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The Photography Collection was founded in 1972 by Dr. Barbara Norfleet who remains the curator and director.
The collections consist of:
1. The Social Ethics Collection on social reform in the United Statesfrom 1895 to 1910.-- approximately 7000 images.
2. The Art Photographers' Collection on the history of photography--approximately 2500 images.
3. The Candid Studio Photographers' collection emphasizing social behavior and life in the United States from 1945 to 1965-- approximately 2500 images and 40,000 negatives with contacts.
Copyright 1998 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College