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Glass Plate Negatives Collection

Identifier: GPN

Scope and Content

Glass plate negative collection regarding 19th century life at the University of Notre Dame. Also included in subject matter are scientific images and some images probably taken for the 1893 Columbian Exposition.

Due to the fragility of the negatives, their use is restricted to the contact prints made in GGPP.


  • Creation: 1870s-1900s.

Language of Materials



Photographers at the University of Notre Dame created these photographs. The scientific images may have come through academic departments; others may have been from photography classes or administrative departments.


5 linear feet.