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Photographs of university properties


The images in this photograph group are divided into four subgroups which correspond with related manuscript materials. The subgroups are further divided into series and subseries.

  • Subgroup 1: Individual buildings
  • Series 1.1: Owned buildings
  • Series 1.2: Leased buildings
  • Series 1.3: Sold buildings
  • Subgroup 2: Landscapes and trees
  • Series 2.1: Campus tree survey project
  • Series 2.2: General campus grounds
  • Subgroup 3: Neighboring areas and Cliff Walk
  • Subgroup 4: Associated people

Item arrangement within subseries

The primary physical arrangement of images within a subseries follows a hierarchical scheme related to size and format of the materials. The smallest formats (slides and negatives) are ordered first, with each successive format (prints) increasing in size. Secondary attributes related to chronology and architectural form/space then establish a sequential order across each unit of materials. An exception to this scheme pertains to aerial photographs – aerial photographs of individual buildings, typically larger in size, are ordered at the beginning of an arrangement because they offer an overview of the larger structure.

Within each subseries related to a building, exterior images are introduced first (elevation by elevation with detailed elements interfiled), to be followed by interior images (space by space with detailed elements interfiled), to then be followed by any supplementary images. A generous measure of flexibility exists in arranging such variable materials, as no two buildings are photographed in quite the same way over time. Any exceptions within a scheme are reflected in the descriptive notes for that subseries.

The physical organization of images within an enclosure is ordered chronologically and moves in a counterclockwise arrangement, starting in the upper left corner of a sleeve. Slips of archival paper have been placed in each insert to visually separate elevations and underlying images. These slips also help to minimize the transfer of harmful agents that may cause further deterioration of the materials (acidic mat-type mounts, adhesive residue, stickers, etc.).