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Ann E. Beck Photographs

Identifier: PP-C07

Content description

This collection consists of photographs accumulated by Ann E. Beck during her time at Connecticut College, roughly from 1951-1955. These photographs include pictures of campus, events at the college, life in the dormitories, pictures of her friends and fellow students, and a Shakespeare Festival.


  • 1951-1956

About Ann E. Beck

Ann Elizabeth “Binney” Beck was a student at Connecticut College who graduated in 1955 with a degree in Botany. During her time in Connecticut College, she helped with the first Arboretum survey in summer 1953. She continued to support the Arboretum financially in its development and expansion after graduating.


0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



The photographs are organized thematically by subject matter.
  • Campus
  • Campus events
  • Dormitory life
  • Individuals
  • Classes
  • Shakespeare festival in Connecticut
A set of photographic slides was placed at the end.

Acquisition information

Acquired as a gift from Ann E. Beck’s husband, William B. McGeorge, on May 12, 2016

Separated materials

Some materials included in the gift were removed from the collection. These were:
  • Greeting card moved to collection's administrative file
  • Student blazer, box of matches, and set of stationery moved to the Campus Memorabilia Collection
  • Duplicate copies of photographs removed from collection
Guide to the Ann E. Beck Photographs
Laura Pratt
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • 2020: Finding aid revised and migrated to ArchivesSpace by Deborah Kloiber

Repository Details

Part of the Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives Repository

Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Ave
New London CT 06320 United States