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Northeastern University Photograph collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: A103


Northeastern University was founded in 1898 as a primarily commuter school with an all-male student body focusing on engineering and law programs. Since then, the University has expanded and now has six basic colleges, graduate and undergraduate programs in a wide variety of fields, and a diverse student body. The photographic collection reflects the history and development of the University from the early 1900s to the present day, including the expansion of Northeastern's physical plant and the diversification of the academic programs and the student body. The bulk of the photographs are from the late 1950s to the present.


  • 1903-2009
  • Majority of material found within 1950s-2009


Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use:

Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact the University Archivist for more information.


67 cubic feet (67 containers, 6 flat file folders)



System of Arrangement:

Arranged in 16 series: 1. Academic Programs; 2. Alumni; 3. Alumni Portraits; 4. Athletics; 5. Division of Cooperative Education; 6. Corporation and Board of Trustees; 7. Events; 8. Faculty and Staff; 9. Mascot and Seal; 10. Non-Academic Departments; 11. Physical Plant; 12. Presidents; 13. ROTC; 14. Student Honors, Awards, and Scholarships; 15. Student Life; 16. Student Portraits.

Physical Location

FF2/D10, FF3/D5, FF4/D10, FF6/D2, Photograph File Cabinets

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

This collection was acquired through transferals to the archives from Northeastern's Office of University Photography, Jet Commercial Photographers, and other contract photographers.


Further accruals may be in digital format. Contact the University Archivist for more information.
Finding aid for the Northeastern University Photograph Collection
Finding aid prepared by Andrew Begley
27 April 2015
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Snell Library
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115 US