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Kennedy Institute of Ethics Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: BRL-020
The collection consists of photographs related to the Kennedy Institute of Ethics (KIE), primarily dating from the 1970s. It includes images of KIE and bioethics library staff, lectures (inclding the Intensive Bioethics Course), and buildings/spaces used by the KIE. The collection primarily contains photographic prints, although it also includes contact sheets, negatives, slides, and digital images.

Many of the images were used in Kennedy Institute of Ethics Newseltters in the 1970s and early 1980s.

Dates

  • 1940s-2006
  • Majority of material found within 1970s

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are solely responsible for determining the copyright status of the materials being used, establishing who the copyright owner is, locating the copyright owner, and obtaining permission for intended use.

Extent

1.5 Cubic Feet (in five boxes, one oversize folder, and one compact disk)

Overview

The collection consists of photographs related to the Kennedy Institute of Ethics (KIE), primarily dating from the 1970s. It includes images of KIE and bioethics library staff, lectures (inclding the Intensive Bioethics Course), and buildings/spaces used by the KIE. The collection primarily contains photographic prints, although it also includes contact sheets, negatives, slides, and digital images.

Historical Note

The Kennedy Institute of Ethics was established in 1971 at Georgetown University as one of the first bioethics research centers in the world.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into two series:

Series 1: Individuals

Series 2: Events, Groups, and Other Photographs

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The bulk of the collection consists of materials assembled by Kennedy Institute of Ethics staff that were transferred to the BRL Archives at some point prior to 2020. The materials were retroactively accessioned in 2022.

Processing Information

The collection has been rehoused in archival-quality boxes and folders. Photographic negatives have been rehoused in archival-quality sleeves. Original envelopes have been retained when they include relevant documentary information.
Title
Guide to the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Photographs
Status
completed
Author
John Zarrillo
Date
2022
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Bioethics Research Library Archives Repository

Contact:
102 Healy Hall
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057