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Helen Eddy Photographs, circa 1975-2003

Identifier: 059

Collection Overview

This collection contains photographs and negatives that Helen Eddy took while running her greeting card busines. The photographs were taken in different cities all over New England- primarily Masschusetts, highlighting Cambridge and Boston. The collection also includes photographs from Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. There are also greeting cards and digital negatives within the collection.


  • circa 1975-2003

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The material in this collection is subject to copyright and intellectual property restrictions. It is the responsibility of the researcher to understand and observe copyright law and to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyright. Researchers must obtain written permission from the copyright holder(s) if they wish to publish materials from this collection. Questions concerning copyright and permission to publish should be directed to the Cambridge Room, Cambridge Public Library Archives and Special Collections.


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15.5 Linear feet

6.8 Cubic Feet

12 boxes (12 Oversize)

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Organization Of Collection

The collection is grouped in the following series:

Series 1: Photographs

Series 1.1: Massachusetts

Series 1.2: Connecticut

Series 1.3: Maine

Series 1.4: New Hampshire

Series 1.5: Rhode Island

Series 1.6: Vermont

Series 2: Negatives

Series 3: Greeting Cards

Approximately 110,000 items. Photographs are grouped alphabetically by state and then city or town within each state. Negatives are organized by the roll number. A small portion of negatives organized by location.

Custodial History

Donated by Helen Eddy in July of 2013.

Physical Description

110,000 Photographic Prints

Processing Information

Processed by Alyssa Pacy, Alicia Maher, and Sony Prosper in October and November, 2015.
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Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge Room, Cambridge Public Library Archives and Special Collections Repository

Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway
Cambridge MA 02138 USA