Chatham University Chronological Photograph Files

What's online?

The Chatham University Archives Image Collection documents activities of students, faculty, and the greater university community since its founding in 1869. Images were selected for inclusion in the online collection based on their depiction of the dynamic life of an undergraduate university.

What’s in the entire collection?

The collection, held by the Chatham University Archives & Special Collections at JKM Library, range in date from 1870s to the present.  The collection chronicles the activities of students, faculty, and the entire university community and illustrates academic pursuits, university events, student life and social activities that grown and changed throughout the university’s history.

About the Chatham University Archives

The Chatham University Archives, housed in Jennie King Mellon Library, contains official institutional records, annual reports, university and community publications, financial records, student publications and tutorials, yearbooks, alumni and alumnae records, student and institutional scrapbooks, architectural drawings and/or renovations plans dating as far back as 1869. The history of the university is further attested by an array of photographs, slides, drawings, maps, souvenir programs, and models of the campus. Memorabilia are present in a wide variety of formats from athletic costumes to personalized napkin rings. The Archives also features the Rachel Carson Collection which documents the environmentalist’s undergraduate career (1925-1929) at the Pennsylvania College for Women.

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