The University of Chicago Photographic Archive documents the history of the University of Chicago and the development of its campus, academic programs, and community life.

Individuals
& Groups

Images of U of C faculty, students, staff, alumni, admini­strators, donors, visitors as well as academic and admini­strative groups, classes, and depart­ments.

Buildings
& Grounds

Images of U of C buildings, campus plans, and sur­rounding neighbor­hoods including Hyde Park, Kenwood, and Woodlawn.

Events

Images of U of C academic, public, and historical events, ceremonies, inaugu­rations, reunions, and visits of notable individuals.

Student
Activities

Images of U of C classes, social clubs, fraternities, recreational activities, academic registration and orientation, student residences, and theatrical groups and productions.

Sports

Images of individual athletes, athletic teams, and sporting events for the U of C and the University High School. See inventory.

Yerkes
Observatory

Images of the construction of the main observatory, instruments, astronomers, staff and visitors, expedi­tions, observatories, and the universe.

Chicago
Maroon

Images from the Chicago Maroon, the independent U of C student newspaper, documenting campus social life, student organizations, meetings, rallies, and athletics.

Acknowledgments

The University of Chicago Library gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the University of Chicago Women's Board, Leon and Marian Despres, and the John Crerar Foundation in the development of the University of Chicago Photographic Archive.