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.
Images of U of C faculty, students, staff, alumni, administrators, donors, visitors as well as academic and administrative groups, classes, and departments.
Images of U of C buildings, campus plans, and surrounding neighborhoods including Hyde Park, Kenwood, and Woodlawn.
Images of U of C academic, public, and historical events, ceremonies, inaugurations, reunions, and visits of notable individuals.
Images of U of C classes, social clubs, fraternities, recreational activities, academic registration and orientation, student residences, and theatrical groups and productions.
Images of individual athletes, athletic teams, and sporting events for the U of C and the University High School. See inventory.
Images of the construction of the main observatory, instruments, astronomers, staff and visitors, expeditions, observatories, and the universe.
Images from the Chicago Maroon, the independent U of C student newspaper, documenting campus social life, student organizations, meetings, rallies, and athletics.
Images of natural environments, plant communities, and botanical field trips in the United States, photographed by U of C ecologists from 1891 to 1936.
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.