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Washington University Photographic Services Collection

Identifier: WUA-01-wua00059

This collection is comprised of photographic prints created by Washington University’s Office of Public Affairs. A small number of images, most from prior to the 1920s, are from alternative sources.


  • Creation: 1850-2015


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

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.)


221 linear feet


This collection is divided into 10 series as follows:

Series 01: Buildings (arranged by building name alphabetically)

Series 02: Departments (arranged by department name alphabetically)

Series 03: Events and Miscellaneous (arranged by event title alphabetically)

Series 04: People (arranged by last name)

Series 05: Sports (arranged by sport alphabetically)

Series 06: Slides

Series 07: Negatives (arranged by chronologically)

Series 08: Transparencies

Series 09: Contact Sheets

Series 10: Digital Photographs

Source of Acquisition

This material was transferred to the University Archives.


Accruals are interfiled within the collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Jay Kempen and Leela Pandey in May 2005; updated by Miranda Rectenwald March 2007 and Cat Cook in August 2008, Samantha Halstead November 2009 and December 2009. Updated Fall 2015 by Miranda Rectenwald. Updated in Spring 2016 by Miranda Rectenwald. Updated by Jerik Leung in Summer 2017. Series 7 added by Sarah Schnuriger in 2023.

Washington University Photographic Services Collection
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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