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Barnard College Photography Collection

 Collection
Identifier: BC17

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Barnard College Photography Collection contains photographs depicting various aspects of the history of Barnard College. The collection includes black and white photographs, color photographs, slides, and glass plate negatives. Photographs in the collection encompass a variety of subjects, including academic and social lives of students, portraits of faculty and staff members, annual traditions that took place at Barnard College such as the Greek Games, the campus and surrounding areas, and events with other colleges and universities. Photographs are both candid shots of campus life and posed individual and group portraits.

Dates

  • 1889 - 2005
  • Majority of material found within 1965 - 1998

Creator

Access

Four photographs have been removed from Subseries 3.2, Posture, due to privacy concerns. Access to these photographs is restricted until 6/1/2065.

Publication Rights

Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Barnard Archives and Special Collections. The Barnard Archives and Special Collections approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Reproductions Restrictions

Single photocopies or scans may be made for research purposes.

Extent

110.5 Linear Feet (107 document boxes, 83 ring binders, 2 document drawers.)

Language

English

Abstract

This collection contains photographs relating to the history of Barnard College.

Collection Arrangement

The collection has been arranged into the following twelve series, four of which have been further arranged into subseries:

Series 1, Academics

Subseries 1.1, Academic Success and Enrichment Programs
Subseries 1.2, Schools, Departments, and Programs



Series 2, Administration (1983 - 2002)


Series 3, Athletics (1906 - 1998)

Subseries 3.1, General
Subseries 3.2, Posture (Restrictions)



Series 4, Buildings and Grounds (1899 - 2010)

Subseries 4.1, General
Subseries 4.2, Morningside Heights Campus



Series 5, Class Portraits (1894 - 2003)


Series 6, Events

Subseries 6.1, General
Subseries 6.2, Alumnae (undated, 1913-1981)
Subseries 6.3, Alumnae (ca. 1981 - ca. 2004)
Subseries 6.4, Anniversaries (undated, 1939-2002)
Subseries 6.5, Awards (1980 - 2009)
Subseries 6.6, Commemorations (1973 - 2002)
Subseries 6.7, Commencement (1900 - 2001)
Subseries 6.8, Concerts (1976 - 1988)
Subseries 6.9, Conferences (1956 - 2006)
Subseries 6.10, Convocations (1940 - 1998)
Subseries 6.11, Festivals (1950 - 1993)
Subseries 6.12, Fundraisers (1940 - 1982)
Subseries 6.13, Inaugurations (1947 - 1994)
Subseries 6.14, Lectures (1956 - 1997)
Subseries 6.15, Open Houses (1951 - 1987)
Subseries 6.16, Political Events (1938 - 1956)
Subseries 6.17, Social Events (1942 - 1994)
Subseries 6.18, Student Orientation (1951 - 1994)
Subseries 6.19, Vistors (1954 - 2001)



Series 7, Portraits (1897 - 2010)


Series 8, Relations With Other Institutions


Series 9, Slide and Negative Collection

Subseries 9.1, Barnardiana, Copy Negatives



Series 10, Student Activities and Student Life (1910 - 2000)


Series 11, College Symbols


Series 12, Barnardiana

Physical Location

This collection is located in the Barnard Archives and Special Collections, Barnard Library. To use this collection, please contact the Barnard Archives and Special Collections at 212.854.4079 or archives@barnard.edu.

Acquisition Information

The acquisition date and source is unknown.

Accruals

No additions are expected. New photographs that are accessioned into the Barnard Archives and Special Collections will be tied to the photograph's creator when possible.

Alternative Forms of Material

A collection of digital surrogates of BC 17 Barnard College Photography Collection are available online at: http://digitalcollections.barnard.edu/.

Processing History

This collection was arranged and described by Jenny Ferretti, Photo Collection Graduate Fellow 2013 - 2014. The arrangement was updated, and the finding aid written, by Dinah Handel, May 2015.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Barnard College Photography Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Dinah Handel
Date
© 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Barnard Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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New York 10027 United States