University of Waterloo Archives 60th Anniversary Image Bank

60th anniversary logo2017 is a year of celebrations! Notable anniversaries include not only the University itself (60 years), but also Co-operative Education and the faculty of Engineering (both 60 years), the Federation of Students, the faculties of Mathematics and Applied Health Sciences, including the department of Kinesiology, (all 50 years), and the Hong Kong Alumni Association (40 years).

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Click to view 60th anniversary Image Bank

Special Collections & Archives is pleased to share with you our Image Bank database of over 2,000 historic photographs from the University of Waterloo Archives and the Kitchener-Waterloo Record Photographic Negative Collection, which document life on campus from 1957 to 1994.

View of the Dana Porter Library from the Engineering quadrangle

This slide from the Marjorie Barber collection of the University of Waterloo Archives shows a seven-storey Dana Porter Library from the Engineering quadrangle. On the left is the Engineering Lecture Hall (now a rather taller J.R. Coutts Hall), with Engineering II and Physics on the right. The picture was taken in June, 1967.

Standard high resolution scans of all images found in this database are available in TIF format, and at no cost, and can be used for all your anniversary celebration needs! Please note that fees may apply for custom scanning requests.

Don’t see what you need? Don’t worry! The University of Waterloo Archives holds over a hundred thousand photographs: black & white and colour, snapshots and portraits, analogue and digital. We can help!

Please contact us with any questions or if you require assistance using University of Waterloo Archives Image Bank.  Please also note that the Image Bank is only available on Campus.

Aerial view of Schweitzer farmhouse and Chemical Engineering foundations

Image from the Kitchener-Waterloo Record Photographic Negative Collection: "Waterloo College, aerials". Schweitzer Farmhouse and Chemical Engineering foundations (now Graduate House and Douglas Wright Engineering Building). January 10th, 1958.

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