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Department of University Relations Photographic Proof Sheets

 Collection
Identifier: 75/6/1

  • Staff Only
This series, filling four and one-half boxes and spanning the period from January, 1973 through June, 1976, includes proof sheets of photographs taken for use by Northwestern's Department of University Relations. Also included in the series is a card index to subjects and events represented by the photographs. The proof sheets are indexed both chronologically and by subject headings. Index descriptors refer to a unique eleven-digit numerical identifier marked on the reverse of each sheet. The first four digits of the identifier represent the year and month during which the pictured subjects were photographed. For example, the numbers 7301 indicate photographs taken during January, 1973; 7409 would mean the photographs were taken during September, 1974. The last four digits of the indicator are sequential sheet numbers used to distinguish individual sheets within a given month.

The photographs, taken by a number of individuals employed by or under contract to the Department of University Relations, are largely of university administrators, faculty, students, and benefactors, buildings, and campus events. The sheets are mainly black and white and eight by ten inch in dimension. They are foldered chronologically in monthly sets and within folders are arranged sequentially according to numerical identifier. The University Archives holds few of the negatives corresponding to the sheets.

Dates

  • 1973-1976

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Extent

5.00 Boxes

Abstract

This series, filling four and one-half boxes and spanning the period from January, 1973 through June, 1976, includes proof sheets of photographs taken for use by Northwestern's Department of University Relations. Also included in the series is a card index to subjects and events represented by the photographs. The proof sheets are indexed both chronologically and by subject headings. Index descriptors refer to a unique eleven-digit numerical identifier marked on the reverse of each sheet. The first four digits of the identifier represent the year and month during which the pictured subjects were photographed. For example, the numbers 7301 indicate photographs taken during January, 1973; 7409 would mean the photographs were taken during September, 1974. The last four digits of the indicator are sequential sheet numbers used to distinguish individual sheets within a given month.
The photographs, taken by a number of individuals employed by or under contract to the Department of University Relations, are largely of university administrators, faculty, students, and benefactors, buildings, and campus events. The sheets are mainly black and white and eight by ten inch in dimension.

Method of Acquisition

The Department of University Relations transferred this series to the University Archives prior to 1980 (Accession #83-84).

Processing Information

Kevin B. Leonard; January 9, 1984.
Title
Guide to the Department of University Relations Photographic Proof Sheets
Author
Kevin B. Leonard
Date
09/01/1984
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

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