Harvard University Archives Visual Collections - Locations File, Chronological, ca.1650- (inclusive), 1752- (bulk).


Harvard University Archives Visual Collections - Locations File, Chronological, ca.1650- (inclusive), 1752- (bulk).

Harvard University Archives Visual Collections - Locations File, Chronological, ca.1650- (inclusive), 1752- (bulk).

Collection consists of approximately 5,000 views of Harvard University, including paintings, drawings, engravings, etchings, lithographs, postcards, calendars, illustrated books, and photographs. These include conjectural views of 17th century College buildings by Harold Shurtleff; several 18th century views, such as the Burgis-Price Views and paintings by John Abbot; the 19th century Hinton Views and Quincy Bicentennial View; a proposed plan for Harvard Yard, by H.H. Richardson; three photographic architectural surveys of the University, made in the 1920s and 1930s; and photographs of Tercentenary activities in 1936. For additional views and related material, see the following collections at the University Archives: Locations File, Geographic (HUV1-1999); Buildings (HUB); Math theses (HUC8782.514PF); Buildings Records (UAI.15); and Departmental Records (UAV).

ca. 5,000 views.

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