About the 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.
FEATURED NEWS & COLLECTIONS
Letters from library benefactor Thomas Hollis (1720-1774) as HOLLIS+, Harvard Library’s new discovery system, debuts…
Pforzheimer Fellow James McSpadden at work on the papers of Heinrich Bruning...
Records Management News
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Rye Beach, New Hampshire featured in 1898 photograph from the papers of Harvard librarian Frank Carney...
Archives' 400th online finding aid describes records of the Oxford Convocation at Harvard in 1941...
The Harvard University Archives is participating in the Cambridge Open Archives Tour Adventures in Gastronomy on July 15...