Photographs in the Collections of the University Archives
Access to collections is granted in accordance with the Protocols for the University Archives and Records Center.
The University of Pennsylvania Archives holds more than 35,000 historical images depicting the Penn campus as well as events, groups and people connected to the University. Included are photographs, negatives, slides, contact prints, sketches, prints and maps. Images are found in a wide variety of University Archives collections, including but not limited to the collections described here. As images from the Archives are digitized, they are added to the University Archives Digital Image Collection which can be searched, browsed and viewed online.
Larger photograph collections include:
|University Photographs |
the largest concentration of photographs in the Archives: approximately 23,000 images of University-related subjects arranged in three series: buildings, groups and events, and sports.
|Wharton Public Affairs Photographs |
photographs, negatives, sketches and slides of people, events and buildings relating to the Wharton School of Business and the surrounding Penn community, c. 1970 - 1990
Smaller photograph collections include:
|Bureau of Publicity. Grounds along the Schuylkill Photographs
Twenty-nine sepia prints of properties along the Schuylkill River, 1910 - 1913
|Peter Dechert Photographs
This professional photographer's contact sheets and/or negatives for approximately 27,000 black and white images documenting people, activities, events and locales at the University of Pennsylvania, 1952 - 1968
Charles Albert Dickson Photograph Album
A student's album of 16 candid photographs documenting classroom and dormitory life for students in the Department of Metallurgy and Mining (c. 1890-1891) plus both a copy positive and copy negative of another image
|Franz Frederick Exner Photographs|
Forty-nine photographs, individual and in an album, depicting the Penn campus, Philadelphia, and the life of a graduate student c. 1901
|Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Photographs
Photographs, dating from 1834 - 1953, gathered and donated by the architectural firm of Schmidt, Garden & Erikson, Chicago, Illinois
|William Gilmore Leaman, Jr.
Photographs of Leaman's years as a Medical student and in service at the Southeastern Dispensary, 1916 to 1923
These professional photographers' negatives and photographic prints depicting campus scenes from 1934 to 1944
|Philadelphia Physicians Album: Photographical Portraits taken at the time of the Centennial Exhibition, 1876 |
Penn faculty are included in these approximately 390 images
This professional photographer's 35 millimeter black and white negatives and color 4x5 transparencies documenting people, activities, events and locales related to the University of Pennsylvania and the West Philadelphia Corporation, 1962 - 1973
|Raymond C. Saalbach Photographs
This Penn administrator's color photographs documenting major building activities on the University of Pennsylvania campus during the early 1960s
Large concentrations of photographs in other collections:
The Eadweard Muybridge Papers are also of special interest because they include original published photographs from Muybridge's Animal Locomotion series.
Portrait photographs are found in many collections not devoted exclusively to photographs or photographers:
- Alumni Records Collection ("ARs")
- News and Public Affairs Records
- Collections of personal and professional papers
Slide Collection (primarily campus buildings and scenes, c. 1964-1970s, including color photographs)
Microfilm Collection (includes a variety of photograph negatives)
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View images online in the University Archives Digital Image Collection