UR.04.01 Office of Development photograph collection, 1995-2008.

UR.04.01 Office of Development photograph collection, 1995-2008.

Summary Information

Title: Office of Development photograph collection, 1995-2008.
Number: UR.04.01
Creator: University of the Arts. Office of Development.

Collection Dates [bulk]: 1996-2000
Collect Dates [inclusive]: 1995-2008
Extent: 9 linear feet (9 boxes)
Location: Row 2, Column 3, Shelves 3-4
Language: English
Abstract:

This collection is comprised of photographs compiled by the Office of Development (currently a part of the Advancement Office) between 1995 and 2008, which document a number of campus events, including building dedications, commencement ceremonies, concerts, artists’ talks, and others. Events of particular note include the 1996 Hamilton Hall dedication and the 1998 dedication and naming ceremony for the Terra Building.

Preferred Citation
Office of Development photograph collection, 1995-2008. The University of the Arts, University Libraries and Archives.

Biographical and Historical Notes

The Office of Development is a part of the University of the Arts Advancement Office, along with Alumni & Parent Relations, and University Communications. According to webpage of the Advancement Office (http://www.uarts.edu/about/contact-advancement-office, as viewed 15 February 2016) Development is “responsible for the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of the University's donors, including individuals, corporations, charitable foundations and government agencies”. Given this role, it is likely that the photographs were taken in order for use in brochures, newsletters, and other promotional materials. However, there are no records specifying how these photographs were used.

Collection Scope and Contents Note

This collection is comprised of photographs compiled by the Office of Development (currently a part of the Advancement Office) between 1995 and 2008, which document a number of campus events, including building dedications, commencement ceremonies, concerts, artist talks, and others. Photographs are largely uncredited, though a number include names of photographers-- chiefly Due to the lack of original order, envelopes were arranged by into 8 series based on type of event. I. Building Dedications 1996-2000: Primarily composed of the dedications of Hamilton Hall (April 25, 1996) and the Terra Building (October 23, 1998). II. Performances, 1997-2000: Includes student music and dance performances. III. Exhibitions, 1998-2001: Includes images of exhibitions of work by student, alumni, faculty, and others held at Solmssen Court and the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery. IV. Parties, 1995-2000: black-tie events, special receptions, and ceremonies held on campus. V. Commencement ceremonies, 1996-2000: Documents commencement ceremonies and related events. VI. Alumni events, 1996-200: chiefly reunions VII. Artist talks and lectures, 1998-2000: Includes visits by artists, musicians, and actors, such as Kathleen Turner and Tower of Power. VIII. Other events, 1996-2002: Includes luncheons, building renovations, and portraits taken at unspecified events.

Arranged into 8 series

I. Building Dedications 1996-2000
II. Performances, 1997-2000
III. Exhibitions, 1998-2001
IV. Parties, 1995-2000
V. Commencement ceremonies, 1996-2000
VI. Alumni events, 1996-2000
VII. Artist talks and lectures, 1998-2000
VIII. Other events, 1996-2002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of the Arts. University Archives, 2016.

The University of the Arts University Libraries & Archives
320 S. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19102
215.717.6280
http://libraries.uarts.edu/
http://libraries.uarts.edu/mobile

Access Restrictions 

Open to researchers.

Copyright 

University of the Arts

Acquisition Note

Provenance unknown. Photographs were found in Archives in a large box labelled “Development Office events”. Photographs were unorganized, and housed in original envelopes from film developers such as Ritz Camera.

Processing Note

Collection processed and inventoried by Damien McCaffery, and finding aid created by Phoebe Kowalewski in 2016. Photographs were removed from original sleeves and rehoused in Tyvek envelopes following their original groupings. Duplicates, near-duplicates, and poor quality images (i.e. blurry) were discarded.

 

Digitization Note 

Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available on UArts Digital Collections.

Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • University of the Arts (Philadelphia, Pa.). Office of Development.
Personal Name(s)
  • Hamilton, Dorrance H.
  • Colker, Ed, 1927-
  • Chihuly, Dale, 1941-
  • Turner, Kathleen, 1954-
  • Rendell, Edward G.(Edward Gene), 1944-
  • Solmssen, Peter.
  • Tower of Power (Musical group)
Subject(s)
  • University of the Arts (Philadelphia, Pa.)--Alumni and alumnae.
  • University of the Arts (Philadelphia, Pa.)--Commencement ceremonies.
  • University of the Arts (Philadelphia, Pa.)--Events.
  • University of the Arts (Philadelphia, Pa.)--Administration.
  • University of the Arts (Philadelphia, Pa.)--Buildings.
  • Universities and colleges--Pennsylvania--History.
  • Photograph collections.

Collection Inventory

Box 1.

Series I. Building Dedications, 1996-2000


1.1.Indoor, Solmssen Court.undated
1.2.Outside Hamilton Hall. Dodo Hamilton with unidentified man, holding placard: "Keystone Recreation, Park, and Conservation Fund Project".undated
1.3.90 min. audiocassette.4/25/1996
1.4.Hamilton Hall dedication, outdoor.4/25/1996
1.5.Hamilton Hall dedication, outdoor.4/25/1996
1.6.Hamilton Hall dedication, indoor, Solmssen Court and exterior, Hamilton Building.4/25/1996 1.7.Hamilton Hall dedication, indoor.4/25/1996
1.8.Hamilton Hall dedication, indoor and outdoor.4/25/1996
1.9.Hamilton Hall dedication.4/25/1996
1.10.Hamilton Hall dedication.4/25/1996
1.11.Hamilton Hall dedication, indoor and outdoor.4/25/1996
1.12.Hamilton Hall dedication, and more subjects.4/25/1996
1.13.Hamilton Hall dedication, indoor, Solmssen Court.4/25/1996
1.14.Honor Garden, outdoor.9/30/1998
1.15.Terra Building dedication/naming ceremony.10/23/1998
1.16.Terra Building dedication/naming ceremony.10/23/1998
1.17.Terra Building dedication/naming ceremony.10/23/1998
1.18.Terra Building dedication/naming ceremony.10/23/1998
1.19.Terra Building dedication/naming ceremony.10/23/1998
1.20.Terra Building dedication/naming ceremony.10/23/1998
1.21.Terra Building dedication/naming ceremony.10/23/1998
1.22.Honor Garden, outdoor, candid and posed.5/1/2000
1.23.Indoor candids.11/5/2000
1.24.Indoor candids.11/5/2000


Box 2. Series II. Performances, 1997-2000

2.1.National Tap Dance Day Celebration with LaVaughn Robinson and Germaine Ingram.5/23/1998 - 5/25/1998 2.2.Winter '00 Dance Concert Rehearsals.10/1/2000
2.3.Large jazz orchestra performance in Solmssen Court.7/1/2000
2.4.Student dance concert.3/1/2000
2.5.Photos of performances at 2nd School of Dance Alumni Concert, Drake / UArts Dance Theater.3/14/1998 2.6.Student dance concert.3/1/1998
2.7.Female subject, indoors, daytime, in teal dress.10/5/1997
2.8.Contains only two photos. undated
2.9.Contains only four photos; one posed portrait, three photos of dance performance. undated
2.10.Student performance; large full band and vocalist; daytime, Solmssen Court. undated
2.11.Student performance; large full band and vocalist; daytime, Solmssen Court. undated
2.12."2000 Feet: A Celebration of World Dance"; photographer Andrew Oster ('00).6/19/1999 - 6/25/1999 2.13.Stage performance, exhibit, and artist talk by artist, illustrator, and teacher Marshall Arisman.2/1/2000 2.14.Student Dance Concert.3/1/1999
2.16.Student Dance Concert.3/1/2000
2.17.Student Dance Concert.3/1/2000
2.18.All indoor, same venue, possibly different events. Choral ensemble jazz band, classical orchestra, two trumpeters.4/1/2000
2.19.Indoor, trio playing outside gallery. Sign hung reading "Welcome media arts". undated
2.20.Single photo of trumpeter in concert, indoor. undated
2.21.Stage performance (musical theater?).3/3/1997
2.22.Spring band concert. Indoor, evening..4/14/1997
2.23.Spring band concert. Indoor, evening..4/14/1997
2.24.Spring band concert. Indoor, evening..4/14/1997
2.25.Spring band concert. Indoor, evening..4/14/1997
2.26.Spring band concert. Indoor, evening..4/14/1997
2.27.National Tap Dance Day celebration with LaVaughn Tobinson and Germaine Ingram".5/23/1998 - 5/25/1998
2.28.Musical theater performance (?).3/3/1997
2.29.Musical theater performance (?).3/3/1997
2.30.Musical theater performance (?).3/3/1997


Box 3. Series III. Exhibitions, 1998-2001

3.1."Daniel Jocz: Uncommon Sense" exhibit reception. undated
3.2.Daytime, Solmssen Court. undated
3.3.Solmssen Court. undated
3.4.Sculpture in earthenware and metal, possibly on Halloween or Autumn theme? Appears to be buffet or table settings. Solmssen Court.. undated
3.5."Between Cats & Monkeys" exhibit by Lizbeth Stewart, with the artist and President Corzo. undated
3.6.. undated
3.7.Mostly indoor, with outdoor shots of exterior of 313 Broad building. undated
3.8.Alexander and Dean's Awards judging 1998. Solmssen Court, daytime..1998
3.9.Opening reception for fine art jeweller and silversmith named "Graham". Contains photographs of multiple events pertaining to Graham..3/1/1998
3.10.Watercolor exhibit by Miriam Brown Fine.10/1/1998
3.11.Photos of artworks only. Solmssen Court, daytime..1999
3.12.Gallery exhibit opening.3/1/1999
3.13.Installing exhibit in Solmssen Court, daytime.3/26/1999
3.14.Stage performance, exhibit, and artist talk by artist, illustrator, and teacher Marshall Arisman, held in print studio with President Corzo and others.2/1/2000
3.15.Reception and exhibit for artist in Solmssen Court.10/1/2000
3.16.Reception and exhibit for artist in Solmssen Court.10/1/2000
3.17.Appears to depict food presented buffet-style using hand-crafted vesssels and platters. President Corzo strikes a piata.12/1/2000
3.18.UArts awards Dale Chihuly Distinguished Artist gold medal. Studio and artist visit..12/18/2000
3.19.UArts awards Dale Chihuly Distinguished Artist gold medal. Studio and artist visit..12/18/2000 3.20.Sculptural busts created by students. Solmssen Court,.3/28/2001

 

Box 4. Series IV. Parties, 1995-2000

4.1.. undated
4.2.. undated
4.3.Indoors, evening; photos by Lee Salem. undated
4.4.Costume party; indoors, office and Solmssen Court; photos by Lee Salem. undated
4.5.313 South Broad building site; indoors. undated
4.6.Indoor, evening. undated
4.7.Indoor ceremony to confer award to students undated
4.8.Solmssen Court; luncheon. undated
4.9.Indoor candid, male subject, dressed in wig and costume. undated
4.10.1995 Haviland event.1995
4.11.Indoor, evening event.7/2/1996
4.12.Reception for Jerry Siano, Recteur.10/18/1996
4.13.Photos from office baby shower.11/6/1997
4.14.Students and faculty at daytime luncheon.3/1/1998
4.15.Saturday Lab School Closing ceremony, Solmssen Court.4/25/1998
4.16.Indoors, two male subjects.8/31/1998
4.17.Reception and opening for illustrator Arnold Roth; photos are from two seperate events.8/1998 - 11/1998 4.18.Book signing, reception, artist talk.1999
4.19.Shutters reception, 2/16/1999.01/01/1111, 2/16/1999, 3/1999
4.20.Indoor candids.3/1/1999
4.21.Solmssen Court; scholarship lunch.3/26/1999
4.22.Quaile check-award ceremony; Solmssen Court, Hamilton Building steps.3/23/1999 - 3/31/2000 4.23.Solmssen Court; scholarship lunch.3/26/1999
4.24.Black tie event with live music and dancing; candids; indoor.2/19/2000
4.25.Auction; Black tie event with live music and dancing; candids; indoor.2/19/2000
4.26.Black tie event with live music and dancing; candids; indoor.2/19/2000
4.27.Consular Corps Ball.5/1/2000
4.28.Breakfast.10/1/2000
4.29.Symposium.10/1/2000
4.30.Beechman event, indoor cocktail party.10/1/2000
4.31.Luncheon (trustees?).10/1/2000

Box 5. Series IV. Parties (continued), 2000-2008

5.1.Scholarship Luncheon.3/31/2000
5.2.Scholarship luncheon. Solmssen Court..3/31/2000
5.3.Quaile event. Indoor, evening. Ed Rendell present..6/1/2000
5.4..9/29/2000
5.5.Reception for artist's exhibit. Solmssen Court..10/1/2000
5.6.Indoor. Students and faculty. Live music and auction..2/17/2001
5.7.Indoor. Students and faculty. Live music and auction..2/17/2001
5.8.Indoor. Students and faculty. Live music and auction, check award..2/17/2001
5.9.Indoor. Students and faculty. Live music and auction..2/17/2001
5.10.Indoor. Students and faculty. Live music, performance, and auction..2/17/2001
5.11.Indoor. Students and faculty. Live music, dancing, and auction..2/17/2001
5.12.Mardi Gras Party. Solmssen Court.2/27/2001
5.13.Indoor and outdoor. Party for incoming UArts President and CEO Sean Buffington, at home of Suzanne and Norman Cohn..4/29/2008
5.14.Indoor and outdoor. Party for incoming UArts President and CEO Sean Buffington, at home of Suzanne and Norman Cohn..4/29/2008
5.15.Mardi Gras Party. Solmssen Court.2/27/2001

 

Box 6. Series V. Commencement ceremonies, 1996-1997

6.1.Solmssen Court. Small graduation ceremony. undated
6.2.Pre-ceremony, backstage, with faculty and honorees. undated
6.3.Pre-ceremony, backstage, with faculty and honorees. undated
6.4.Solmssen Court.. undated
6.5.Indoor and outdoor. Graduates, administrative leaders, faculty, parents, during and after ceremony. Some backstage dressing room photos, many pictures of speech-giving from stage..5/1/1996?
6.6.Indoor and outdoor. Graduates, administrative leaders, faculty, parents, during and after ceremony. Some backstage dressing room photos, many pictures of speech-giving from stage..5/1/1996?
6.7.Indoor, during ceremony and prior to it..5/1/1996
6.8.Outdoor, post-ceremony.5/1/1996
6.9.Graduation, 1996. Indoor, pre-ceremony..5/1/1996
6.10.Indoor, Merriam Theater, during ceremony.5/1/1996
6.11.Graduation, 1996. Outdoor, post-ceremony..5/1/1996
6.12.Graduation, 1996. Mostly outdoor, post-ceremony..5/1/1996
6.13.Graduation, 1996. Mostly indoor, during ceremony..5/1/1996
6.14.Backstage, prior to ceremony.5/1/1997
6.15.Outdoor, post-ceremony procession and candids outside Hamilton Hall.5/1/1997
6.16.Graduation, 1997.5/1/1997
6.17.Graduation, 1997.5/1/1997
6.18.Outdoor, pre-ceremony.5/1/1997
6.19.Indoor and outdoor, post-ceremony.5/1/1997
6.20.Indoor, Merriam Theater, during ceremony.5/1/1997
6.21.Indoor, Merriam Theater, during ceremony.5/1/1997
6.22.Indoor, Merriam Theater, before and during ceremony.5/1/1997
6.23.Graduation, 1997. Mostly indoors, post-ceremony..5/1/1997
6.24.Indoor and outdoor, backstage, all pre-ceremony.5/1/1997
6.25.Outdoors, pre-ceremony.5/1/1997
6.26.Graduation, 1997. Mostly indoors, during and post-ceremony..5/1/1997
6.27.Graduation, 1997. Mostly indoors, during ceremony..5/1/1997
6.28.Graduation, 1997. Mostly indoors, during ceremony..5/1/1997
6.29.Graduation, 1997. Indoors, outdoors, before, during, and after ceremony..5/1/1997

 

Box 7. Series V. Commencement ceremonies (continued), 1998-2000

7.1.5 prints; 3 indoor, 2 outdoor, post-ceremony.5/1/1998
7.2.Indoor and outdoor.5/1/1998
7.3.3 prints: 2 photographs from stage, 1 backstage.5/1/1998
7.4..5/21/1998
7.5..5/21/1998
7.6.Photographs from pre-ceremony, backstage.5/21/1998
7.7.Indoor and outdoor, pre-ceremony.5/21/1998
7.8.Outdoor, pre-ceremony.5/21/1998
7.9.Outdoor, pre-ceremony.5/21/1998
7.10.Indoor, during ceremony.5/21/1998
7.11.Indoor, during ceremony.5/21/1998
7.12.Outdoor, post-ceremony, many shots with Crayola crayon- and Bernstein Bear-costumed characters..5/21/1998
7.13.Indoor and outdoor, post-ceremony, all candids..5/21/1998
7.14.Indoor candids, post-ceremony, Solmssen Court..5/21/1998
7.15.Indoor reception, pre-ceremony with faculty and honorees..5/1/1999
7.16.Solmssen Court, and outside Hamilton Hall..5/20/1999
7.17.Pre-ceremony, backstage, with faculty, administration, and honorees..5/1/2000
7.18.Merriam Theater. Candid flash photographs..5/1/2000
7.19.Indoor and outdoor, speeches and candids..5/1/2000
7.20.Mostly indoor and backstage, some from outside Hamilton..5/1/2000
7.21.Graduates as they receive their diplomas, and speakers. Mostly candids..5/1/2000
7.22.Date printed on reverse of each print..5/1/2000
7.23.Garden dedication and commencement..5/1/2000
7.24.Indoor and outdoor. Graduates, administrative leaders, faculty, parents, during and after ceremony..5/1/2000
7.25.Backstage. Appears to depict faculty prior to graduation ceremony..6/1/2000

 

Box 8. Series V. Commencement ceremonies (continued), 2000-2001

 

8.1.Indoor, Merriam Theater; some student performances.10/1/2000
8.2.Indoor, Merriam Theater; some student performances.10/1/2000
8.3.Merriam Theater.10/1/2000
8.4.Merriam Theater; photos of stage during ceremony.10/1/2000
8.5.Indoor, Merriam Theater; student performances.10/1/2000
8.6.Indoor, Merriam Theater; most prints have President Corzo as their main subject.10/1/2000
8.7.Outdoors, Hamilton Hall exterior.10/1/2000
8.8.Graduation 2000 ceremony at Merriam; speakers and live music.10/1/2000
8.9.Backstage with faculty, administrators, and honorees before ceremony.10/1/2000
8.10.Mostly from outside Hamilton Hall.5/1/2001
8.11.Photos from outside Hamilton Hall, inside Merriam Theater, and in Solmssen Court.5/1/2001
8.12.Photos from Merriam Theater.5/1/2001
8.13.Photos from Merriam Theater.5/1/2001
8.14.Photos from Merriam Theater, posed and candid.5/1/2001
8.15.Photos from Merriam Theater, and outside Hamilton Hall.5/1/2001
8.16.Photos from Merriam Theater.5/1/2001

 

Box 9. Series VI. Alumni Events, 1996-2000

9.1.Indoor, evening. Class of 1989, 1991, and others.undated
9.2.Posed group portrait of older adults on Hamilton Hall steps.undated
9.3.Posed group portrait of older alumni on Hamilton Hall steps.undated
9.4.Posed group portrait of older alumni on Solmssen Court steps.undated
9.5.Posed group portrait of older alumni on Hamilton Hall steps.undated
9.6.Posed group portrait of older alumni in Solmssen Court.undated
9.7.Posed group portrait of older alumni in Hamilton Hall, Hunt Conference Room.5/3/1996
9.8.Lithography press dedication in honor of professor emeritus Jerome Kaplan.4/1/1998
9.9.Indoor, evening. Speakers on stage, reception with posed group portraits and candids. Possibly graduate programs event?.3/1/1999
9.10.Posed group portrait of older alumni on Solmssen Court steps.10/1/2000

 

Series VII. Artist Talks & Lectures, 1998-2000

9.11.Leon Redbone posing outside Merriam Theater. undated
9.12.Indoor. undated
9.13.Appears to detect Ed Colker, discussing his show "5 Decades in Print" (more info at Archive.org).10/6/1998 9.14.Artist talk and slideshow by Ken Carbone, writer of "The Virtuoso" book of photos by Howard Schatz.3/24/2000
9.15.Kathleen Turner lecture..12/1/2000
9.16.Kathleen Turner lecture..12/1/2000
9.17.Kathleen Turner lecture..12/1/2000
9.18.Master class with Tower of Power..4/28/2001

 

Series VIII. Other events, 1996-2002

9.19.Trustee luncheon in Terra Building, with tour.. undated
9.20.Daytime, Somssen Court. undated
9.21.Solmssen Court.5/22/1996
9.22.Trustee luncheon in Terra Building, with tour..1998
9.23.Trustee luncheon in Terra Building, with tour..1998
9.24.Kal Rudman, Mark Dicciani with students in Solmssen Court, Summer Jazz Institute 8/1998.8/1/1998 9.25.Indoor, day.9/13/2002
9.26.Outdoor portraits, female subject.undated
9.27.Portraits of Herb Snitzer, photographer and UArts graduate. Exterior, Hamilton Hall. undated
9.28.5 posed portraits, 1 posed group portrait in Solmssen Court. undated
9.29.Posed group portrait inside Solmssen Court.1996
9.30.Inside mayor's office with Ed Rendell.8/25/1999
9.31.Portraits of Peter Solmssen taken out side Terra Building.9/1/1999
9.32.Posed portraits of President Corzo.12/1/2000 9.33.Posed group portrait inside Solmssen Court.3/28/2001 9.34.Indoor, day; 3 photos.undated
9.35.Video critique.undated
9.36.Indoor.undated
9.37.Futures Fair in Solmssen Court.undated
9.38.Laying floor at Terra Building?.undated
9.39.Construction work being done at 1500 Pine Street, iMac installation, some interiors, and basement..9/6/1996