Harlem Prep Photographs

Perhaps the most exciting part of uncovering Harlem Prep is the nostalgic photographs that we find -- both through my archival research and through the photos that alumni have kept. Do you have a photo that you would like to add to the gallery? Do you recognize someone in the photo? Let me know via e-mail at bmg2136@columbia.edu.


Miscellaneous Photos from Early 1970s

These are photos I took of "negatives" that were located at the Exxon Historical Collection at the University of Texas-Austin archives. These photos were not titled and thus, the students are so far not identified. While the quality of these photos are not high, they are still really incredible candid shots of students, teachers, and the space.

Hussein Ahdieh's Photo Collection

Dr. Ahdieh was a teacher and Assistant Principal at Harlem Prep for most of its tenure, and has his own set of amazing photos, particularly of personalities who visited the school. Dr. Ahdieh has been grateful enough to allow these to be re-posted here. Please visit his site HarlemPrepSchool.com and Nayriz.org, which these photos were originally posted.