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Peter Dechert photographs of Swarthmore College

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-PA-042

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a box of negatives and a box of small black and white photographs of various Swarthmore College functions and activities. Photos include: people (Clair Wilcox, Courtney Smith, Mike Cook (at Oxford), Peter Van de Kamp, Claudio Spies, Jose Serebrier, Luis Batlle (piano)), sporting events (track, tennis, baseball, football, lacrosse), performances (dance, P.G. Swing Orchestra, Israeli Symphony conductor, music in Clothier, Theatre Guild, outdoor spring band concernt, modern dance, Swarthmore Singers), buildings (Bartol, Bond, the Crum, Tarble, Trotter, Parrish, Friends Meeting House, Sharples dining hall, Wade House), and special events (alumni day, commencement, fund drive, Engineer's Club luncheon, Athletic Department 100th Anniversary, American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), Swarthmore Centennial Fund.)

Dates

  • 1961 - 1965

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

This collection is available for research use.

Copyright and Rights Information

Credit photogapher as "Peter Dechert" unless otherwise noted.

Biographical / Historical

Peter Dechert Associates, a photography company, took thousands of photographs of schools, colleges, and universities between 1952 and 1968.

Extent

.56 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

Peter Dechert Associates, a photography company, took thousands of photographs of schools, colleges, and universities between 1952 and 1968. One of these colleges was Swarthmore College. This collection contains a box of negatives and a box of small black and white photographs of various Swarthmore College functions and activities.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two boxes--one for negatives and on for black and white photos. The black and white photos are organized in folders by date and subject.

Other Finding Aids

There is a detailed finding aid for the black and white photographs in the box.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Peter Dechert, 11-35-1981.

Author
Zoe Peyton Jones
Date
2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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