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University of Connecticut Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1988-0010

Abstract

Images of the University of Connecticut and surroundings in a variety of formats.

Dates

  • undated, 1881-2006

Access

The collection is open and available for research.

History

The University of Connecticut originally came into being as a farm school approved by the General Assembly of the State on April 21, 1881. It was to be called the Storrs Agricultural School, after Augustus and Charles Storrs, who donated 170 acres of land and five thousand dollars for its establishment. The school officially opened on October 7, 1881, with a class of twelve men. In 1893, women were officially permitted to enroll, although unofficial attendance began in 1891. As the institution grew, its name changed to reflect its maturation: Storrs Agricultural College (1893), Connecticut Agricultural College (1899), Connecticut State College (1933) and, the University of Connecticut (1939).

Extent

474.8 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

Collection comprises boxes 1-560 and drawers 1-174.

Location of Copies or Alternate Formats

Digital reproductions of materials in this collection may also be found in the Archives & Special Collections digital repository.

Title
University of Connecticut Photograph Collection
Status
Published
Author
Archives & Special Collections staff
Date
2013 September
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

Contact:
University of Connecticut Library
405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205
Storrs Connecticut 06269-1205 USA US
860-486-2524