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Harrison Garman negatives, circa 1898-1912

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Harrison Garman negatives


circa 1898-1912


University of Kentucky Libraries, Special Collections


This collection is arranged according to its original order.

Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to researchers by appointment.

Preferred Citation Note

1999ua050:[identification of item], Harrison Garman negatives, University of Kentucky Archives.


0.51 feet (3 boxes): 27 items


Scenes of Lexington and the University of Kentucky circa 1898.


Dr. Harrison Garman was born on December 27, 1856 in Lena, Illinois. He was educated in the public school system, graduated from Illinois State Normal University, and attended Johns Hopkins University from 1881 to 1882. He married Rosalie Miller of Hatfield, Massachusetts.

Dr. Garman's career in entomology and botany began at the Illinois State Laboratory of Natural Science, 1883-1889. He served as Assistant Illinois State Entomologist from 1883-1885. From 1885-1889 he served as Assistant Professor of Zoology at the University of Illinois. Dr. Garman accepted a position as Entomologist and Botanist for the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station from 1889 to1929. In addition to his works at the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station, Dr. Garman also served as the Kentucky State Entomologist from 1897 to 1929. Dr. Garman authored numerous articles, papers, and experiments which were published in the Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletins.

Considered a naturalist, of particular interest to Dr. Garman were the study of stream pollutants and pollution in Kentucky streams, believing it to be one of the most important subjects before the public in this country at the present time." Dr. Garman was associated with numerous botanical, entomological, and zoological organizations, including the Kentucky State Beekeepers Association, the Society for the Promotion of Agricultural Sciences, and the Zoologists of Central States. He died on August 7, 1944 in Lexington, Kentucky and is buried in a local Lexington cemetery.

Scope and Content

The Harrison Garman negatives contain twenty-seven images of University of Kentucky campus buildings, as well as scenes from the surrounding Lexington area. The photographs were taken between 1898 and 1912 presumably by Harrison Garman, his wife Rosalie, or Philip Garman. This presumption is made by the presence of initials (PG and RG) on a few of the original envelopes. Descriptions in quotation marks were taken directly from the original envelopes and the others from observation. The glass negatives all measure 5" x 7".


  • Garman, Harrison, 1856-1944.
  • University of Kentucky.
  • University of Kentucky -- Buildings.
  • College buildings -- Kentucky -- Lexington.
  • Lexington (Ky.)

User Restrictions

The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Related Material

Harrison Garman papers, 2005ua049, University of Kentucky Archives

Collection Inventory

Presumed to be Ashland (now the Henry Clay Estate), circa 1898-1912
[box: 1, item: 1] browse
Body of water with trees in background, circa 1898-1912
[box: 1, item: 2] browse
Trees, circa 1898-1912
[box: 1, item: 3] browse
University of Kentucky Main (Administration) Building, circa 1898-1912
[box: 1, item: 4] browse
University of Kentucky Main (Administration) Building, circa 1898-1912
[box: 1, item: 5] browse
Miller Hall (Natural Science Building) and Wendt Shop on right, circa 1898-1912
[box: 1, item: 6] browse
Stacks of a crops in field, circa 1898-1912
[box: 1, item: 7] browse
Water and trees "N. Elkhorn" (2 corners broken), circa 1898-1912
[box: 1, item: 8] browse
University of Kentucky Main (Administration) Building, circa 1898-1912
[box: 1, item: 9] browse
"Landscape. Campus at KSU showing gymnasium 2 PM P.G. Aug. 1912.", August 1912
[box: 1, item: 10] browse
Barker Hall, circa 1898-1912
[box: 2, item: 11] browse
Pence Hall (completed in 1909), an observatory, and Kastle Hall on the right, circa 1898-1912
[box: 2, item: 12] browse
Mathews Building, built in 1907 as the Agricultural Building, circa 1898-1912
[box: 2, item: 13] browse
"College buildings Lexington 1899 R." Mechanical Hall and other campus buildings, 1899
[box: 2, item: 14] browse
"Brook... Lex May 8, 1900." Person and fence in background, May 8, 1900
[box: 2, item: 15] browse
Tree-lined lane and buildings, presumed to be campus grounds, circa 1898-1912
[box: 2, item: 16] browse
Lane with trees and building in background, presumed to be campus grounds, circa 1898-1912
[box: 2, item: 17] browse
Miller Hall, circa 1898-1912
[box: 2, item: 18] browse
Trees with wooden fence in background, circa 1898-1912
[box: 2, item: 19] browse
"Landscape: Subject. Underground stream on So. Railway. 12 noon P.S. Aug. 1912", August 1912
[box: 2, item: 20] browse
"Landscape General view of KSU campus 2 PM P.G.", August 1912
[box: 3, item: 21] browse
Landscape with trees and buildings in background, circa 1898-1912
[box: 3, item: 22] browse
Landscape with trees, circa 1898-1912
[box: 3, item: 23] browse
Buildings with trees, circa 1898-1912
[box: 3, item: 24] browse
"General view of KSU campus 2 PM P.G. Aug. 1912.", August 1912
[box: 3, item: 25] browse
Trees with building slightly visible in background, circa 1898-1912
[box: 3, item: 26] browse
Trees with roof of Gillis Building in background, circa 1898-1912
[box: 3, item: 27] browse