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General Photograph Files

Identifier: MC-214

Scope and Contents

The General Photograph Files include photographic and historical prints, negatives, slides, postcards, and digital images related to various events, groups, organizations, places, and other miscellaneous topics related to Williams College history or Williamstown and vicinity dating from the mid-1850s to the present.


  • Creation: circa 1855-present

Conditions Governing Access

The General Photograph Files are open for research. Researchers are encouraged to contact Special Collections staff prior to a visit.

Conditions Governing Use

In consultation with Special Collections staff, reproductions may be made upon request. Material in this collection may be subject to copyright.


96.66 Linear Feet (45 filing cabinet drawers, 1 box, 1 frame, 2 slide-cases)

336 Broadsides

401.93 Megabytes

181 Gigabytes

Language of Materials



Arranged alphabetically by topic.

Physical Location

L2 Storage.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Sources vary.

Separated Materials

Excludes the persons photograph category. Other photographs that are part of other collections, such as manuscript collections, etc. are housed with the originating collection.

Separated Materials

Accession 2021-065 "The Walk" framed photograph was deaccessioned on 2021-12-02. Item was transferred to the Williams College Alumni Office where it is on display.

Processing Information

Photograph Collection MC66.1 was incorporated into MC214 and all accessions attached to MC214.

General Photograph Files
Nash, Katie and Zepka, Laura
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Williams College Archives Repository

Sawyer Library
26 Hopkins Hall Drive
Williamstown, MA 01267