Transylvania University Photographs Collection,1896-1994 (bulk 1948-1994)

Descriptive Summary

Transylvania University Photographs Collection,1896-1994 (bulk 1948-1994)
Transylvania University
ca. 30 cubic ft.
Transylvania University -- Photograph collections.
Art -- Kentucky -- Lexington -- Photographs.
Arts -- Kentucky -- Lexington -- Photographs.
College sports -- Kentucky -- Lexington -- Photographs
College students -- Kentucky -- Lexington -- Photographs
Universities and colleges -- Alumni and alumnae -- Photographs
Universities and colleges -- Buildings -- Photographs
Universities and colleges -- Faculty -- Photographs
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:Bonnie Cox
Transylvania University

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
These are institutional photographs from variousoffices and departments of Transylvania University inLexington, Kentucky, which document its academic, social, andadministrative programs. The bulk of photographs wereapparently generated within the university Office ofDevelopment and Public Relations for use in studentyearbooks, newspapers, alumni publications, press releases,and other public relations materials.Included are photographs under the followingsubjects: activities, administration, alumni, art andartifacts, athletics, buildings, faculty, fine arts,identified students, miscellaneous people, and organizations.A sizable number of the photographs were apparently taken bylocal professional photographers under contract to theuniversity, whose names are typically stamped on the reverseside of prints. Approximately half the prints are labeledwith identifying remarks concerning the subjects of thephotographs.Unpublished catalog of holdings.