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Washington University Collection of Photographs of Unusual Format

Identifier: WUA-01-wua00276

This collection is comprised of photographic prints, negatives, and scrapbooks that chronicle the history of Washington University. They are stored separately from other photographs due to their unusual size, format, and/or condition.

Items in this collection are housed in boxes, numbered in the order processed, and cursorily described below. Select boxes have a more detailed listing of folder/items listed below the box description. Some boxes have separate and more detailed item lists described in separate documents.


  • 1860-2003


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

This collection is largely designed to serve the Washington University community.  Images desired by non-Washington University entities require permission for use.  Contact the University Archivist at the telephone number or email address listed here: (314) 935-5495 or

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)


24.00 linear feet

45 boxes (1 drawer)

Historical Information

Photographs from throughout Washington University’s history.

Source of Acquisition

This material was transferred and donated to the University Archives at various times.

Accruals and Additions

Accruals are interfiled within the collection.

Processing Information

Compiled by Jay Kempen in April 2005. Updated by Miranda Rectenwald in January 2007, April 2007, December 2010, March 2011. Glass slides and negatives updated by Ashley Eckhardt in June 2011. Medical School images removed and transferred to Medical School Archives by Sonya Rooney in November 2011 and August 2022. Updated by Sarah Schnuriger in April 2017 and June 2023.

Washington University Collection of Photographs of Unusual Format
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Revision Statements

  • 2021 May 26: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.

Collecting Area Details

Part of the University Archives Collecting Area

Sonya Rooney
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
MSC 1061-141-B
St. Louis MO 63130 US
(314) 935-5495