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A Guide to the Harold Campbell Stansfield Photograph Album

Finding aid created by Carl Van Ness

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections

March 2017

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Stansfield, Harold C.
Title: Harold Campbell Stansfield Photograph Album
Dates: 1919-1924
Abstract: A photograph album owned by University of Florida student Harold Campbell Stansfield. Includes photographs of the University of Florida, Camp McClellan (later Fort McClellan) in Alabama, and baseball spring training photographs of New York Giants and Boston Braves players and managers.
Extent: .25 Linear feet. 1 box; 308 images.
Identification: Ms Coll. 137
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

Harold Campbell Stansfield, Class of 1924, was listed as a student at the University of Florida from 1919 to 1924. He received his commission as a second lieutenant on May 29, 1923 and his bachelor's in mechanical engineering in May, 1924. The student register lists his hometown as Bradenton. A military draft record for 1917-1918 indicates he was born December 5, 1899.

Scope and Content

Consists of loose pages and fragments from a photograph album owned by student Harold Campbell Stansfield. The photographs appear to be from the late 1910s and early 1920s. Among the places that can be identified outside of Gainesville are Atlanta, Stone Mountain, Tampa and Miami. Many of the photographs were taken at Camp McClellan, later Fort McClellan, a military post outside Anniston, Alabama. It's possible that Stansfield was being trained at Camp McClellan when World War I ended, but it is more likely that he was sent there as part of ROTC training at the University of Florida. Among the scenes depicted at UF are Warren's Cave, dorm rooms, and flag rush. There are many photographs of trains, ships and cars. Of special note are images of players and managers from the Boston Braves and at least one of a New York Giants player. These may have been taken in 1919 when the Giants used Fleming Field as a spring training facility.

Access or Use Restrictions


The collection is open for research.

Related or Separated Material

The album is similar in content to that of Jackson Henson McDonald, who was a classmate of Stansfield.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Harold Campbell Stansfield Photograph Album, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Acquisition Information

Provenance is unclear. The album was found with other materials collected by Samuel Proctor. A note found with the album indicates that the album may have come from Stansfield's daughter.

Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Baseball players
Florida--Alachua County
Infantry Replacement Training Center (Fort McClellan, Ala.)
Spring training (Baseball)
University of Florida

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