Class and Faculty Photograph Album Collection
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Scope and Contents
The photograph albums include portraits of University administrators, faculty, and students and cover most of the 1878-1895 period.
- Creation: 1878 - 1895
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.
Biographical / Historical
Most of the photograph albums that comprise this collection preceded the Hawkeye yearbook, which commenced publication in 1892. They were among the earliest attempts to document campus life at the University of Iowa. Generally the albums were produced commercially and were intended for the immediate University community, particularly graduating seniors and members of the faculty.
6.0 Linear Feet
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Method of Acquisition
The photograph albums were donated to the University Archives by numerous donors at various times. The 1895 album was a gift of J. Lyle Kinmonth. Guide posted to the Internet April 2005; updated January 2008.
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