Class and Faculty Photograph Album Collection
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Acquisition and Processing Information: 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.
Photographs: Entire collection
Scope and Contents
The photograph albums include portraits of University administrators, faculty, and students and cover most of the 1878-1895 period. .
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.
Yearbooks Collection (RG 02.10)
Frederick W. Kent Collection of Photographs (RG 30.01.01)
Box Contents List
Class of 1878. One album; about 60 images. Mainly portraits of faculty and students; 1878.
Class of 1889. Two copies of photo album, about 40 images each. Faculty and graduating senior portraits; 1889.
Class of 1890. Two copies of photo album; 12 images each. Faculty and graduating seniors, collage format; 1890.
Class of 1891. Four copies of photo album; 16 images each. Faculty and graduating seniors, collage format; 1891.
Class of 1892. Four copies of photo album; about 50 images each. Faculty and graduating seniors, collage format; 1892.
Class of 1893. One album; about 50 images. Faculty and graduating seniors, collage format; 1893.
Class of 1894. Two copies of photo album; about 50 images. Faculty and graduating seniors, collage and portraits; campus buildings; 1894.
Class of 1895. One album; about 50 images. Faculty and graduating seniors, collage and portraits; 1895.