Historical Photograph Collection

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The Lafayette Special Collections & College Archives holds an extensive collection of photographs documenting the history of Lafayette College. The collection contains approximately 60,000 photographs from 1858 to the present, and serves as a visual record of the individuals associated with the college, campus events, and the physical development of the buildings and grounds. From this collection, more than 1,100 images were selected and digitized in 2006, with support from the Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission.

Using the Collection

The entire Historical Photograph Collection can be browsed using the links in the upper-right of this page. For advanced search capabilities across this collection, please refer to the “Search” link in the navigation bar at the top of the page. When browsing or searching the contents of this collection, displayed results can be further limited using the “Refine” feature; sorted along various fields (as either ascending or descending); and displayed in list or grid view.