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Guide to the Duke University Progress Pictures Collection, 1925-1932

Abstract

These photographs were taken during the initial construction of Duke University, 1925-1932.

There is one set of pictures for East Campus and two sets for West, and modern copy prints and copy negatives of some images. The collection includes approximately 1000 mounted images in two bound sets (copy 1 and copy 2), along several file folders of mounted and unmounted prints.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
University Archives, Duke University
Creator
Duke Construction Company.
Title
Duke University Progress Pictures collection, 1925-1932
Language of Material
English
Extent
3.5 Linear Feet, approximately 1000 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

There is one set of pictures for East Campus and two sets for West, and modern copy prints and copy negatives of some images. One set of the West Campus images (#2) is not accessioned. The other (#1) was received from the estate of W.F. Lee, likely a son of Arthur C. Lee who was the chief engineer for the construction. It is the more complete set (A93-73: five volumes + 25 unbound prints).

Most of the prints are numbered and dated on the front in white ink, and many for West Campus have a number, date, and description of the verso. Some of the prints were made into glass slides; these slides are in the Frank Clyde Brown Papers.

The collection includes approximately 1000 mounted images in two bound sets (copy 1 and copy 2), along several file folders of mounted and unmounted prints. The images range in date from 1925-1932.

The work of at least three photographers is represented in the Progress Pictures. For the East Campus photos, there are prints having the same base number with an A or B suffix, but which were taken on different dates. Some are marked on the verso "from Ramsey Studio, Durham, N.C." and others "Whitney's Camera Craft Shop, 106 1/2 E. Main St., Durham". The "A" and "B" designations are not consistent, and we cannot say that Ramsey was photographer "A and Whitney "B". Ramsey’s work predominates in the early photographs and Whitney’s in the later. Whitney's work is also represented in the West Campus pictures.

Also in the West Campus mounted prints are pictures marked "C.W. Richardson, Photographer, Duke University" or "Richardson's Photo Service…" According to the Bulletin of Duke University, volume 24, no.7a "The first twenty years" a C.W. Richardson was a member of the staff of the medical art and illustration division, which was started in 1933 (p. 44) and which included photographers. There are also unmounted numbered and unnumbered prints taken by Richardson. Some of these prints are marked News Service or Alumni Affairs. Some mounted West Campus prints are not credited, or if they were stamped by the photographer, the stamp has been covered by the mounting linen. Among the unmounted numbered and unnumbered prints, some are stamped News Service or Alumni Affairs.

The Progress Pictures are offered in jpeg format but are also available as high resolution .tif files.

Administrative Information

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Contents of the Collection

Following the image number is the following information: image file name, date, description, building name (if applicable) and comment (if applicable).

1925-08-15
West side of site looking north
Campus View
1925-08-15
East side of site looking north, test walls in the distance
Campus View
1925-09-01
West side of site looking north showing excavation for library
Library, East
1925-09-01
East side of site looking north showing excavations and test walls in the distance
Campus View
1925-09-01
West side of site looking north showing excavation for library
Library, East
1925-09-01
East side of site looking north showing excavations and test walls in the distance
Campus View
1925-10-01
East side of site looking north showing Alspaugh, old Library and Craven Hall, excavations and test walls in the distance
Campus View
1925-10-01
East side of site looking north showing excavations and test walls in the distance
Campus View
1925-10-01
West side of site looking north showing excavations
Campus View
1925-10-15
East side of site looking north showing excavations and test walls in the distance
Campus View
1925-10-15
West side of site looking north showing excavations
Campus View
1925-10-15
East side of site looking north showing Alspaugh, old Library and Craven Hall, excavations and test walls in the distance
Campus View
1925-10-15
West side of site looking north showing Alspaugh, old Library and Craven Hall
Campus View
1925-11-03
East side of site looking north showing excavation for Union with test walls in the the distance
Union, East
1925-11-03
East side of site looking north showing Alspaugh, old Library and Craven Hall, excavations and test walls in the distance
Campus View
1925-11-03
West side of site looking north showing Alspaugh, old Library and Craven Hall
Campus View
1925-11-03
West side of site looking north showing foundations for Library
Library, East
1925-11-14
West side of site looking north showing Alspaugh, old Library and Craven Hall, railroad track, footings for Carr Building
Carr
[Dated 1925-11-14 on Photo]
1925-11-14
East side of site looking north showing excavation for Union, test walls in the distance
Union, East
1925-11-14
West side of site looking north showing foundations for Library and dormitories
Campus View
1925-11-14
East side of site looking north showing Alspaugh, old Library and Craven Hall, foundations for Science Building
Science
1925-12-03
West side of site looking north showing foundation for Library. tennis courts and Trinity Park School Buildings in the distance. Sign warns students to stay out of sites.
Library, East
1925-12-03
East side of site looking north showing Alspaugh, old Library and Craven Hall, the Ark and Crowell Building and the foundations for Science Building
Science
1925-12-03
East side of site looking north showing work on foundation for Union; test walls, Bishop's House and another residence visible in background
Union, East
1925-12-03
West side of site looking north showing foundation for Carr Building
Carr
1925-12-16
East side of site looking north showing Alspaugh, old Library, Craven Hall, Crowell Building, the Ark and the foundation for Science Building
Science
[Dated 1925-12-16 on Photo]
1925-12-16
West side of site looking north showing foundation for Library, tennis courts and Trinity Park School Buildings in distance. Sign warns students to stay out of sites.
Library, East
[Dated 1925-12-16 on Photo]
1925-12-16
East side of site looking north showing work on foundation for Union. Test walls, Bishop's House and another residence are visible in background.
Union, East
[Dated 1925-12-16 on Photo]
1925-12-16
West side of site looking north showing foundation for Carr Building
Carr
[Dated 1925-12-16 on Photo]
1925-12-17
Foundations for Library and Alspaugh. Flowers House, Dean's residence, gymnasium and Erwin Mills in background.
Campus View
1925-12-17
Foundation for Bassett House
Bassett
1925-12-17
Foundations for Alspaugh and Pegram Houses
Dormitories
1925-12-17
Foundations for Union and Brown house; Ark and Crowell in background
Union, East
1926-01-02
Foundation of Carr Building
Carr
1926-01-02
Foundation for Library
Library, East
1926-01-02
Foundation for Union
Union, East
1926-01-02
West side of site looking northwest showing foundations for dormitories
Campus View
1926-01-02
East side of site looking southeast showing work on foundations for Union and dormitories
1926-01-02
West side of site looking southwest showing foundations for dormitories; Alumni Memorial Gym in background.
1926-01-02
East side of site looking northeast showing work on foundation for Union; test walls, Bishop's House visible in background.
1926-01-02
East side of site looking northeast showing work on foundation for Union; test walls, Bishop's House visible in background.
There are two prints numbered 44
1926-01-15
East side of site looking northeast showing work on foundation for dormitories.
[Dated 1926-01-15 on Photo]
1926-01-15
West side of site looking northwest showing foundations for Library and dormitories.
Campus View
1926-01-15
Foundation of Union Building
Union, East
1926-01-15
West side of site looking southwest showing foundations for dormitories; Alumni Memorial Gym in background.
1926-01-15
West side of site looking northwest showing foundations for dormitories.
1926-01-15
East side of site looking east showing foundation for Union; Ark and Crowell Science at far right.
1926-01-15
West side of site looking north showing foundations for dormitories; 1903 Library in background.
1926-01-15
East side of site looking north showing foundation for dormitory. Library, Alspaugh Buildings left, Ark and Crowell Science Buildings, right.
1926-01-15
East side of site looking south showing foundation for Carr Building. Jarvis and West Duke Buildings in background.
1926-02-01
West side of site looking northwest showing foundation for Library
1926-02-01
East side of site looking south showing foundation for Science Building; Aycock and East Duke Buildings in background.
1926-02-01
East side of site looking southeast showing steelwork for dormitory; Ark and Crowell Science in background.
1926-02-01
East side of site looking southwest showing steelwork for dormitory
1926-02-01
North end of site looking south showing foundation for Auditorium
Baldwin Auditorium
1926-02-01
Center of site looking north showing foundation of Library and framing for dormitory (Alspaugh House)
1926-02-01
East side of site looking north showing foundations for dormitories; Bishop's House right rear
1926-02-01
East side of site looking north showing foundations for dormitories; Bishop's House right rear
1926-02-15
Center of site looking northeast showing framing of dormitory (Bassett House)
1926-02-15
Center of site looking northwest showing framing of dormitories (Alspaugh and Pegram)
1926-02-15
East side of site looking south; foundation for Carr Building. Jarvis and West Duke Buildings in background
1926-02-15
West side of site looking northwest
1926-02-15
East side of site looking northeast showing foundations and framing for dormitories
1926-02-15
West side of site looking southwest; gym and houses in background
1926-02-15
East side of site looking southeast showing foundation for Science Building. Epworth, Aycock, and East Duke in background
1926-02-15
North end of site looking northeast showing foundation for Auditorium
1926-03-01
East side of site looking southeast showing foundation for Science Building. Epworth, Aycock, and East Duke in background
1926-03-01
East side of site looking northeast showing framing for dormitories
1926-03-01
East side of site looking south; foundation for Carr Building. Jarvis and West Duke Buildings in background
1926-03-01
West side of site looking southeast showing brickwork of Library; gymnasium and houses in the background
1926-03-01
West side of site looking northwest showing brickwork of Library and dormitory
1926-03-01
West side of site looking northwest showing boxcar and track-mounted crane; Library and dormitory in rear.
1926-03-01
East side of site looking north showing foundation of Union and steel framing for dormitory
Dormitories
1926-03-01
North end of site looking northeast showing foundation for Auditorium
Baldwin Auditorium
1926-03-16
Center of site looking northwest showing masonry work on Library and dormitory
Library, East
1926-03-16
East side of site looking south; foundation for Carr Building. Jarvis and West Duke Buildings in background
Carr
1926-03-16
Middle of site looking southwest showing crane, supplies, and brickwork on Library; gymnasium in background
Library, East
1926-03-16
East side of site looking northeast showing railroad cars and framing of dormitory
1926-03-16
East side of site looking northeast showing foundation of Union and framing for Brown House dormitory
1926-03-16
East side of site looking southeast showing foundation of Science Building, Aycock, Epworth in background.
1926-03-16
West side of site looking northwest showing brickwork of Alspaugh and Pegram dormitories; Library at far left.
1926-03-16
Middle of site looking northeast showing foundation of Auditorium
1926-04-01
Middle of site looking northeast showing foundation of Auditorium
1926-04-01
West side of site looking west showing brickwork of Library
1926-04-01
West side of site looking north showing Library and Alspaugh and Pegram dormitories
1926-04-01
East side of site looking southeast showing foundation of Science Building, Aycock, Epworth in background.
1926-04-01
East side of site looking northeast showing foundation of Union and brickwork and framing of Brown House dormitory
1926-04-01
Center of site looking northeast showing framing and masonry of dormitories and foundation of Union at right.
1926-04-01
Center of site looking northwest showing work on Library and dormitories
1926-04-01
East side of site looking south; foundation for Carr Building. Jarvis and West Duke Buildings in background
1926-04-15
Center of site looking northwest showing work on Library and dormitories
1926-04-15
East side of site looking north showing foundation and framing of Union Building and dormitories
1926-04-15
Center of site looking southwest showing scaffolding and masonry work on Library
Library, East
1926-04-15
Foundations of Auditorium, looking northeast
1926-04-15
Center of site looking southeast showing scaffolding of Science Building; Aycock and Epwoth in background
1926-04-15
East side of site looking south; foundation for Carr Building. Jarvis and West Duke Buildings in background
1926-04-15
Center of site looking northwest showing scaffolding and masonry work on Library
1926-04-15
Center of site looking northeast showing railcars, masonry work on dormitories (Bassett and Brown)
1926-06-01
East side of site looking southeast showing foundation for Science Building. Epworth, Aycock, and East Duke in background
1926-06-01
Center of site looking northeast showing railcars, masonry work on dormitories (Bassett and Brown)
1926-06-01
Scaffolding and masonry on Carr Building
1926-06-01
Center of site looking northeast showing masonry and framing of dormitories (Bassett and Brown)
Dormitories
1926-06-01
Center of site looking southwest showing crane, scaffolding, and masonry work on Library.
Library, East
1926-06-01
North end of site looking east showing Bassett dormitory, foundation of Auditorium, railcar
Bassett
1926-06-01
Center of site looking northwest showing work on Library and Alspaugh dormitory
Library, East
1926-06-01
Foundations of Auditorium, looking northeast
1926-06-01
East campus Union with Brown House in background
Union, East
1926-06-15
Center of site looking northeast showing Alspaugh and Pegram dormitories
1926-06-15
East side of site looking north showing work on Union Building and Brown House dormitory in background
1926-06-15
East side of site looking southeast showing foundation for Science Building. Epworth, Aycock, and East Duke in background
1926-06-15
Foundations of Auditorium, looking northeast
1926-06-15
Masonry work on Carr Building, west side of site looking south
Carr
1926-06-15
Masonry work on Bassett House, foundation of Auditorium, north center of site looking east
Bassett
1926-06-15
Scaffolding and masonry work on Library, center of site looking southwest
Library, East
1926-06-15
Center of site looking northeast showing railcars, masonry work on Union, Bassett and Brown
Campus View
1926-06-15
Center of site looking north showing scaffolding and masonry on Library and Alspaugh house
Library, East
1926-06-15
North end of site looking west from roof of Bassett, showing Pegram House and foundation of Auditorium
Pegram
1926-07-01
North end of site looking east showing Bassett and Brown Houses, foundation of Auditorium
Campus View
1926-07-01
North end of Pegram Hall, probably
Pegram
1926-07-01
Center of site looking northwest showing Library, Alspaugh and Pegram
Campus View
[Photo is numbered 133]
1926-07-01
Center of site looking southwest showing scaffolding and masonry on Library
Library, East
[Photo is numbered 134]
1926-07-01
Bassett House and foundation of Auditorium, north center of site looking east
Bassett
[Photo is numbered 135]
1926-07-01
Foundation of Auditorium, looking northeast
Baldwin Auditorium
[Photo is numbered 136]
1926-07-01
Center of site looking southeast showing foundation of Science Building
Science
[Photo is numbered 139]
1926-07-01
Center of site looking north showing Library and Alspaugh (low angle shot)
Library, East
[Photo is numbered 140]
1926-07-15
Library
Library, East
1926-07-15
Center of site looking west showing Library scaffolding
Library, East
143
1926-07-15
Pegram House and foundation of Auditorium, north center of site looking west
Bassett
144
1926-07-15
Foundation of Auditorium, looking northeast
Baldwin Auditorium
1926-07-15
Center of site looking northeast showing railcars, masonry work on Union, Bassett and Brown
Campus View
1926-07-15
Center of site looking southeast showing scaffolding of Science Building; Aycock in background
Science
1926-07-15
North end of Carr Building
Carr
1926-07-15
Center of site looking northwest showing Library and Alspaugh
Campus View
1926-07-15
Front of Union Building looking north showing end of Brown House
Union, East
1926-08-01
East side of site looking northwest showing corner of old Library, new Library, Alspaugh and Pegram
Dormitories
1926-08-01
Pegram House and foundation of Auditorium, north center of site looking west; railroad cars
Pegram
1926-08-01
Center of site looking northeast showing workers at site of old Alspaugh dormitory; Union Building in background. Not an original print.
Campus View
1926-08-01
Center of site looking northeast showing Brown House, railcar and Building supplies
1926-08-01
North side of Carr Building; workman walking along railroad track
1926-08-01
Foundations of Science Building; Aycock in background
1926-08-01
Foundations and framing of Auditorium, looking northeast
1926-08-16
Pegram House and foundation of Auditorium, north center of site looking west; railroad cars
1926-08-16
Foundations of Science Building; Aycock in background
1926-08-16
Excavation for Faculty apartments (now Wilson House)
1926-08-16
Bassett House and foundation of Auditorium, north center of site looking east.
1926-08-16
Center of site looking north showing Library and Alspaugh
Library, East
"Library" engraving on pediment is visible
1926-08-16
Center of site looking northwest showing Bassett and Brown houses, railroad cars, Building supplies
Campus View
1926-08-16
Excavation for Faculty apartments (now Wilson House), Union Building, Brown House
Campus View
1926-08-16
North side of Carr Building
Carr
1926-09-01
North side of Carr Building
Carr
1926-09-01
Foundation of Baldwin Auditorium, looking northeast
Baldwin Auditorium
1926-09-01
Union Building showing scaffolding, Brown and Bassett Houses in background
Union, East
1926-09-01
Baldwin Auditorium steelwork, Bassett and Brown Houses in background; looking southeast
Baldwin Auditorium
1926-09-01
Baldwin Auditorium steelwork, Pegram and Alspaugh Houses in background; looking southwest
Baldwin Auditorium
1926-09-01
Library looking southeast
Library, East
1926-09-01
Front of Union Building looking north showing end of Brown House
Union, East
1926-09-01
Foundations for Faculty Apartments and Science Building; Aycock in background, Craven Memorial at right
Campus View
1926-09-01
Library, Alspaugh and Pegram from center of site looking northwest
Campus View
1926-09-01
Front of Library showing scaffolding and columns, south end of Alspaugh
Library, East
1926-09-15
Foundation and steelwork on Baldwin Auditorium, looking northeast; Bassett House at right
Baldwin Auditorium
1926-09-15
Foundation and steelwork on Baldwin Auditorium, looking southeast; Bassett House at right
Baldwin Auditorium
1926-09-15
North side of Carr Building
Carr
1926-09-15
Alspaugh and Pegram Houses from floor of Auditorium, Library roof visible in background, south
Dormitories
1926-09-15
View south from top of Union Building, showing foundations for Faculty Apartments and Science Building
Campus View
1926-09-15
East Union Building, with Bassett House and steelwork for Baldwin Auditorium in background
Union, East

Following the image number is the following information: image file name, date, description, building name (if applicable) and comment (if applicable).

1927-04-12
View taken from center of Quadrangle looking along Quadrangle with location of Medical School in background
Medicine
Note: West photos 1-5 are described on the verso; these descriptions do not resume until 41
1927-04-12
View taken from center of Quadrangle looking along Quadrangle showing proposed location of dormitories in center of picture
Residential
1927-04-12
View taken from center of Quadrangle looking across same with proposed location of Chapel at the upper center of picture. This shows fill being made between Union Building and library.
Chapel
Looking toward chapel site
1927-04-12
View taken from proposed location of Chapel looking towards fountain showing the grading near center of Quadrangle
Campus View
Looking toward traffic circle
1927-04-12
View taken from center of Quadrangle looking towards proposed location of fountain. This shows clearing for the Building of large fill for main entrance to University.
Campus View
Looking toward traffic circle from center of Quad
1927-06-09
View looking toward chapel site [supplied by Archives]
Chapel
Looking toward chapel site
1927-06-09
View looking towards site of Medical School, hole curve in railroad track [supplied by Archives]
Academic
Looking towards site of med school hole curve in RR track
1927-06-09
View looking to dorm site [supplied by Archives]
Residential
Looking to dorm site
1927-06-09
Perhaps land to the east of the construction plateau [supplied by Archives]
Campus View
Perhaps land to the east of the construction plateau
1927-06-09
View from chapel site toward traffic circle [supplied by Archives]
Campus View
From chapel site toward traffic circle?
1927-06-09
View
Campus View
Plateau showing early excavations?
1927-07-08
Site of Library?
Library
Site of Library; chapel site to the left
1927-07-08
Site of academic quad showing railroad track; Medical School site is at center?
Academic
Academic quad
1927-07-08
Site of future causeway looking east; site of future gardens ot the left?
Campus View
Possibly along causeway looking to traffic circle
1927-07-08
Site of residential quads looking south along railroad track? Several workers' faces are visible
Residential
people
1927-07-08
Valley north of future causeway looking east? Site of future gardens at left; steamshovel visible
Campus View
land off the plateau
1927-07-08
Excavations in residential quad?
Campus View
Plateau showing early excavations?
1927-08-04
Excavations for utilities in residential quad?
Campus View
Plateau showing early excavations?
1927-08-04
Excavations for utilities, main quad? Workers' faces visible; "The Duke Endowment" steamshovel No. 1
Campus View
people, TDE steamshovel
1927-08-04
Excavations in residential quad?
Campus View
Plateau showing early excavations?
1927-08-04
View along future causeway looking west towards main quad?
Campus View
?
1927-08-04
Excavations in residential quad?
Campus View
Possibly the site of the dorms, from the south
1927-08-04
Excavations for utilities, main quad?
Campus View
a trench somewhere
1927-08-08
Quarry?
Quarry
1927-08-08
Quarry?
Quarry
?
1927-09-08
Excavation for hospital and medical school Buildings, viewed from the north?
Campus View
possibly an area near the quarry
1927-09-08
Quarry?
Quarry
1927-09-08
Excavation for hospital and medical school Buildings?
Campus View
quarry?
1927-09-08
Site of academic quad showing railroad track; site of medical school is at center
Academic
1927-09-08
Excavation; location undetermined
Campus View
excavation for ?
1927-09-08
Quarry?
Quarry
?
1927-09-08
View east along future causeway, with portions of future Circuit Drive roughed in
Campus View
towards traffic circle
1927-11-14
View towards main quad from site of Craven Quadrangle showing excavation and forms for dormitory?
Craven - A
foundation
1927-11-14
Excavation for Craven Quadrangle, looking south?
Craven - A
1927-11-29
Site of residential Quadrangles looking northwest?
Craven - A
?
1927-11-29
Site of residential Quadrangles looking southwest?
Craven - A
?
1927-11-29
Excavation for hospital and medical school Buildings?
?
1927-11-29
Excavation for hospital and medical school Buildings?
?
1928-01-03
Picture taken from near Union Building, looking along front of Dormitories. This shows the concrete foundation fninished up to grade of main Quadrangle.
Residential
1928-01-03
Picture taken from near service entrance, looking towards main entrance of Hospital, which entrance is located where mixer now stands. This shows concrete wall around sub-basement.
Hospital
1928-01-03
Picture taken from near entrance of Group "C" Dormitory looking towards Union Building. This shows the front wall of Group "C" dormitory built up to Quadrangle grade, also forms built for concrete foundation of Union Building. A large pile of stone is located between Union Building and Library.
Union
1928-01-03
Taken from Quadrangle in front of Chapel, looking across Union Building, with Group "C" Dormitory in the background. This shows mixing plant and forms for Union Building.
Union
1928-01-03
Taken from near the center of Medical School, looking across the hospital. This shows part of the service tunnel under basement floor. Mixer is located at the main entrance to hospital.
Hospital
1928-01-03
Taken from service court at far end of Group "C" dormitories. This looking across Group "C" Dormitories and Union Building, and shows forms on right of picture ready for pouring first floor of Group "C" Dormitories. The location of the Hospital and Medical School is shown in the upper center of the picture.
Kilgo - C
1928-02-02
Taken from end of Group "C" Dormitories looking across Union Building toward location for School of Religion
Union
1928-02-02
Showing close-up detail of the Hospital near the Service Entrance. This shows sub-basement of Hospital.
Hospital
people
1928-02-02
Union Buliding in foreground with Group "C" Dormitories in the background.
Kilgo - C
1928-02-02
Group "C" Dormitories. Taken near Union Building looking across Group "C" Dormitories.
Kilgo - C
1928-02-02
Taken from entrance to Medical School looking across Hospital
Hospital
1928-02-02
Taken from extreme rear end looking across Group "C" Dormitories Union Building, with Hospital and Medical School in background.
Medicine
1928-03-05
View showing stonework laid on rear of Group "C" Dormitories. This shows stonework at the highest approximate level with first floor.
Kilgo - C
Good close-up of stone wall
1928-03-05
View taken from Medical School looking across Hospital, showing all foundations placed ready for steelwork, and practically all backfilling completed around concrete. Also showing railroad track laid through the center of the Hospital.
Hospital
1928-03-05
View showing part of foundation for Hospital near Service Entrance. Extreme lower left shows sub-basement.
Hospital
1928-03-05
View taken from end of group "C" Dormitories, looking across Union Building. This shows outside walls of Union Building and foundation of basement floor level.
Union
1928-03-05
View taken from service court back of Group "C" Dormitories, showing first floor of Group "C" Dormitories with steel columns erected along corridors.
Kilgo - C
1928-03-05
View taken from rear of Union Building, looking across same toward Group "C" Dormitories. This shows forms being constructed for the basement floor. The concrete shown in the center of the picture is up to the elevation of the basement floor.
Kilgo - C
1928-04-03
View looking across the foundation for Hospital and Medical School. Shows derrick being set up for erecting steel structure.
Hospital
1928-04-03
Taken from court in front of Chapel looking across Union Building foundation. This shows Union Building concrete completed to basement floor. In the background is shown Group "C" Dormitory with window frames set to first floor.
Union
1928-04-05
View taken from approximate location of Group "B" Dormitory, looking toward the rear of Group "C" Dormitory, showing structural steel and stonework.
Kilgo - C
1928-04-05
View taken from main Quadrangle at entrance of Medical School looking across Medical School and Hospital foundation.
Medicine
1928-04-05
View taken from main Quadrangle between Union Building and Group "C" Dormitory, looking across Union Building, showing concrete basement floor complete, and on right, forms being erected for first floor of the Union Building. In center of picture is shown excavation for classroom and Auditorium. In upper center is shown location for Chapel.
Union
1928-04-05
Taken from end of Building showing a closeup detail of Group "C" Dormitory where same connect to Union Building.
Kilgo - C
1928-05-01
View taken from the rear of service court of Group "C" Dormitories showing stonework and steel erected.
Kilgo - C
1928-05-01
View taken from end of Medical School looking across Hospital showing steel erected up to second floor level on the Hospital end of the Building.
Hospital
1928-05-01
View showing the front of Group "C" Dormitories adjoining the Union Building.
Kilgo - C
1928-05-01
View looking across basement floor of Union Building showing Group "C" Dormitories in the background.
Kilgo - C
1928-05-01
View of Hospital taken from service court showing steel erected from sub-basement floor to second floor.
Hospital
1928-05-01
View taken from end of Group "C" Dormitories looking across Union Building, showing forms being erected above basement floor.
Union
1928-05-30
View looking at the rear of Group "C" Dormitories showing stonework completed to third floor level.
Kilgo - C
1928-05-30
View showing the front of Group "C" Dormitories near location of Group "B" Dormitories. This shows stonework on the front of the Building built up to the third floor level. [Dated 1928-05-31 on photo]
Kilgo - C
1928-05-30
View showing the entrance court to Hospital, showing structural steel erected on this part of the Building to fourth floor. [Dated 1928-05-31 on back of photo]
Hospital
1928-05-30
View taken from end of Medical School looking across Medical School and Hospital, showing steel partly erected to fourth floor on Hospital end of Building. [Dated 1928-05-31 on back of photo]
Hospital
1928-05-30
View of Heating Plant showing foundations for Building coal trestle and stack. [Dated 1928-05-31 on back of photo]
Heating plant
1928-05-30
View taken from front of Library looking across same, with foundation for School of Religion at right of picture. [Dated 1928-05-31 on back of photo]
Library
Note: many pictures show both the Law and the Library Buildings
1928-05-30
View taken from Quadrangle near the front of classroom and Auditorium, showing Union Building below first floor, with Group "C" Dormitories in upper right hand part of picture. [Dated 1928-05-31 on back of photo]
Union
1928-05-30
Taken from near the rear of Union Building. Showing Union Building on the left and end of Group "C" Dormitories on right. [Dated 1928-05-31 on back of photo]
Union
1928-06-18
View of the Quarry near Hillsborough showing method of operation.
Quarry
1928-06-18
View of the Quarry near Hillsborough showing close up view of rock face.
Quarry
1928-06-18
View of the Quarry near Hillsborough showing rock before same is loosened with dynamite.
Quarry
1928-06-18
View of the Quarry near Hillsborough showing rock being loaded on cars. Also on the right of the picture is shown waste material from Quarry.
Quarry
1928-07-02
Showing service court entrance at Hospital. All of steel has been erected to fourth floor, and roof steel completed on wing of Building.
Hospital
1928-07-02
View showing steel on Hospital part of Building erected to Fourth Floor. No steel has been set on Medical School.
Hospital
1928-07-02
Group "C" Dormitories showing entrance to court from large Quadrangle.
Kilgo - C
1928-07-02
Showing Union Building taken from near the end of Group "C" Dormitories.
Union
1928-07-02
Showing foundation completed for School of Religion and forms built for concrete foundation for Library.
Divinity
1928-07-02
View showing Union Building, taken from near location of Chapel. In foreground to the right is location of classroom and Auditorium Building.
Union
1928-07-02
Showing forms built for concrete foundation for Library.
Library
1928-07-02
Heating Plant showing construction of coal trestle.
Heating plant
1928-07-02
Heating Plant showing masonry foundation completed, ready for steel superstructure.
Heating plant
1928-08-01
View showing service entrance to Hospital.
Hospital
1928-08-01
View showing steelwork on Hospital, also shows foundation for steel of Medical School.
Medicine
1928-08-01
View showing concrete foundation of School of Religion and Library completed ready for steel and stonework.
Divinity
1928-08-01
View showing Union Building, taken from location of Chapel. This shows stonework almost to second floor of Union Building. On right of picture is location of classroom and Auditorium Building.
Union
1928-08-01
View taken from center of Quadrangle showing front of Union Building. To the left of picture is shown Group "C" Dormitories.
Union
1928-08-01
View taken from Quadrangle near corner of Library showing concrete foundation of Library and foundation of School of Religion. At upper left is shown part of the Union Building.
Library
1928-08-01
View taken from end of Quadrangle showing part of Group "C" Dormitories.
Kilgo - C
1928-08-01
View showing Heating Plant.
Heating plant
1928-08-01
View showing Heating Plant. Practically all of structural steel is erected, including coal bunkers. Trestle in foreground for unloading and storing coal.
Heating plant
1928-09-01
View showing elevation of Hospital at service entrance.
Hospital
1928-09-01
View looking across foundation for Medical School showing Hospital.
Hospital
1928-09-01
View taken from near the location of Chapel looking across foundation for School of Religion and Library.
Divinity
1928-09-01
View taken from near the location of Chapel, looking across foundation for classroom and Auditorium, showing Union Building in the background.
Union
1928-09-01
View taken from main Quadrangle, looking across foundation of Library and School of Religion, showing location for Chapel in the upper left hand part of the picture.
Library
1928-09-01
View taken from near the center of the main Quadrangles showing Union Building.
Union
1928-09-01
View taken from the end of the Quadrangle showing the end of Group "C" Dormitories. This shows steelwork and stone completed ready for roof slab.
Kilgo - C
1928-09-01
View showing Heating Plant. All steelwork has been erected and brickwork started.
Heating plant
1928-09-01
Showing Heating Plant and foundation for stack.
Heating plant
1928-10-01
View showing elevation of wing of Hosptial at service court entrance.
Hospital
1928-10-01
View showing foundation for Medical School in foreground with Hospital in background. The steel roof on the Hospital except the upper left hand corner is completely erected.
Hospital
1928-10-01
View showing part of the first floor of Library completed and foundations for School of Religion complete practically to first floor level.
Library
1928-10-01
View taken from proposed location of Chapel looking across foundation for School of Religion and Library.
Divinity
1928-10-01
View taken from proposed location of Chapel, looking across foundation of Auditorium Building showing Union Building.
Union
1928-10-01
View taken from center of main Quadrangle showing Union Building.
Union
1928-10-01
View taken from main Quadrangle showing south and of Group "C" Dormitories. This shows stonework and steel complete ready for gypsum roof slabs. The two brick chimneys shown are complete.
Kilgo - C
1928-10-01
View showing Heating Plant with coal trestle completed and all steel erected. Brick stack shown in upper center of the picture.
Heating plant
1928-10-01
View showing first two boilers erected.
Heating plant
1928-10-01
View taken from the location of Group "B" Dormitory showing foundation excavation along Group "A" Dormitory.
Craven - A
excavation
1928-11-01
View showing elevation of Hospital at service entrance.
Hospital
1928-11-01
View taken from main Quadrangle showing structural steel for Medical School erected to fourth floor.
Medicine
1928-11-01
View showing foundation for Library and School of Religion.
Library
1928-11-01
View taken from main Quadrangle showing Union Building and Group "C" Dormitories.
Union
1928-11-01
View taken from main Quadrangle showing the end of Group "C" Dormitories next to Group "B" Dormitory.
Kilgo - C
1928-11-01
View taken from near Chapel location showing School of Religion and Library.
Divinity
1928-11-01
View taken from near Chapel location showing the foundation for the Auditorium Building and Union Building.
Union
1928-11-01
View showing Heating Plant.
Heating plant
1928-11-01
View showing Heating Plant.
Heating plant
1928-11-01
View taken from Quadrangle showing foundation for Group "A" Dormitory.
Craven - A
1928-11-01
View showing excavation for Stadium.
Stadium
1928-12-03
View showing wing of Hospital at the service court entrance, showing all stonework completed and scaffold removed.
Hospital
1928-12-03
View taken from main Quadrangle showing steel erected on end of Medical School. This shows stonework started on this part of the Building.
Medicine
1928-12-03
View taken from main Quadrangle showing Library stonework up to second floor. Union Building roof steel can be seen at the upper left hand corner of the picture.
Library
1928-12-03
View taken from center of Quadrangle showing Union Building. All stone practically completed on this Building and all steel except tower completed. Group "C" Dormitory shown at left of picture.
Union
1928-12-03
View showing Group "C" Dormitories, taken from Quadrangle.
Kilgo - C
1928-12-03
View taken from near Chapel location showing foundation for classroom and Auditorium Building and also showing Union Building.
Union
1928-12-03
View taken from near location of Chapel showing foundation for School of Religion up to first floor, and Library stonework up to second floor.
Divinity
1928-12-03
View showing Heating Plant.
Heating plant
1928-12-03
View taken from near Group "B" Dormitory showing concrete foundation completed for Group "A" Dormitory.
Craven - A
1928-12-03
Excavation for Stadium. This picture taken from top of the Players Entrance Tunnel looking south, showing grading on the left side of the Horseshoe very near completed. No excavation has been done on the right side of the Horseshoe.
Stadium
1928-12-03
View taken from the open end of the Horseshoe showing excavation of the East side.
Stadium
1929-01-07
View showing elevation of the Hospital at the service entrance.
Hospital
1929-01-07
View taken from main Quadrangle showing the front of the Medical School.
Medicine
1929-01-07
View taken from main Quadrangle showing Library Building, Union Building at extreme left of picture.
Library
1929-01-07
View taken from center of Quadrangle showing Union Building and Group "C" Dormitories.
Union
1929-01-07
View showing front of Group "C" Dormitories.
Kilgo - C
1929-01-07
View showing concrete foundation completed for Group "A" Dormitory. Medical School can be seen in upper left hand corner.
Craven - A
1929-01-07
View taken from near Chapel site showing foundation for Auditorium Building, also Union Building.
Union
1929-01-07
View taken from near Chapel site showing School of Religion and Library Building.
Divinity
1929-01-07
View showing Heating Plant.
Heating plant
1929-01-07
View showing grading for Stadium. Picture taken from center of Horseshoe.
Stadium
1929-01-07
View showing grading for Stadium. Picture taken from open end of Horseshoe.
Stadium
1929-01-09
Showing detail of roof on one end of Group "C" Dormitories.
Kilgo - C
1929-01-09
View showing Group "C" Dormitories.
Kilgo - C
1929-02-04
View showing front of Medical School.
Medicine
1929-02-04
View taken from Quadrangle showing foundation for Law School. Library and Union Building at the left.
Law
1929-02-04
View taken from Quadrangle showing Union Building and Group "C" Dormitories.
Union
1929-02-04
View showing wing of Group "C" Dormitories.
Kilgo - C
1929-02-04
View showing Group "C" Dormitories with foundation for Group "B" Dormitory in the foreground.
Kilgo - C
1929-02-04
View taken from Chapel location showing School of Religion and Library Building.
Divinity
1929-02-04
View taken from Chapel location showing Union Building and foundation for classroom and Auditorium Building at the right of the picture.
Union
1929-02-04
View taken from the rear of Group "A" Dormitory showing foundation for Group "A" Dormitory. Group "C" Dormitories and Union Building at the upper left of picture.
Craven - A
1929-02-04
View showing Heating Plant.
Heating plant
1929-02-04
View showing excavation for Stadium.
Stadium
1929-02-04
View showing excavation for Stadium, taken from open end of Horseshoe.
Stadium
1929-02-04
View showing site of Gymnasium, taken from point near Group "B" Dormitory looking toward Stadium.
Gym
1929-03-01
View showing front of the Medical School.
Medicine
1929-03-01
View showing the front of the Library. Union Building at left of picture.
Library
1929-03-01
View taken from center of Quadrangle showing Union Building and Group "C" Dormitories.
Union
1929-03-01
View taken from the rear of Group "A" Dormitory showing foundation for Group "A" Dormitory, with Union Building and Group "C" Dormitories in the background.
Craven - A
1929-03-01
View taken from rear of Group "B" Dormitory showing foundation for Group "B" Dormitory and showing Group "C" Dormitories. At extreme right center of the picture is shown part of the Medical School Building.
Kilgo - C
1929-03-01
View taken from near Chapel location showing foundation for classroom and Auditorium Building and also two sides of the Union Building.
Union
1929-03-01
View taken from near Chapel location showing School of Religion and Library Building.
Divinity
1929-03-01
View taken from center of Horseshoe at Stadium showing top of fills on each side completed.
Stadium
1929-03-01
View taken from open end of Horseshoe at Stadium showing top of fills completed.
Stadium
1929-03-01
View taken from rear of Group "B" Dormitory showing proposed site of the new Gymnasium. Stadium can be seen in the background through the woods.
Gym
1929-04-02
View showing the campus front of the Medical School.
Medicine
1929-04-02
View taken from campus showing Library Building in center of picture with Law Building on the right and Union Building on the left.
Library
1929-04-02
View showing campus front of Union Building.
Union
1929-04-02
View showing Group "C" Dormitories, taken from near center of Group "B" Dormitory.
Kilgo - C
1929-04-02
View showing foundation for Group "A" Dormitory, looking across Quadrangle showing Group "C" Dormitories and Union Building.
Craven - A
1929-04-02
View taken from Chapel location showing Union Building and foundation for Auditorium Building built to first floor level.
Union
1929-04-02
View taken from Chapel location showing School of Religion and Library Building.
Divinity
1929-04-02
View looking south, showing location for Gymnasium at road and Stadium beyond trees.
Gym
1929-04-02
View showing grading for Stadium, taken from closed end of horseshoe.
Stadium
1929-04-02
Grading for Stadium, taken from open end of Horseshoe.
Stadium
1929-05-03
View showing campus front of Medical School
Medicine
1929-05-03
View taken from main Quadrangle showing front of Library Building and part of Union Building at extreme left of picture.
Library
1929-05-03
View taken from near center of main Quadrangle showing Union Building tower
Union
1929-05-03
View taken from Chapel location, showing classroom and Auditorium Building, with Union Building at left.
Union
1929-05-03
View taken from near Chapel location, showing School of Education and Library.
Divinity
1929-05-03
View showing Group "C" Dormitories, with foundation for Group "B" Dormitory in foreground.
Craven - A
1929-05-03
View taken from the foundation of Group "B" Dormitory, showing Group "A" Dormitory. The Medical School can be seen in the upper left hand corner of picture.
Crowell - B
1929-05-03
View taken from open end of Horseshoe at Stadium, showing grading completed and concrete work started.
Stadium
1929-05-03
View showing the Stadium, taken from closed end of Horseshoe.
Stadium
1929-05-03
View showing location for Gymnasium.
Gym
1929-06-01
View of entrance to Medical School.
Medicine
1929-06-01
View taken from main Quadrangle showing front of Library Building and Law Building.
Law
1929-06-01
View taken from main Quadrangle showing the Union Building and Group "C" Dormitories at left of picture.
Union
1929-06-01
View taken from outside of Quadrangle showing Group "B" Dormitory in the foreground, with Group "C" Dormitories at left of picture.
Crowell - B
1929-06-01
View taken from outside of Quadrangle showing foundation of Group "B" Dormitory, with Group "A" Dormitory in the background.
Crowell - B
1929-06-01
View taken from location of Chapel showing School of Religion and Library Building.
Divinity
1929-06-01
View taken from Chapel location showing classroom and Auditorium Building and Union Building.
Page
1929-06-01
Stadium - View taken from open end of Stadium, showing playing field and walls around same.
Stadium
1929-06-01
Stadium - View taken from closed end of the horseshoe showing playing field and wall around same. On the left can be seen stepping for seat bank.
Stadium
1929-06-01
View showing concreting foundation for Gymnasium.
Gym
people
1929-06-08
View showing Stadium, taken from the southwest end of the horseshoe.
Stadium
1929-06-08
View showing the Stadium, taken from open end of horseshoe.
Stadium
1929-07-01
View showing front of the Medical School.
Medicine
1929-07-01
View showing the campus front of the Law Building and Library
Law
1929-07-01
View showing campus front of the Union Building, with Group "C" Dormitories at left and Auditorium at right of picture.
Union
1929-07-01
View taken from rear of Group "B" Dormitory showing Group "B" and Group "C" Dormitories.
Crowell - B
1929-07-01
View taken from rear of Group "B" Dormitory showing Group "A" and Group "B" Dormitories.
Crowell - B
1929-07-01
View taken from Chapel location showing School of Religion and Library Building.
Divinity
1929-07-01
View taken from near Chapel location showing Auditorium and Union Building.
Union
1929-07-01
View showing Stadium.
Stadium
1929-07-01
View showing Stadium.
Stadium
1929-07-01
View showing Stadium, taken from top of seats.
Stadium
1929-07-01
View showing foundation of Gymnasium Building.
Gym
1929-07-23
View taken from fountain location, looking along main entrance road toward Chapel.
Campus View
Along causeway towards site of Chapel
1929-07-23
View taken from intersection of main and Chapel axis, looking along entrance road toward fountain.
Campus View
Along causeway towards site of Chapel
1929-07-23
View taken from intersection of main and Chapel axis, looking toward Chapel site.
Campus View
main quad-Chapel Quad intersection
1929-07-23
View taken from Medical School showing Chemistry Building site. Law Building and Library in the center of the picture.
Law
1929-07-23
View taken from Medical School Building showing location of Botany and Zoology Building at left of picture and location of Chemistry Building where logs are piled at right hand edge of picture.
Academic
Academic quad from Davison
1929-07-23
View taken from road at the rear of the Auditorium, showing court between Union Building and Group "C" Dormitories.
Union
1929-07-23
View showing construction of the seat banks for the Stadium. At right of picture shows foundation excavated ready for concrete. Next - Steel form in place and men pouring concrete. Next - To the left, the finished wooden seats being placed on concrete. At the upper center of the picture, near the pole, shows location of guest box.
Stadium
1929-07-29
View showing front of Medical School facing Quadrangle.
Medicine
1929-07-29
View taken from center of Quadrangle showing Union Building, Group "C" Dormitories and part of the Auditorium Building.
Union
1929-07-29
View taken from Quadrangle showing Law Building and Library.
Law
1929-07-29
View taken from court and of Group "B" Dormitory, showing part of Group "B" Dormitory and Group "C" Dormitory.
Crowell - B
1929-07-29
View taken from court end of Group "B" Dormitory showing part of Group "B" Dormitory and Group "A" Dormitory.
Craven - A
1929-07-29
View taken from rear of Group "A" Dormitory.
Craven - A
1929-07-29
View taken from rear of Auditorium Building.
Page
1929-07-29
View taken from Chapel location showing School of Religion and Library.
Divinity
1929-07-29
View taken from Chapel location showing classroom and Auditorium Building and Union Building.
Page
1929-07-29
View showing first floor of Gymnasium ready for concreting.
Gym
1929-07-29
View taken from Medical School showing location of Botany and Zoology Building and Physics Building.
Botany/Zoology
1929-07-29
View showing Stadium.
Stadium
1929-07-29
View showing Stadium, taken from open end of horseshoe.
Stadium
1929-07-29
View showing Stadium, taken from open end of horseshoe.
Stadium
1929-09-03
View taken from location of Chapel, showing School of Religion.
Divinity
1929-09-03
View taken from location of Chapel, showing classroom and Auditorium and Union Building.
Page
1929-09-03
View taken from south end of Group "B" Dormitory, showing "B" Dormitory and shovel excavating for the extension to Group "B".
Crowell - B
1929-09-03
View taken from in front of Medical School and Hospital, showing foundation work for Botany and Zoology Building.
Botany/Zoology
1929-09-03
View taken from rear of Group "A" Dormitory. The blank wall shows where Group "A" Dormitory extension joins same. Excavation for this shown in foreground.
Craven - A
1929-09-03
View taken from rear of classroom and Auditorium, showing location of stage. Union Building at right of picture.
Page
1929-09-03
View taken from the main entrance, showing front of Library and Law Building.
Law
1929-09-03
View taken from front of Gymnasium, showing part of steel trusses for erection of Gymnasium
Gym
1929-09-03
View taken from south end of Group "B" Dormitory, showing Group "A" and "B" Dormitories. Medical School can be seen through railway gap.
Crowell - B
1929-09-03
View of the Stadium.
Stadium
1929-09-03
View of the Stadium, taken from open end of horseshoe.
Stadium
1929-09-03
View of the Stadium, taken from open end of horseshoe.
Stadium
1929-10-04
Union Building and classroom and Auditorium Building.
Law
1929-10-04
View showing foundation for extension to Group "B" Dormitory
Crowell - B
1929-10-04
View showing foundation for extension to Group "A" Dormitory.
Craven - A
1929-10-04
View showing foundation for extension to Group "A" Dormitory.
Craven - A
1929-10-04
View showing front of the Gymnasium Building.
Gym
1929-10-04
View showing the rear of classroom and Auditorium Building.
Page
1929-10-04
View taken from Chapel location showing School of Religion and Library.
Divinity
1929-10-04
View taken from Chapel location showing classroom and Auditorium and Union Building.
Page
1929-10-04
View taken from near front of Medical School and showing Botany and Zoology Building.
Botany/Zoology
1929-10-04
View showing Stadium.
Stadium
1929-10-04
View showing Stadium completed.
Stadium
1929-10-04
View showing Stadium completed.
Stadium
1929-11-08
View taken from Medical School and Hospital showing Botany and Zoology Building.
Botany/Zoology
1929-11-08
View taken from main Quadrangle showing Law Building, Library and Union Building at extreme left.
Law
1929-11-08
View taken from Chapel location, showing Auditorium Building and Union Building.
Page
1929-11-08
View taken from Chapel location, showing School of Religion and Library.
Divinity
1929-11-08
View showing rear of classroom and Auditorium Building.
Page
1929-11-08
View showing front of Gymnasium Building.
Gym
1929-11-08
View taken from main Quadrangle showing front of Group "A" Dormitories.
Craven - A
1929-11-08
View showing rear of Group "A" Dormitories.
Craven - A
1929-11-08
View showing rear of Group "B" Dormitories and Group "B" Dormitories extension.
Crowell - B
1929-11-08
View showing rear of Group "B" Dormitories and also foundation in front of picture for Group "B" Dormitories extension.
Crowell - B
1929-11-08
View taken from main Quadrangle showing Group "A" Dormitories on left and Group "B" Dormitories on the right of picture.
Craven - A
1929-11-08
View taken from location of Physics Building, showing Medical School and Hospital, with Botany and Zoology Building in foreground.
Medicine
1929-12-04
View taken from Medical School and Hospital, showing Botany and Zoology Building on the left, and Library, Union Building and Group "C" Dormitories on the right.
Botany/Zoology
1929-12-04
View taken from Library showing Botany and Zoology Building and Medical School.
Botany/Zoology
1929-12-04
View taken from location of Physics Building, showing Law Building and Library Building.
Library
and Law
1929-12-04
View taken from Chapel location showing Auditorium Building and Union Building.
Page
1929-12-04
View taken from Chapel location showing School of Religion and Library Building.
Divinity
1929-12-04
View taken from rear of Auditorium showing stage under construction, and Union Building at right.
Page
1929-12-04
View showing front of Gymnasium Building.
Gym
1929-12-04
View taken from the south end of Group "B" Dormitories showing Group "B" Dormitories under construction.
Crowell - B
1929-12-04
View taken from southeast corner of Group "B" Dormitories extension showing court at Group "B" Dormitories.
Crowell - B
1929-12-04
View showing construction of the first floor for Group "B" Dormitories extension.
Crowell - B
1929-12-04
View showing the end of Group "B" Dormitories and rear of Group "A" Dormitories. Derrick is located in Group "A" Dormitories extension court.
Residential
1929-12-04
View showing rear of Group "A" Dormitories and Group "A" Dormitories extension.
Craven - A
1929-12-04
View taken from the front of Group "C" Dormitories showing front of Group "A" and Group "B" Dormitories.
Residential
1929-12-04
View taken from third floor of Group "B" Dormitories showing front of Group "A" Dormitories, with Medical School and Hospital at the left.
Craven - A
1930-01-02
View taken from Medical School looking south along main Quadrangle. [Dated 1930-01-09 on back of photo]
Academic
view of academic quad
1930-01-02
View taken from near front of Law Building, showing Botany and Zoology Building and Medical School. [Dated 1930-01-09 on back of photo]
Botany/Zoology
1930-01-02
View showing front of Law Building. [Dated 1930-01-09 on back of photo]
Law
1930-01-02
View showing front of Library. [Dated 1930-01-09 on back of photo]
Library
1930-01-02
View taken from near end of Group "B" Dormitories, showing extension for Group "A" Dormitories. [Dated 1930-01-09 on back of photo]
Craven - A
1930-01-02
View showing extension for Group "B" Dormitories. [Dated 1930-01-09 on back of photo]
Crowell - B
extension of Group B dormitories
1930-01-02
View showing front of Gymnasium Building. [Dated 1930-01-09 on back of photo]
Gym
1930-01-02
View showing rear of classroom and Auditorium Building, showing stage under construction. [Dated 1930-01-09 on back of photo]
Page
1930-01-02
View taken from location of Chapel showing School of Religion and Library. [Dated 1930-01-09 on back of photo]
Divinity
1930-01-02
View taken from location of Chapel, showing classroom and Auditorium and Union Building. [Dated 1930-01-09 on back of photo]
Page
1930-01-02
View taken from front of Group "C" Dormitories, showing front of Group "A" and "B" Dormitories. [Dated 1930-01-09 on back of photo]
Craven - A
1930-01-02
View taken from center of Quadrangle near Union Building showing front of Group "A" Dormitories. [Dated 1930-01-09 on back of photo]
Craven - A
1930-01-02
View taken from south end of Group "B" Dormitories showing extension to Group "B" Dormitories. [Dated 1930-01-09 on back of photo]
Crowell - B
1930-01-02
View taken from south end of Group "B" Dormitories showing extension to Group "B" Dormitories. [Dated 1930-01-09 on back of photo]
Crowell - B
1930-02-05
View taken from Medical School, showing Botany and Zoology Building.
Botany/Zoology
1930-02-05
View taken from main Quadrangle with Medical School on the left.
Botany/Zoology
1930-02-05
View showing foundation for Physics Building and also Botany and Zoology Building and Medical School.
Medicine
1930-02-05
View showing front of Law Building.
Law
1930-02-05
View showing Library, with Law Building at right.
Library
1930-02-05
View taken from Chapel location showing classroom and Auditorium Building and Union Building.
Page
1930-02-05
View taken from Chapel location showing School of Religion and Library.
Divinity
1930-02-05
View showing front of Gymnasium Building.
Gym
1930-02-05
View showing rear of classroom and Auditorium, with Union Building at right.
Page
1930-02-05
View showing extension to Group "A" Dormitory.
Craven - A
1930-02-05
View showing extension to Group "B" Dormitories at left of picture and extension to "A" Dormitories at right.
Crowell - B
1930-02-05
View showing Quadrangle front of Group "A" Dormitories with Group "B" at right.
Craven - A
1930-02-05
View showing Group "A" Dormitories at left and "B" Dormitories at right.
Residential
1930-02-05
View showing Group "B" Dormitories extension.
Crowell - B
1930-02-05
View showing Group "B" Dormitories extension.
Crowell - B
1930-02-06
View taken from the roof of Group "A" Dormitories showing Group "B" Dormitories. [Dated 1930-02-05 on back of photo]
Craven - A
1930-02-06
View taken from top of Group "A" Dormitories showing Union Building and School or Religion. Classroom and Auditorium at rear of Union Building. [Dated 1930-02-05 on back of photo]
Union
1930-02-06
View taken from top of Group "A" Dormitories showing Union Building, Library and Medical School. [Dated 1930-02-05 on back of photo]
Medicine
1930-03-04
View taken from Medical School, looking along axis of campus, showing Botany and Zoology Building in foreground. [Dated on front and back of photo 1930-03-04]
Botany/Zoology
1930-03-04
View taken from in front of the Law Building, showing Botany and Zoology Building and Medical School.
Botany/Zoology
1930-03-04
View taken from in front of the Library Building showing foundation for Physics Building.
Physics
1930-03-04
View taken from Chemistry Building location, showing excavation for Chemistry Building and Law Building.
Chemistry
1930-03-04
View showing excavation for Chemistry Building, with Medical School in background.
Chemistry
1930-03-04
View showing front of Group "A" Dormitories.
Craven - A
1930-03-04
View showing front of Group "A" Dormitories and Group "B" Dormitories.
Residential
1930-03-04
View showing extension to Group "A" Dormitories.
Craven - A
1930-03-04
View showing extension to Group "B" Dormitories on left and Group "A" Dormitories on the right of picture.
Residential
1930-03-04
View showing front of Gymnasium.
Gym
1930-03-04
View showing rear of Auditorium Building, with scaffold around stage.
Page
1930-03-04
View taken from near the Chapel location, showing excavation for Chapel Building.
Chapel
1930-03-04
View taken from near the rear of the Chapel, showing foundation excavation for Chapel.
Chapel
1930-03-04
View showing Group "B" Dormitories extension.
Craven - A
1930-03-04
View showing Group "B" Dormitories extension.
Craven - A
1930-04-01
View taken from top of the Medical School tower looking along Quadrangle.
Campus View
people
1930-04-01
View taken from top of Medical School tower showing Library Building in center of picture and foundation for Chemistry Building at bottom of picture.
Campus View
law, library from davison
1930-04-01
View taken from top of Group "A" Dormitories showing Library in center of picture.
Library
1930-04-01
View taken from top of Union Building showing Group "A" Dormitories, with Group "B" Dormitories at right of picture.
Residential
1930-04-01
View looking North, showing Group "B" Dormitories extension and Group "A" Dormitories extension.
Residential
1930-04-01
View taken from top of School of Religion showing foundation for Chapel.
Chapel
1930-04-01
View taken from near the rear of Chapel, showing foundation for same. School of Religion on left and Auditorium on right of picture.
Chapel
1930-05-03
View taken from Library showing front of Physics Building and Botany and Zoology Building.
Physics
1930-05-03
View showing foundation for Chapel. Forms being built for pouring first floor concrete.
Chapel
1930-05-03
View showing location of Chapel, taken from main campus.
Chapel
1930-05-03
View taken from Group "A" Dormitory, showing Union, Library, Law Building and Medical School.
Campus View
looking towards davison
1930-05-03
View taken from Group "A" Dormitory, showing Union, Library, Law Building and Medical School.
Campus View
looking towards davison
1930-05-03
View taken from rear of Chapel showing foundation for same.
Chapel
1930-05-03
View taken from rear of Chapel showing foundation for same.
Chapel
1930-05-03
View taken from Union Building showing Group "A" and "B" Dormitories.
Residential
1930-05-03
View taken from Union Building showing Group "A" and "B" Dormitories.
Residential
1930-05-03
View taken from south end of Dormitories showing Group "B" Dormitory and Group "A" Dormitory extensions.
Campus View
Residential quads from the rear
1930-05-03
View taken from south end of Dormitories showing Group "B" Dormitory and Group "A" Dormitory extensions.
Campus View
Residential quads from the rear
1930-05-03
View taken from Medical School tower, looking along main Quadrangle. On right is foundation for Physics Building.
Campus View
View from Davison toward Crowell
1930-05-03
View taken from Medical School tower, looking along main Quadrangle. On right is foundation for Physics Building.
Campus View
View from Davison toward Crowell
1930-05-23
View of main campus, taken from Medical School tower.
Campus View
View from Davison toward Crowell
1930-05-23
View showing foundation for Chemistry Building.
Chemistry
1930-06-04
View taken from top of Medical School tower.
Campus View
looking from Davison toward Crowell
1930-06-04
View taken from top of Medical School tower.
Campus View
looking from Davison toward Crowell
1930-06-04
View taken from center of Quadrangle showing Chapel foundation.
Chapel
1930-06-04
View showing rear of Group "B" Dormitories extension.
Crowell - B
1930-06-04
View taken from top of Group "A" Dormitories showing Library in center of picture.
Academic
view of academic quad
1930-06-04
View showing front of Physics Building.
Physics
1930-06-04
View taken from Quadrangle showing court in front of Group "B" Dormitories.
Crowell - B
1930-06-04
View taken from Union Building showing Group "A" Dormitories.
Craven - A
1930-06-04
View showing foundation for Chapel, taken from near rear of building.
Chapel
1930-06-04
View showing foundation for Chapel.
Chapel
1930-07-01
View taken from Medical School tower, looking along Quadrangle.
Campus View
looking from Davison toward Crowell
1930-07-01
View taken from Medical School tower, looking along Quadrangle.
Campus View
looking from Davison toward Crowell
1930-07-01
View taken from Library tower, showing foundation for Chapel.
Chapel
1930-07-01
View taken from Group "A" Dormitory tower, showing Library, Law Building, Chemistry Building and Medical School.
Academic
view of academic quad
1930-07-01
View showing front of Hospital.
Hospital
1930-07-01
View showing Quadrangle in front of Chapel.
Campus View
chapel quad
1930-07-01
View showing Quadrangle in front of Group "B" Dormitory.
Crowell - B
1930-07-02
View showing spray pond for cooling water for ice plant in Hospital. [Dated 1930-07-01 on back of photo]
Hospital
1930-07-02
View taken from near rear of Chapel showing Chapel foundation, Auditorium and Union Building. [Dated 1930-07-01 on back of photo]
Chapel
1930-07-02
View showing front of Physics Building. [Dated 1930-07-01 on back of photo]
Physics
1930-07-02
View showing front of Group "A" Dormitory. [Dated 1930-07-01 on back of photo]
Craven - A
1930-07-02
View showing rear of Group "B" Dormitory extension. [Dated 1930-07-01 on back of photo]
Crowell - B
1930-08-01
View showing the rear of Group "B" Dormitories and Group "A" Dormitories.
Crowell - B
1930-08-01
View showing the rear of Group "B" Dormitories and Group "A" Dormitories.
Crowell - B
1930-08-01
View showing location of tennis courts.
Stadium
view looking towards east gate at right?
1930-08-01
View showing arcade between Group "C" Dormitories and Group "B" Dormitories.
Crowell - B
1930-08-01
View showing the tower at Group "B" Dormitories.
Crowell - B
1930-08-01
View taken from Quadrangle near Group "B" Dormitory looking toward Medical School.
Campus View
from residential quad toward medical school
1930-08-01
View taken from near Physics Building showing Chemistry Building.
Chemistry
1930-08-01
View taken from near Library showing Physics Building.
Physics
1930-08-01
View taken from Law Building showing Botany and Zoology Building.
Botany/Zoology
1930-08-01
View taken from Group "A" Dormitory, showing North end of main Quadrangle.
Academic
view of academic quad
1930-08-01
View showing court in Group "C" Dormitories.
Craven - A
1930-08-01
View taken from School of Religion showing foundation and first floor of Chapel.
Kilgo - C
1930-08-01
View showing Quadrangle in front of the Chapel.
Chapel
1930-08-01
View taken from Medical School tower, showing main Quadrangle.
Campus View
View of academic quad toward residential
1930-08-01
View taken from Medical School tower, showing main Quadrangle.
Campus View
View of academic quad toward residential
1930-09-01
View taken from Medical School tower, showing top of Chemistry Building.
Chemistry
1930-09-01
View showing front of Chemistry Building.
Chemistry
1930-09-01
View showing front of Chemistry Building.
Chemistry
1930-09-01
View showing front of Law Building.
Law
1930-09-01
View showing rear of Auditorium stage and Union Building.
Residential
1930-09-01
View showing service road to the rear of Group "A" and "B" Dormitories.
Crowell - B
1930-09-01
View showing rear of Group "C" Dormitories next to Union Building.
Crowell - B
1930-09-01
View showing new tennis courts under construction.
Campus View
tennis
1930-09-01
View showing court at the rear of the Union Building, and side of Auditorium.
Page
1930-09-01
View showing front of Medical School and front of Botany and Zoology Building.
Medicine
1930-09-01
View taken from tower of Chapel, looking to the rear.
Chapel
1930-09-01
Picture taken from near School of Religion, showing front of Chapel.
Chapel
1930-09-01
View showing rear of Chemistry Building.
Chemistry
1930-09-01
View taken from top of terrace, looking toward Group "B" Dormitory tower.
Crowell - B
1930-09-01
View taken from Group "B" Dormitory tower, looking North along main Quadrangle.
Crowell - B
1930-09-01
View taken from front of Medical School, looking south along main Quadrangle.
Academic
View of academic quad
1931-02-06
View taken from rear of Chapel, looking toward front of same.
Chapel
1931-02-06
View taken from near center of Chapel showing top of arch windows in Memorial Chapel.
Chapel
1931-02-06
View showing columns in the crypt under the Memorial Chapel.
Chapel
1931-02-06
View taken from tower of Union Building, showing Chapel.
Chapel
1931-02-06
View taken from tower or Library, showing front of Chapel.
Chapel
1931-02-09
View taken from rear of the Botany Building, showing location of greenhouses. [Dated 1931-02-06 on back of photo]
Botany/Zoology
1931-04-17
View showing interior of Chapel. Large window in the rear of Choir.
Chapel
1931-04-17
View showing details of interior of Chapel.
Chapel
1931-04-17
View showing details of limestone - interior of Chapel.
Chapel
1931-04-17
View showing front of the Chapel, taken from Administration Building.
Chapel
1931-04-17
View showing exterior of Chapel, taken from Library tower.
Chapel
1931-05-13
View showing greenhouses being erected at Duke University.
Botany/Zoology
greenhouses
1931-10-10
View taken from Nurses Home looking toward Hospital, showing steam and water mains for supplying Nurses Home.
Hospital
Nurses' home
1931-10-10
View taken from the North looking south, showing first floor of Nurses Home.
Hospital
Nurses' home
1931-10-10
View taken from the East looking West showing first floor of Nurses Home.
Hospital
Nurses' home
1932-02-26
View showing front of Nurses Home.
Hospital
Nurses' home
1932-02-26
View showing front of Nurses Home, taken from end nearest Hospital.
Hospital
Nurses' home
1932-02-26
View showing side of Nurses Home next to Hospital.
Hospital
Nurses' home
1932-02-26
View showing main entrance to University with Chapel in the center of picture.
Campus View
Chapel from causeway
1932-03-17
View showing baseball field, Duke University
Campus View
baseball field
1932-04-06
Picture showing front of console for the Aeolian Organ, Duke Chapel. Picture taken before console set in place.
Chapel
1932-04-08
Quarry
Quarry
1932-04-08
Quarry
Quarry

Historical Note

These photographs were taken during the initial construction of Duke University, 1925-1932. According to the specification books for individual buildings, the contractor was to "furnish to the Architect each month during the construction of the structure, three photographs in duplicate, showing the progress of the work during the preceding month, taken from three different points to be agreed upon and always from the same points. These photographs shall be 8 x 10 inch, mounted on linen, with a hinge on the left hand margin of the photograph."

The Duke Construction Company was formed in 1927 on the advisement of the Building Committee of the Duke Endowment. In a letter to Duke president R.L. Flowers, N.A. Cocke, Assistant Secretary of the Duke Endowment, wrote:

"It is hardly practicable to conduct the operations in the name of the trustees of The Duke Endowment for the reason that The Duke Endowment has no separate entity apart from the trustees, it not being a corporation. On the other hand while the title to the property is in Duke University the Will and Trust Indenture contemplate that the trustees shall erect the buildings for Duke University and turn same over when completed. With the idea, therefore, of establishing some medium for the purpose of carrying on this construction, it has occured to us that it would be wise to form a corporation, known as the "Duke Construction Company" for the sole purpose of constructing these buildings, with a nominal capital stock so that it will clearly appear that this corporation is merely an agency for carrying out this work."

The Duke Construction Company was active in the 1930s and into the 1940s, but it then became dormant and was officially dissolved in 1957.

Subject Headings

Related Material

  • Operations and Maintenance Dept. records, 1919-1957 (Duke University Archives)
  • Frank C. Brown papers, 1899-1943 (Duke University Archives/Rare Book Manuscript, Special Collections Library)
  • University Archives Photograph collection, 1861-2006 (Duke University Archives)
  • University Archives Photographic Negative Collection, 1855-1995 (Duke University Archives)

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Duke University Progress Pictures Collection, Duke University Archives, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Duke University Progress Pictures Collection were received by the University Archives as a transfer in 1975 and a gift in 1993.

Processing Information

Processed by Thomas Harkins, September 2005

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, July 2007

Accession is described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and our local Style Guide.

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