The Catholic University of America

Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection

An Inventory of the Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection at The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives


Contact Information:

Mailing Address: The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. 20064

Telephone: 202-319-5065

Email: archives@mail.lib.cua.edu

URL: http://archives.lib.cua.edu/

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Descriptive Summary

Repository: The Catholic University of America, The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives
Creator: Lawrence Frederick Wright
Title: The Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection
Dates: ca. 1917-1921
Extent: 0.9 linear feet; 1 box
Abstract: Lawrence Frederick Wright, a member of The Catholic University of America class of 1921, compiled the 78 images in this collection during his years at CUA from 1917 to 1921. The images are all black and white with Mr. Wright the photographer for many of them. This collection contains images of the CUA buildings and grounds, students and professors on campus, and student events both on and off campus. Many of the images appear to have been used in the 1917-1921 editions of the Cardinal, the CUA yearbook.
Collection Number: ACUA 215
Language: English

Biographical Note

Lawrence Frederick Wright, was a native of Brooklyn, New York. He served briefly as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army and was also a student at The Catholic University of America (CUA) in Washington, DC. He studied at CUA from 1917 to 1921, earning a Bachelor degree in Science.

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Scope and Contents

The 78 images are all black and white, and Mr. Wright was the photographer for many of the images. This collection contains images of the CUA buildings and grounds, students and professors on campus, and student events both on and off CUA grounds. Many of the images in this collection appear to have been used in the 1917-1921 editions of the Cardinal, the CUA yearbook.

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Arrangement

The Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection conatins 78 images arranged as they were found in the photograph album.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

No image from this collection may be reproduced or published in any manner without the permission of the American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives.

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Administrative Information

Acquisition Information:

Donated by the family of Lawrence F. Wright in 2005. The images were originally house in an album that had deteriorated over time. The original order of images, their placement on each page, and any legiable captions were recorded. Images are presented in the order that they originaly appeared in the album when it arrived at ACUA.

Processing Information

Processing completed in 2006 by Patrick Cullom. EAD markup completed in May 2006 by Patrick Cullom. EAD revisions in 2013 by Michael J. Dobbs.

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Related Material

Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Album Digital Collection

CUA Photographic Collection

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.


Organizations:
Catholic University of America--Buildings
Catholic University of America--Faculty
Catholic University of America--Students

Places:
Washington (D.C.)


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Bibliography

Dixon, Blaze R. "The Catholic University of America, 1909-1928, The Rectorship of Thomas Joseph Shahan." Ph.D. The Catholic University of America, 1972.

Nuesse, C. Joeseph. The Catholic University of America : a Centennial History. Washington, DC, Catholic University of America Press, 1990.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

                       
Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1921 (1 box)
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1 1 Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1921
   
    A. Student at table in lab, ca. 1917-1921
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        No caption, 3" x 4 5/8"
   
    B. John L. Foster in front of building (Gibbons Hall?), ca. 1917-1921
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        No caption, 3" x 4 5/8"
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1 2 Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1921
   
    A. Football game: Class of 1922 vs. Class of 1923 (A), Fall 1919(?)
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        No caption, 5" x 4"
   
    B. Football game: Class of 1922 vs. Class of 1923 (B), Fall 1919(?)
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        No caption, 5" x 4"
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1 Loose Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1921
   
    A. Postcard with scene of barracks / soldiers located at Plattsburg N.Y., ca. 1917-1921
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        Caption on postcard: "Barracks of CO's A-F Plattsburg, NY P-3588", 5 7/16" x 3 1/4"
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1 3 Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1921
   
    A. Football game: Class of 1922 vs. Class of 1923 (C), Fall 1919
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        Caption originally underneath photograph: "…ing pep into line" Originally written beside photograph: "1922 vs. 1923, Fall 1919; Soph Victory", 5 7/16" x 3 1/4"
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1 4 Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1921
   
    A. Image missing, ca. 1917-1921
        Caption on page: "Rail Roads any Sunday"
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1 5 Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1921
   
    A. Procession at Franciscan Monastery (William Cardinal O'Connell and CUA Rector John Shahan in group?), ca. 1917-1921
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        No caption, 3 7/8" x 2 3/4"
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1 6 Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1921
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  7 Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1921
   
    A. CUA Student performing a chin-up on St. Thomas Hall's fire escape, ca. 1917-1921
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        Caption on page: "Strong Arm", 4 7/8" x 2 5/8"
   
    B. Students sitting on steps of St. John's Hall, ca. 1917-1921 ca. Spring, 1918
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        Caption under image reads: "Killing a Sunday Afternoon, Spring 1918", 4 7/8" x 2 5/8"
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1 8 Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1921
   
    A. Students getting out of lake after losing tug of war battle, ca. 1917-1921
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        Caption under image reads: "Soph's coming out of lake", 2 1/2" x 4 1/4"
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1 Loose after page 8 Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1921
   
    A. "Professor(?) in front of McMahon Hall, ca. 1917-1921
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        No caption, 2 3/8" x 4 1/2"
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1 9 Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1921
   
    A. CUA baseball player on sideline(A), ca. 1917-1921
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        No caption, "19" written on back of image, 3 1/2" x 5 1/2"
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1 10 Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1921
   
    A. CUA Lecture hall (Administration Building?) , ca. 1917-1921
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        No caption, "23" written on back of image, 4 1/2" x 2 3/4"
   
    B. CUA student in front of Administration Building , ca. 1917-1921
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        No caption, "19" written on back of image, 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
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1 11 Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1921
   
    A. Two CUA students in front of Administration Building , ca. 1917-1921
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        No caption, "19" written on back of image, 3 1/2" x 5 5/8"
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1 12 Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1921
   
    A. CUA baseball player on sideline (B), ca. 1917-1921
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        No caption, "23" written on back of image, 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
   
    B. Statue of Pope Leo XIII (located in lobby of McMahon Hall), ca. 1917-1921
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        No caption, "23" written on back of image, 4 1/2" x 2 3/4"
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1 13 Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1921
   
    A. Football game: Class of 1922 vs. Class of 1923 (D), ca. Fall 1919(?)
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        No caption, "19" written on back of image, 5" x 4"
   
    B. Football game: Class of 1922 vs. Class of 1923 (E), ca. Fall 1919(?)
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        No caption, "19" written on back of image, 5" x 4"
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1 14 Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1921
   
    A. CUA student standing on road in front of Administration Building, ca. 1917-1921
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        No caption, "19" written on back of image, 2 7/8" x 3 7/8"
   
    B. CUA student on tennis court with rackets, ca. 1917-1921
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        No caption, "19" written on back of image, 2 7/8" x 3 7/8"
   
    C. CUA student on tennis court with racket and ball, ca. 1917-1921
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        No caption, "19" written on back of image, 2 7/8" x 3 7/8"
   
    D. CUA student in front of a stone wall, ca. 1917-1921
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        No caption, "33" written on back of image, 1 7/8" x 2 7/8"
   
    E. CUA student (James C. Fitzpatrick) asleep on couch, ca. 1917-1921
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        No caption, "33" written on back of image, 3 7/8" x 2 7/8"
   
    F. Two men and three women sitting on a wall, ca. 1917-1921
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        No caption, "19" written on back of image, 3.5" x 2.5"
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1 15 Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1921
   
    A. CUA students on the roof of the CUA Gymnasium (A), ca. 1919
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        No caption, "19" written on back of image, 4 5/8" x 3"
   
    B. CUA students on the roof of the CUA Gymnasium (B), ca. 1919
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        No caption, "19" written on back of image, 4 5/8" x 3"
   
    C. CUA students posing on top of building supplies next to CUA Gymnasium construction site, ca. 1919
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        No caption, "19" written on back of image, 4 5/8" x 3"
   
    D. Three men in Army uniforms seated on the steps of McMahon Hall, ca. 1917-1921
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        No caption, "19" written on back of image, 4 5/8" x 3"
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1 16 Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1921
   
    A. Bishop Thomas Shahan (CUA Rector 1909-1928) and three other men walking up on to a platform, ca. 1917-1921
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        No caption, "19" written on back of image, 3" x 3 7/8"
   
    B. Bishop Thomas Shahan (CUA Rector 1909-1928) , ca. 1917-1921
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        No caption, "19" written on back of image, 3" x 3 7/8"
   
    C. View of campus looking south across mall from the roof of McMahon Hall, ca. 1917-1921
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        No caption, "19" written on back of image, 3" x 3 7/8"
   
    D. Bishop Thomas Shahan (CUA Rector 1909-1928) and another man in front of McMahon Hall, ca. 1917-1921
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        No caption, "33" written on back of image, 2 7/8" x 3 7/8"
   
    E. Bishop Thomas Shahan (CUA Rector 1909-1928) and group of clergy in a procession, ca. 1917-1921
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        No caption, "33" written on back of image, 4" x 3"
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1 17 Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1921
   
    A. View of rope across lake (Soldier Home Grounds) with group of men gathered on other side (Freshman vs. Sophomores tug of war event, 1919?), ca. Fall 1919(?)
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        Caption under image: "Waiting for the signal", 3 3/16" x 5 5/8"
   
    B. CUA students in field (Freshman vs. Sophomores tug of war event, 1919?), ca. Fall 1919(?)
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        Caption under image: "Celebrating after victory", 2 3/4" x 4 3/8"
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1 18 Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1921
   
    A. CUA students carrying a long rope on to the grounds of the U.S. Soldiers' and Airmen's Home (Freshman vs. Sophomores tug of war event, 1919?), ca. Fall 1919(?)
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        Caption under image: "Freshmen carrying rope to pond", 5 1/2" x 3 3/16"
   
    B. CUA Students holding rope on the grounds of the U.S. Soldiers' and Airmen's Home(Freshman vs. Sophomores tug of war event, 1919?), ca. Fall 1919(?)
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        Caption under image: "Final instructions", 3 3/8 x 5 5/8"
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1 19 Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1921
   
    A. Two men on scaffolding over a ditch in Brookland neighborhood, Washington, DC, ca. 1917-1921
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        Caption under image: "Inspecting a Sewer Brookland, D.C.", 4 3/16" x 2 5/16"
   
    B. Two men at entrance to Theological College(?), ca. 1917-1921
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        Caption under image: "Price and McHinger", 4 3/16" x 2 5/16"
   
    C. CUA student with arms around two women (Trinity students?), ca. 1917-1921
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        Caption under image: "Jack holding his own", 3 1/4" x 4 1/4"
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1 20 Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1921
   
    A. Two men on the water in a canoe, ca. June 1919
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        Caption under image: "Plugging Philosophy for Final June 1919", 4 1/4" x 2 1/2"
   
    B. Three men on the water in a canoe (A), ca. June 1919
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        No caption, 4 1/4" x 2 1/2"
   
    C. Three men on the water in a canoe (B), ca. June 1919
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        Caption under image: "Pretty Soft", 2 5/8" x 4 3/8"
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1 21 Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1921
   
    A. Man ("Mr. French") with hat in hand, ca. 1917-1921
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        "524" written on back of image. Caption under image: "Mr. French has left us for the more beautiful things. M.P. Doran, D.C.", 4 3/4" x 3 7/16"
   
    B. Zeppelin flying over CUA (A), ca. 1917-1921
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        "100" written on back of image. Caption under image: "C-3", 4 11/16" x 3 1/4"
   
    C. Zeppelin flying over CUA (B), ca. 1917-1921
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        "100" written on back of image. Caption under image: "The C-3", 4 11/16" x 3 1/4"
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1 22 Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1921
   
    A. Image of Cardinal James Gibbons with another member of the clergy, ca. 1917-1921
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        "100" written on back of image. Caption under images: "Cardinal Gibbons", 4 3/8" x 2 5/8"
   
    B. Group of five men standing together, ca. June 1919
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        "524" written on back of image. Caption under image: "After big exam (CEI), June 1919", 4 3/8 x 2 5/8"
   
    C. Image of The Dominican House of studies across Michigan Ave. Image appears to have been taken from roof of Cardinal Hall (now known as University Center), ca. 1917-1921
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        "524" written on back of image. Caption under image: "Dominican House", 4 3/8" x 2 5/8"
   
    D. Image of a Zeppelin over CUA campus (From Gibbons Hall)., ca. 1917-1921
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        "524" written on back of image. Caption under image: "The C-3", 4 3/8" x 2 5/8"
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1 23 Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1921
   
    A. Postcard with scene from event at Trinity College, ca. 1917-1921
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        "100" written on back of image. No caption, 4 1/4" x 2 5/8"
   
    B. Group of six men on the steps of Albert Hall (demolished in 1970), March 17, 1918
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        Caption under image: "Trinity…17, 1918", 5 3/8" x 3 3/8"
   
    C. Image of McMahon Hall from Cardinal Hall (Now known as University Center), ca. 1917-1921
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        "524" written on back of image. Caption under image: "McMahon Memorial Hall", 4" x 2 3/4"
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1 24 Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1921
   
    A. Augustinian Fathers in a procession (visit of Cardinal James Gibbons and Cardinal William O'Connell?), ca. 1917-1921
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        "100" written on back of image. No caption, 4 1/4" x 2 5/8"
   
    B. Procession of Clergy at CUA, Cardinal James Gibbons can be seen in the center of the group, ca. 1917-1921
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        "100" written on back of image. Caption under image: "Cardinal Gibbons", 4 1/4" x 2 5/8"
   
    C. Procession of Clergy at CUA, Cardinal James Gibbons can be seen in the center of the group. Taken in front of McMahon Hall, ca. 1917-1921
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        "100" written on back of image. Caption under image: "Cardinal Gibbons", 4 1/4" x 2 5/8"
   
    D. Three clergy members in a procession, Cardinal William O'Connell can be seen in the middle of the group of three, ca. 1917-1921
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        "100" written on back of image. Caption under image: "Cardinal O'Connell", 4 1/4" x 2 5/8"
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1 25 Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1921
   
    A. Group of men in costume, before a parade. Group is seated on the steps of Gibbons Hall, March 17, 1918
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        Caption under image: "March 17, 1918", 6" x 4"
   
    B. Group of five men on the steps of Albert Hall (demolished in 1970), March 17, 1918
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        Caption under image: "March 17, 1918", 4 5/16" x 2 5/8"
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1 26 Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1921
   
    A. Event at Trinity University (Same group / event pictured on page 23?), March 17, 1918
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        Caption under image: "Trinity", 6" x 4"
   
    B. View of campus looking to the north west, across the campus tennis courts, The Administration Building (demolished in 1996; also known as the Apostolic Mission House) (right), University power plant, and Gymnasium are all visible., ca. 1917-1921
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        "524 written on back of Image. Caption under image: "Tennis courts and Gymnasium", 4 1/2" x 2 3/4"
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1 27 Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1921
   
    A. Man in naval uniform in front of boat (grounded) in front of building, ca. 1917-1921
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        No caption, 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
   
    B. View (west) looking down Michigan avenue from Theological College ?, ca. 1917-1921
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        "524" written on back of image, 3 1/2" x 2 3/4"
   
    C. Group of men in a field with surveying equipment, Fall 1917
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        "# 7 O'Donnell's 15th and F St." Caption under image: "Field work, Fall 1917", 4 7/16" x 2 3/4"
   
    D. Group of nine students in front of Marist Hall, ca. 1917-1921
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        "19" is written on back of image, 3 3/4" x 3 3/4"
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1 28 Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1921
   
    A. Group of men walking down the road in a parade (Same event/group pictured on page 25), March 17, 1918
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        Caption under image: "The Parade, March 17, 1918", 6" x 4"
   
    B. Postcard with image of groups of students on both sides of a lake (Soldier's Home Grounds), November 25, 19??
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        Caption under image: "Tug of War." Postcard: "Stretching the rope for pull. This lake is in the Soldier Home Grounds about a mile and a half from School." -Lawrence Addressed, 5 3/8" x 3 1/2"
   
    C. Image of The Dominican House of studies across Michigan Ave. Image appears to have been taken from roof of Cardinal Hall (now known as University Center), ca. 1917-1921
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        "524" written on back of image, 4 3/8" x 2 5/8"
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1 29 Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1921
   
    A. Postcard with scene of barracks located at Plattsburg N.Y., ca. 1917-1921
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        Caption on postcard: "Company Barracks Plattsburg, NY P-3545", 5 7/16" x 3 1/4 "
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1 30 Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1921
   
    A. Three men at a table in McMahon Library, ca. 1917-1921
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        "23" written on back of image, 2 3/4" x 4 1/2"
   
    B. View looking down Michigan Avenue (east) from next to The Administration Building (demolished in 1996; also known as the Apostolic Mission House), ca. 1917-1921
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        "23" written on back of image, 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
   
    C. Man with hat standing in front of Gibbons Hall, ca. 1917-1921 Fall, 1917
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        "23" written on back of image, 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
   
    D. Group of Friars in prayer in front of the Administration Building (demolished in 1996; also known as the Apostolic Mission House), ca. 1917-1921
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        "23" written on back of image, 3 1/2" x 2 1/2"
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1 31 Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1921
   
    A. Close up of football game (Class of 1922 vs. Class of 1923(?) on CUA playing field (current location of Curley Hall / Court). Marist Hall is in the background, Fall 1919
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        Caption under image: "All set", 5 7/16" x 3 1/4"
   
    B. Close up of football game (Class of 1922 vs. Class of 1923(?) on CUA playing field (current location of Curley Hall / Court). Marist Hall is in the background, Fall 1919
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        Caption under image: "…Soph's gaining ground?", 5 7/16" x 3 1/4"
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1 32 Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1921
   
    A. Man with pipe in mouth at desk writing, ca. 1917-1921 ca. 1919
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        Caption under image: "…day afternoon 1919…Jack", 3 1/4" x 5 1/2"

TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Related Material

Index Terms

Bibliography

Detailed Description of the Collection

Lawrence F. Wright Photograph Collection, ca. 1917-1921

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