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Shelby Millard Harrison (1881-1970) Family Photographs

Identifier: 75/31/33

Scope and Contents

The collection is comprised of eight-by-ten inch photographic prints which appear to be photographs of Shelby Millard Harrison, Adelina (Patti) Rodgers Harrison, and their families and friends. Most of the photographs are unidentified but show a variety of locations including the Fort Washington section of New York City, western Pennsylvania (including the Paradise Dunkard Meetinghouse cemetery in Greencastle, the Enoch Brown monument in Antrim Township, and the Brown’s Mill Consolidated School building in Greencastle), Leaf River, Illinois (Lightsville Cemetery), and Evanston, Illinois (Northwestern University Athletic Field). Most of the photographs are vernacular in nature and document family life, vacation spots, rural and urban views, and familiar social occasions. Some of the photographs illustrate what appear to be the social activities of college-aged students and young adults.


  • circa 1900-1915


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.


1 Boxes

Language of Materials



The photographs are grouped according to broad thematic categories and date from the period circa 1900 to 1915.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Guide to the Shelby Millard Harrison
Kevin B. Leonard
January 10, 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US