfred Tennyson, and Leon Trotsky, among others.

Arrangement:
Usually as part of manuscript collection or archive; some individual collections.

Finding Aids:
HOLLIS, linked to finding aids in OASIS. Daguerreotypes also found in VIA.

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Harvard College Library    
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Houghton Library: Printing And Graphic Arts Photographer unknown, Portrait of twins, boy and girl, Daguerreotype, Harvard College Library, Houghton Library, Harison D. Horblit Collection of Early Photography, TypDAG1860
Harvard University
Cambridge MA 02138
phone: (617) 495-2444
website: http://hcl.harvard.edu/libraries/#houghton
e-mail: pga@fas.harvard.edu
   
     
Open: Library hours (please call in advance, photograph collections may not be accessible at all hours); access information  
Volume: Approximately 7,000 items  
Dates: ca. 1839-1900  
   

Description:
The department of Printing and Graphic Arts, which collects specimens of fine printing and illustrated books, also includes the Harrison D. Horblit Collection of Early Photography. Itself built on the collection of early photographs and negatives assembled by Sir Thomas Phillipps, the Horblit Collection includes 3,100 daguerreotypes, 1,700 albumen silver prints, 1,000 salted paper prints, 360 books and albums illustrated with photographs, 350 paper negatives, 120 ambrotypes, and much else.

In addition to the Horblit Collection, the department is responsible for about 300 volumes containing original photographs which demonstrate the early use of photography as book illustration. Significant items include William Henry Fox Talbot's Pencil of Nature (1844), his Sun Pictures in Scotland (1845), Julia Margaret Cameron's illustrations to Tennyson's Idylls of the King (1875), Eadweard Muybridge's panorama of San Francisco (1877), and a collection of architectural photographs assembled by H. H. Richardson.

The department's holdings also include a significant collection of important reference works on early photographic and photomechanical processes.

Arrangement:
Daguerreotypes are organized by serial numbers by size, photographic prints are classified according to country of origin and photographer.

Finding Aids:
Item-level descriptions of the daguerreotypes, photographic prints, and negatives in the Horblit collection are available in VIA. Albums and photographically illustrated books are cataloged individually in HOLLIS. Information about the Horblit Collection has been published in Salts of Silver Toned with Gold: The Harrison D. Horblit Collection of Early Photography (Houghton Library, 1999) and Six Exposures: Essays in Celebration of the Opening of the Harrison D. Horblit Collection of Early Photography (Houghton Library, 1999).

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Harvard College Library    
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Houghton Library: Theodore Roosevelt Collection Underwood & Underwood, 1908, Harvard College Library, Houghton Library, Theodore Roosevelt Collection, click for larger image
Houghton Library
Cambridge MA 02138
phone: (617) 384-7938
website: http://hcl.harvard.edu/libraries/houghton/collections/roosevelt.html
e-mail: wfdailey@fas.harvard.edu
   
     
Open: Archives hours (please call in advance, photograph collections may not be accessible at all hours); access information   Underwood & Underwood
Theodore Roosevelt, 1908
Gelatin silver print
Harvard College Library, Houghton Library
Theodore Roosevelt Collection
   
Volume: Approximately 11,000 images    
Dates: ca. 1850-present  
     

Description:
Documentary and journalistic images, formal and informal portraits, illustrate the political and social life of Theodore Roosevelt: his childhood, student life at Harvard, and adult career; the people, places, and events associated with him. Notable are photographs of the Rough Riders in the Spanish-American War, of the 1909- 1910 African safari, the 1913-1914 expedition to South America, and hunting trips in the U.S.; from the Presidency are pictures of Roosevelt at the Panama Canal, Yellowstone, and Yosemite, and on the campaign trail. Also included are interior and exterior views of Roosevelt homes (birthplace, White House, and Sagamore Hill) and memorials; also pictures of relatives, family groups, friends, and associates. For more details see HOLLIS catalogue under: Theodore Roosevelt Collection: visual materials (HOLLIS no. 008177700).

Arrangement:
By size or format, then by class number as part of an overall collection scheme.

Finding Aids:
Self-indexing files.

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Harvard Medical School Affiliates    
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Lucien Howe Library of Ophthalmology Paul A. Chandler, M.D., examining the crow's eye, Lucien Howe Library of Opthalmology, click for larger image
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
243 Charles Street
Boston MA 02114
phone: (617) 573-3196
website: http://www.meei.harvard.edu/info/library.php
e-mail: jcnims@meei.harvard.edu
   
      Photographer unknown
Paul A. Chandler, MD, Examining the crow's eye,
ca. 1960s

Color transparency
Lucien Howe Library of Opthalmology
Open: M-Sat 9-5; open to staff, qualified researchers, appointments suggested    
Volume: Approximately 1,500 items  
Dates: 1880-2000  
       

Description:
Photographs relate to the history of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and people, places, events, and practices associated with it. Included are both group and individual portraits of staff, physicians, and patients; pictures of infirmary events, exhibitions, equipment, practices, and procedures; general views of the Boston medical area; exterior views of specific buildings, including construction scenes; interior views of clinics, operating rooms, wards, and laboratories.

Arrangement:
Portraits, alphabetically; subjects, alphabetically, chronologically.

Finding Aids:
Available.

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Faculty of Arts and Sciences    
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Image of the Black in Western Art
Research Project and Photo Archive
  Hickey & Robertson, Detail of a statue of St. Maurice, Image of the Black in Western Art, click for larger image
W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research
Harvard University
104 Mount Auburn Street, 3R
Cambridge, MA 02138
phone: (617) 495-8508
website: http://dubois.fas.harvard.edu/
e-mail: scheek@fas.harvard.edu
 
 
Open: By appointment only; open to qualified researchers Hickey & Robertson
Detail of a statue of St. Maurice Magdeburg, Germany, ca. 1240-50, 1973
Color transparency
Image of the Black in Western Art
Volume: Approximately 30,000 images  
Dates: ca. 1940-present  
   

Description:
Spanning nearly 5,000 years and documenting virtually all forms of media, the Image of the Black in Western Art Research Project and Photo Archive is an unprecedented research project devoted to the systematic investigation of how people of African descent have been perceived and represented in art. Started in 1960 by Jean and Dominique de Menil in reaction to the continuing existence of segregation in the United States, the Archive contains photographs of approximately 30,000 works of art, each one of which is extensively documented and categorized by the Archive's staff.

Arrangement:
Chronological, by type of work.

Finding Aids:
With aid of curator.

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Harvard Design School    
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Frances Loeb Library: Special Collections Department   Eglise de St.-Nectaire, ca. 1880, Harvard Design School, Frances Loeb Library, Special Collections Department, click for larger image
48 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
phone: (617) 496-1300
website: http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/loeb_library/special_collections/index.html
e-mail: mdaniels@gsd.harvard.edu or izalduendo@gsd.harvard.edu
 
   
Open: Library hours (Special Collections is usually open Monday-Friday, 1:00-4:45 p.m. Please call in advance to schedule an appointment.); access information
Volume: Approximately 130,000 images Photographer unknown
Eglise de St.-Nectaire
, ca.1880
Albumen print
Harvard Design School, Frances Loeb Library, Special Collections Department
Dates: ca. 1860-present
     

Description:
The holdings of the Special Collections are either discrete collections of exclusively photographic material or components of larger research collections (which usually include drawings, plans, manuscripts and ephemera). The photographs document work and or sites in architecture, urban design and landscape design, with an international focus and particular strength in 20th century images.

The most notable collections are the H.H. Richardson Collection (contents of 53 albums of mounted photographs collected by Richardson, which include work by Roger Fenton, Francis Frith, William Henry Jackson and a number of late 19th century studios); the Jessie Tarbox Beals Collection (an archive of Beals' architectural, landscape and interior photography); the Cluny Collection (hundreds of photographs of architectural detail and components of this monastic complex, assembled by Kenneth J. Conant); the Charles Eliot Collection ( which includes ca. 500 period photographs assembled by Eliot in Europe and America); the John Charles Olmsted Collection (the component of the collection which includes JCO's family photographs as well as views of notable landscape sites, public and private, in England, dating from the 1890's); the Samuel Newsom Collection (photographs of traditional Japanese gardens and landscapes). Each of the collections which document the careers of the following 20th century practitioners and firms include substantial files of job/project related photographs and slides: Edward Larrabee Barnes, John S. Bolles, Jorge Ferrari Hardoy, George B. Ford, Clarence Fowler, Ulrich Franzen, William L. Phillips, Eleanor Raymond, Josep Ll. Sert, Arthur and Sidney Shurcliff, Alison and Peter Smithson, Hugh Stubbins, The Architects Collaborative and Benjamin Thompson and Associates, Joseph Wasserman. Represented in these collections is work by established figures in architectural photography including Steve Rosenthal, Ezra Stollar, Hans Namuth, Jonathan Greene, etc. In addition to these materials, the library holds The Nick Wheeler Archive (a substantial collection of late 20th century architectural photographs) and, as a component of the Franziska Porges Hosken Collection, hundreds of photographs documenting her analysis of vernacular architecture and urban patterns in Nepal, dating from the 1970s.

Arrangement:
Photographs are described and indexed in the Department database; a number of collections are unprocessed.

Finding Aids:
Hard copy inventories for some collections may be reviewed on-site; a number of collection inventories are posted on OASIS.

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Harvard Design School    
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Frances Loeb Library: Visual Resources Department Brooklyn Bridge, Frances Loeb Library, Harvard Design School, Frances Loeb Library, Visual Resources, click for larger image
48 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
phone: (617) 496-8673
website: http://www.gsd.harvard.edu/loeb_library/visual_resources/
e-mail: visres@gsd.harvard.edu
   
     
Open: Library hours (please call in advance, photograph collections may not be accessible at all hours); access information   Photographer unknown
Brooklyn Bridge, ca. 1880
Lantern slide
Harvard Design School, Frances Loeb Library, Visual Resources Department
 
Volume: Approximately 260,000 images  
Dates: ca. 1890-present  
     

Description:
Provides teaching and research material for the Harvard Design School, which has programs in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning and design. The 260,000 images in the collection support the school's programs, with emphasis on the 19th, 20th, and 21st, centuries. Included are approximately 20,000 black-and- white study prints relating to architecture and landscape architecture, 1860-1940.

Arrangement:
Slides are organized by geographic location (country/region, then city), or by subject; prints are largely organized by geographic location, some are organized alphabetically by person or subject; postcards are organized by geographic location.

Finding Aids:
Catalog records for most images can be found in VIA and the card catalog continues to be available until recon is complete and all catalog records are found in VIA.

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Harvard Medical School Affiliates      
Masschusetts General Hospital Archives and Special Collections
Division of MGH Public Affairs
Ruth Sleeper Hall, Room 110
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
phone: (617) 726-3180
website: http://www.mgh.harvard.edu/
e-mail: jmifflin@partners.org
  Albert Sands Southworth and Josiah Hawes, Early Operation Using Ether, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1874, Massachusetts General Hospital, Archives and Special Collections, click for larger image
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  Albert Sands Southworth and Josiah Hawes
Early Operation using ether,
Massachusetts General Hospital, 1847

Daguerreotype
Massachusetts General Hospital,
Archives and Special Collections
 
   
     
Open: W 1-6; open to qualified researchers, by mail, fax, e-mail, telephone or by appointment    
Volume: Approximately 5,000 images    
Dates: ca. 1847-2000    
       

Description:
The photograph collection documents the history of the hospital, including the people, places, and events associated with it: individual and group portraits of doctors and other staff; exterior and interior views of buildings; procedures, techniques, and equipment in wards, operating rooms, laboratories, clinics, offices, etc.; images related to events such as the discovery of ether anesthesia, World War I, World War II, publicity campaigns, and anniversary celebrations. A collection of 25 daguerreotypes, including portraits, medical topics, and operations using ether anesthesia is on long-term loan to the Fogg Art Museum.

Arrangement:
Alphabetical by person or topic.

Finding Aids:
Name and subject listings.

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Harvard Medical School Affliates    
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McLean Hospital Archives   A.H. Folsom, Otto Folin in biochemsitry lab at McLean Hospital, Service Building, c. 1915, McLean Hospital Archives, click for larger image
115 Mill Street
Belmont MA 02178
phone: (617) 855-2183
website: http://www.mclean.harvard.edu
e-mail: braggt@mclean.harvard.edu
 
 
Open: M-F 9-5; open to all, by appointment only   A.H. Folsom
Otto Folin in biochemistry lab at McLean Hospital,
Service Building, ca. 1905

Albumen print
McLean Hospital Archives
Volume: Approximately 2,500 images  
Dates: ca. 1880-present
   

Description:
The Archives include photographs documenting the history of the first psychiatric hospital in New England and the third in the U.S., operating since 1818. About 115 pictures show the hospital (then, McLean Asylum for the Insane) at its original location in Somerville, including views of grounds and buildings, notably the Bulfinch mansion, built 1792, and interior views of patient rooms, operating and procedure rooms, and the laboratories in pathology, anatomy, physiology, experimental psychology, and chemistry. About 400 images record the institution since 1895, when it moved to its present site and became McLean Hospital: grounds, for which Frederick Law Olmsted served as consulting landscape engineer/architect, and also buildings, people, and facilities. About 500 photographs, 1882-1967, show activities, faculty, graduating classes, and reunions of the training school for nurses. Also available through the Archives are records in the Plant and Engineering Department containing photographs of exterior and interior renovations since 1958. The Archives recently received a collection of photographs from the Public Affairs Department covering McLean events, programs, staff, and buildings for the 1980s and 1990s.

Arrangement:
By subject.

Finding Aids:
Subject list and inventory.

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Faculty of Arts and Sciences    
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Mineralogical Museum at Harvard University William A. Bentley, Snowflake crystals, ca. 1900, Mineralogical Museum at Harvard University, click for larger image
24 Oxford Street
Cambridge MA 02138
phone: (617) 495-4758
website: http://www.fas.harvard.edu/%7egeomus/
e-mail: museum@eps.harvard.edu
   
      William A. Bentley
Snowflake crystals, ca. 1900
Gelatin silver print
Mineralogical Museum at Harvard University
Open: M-F 9-3:30; open to members of the Harvard community, others by special request, by appointment only    
Volume: Approximately 6,000 images  
Dates: 1860-1973  
     

Description:
Photographs support the teaching of geology, document field research, and record the history of the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences (formerly Geological Sciences) and the Museum. Included are portraits of faculty, mineralogists, and collectors; building exteriors; building interiors, including exhibition installations, laboratories, classrooms, equipment; images of geologic features and mineral specimens. Of special interest is the W. A. Bentley collection, about 120 images of snow crystals, ca. 1910-1930.

Arrangement:
By subject.

Finding Aids:
Slides are organized by subject; photographs grouped by style/subject/date/photographer.

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Faculty of Arts and Sciences    
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Office of Athletic Communications Clifton Dawson '07, October 25, 2003, Office of Athletic Communications, click for larger image
65 North Harvard Street
Murr Center
Boston, MA 02163
phone: (617) 495-2206

   
     
Open: M-F 9-5; open to members of the Harvard community, media  
Volume: Approximately 20,000 images
Dates: 1875-present
      David Silverman
Clifton Dawson '07, October 25, 2003
Digital image
Office of Athletic Communications
       
     

Description:
The Office of Athletic Communications provides publicity for Harvard athletic teams Its collection of 20,000 sports photographs includes mainly action pictures but also team photographs and portraits of individual participants, coaches, and staff. All sports teams are included and all women's teams, participants, and coaches since 1976.

Arrangement:
Chronologically, then by sport, individual, or subject.

Finding Aids:
Bound in volumes, organized chronologically, indexed according to subject.

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Faculty of Arts and Sciences    
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Peabody Museum – Photographic Archives Lama Ch'i of Yanfu Temple, 1923, Peabody Museum Photographic Archives, click for larger image
11 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge MA 02138
phone: (617) 496-1027
website: http://www.peabody.harvard.edu/photo/
e-mail: pmresrch@fas.harvard.edu
   
     
Open: Archives hours (please e-mail in advance, photograph collections may not be accessible at all hours); access information  
Volume: Approximately 500,000 images   Photographer unknown
Lama Ch'i of Yanfu Temple and Mr. Mung, Wang Yeh Fu,1923
Gelatin silver print
Peabody Museum, F. R. Wulsin Collection
 
Dates: 1845-present  
     

Description:
Houses images of anthropological subjects (including archaeology, ethnology, and physical anthropology) throughout the world. Photographs document the holdings and field work undertaken by the Peabody Museum since the institution's founding in 1866. Collections include field photographs taken on anthropological expeditions and studio views of artifacts brought back from these expeditions. Subjects include peoples, sites, and surroundings documented, methods of exploration used, discoveries made, and, occasionally, personalities in the field. In addition to documentation relating to Museum-sponsored research, the department holds photographs taken by anthropologists, and noted photographers including Felix Beato, Felix Bonfils, Bourne and Shepherd, Desire Charnay, J. C. Grabil, John K. Hillers, Auguste Le Plongeon, Teobert Maler, Eadweard Muybridge, Timothy O'Sullivan, James Robertson, and Adam C. Vroman. The photographic print file contains approximately 165,000 images, most from ca. 1860-1920, of ethnographic and archaeological subjects worldwide. The negative collection includes 36,000 images including glass plate negatives dating back to 1880. Color materials include over 9,000 35mm slides, and over 700 4 x 5 transparencies of museum objects photographed in the department's studio. Additional collections include about 42,000 images representing archaeological research sponsored by the Carnegie Institution of Washington in southern Mexico and northern Central America, 1910-1955, particularly excavation and reconstruction views of Chichen Itza, Yucatan and Copan, Honduras; the Edward Thompson collection, about 5,000 images, 1885-1910, of the Mayan site of Chichen Itza showing excavation techniques, and Pre-Columbian objects and art; the Frederick Wulsin collection, about 5,000 images of China's northwestern frontier in the 1920s, recording the ancient societies of Mongolia and Tibet on the threshold of modernization; the Robert Gardner collection of about 100,000 35mm color slides and an extensive collection of original color motion picture footage with corresponding magnetic synch-sound recordings, l950-present, ethnographic in nature, made primarily in Oceania, Africa, and India; a collection of about 20 daguerreotypes, ca. 1845-1850, of racial physical types; the William Cameron Forbes collection, 6,000 images of the Philippines, ca. 1912.

Arrangement:
Archaeological and ethnographic print collection by geographic area, subdivided by archaeological culture and ethnographic tribe; negatives and slides by accession number.

Finding Aids:
Computer-generated card catalog for negative and slide collections by accession number, subject, geographic location, and tribe and culture. Online computer index.

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Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study    
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Radcliffe College Archives The Radcliffe Outing Club, 1926, Radcliffe Archives, click for larger image
Schlesinger Library
3 James Street
Cambridge MA 02138
phone: (617) 495-8662
website: http://www.radcliffe.edu/schles/archives/collections.php
e-mail: radarch@radcliffe.edu
   
     
Open: Archives hours; access information   Photographer unknown
The Radcliffe Outing Club, 1926
Gelatin silver print
Radcliffe College Archives
 
Volume: Approximately 35,000 images  
Dates: 1855-present  
 

Description:
The Radcliffe Historic Photograph Collection has been assembled from the records of Radcliffe College and from the special collections of alumnae. They document the history of Radcliffe College and the people, places, lives, and activities of the women of Harvard University. They capture the landscape of college life for women in the 19th and 20th centuries. They represent the work of professional and amateur photographers. There are formal and informal portraits of students, deans, presidents and staff of Radcliffe College. There are images of Harvard faculty, visiting celebrities, and Institute fellows.  Students are shown studying, at leisure, performing plays, playing sports, making music, and dancing. Women’s involvement in social movements such as Suffrage, World War I, Civil Rights, and social protest is well documented. There are unique collections such as the rare glass negatives of Helen Keller and views of Harvard and Radcliffe property, of Cambridge, and its environs. Also documented are the research and educational programs of Radcliffe College: the Schlesinger Library, Bunting Institute, Murray Research Center, Radcliffe Seminars, and Radcliffe Public Policy Institute.

Arrangement:
People, places, and subjects, alphabetically. Photographs that are part of alumnae special collections or archives are kept with those collections.

Finding Aids:
Photographs that are part of alumnae special collections are described in finding aids.  Electronic cataloguing records of about 15,000 photographs are available to researchers through VIA.

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Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study    
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Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the HIstory of Women in America Jessie Tarbox Beals at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1904, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library, click for larger image
3 James Street
Cambridge MA 02138
phone: (617) 495-8647
website: http://www.radcliffe.edu/schles/index.php
e-mail: slref@radcliffe.edu
   
     
Open: Library hours (please call in advance, photograph collections may not be accessible at all hours); access information  
  Photographer unknown
Jessie Tarbox Beals at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, 1904
Gelatin silver print
Radcliffe Institute, Schlesinger Library
Volume: Approximately 75,000 images    
Dates: ca. 1845-present  
     

Description:
Collections include photographs documenting: women's political movements in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; women's organizations; schools and settlement houses; trade unions; women in education, politics, science, religion, government, law, social work, the armed forces, medicine, nursing and other professions; women missionaries, social activists, contemporary feminists; women at work; World War I and World War II; families and domestic interiors of the nineteenth century; children; pets; recreation and travel; fashion.

Some of the more important groups of photographs, whether autonomous or attached to manuscript collections, include: portraits of the Beecher-Stowe family, especially daguerreotypes from the 1840s and 1850s; individual and group portraits in the Blackwell and Hamilton family collections, ca. 1860-1940; numerous suffrage photographs in the Woman's Rights Collection and the Alice Paul collection ca.1900-1920; Emma Jane Gay's photographs of an expedition conducted by anthropologist Alice Cunningham Fletcher in Nez Perce Indian territory, 1888-1893; numerous photographs of pre-revolutionary China in the Ida Pruitt collection; photographs of the Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Company, ca. 1860-1930; photographs taken by photojournalist Jessie Tarbox Beals on a variety of subjects including the St. Louis Fair of 1904, President Taft's inauguration, Greenwich Village's Bohemia, poor children of the lower East side, numerous portraits of celebrities and fashionable people, late 1890s to 1940; photographs of aviator Amelia Earhart's career; photographs documenting the activities of two Boston settlement houses, the North Bennet St. School and Denison House, ca 1900-1960; photographs of women industrial workers during World War II from the Women's Bureau collection; numerous photographs documenting the career of labor and consumer advocate Esther Peterson, ca. 1910-1980; photographs of African American community leaders in the Black Women Oral History Project; photographs of the second wave women's movement ca. 1970-1985; numerous photographs of Julia Child's life, career and television shows; photographs of culinary writer M.F.K. Fisher; numerous photographs of the life, career, relatives and ancestors of African-American civil rights activist, lawyer and Episcopal priest Pauli Murray, ca.1890-1970; photographs by several contemporary women photographers whose reference prints are on deposit at the library: Diana Mara Henry, Dorothea Jacobson-Wenzel, Bettye Lane, Freda Leinwand, Marjorie Nichols, Rosalind Salomon.

For photographs documenting the history of Radcliffe College and the people, places, lives, and activities of the women of Harvard University, see separate entry for Radcliffe Archives.

Arrangement:
Photographs that are part of manuscript collections are arranged and numbered within those collections; autonomous photographs collections are primarily arranged by subject.

Finding Aids:
Photographs that are part of manuscript collections are described in manuscript finding aids as well as in early hand-written descriptive inventories. A few autonomous photographs collections are described in the inventories and/or in their own finding aids. Current electronic cataloguing records of photographs in processed manuscript and picture collections are available to researchers through VIA.

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Harvard College Library    
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Tozzer Library Prince Roland Bonaparte , [1883?], Tozzer Library, click for larger image
21 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge MA 02138
phone: (617) 495-2253
website: http://hcl.harvard.edu/libraries/#tozzer
e-mail: tozref@fas.harvard.edu
   
     
Open: Library hours (please call in advance, photograph collections may not be accessible at all hours); access information  
Volume: Approximately 10,000 images  
Dates: 1863-present   Photographer unknown
Prince Roland Bonaparte, 1883?
Albumen print
Tozzer Library
 
     

Description:
Photographs associated with research in anthropology and its subfields of archaeology, ethnology, and biological anthropology.

Archaeology: Images of archaeological subjects include sites and artifacts of the Maya. Some facsimile editions of Pre-Columbian codices in the collection are in photographic format. Other archaeological subjects represented are from the Southwest U.S. and Colombia. Ethnology: Portraits of North American Indians taken by W.H. Jackson and Edward S. Curtis; of Lacandones taken by Giles Greville Healey, and of Yakima taken by H.G. Barnett. Prince Roland Bonaparte compiled collections of portraits of Hindu, Atchinese (Indonesian), North American Indian, and Kalmyk (Mongol) peoples. Biological Anthropology: The library holds several collections of somatotypes, representing various ethnic and racial types. Included are images of Indians of South America, Hawaiians, Papuans, several East Asian peoples, Arabs, Turks, Jews, Persians, Gypsies, Hindus, Egyptians, Blacks, and Samis and other Europeans. Researchers responsible for original photography or for assembling these materials include Alexander Agassiz, C. Dammann, C. Dietrich, Caroline H. Gurrey, and Theodor Koch-Grünberg.

Photostat reproductions: The collection includes several hundred photostat reproductions of both published works and unpublished manuscripts dating from the 16th to 20th centuries and amounting to some 30,000 pages of text. These materials tend to focus on, but are not limited to, Mesoamerican codices, dictionaries and other linguistic works, and Spanish colonial era accounts. Documents housed in the Archivo General de Indias in Seville and originating in Yucatan, and documents on Middle American Indians collected and photographed by William E. Gates in the 1930's, constitute the majority of works in this format. Slides: Slide sets on Piaroa, Guaymi, and Miskito Indians music and material culture; Pre-Columbian textiles from Peru; Latin American indigenous folklore and literature; and petroglyphs, prehistoric and pre-Roman antiquities from Spain. Student research: Many theses written by Department of Anthropology students, both graduate and undergraduate, contain photographs. Tozzer Building Collection: photographs taken during construction and opening of Tozzer Library in 1973-74 and the 25th Anniversary Celebration in October, 1999.

Arrangement:
Most photographs are cataloged as publications with photographic content.

Finding Aids:
HOLLIS Catalog contains all Tozzer publications, but photographic content is not searchable in most bibliographic records. Reference librarian should be consulted.

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Faculty of Arts and Sciences    
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Ukrainian Research Institute LIBRARY Green's Studio Boston, Ukrainian Holy Trinity Church Choir of Boston, ca 1935, Petro Moronz Papers, Ukrainian Research Institute Library, click for larger image
34 Kirkland Street
Cambridge MA 02138
phone: (617) 496-5891
website: http://www.huri.harvard.edu/library.html
e-mail: oaleksic@fas.harvard.edu
   
     
Open: Library hours (please call in advance, photograph collections may not be accessible at all hours); access information  
Volume: Approximately 7,000 images  
Dates: ca. 1899-present   Green's Studio, Boston
Ukrainian Holy Trinity Church Choir of Boston, ca. 1935
Petro Moroz Papers
Ukranian Research Institute Library
 
     

Description:
Collections include photographs documenting various aspects of Ukrainian studies: historical events; cultural and organizational life; historical, literary, political and religious figures; cities, towns, and countryside in Ukraine, as well as places in Europe, North and South America where Ukrainian émigrés settled. See, "Photographic Resources in the Special Collections of the Reference Library, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute."

Two of the largest collections include photographs in the papers of Bohdan Krawciw and the Institute’s postcard collection, consisting of portraits of individuals, such as Ukrainian artists, musicians, writers, historians, politicians, and religious figures; views of rural and urban Ukraine, as well as Ukrainian population centers abroad; and photographs of other subjects related to Ukrainian history and culture, from the Ukrainian Insurgent Army to peasants. Photographs in the papers of Yaroslav J. Chyz and Jan Tokarzewski-Karaszewicz document the period of and immediately following the creation of the Ukrainian National Republic in 1917. Images found in the papers of Kalenik Lissiuk document the Hungarian invasion of Carpatho-Ukraine in 1939. Those in the papers of Mykola Lebed document the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, the Ukrainian Supreme Liberation Council, and the Prolog Research Corporation, organizations engaged at various times in struggles against occupying forces in Western Ukraine, including the Polish inter-war regime, the German and Soviet Armies during the Second World War, and, subsequently, the Soviet post-war regime. The photograph albums of Volodymyr Nestorovych and the Ukrainian Council for Physical Culture reveal certain aspects of the Ukrainian DP experience following the Second World War. Ukrainian-American life is documented by images in the papers of Stephania Halychyn, Petro Moroz, and Joseph and Mary Lesawyer, as well as by images in the archives of the Federation of Ukrainian Student Organizations of America, the Ukrainian Technical Institute in New York, and the Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University. Photographs originally printed in the journal Po Radinaskii Ukraini record Soviet Ukrainian life during the 1970s. Besides photographs of historical value, the collections include images pertaining to Ukrainian literature and music. Photographs donated by the Kardynalovskyi and Kosach families, as well as those found in the papers of Mykola Ponedilok, include portraits of writers and writers’ unions; the Zinovii Lysko papers contain portraits of composers, musicians, and musical groups and institutions.

Arrangement:
Photographs are are kept in separate files or boxes but generally kept with manuscript collections or institutional or organizational archives of which they are a part. The images are arranged alphabetically by people, places, and subjects.

Finding Aids:
Photographs are listed individually in finding aids for each collection.

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Harvard Medical School Affiliates    
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Warren Anatomical Museum Graham Gordon Ramsay, Phineas Gage's skull and life mask, 2001, Warren Anatomical Museum, click for larger image
Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
10 Shattuck Street
Boston, MA 02115
phone: (617) 432-6196
website: http://countway.med.harvard.edu/warren/index.shtml
e-mail: rarebook@hms.harvard.edu
   
     
Open: Archives hours (please call in advance, photograph collections may not be accessible at all hours); access information   Graham Gordon Ramsay
Phineas Gage's skull and life mask, 2001
Color print
Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Warren Anatomical Museum
 
Volume: Approximately 5,000 images  
Dates: ca. 1840-1920 (some later)  
     

Description:
Primarily for teaching and exhibition purposes, photographs document cases of pathology and abnormal anatomy resulting from disease, trauma, and congenital defect. Special groups of images include about 8 daguerreotypes of individuals with tumors and anomalies; a series of about 250 stereograms of craniums, published ca. 1870 by the Surgeon General's Office Army Medical Museum; about 200 photographs in four volumes, ca. 1868, showing details of Civil War wounds accompanied by case histories; 10,000 lantern slides showing the pathology of various disorders related to trauma, disease, and development; about 500 photographs, ca. 1935, showing mammalian hair growth, of which about100 images are ethnologic, with a few showing abnormal hair growth; before and after photographs of plastic reconstructive surgery.

Arrangement:
Stored off-site in boxes.

Finding Aids:
With assistance of curator.

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Harvard College Library    
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Widener Library – Judaica Collection Gadi Dagon, Cameri Thetare, 2002, Judaica Collection of the Harvard College Library, click for larger image
Judaica Division
Cambridge MA 02138
phone: (617) 495-2985
website: http://hcl.harvard.edu/libraries/widener/collections/judaica.html
e-mail: claguard@fas.harvard.edu
   
      Gadi Dagon
Cameri Theatre, 2002
Color print
Widener Library
Judaica Collection of the Harvard College Library
Open: M-F-9-5; open to qualified researchers with Library privileges, by appointment only  
Volume: Approximately 200,000 images  
Dates: ca. 1900-present  
         

Description:
The Judaica Division's collection of photographs includes: over 150,000 photographs dealing with Israeli theatre, dance, music and opera, chiefly the work of Gerard Alon, Gadi Dagon, Eyal Landesman and Israel Haramati; some 4,000 photographs dealing with the world Yiddish theatre, particularly with the careers of Joseph Buloff and Luba Kadison Buloff, Seymour Rexite and Miriam Kressyn, and Jacob Jacobs; some 3,000 postcards with images of Hebrew and Yiddish writers and others; over 30,000 photographs of posters produced by the ultra- Orthodox community in Israel; over 15,000 photographs (on microfiche) in the collection Archives of the Destruction from the Yad VaShem Holocaust Research Institute in Israel; some 6,000 slides related to Israeli history and culture; and several small collections of photographs, including: the Jewish cemetery in Saverne, France, by Yukari Matsumoto (27); photographs of the Hirsch and Simon families (Germany); Spanish ghettos (12), by Anatoly Pronin; Jews in Turkey, by Laurence Salzmann; photographs related to Jewish or Israeli artists, singers and musicians from their publicity folders; and scenes of life in Israel, by Alex Levak.

Arrangement:
By topic.

Finding Aids:
Judaica Image Database; HOLLIS.

 

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