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Harvard University Archives

Added Names/Aliases: University Archives, Harvard Archives, The Archives, HUA, Harvard University Archives, Pusey Library
 
 
 
 

HOURS OF OPERATION

 
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Reading Room
Records Center Orders
University Archives Business
 
 

CONTACT INFORMATION

 
Contact by Phone
Reference:
(617) 495-2461
Collection Development:
(617) 384-7786
Records Management:
(617) 495-5961
Contact by Email / Web
Reference:
archives_reference@harvard.edu
Collection Development:
archives_collections@harvard.edu
Records Management:
archives_rms@harvard.edu
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Pusey Library – Harvard Yard Cambridge, MA 02138
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ABOUT

 

The Harvard University Archives is the oldest and one of the largest institutional academic archives in the nation.  

The Harvard University Archives collects, organizes, preserves and provides access to a comprehensive record of more than 375 years of life at Harvard.  From 17th and 18th century diaries and scientific observations to 21st century web sites, the Harvard University Archives’ collections comprise over 51,000 feet of University records and related historical materials.

This activity is tied integrally to records management services for Harvard University staff, administrators and faculty.  Records management staff provide guidance and resources for all stages in the records and information lifecycle, from creating records through destruction of non-permanent records or transfer of permanent records to the Harvard University Archives.

The Harvard University Archives is the oldest and one of the largest institutional academic archives in the nation.  

The Harvard University Archives collects, organizes, preserves and provides access to a comprehensive record of more than 375 years of life at Harvard.  From 17th and 18th century diaries and scientific observations to 21st century web sites, the Harvard University Archives’ collections comprise over 51,000 feet of University records and related historical materials.

This activity is tied integrally to records management services for Harvard University staff, administrators and faculty.  Records management staff provide guidance and resources for all stages in the records and information lifecycle, from creating records through destruction of non-permanent records or transfer of permanent records to the Harvard University Archives.

The Harvard University Archives is the oldest and one of the largest institutional academic archives in the nation.  

The Harvard University Archives collects, organizes, preserves and provides access to a comprehensive record of more than 375 years of life at Harvard.  From 17th and 18th century diaries and scientific observations to 21st century web sites, the Harvard University Archives’ collections comprise over 51,000 feet of University records and related historical materials.

This activity is tied integrally to records management services for Harvard University staff, administrators and faculty.  Records management staff provide guidance and resources for all stages in the records and information lifecycle, from creating records through destruction of non-permanent records or transfer of permanent records to the Harvard University Archives.

 

Collections

 

Overview

The Harvard University Archives collects records (paper, visual and electronic), papers and manuscripts, publications, and other historical materials documenting the intellectual, cultural, administrative and social life of Harvard University from the 17th century to the present. The Archives serves as the principal repository for the institutional records of the University and faculty archives, including papers and manuscripts. The Archives seeks to document the faculty, students and academic programs at the University, as well as Harvard’s central administration, its libraries, museums, research centers and affiliated organizations.

 
 

VISITOR POLICIES

 
  • Visitor
  • The Harvard University Archives is open to all researchers. A Harvard affiliation is not required. A photo i.d. is required for building access and registration. Non-Harvard visitors should register with the Library Privileges Office in Widener Library. As many collections are stored off-site and restrictions apply to some collections, advance notice of a research visit is highly recommended.

 
 

ACCESSIBILITY

 
  • The Harvard University Archives is located in Pusey Library in Harvard Yard.  Our reading room, records management office and staff offices are currently accessed via the main entrance of Lamont Library. Lamont Library is located at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Quincy Street in the far southeast corner of Harvard Yard, east of Harvard Square. A photo i.d. is required for building access and registration. Non-Harvard visitors should register with the Library Privileges Office in Widener Library. The Harvard University Archives is wheelchair-accessible through Lamont Library. A map of Pusey and Lamont Libraries can be found here.  

  • The Harvard University Archives is wheelchair-accessible through Lamont Library.