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From the Archives Blog: Finding Aid Created for Thousands of Photographs

Written by Christine Ameduri

Among the many rich and varied collections housed in McDonogh School Archives & Special Collections is the Photographic Collection. Consisting of thousands of black/white and color photos, slides, negatives, and other images, this extensive collection documents the many facets of life at McDonogh over the School’s 146-year history. Campus scenes and buildings, athletic activities, student organizations, and daily life in general, are among the highlights found in this expansive collection.

McDonogh School Cavalry, c.1927-1928
McDonogh School Cavalry Troop with guidon, c.1955

Although the majority of these images come from the School Archives, others, such as personal photo albums, document the individual experiences of students and faculty while at McDonogh School and are found in Special Collections.

Faculty member Ray Oliver seated at the head of the table, Dining Hall, Allan Building c.1955
Lamborn Dining Hall, c. 1980

To date, several thousand photographs and other images have been identified and processed into more than 300 main subject headings and sub-headings. Browse the current Photographic Collection Finding Aid here, and visit McDonogh School Archives & Special Collections to view these wonderful collections. The Archives are currently located on the ground floor of Jane Bay Hall. Photographs are being continuously processed, so be sure to check the Photograph & Image Collection Finding Aid for current updates! 

Jackson Library Club, Allan Building Library, 2nd Floor, 1935
Allan Building Library, 1st Floor, c.1977