Boston Herald Photographs, 1924-1997
1920s: the funeral of Senator Henry Cabot Lodge and a headshot of Cambridge Mayor Edward W. Quinn.
1930s: the Sargent School acrobatic team, Cambridge Mayor Richard Russell and his wife, and explorer William A. Robinson
1950s: Rindge Tech track stars Ed Collymore and Joe Elder
1960s: Rich Tech alumni Bill Hewitt, Nobel Laureate Salvador E. Luria, Harvard’s professor of Afro-American Studies Ewart Guinier, and MIT student protests
1970s: Martha Meyers accused of burning the American flag, actor Dustin Hoffman receiving the Hasty Pudding’s Man of the Year, student protests in Harvard Yard, and illegal bicycling in Cambridge.
- 1924 - 1997
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The Boston Herald has had several name changes: The Boston Herald and Boston Journal (1917), the Boston Herald Traveler (created in 1967 from the American Traveler and the evening edition of the Boston Herald); the Boston Herald Traveler and Record American (morning edition later shortened to the Boston Herald Traveler) (1972); and the Record-American and Boston Herald Traveler (afternoon edition later shortened to Boston Herald American) (1972). Soon thereafter the afternoon edition was dropped and the paper was renamed the Boston Herald American with the Sunday edition, Sunday Herald Advertiser. In 1981, the Boston Herald American was converted to tabloid format; and in 1982 the named was changed back to the Boston Herald.
Before being converted to tabloid format in 1981, the newspaper was awarded eight Pulitzer Prizes, including four for editorial writing and four for photography.
Organization of Collection
- Finding Aid to the Boston Herald Photographs, 1924-1997 008
- Alyssa Pacy
- February 13, 2014
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
Part of the Cambridge Room, Cambridge Public Library Archives and Special Collections Repository
Cambridge Public Library
Cambridge MA 02138 USA