Barnard College Photography Collection
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.
- Creation: 1889 - 2005
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1965 - 1998
- Barnard College (Organization)
Four photographs have been removed from Subseries 3.2, Posture, due to privacy concerns. Access to these photographs is restricted until 6/1/2065.
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.
Single photocopies or scans may be made for research purposes.
110.5 Linear Feet (107 document boxes, 83 ring binders, 2 document drawers.)
This collection contains photographs relating to the history of Barnard College.
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
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 email@example.com.
The acquisition date and source is unknown.
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/.
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.
- Guide to the Barnard College Photography Collection
- Dinah Handel
- © 2015
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