Collection ASU0642 - University of Miami historical photograph collection

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University of Miami historical photograph collection


  • 1926-1981 (Creation)


175 Boxes

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Administrative history

Founded in 1925, the University of Miami is a private research university with more than 15,000 students from around the world. It comprises 12 schools and colleges serving undergraduate and graduate students in more than 180 majors and programs.

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Scope and content

The Historical Photograph Collection holds over 500,000 photographs, negatives, and slides that document the University’s growth from 1920s through the presidency of Henry King Stanford in 1970s.  Especially rich are images of UM sports, the expansion of each campus, student life, and special events such as commencement ceremonies.

The collection is processed to the folder level.  See the arrangement section for the ten major subject categories in the collection.  For further details see the finding aid in the container list in PDF for the 4,000 subcategories from “Albert Pick Hall Center for Advanced International Studies” to “Trustees.”

Patrons can browse approximately 8,000 images from the collection or research them by subject and keyword at the website below.  The images available at the site are in lower quality, but publication-ready high quality images are also available at additional cost.

System of arrangement

The collection is organized by the following categories:

Series I: Buildings and Grounds

Series II: Athletics

Series III: Student Organizations and Activities

Series IV: Events

Series V: Students

Series VI: Colleges, Institutions, Schools

Series VII: Administrators, Deans, Faculty, and Presidents

Series VIII: Administrative and Other Service Organizations

Series IX: Alumni and Other Support Organizations

Series X: Miscellaneous Photos

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The collection is open to the public.

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The University of Miami owns the rights of the images.

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Research approximately 8,000 historical images from the collection at the website below.

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May 18, 2018 4:11 PM

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