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About the Archives
Please note: The Archives will be closed for winter break from Wednesday December 24, 2014 until Monday January 5, 2015.

 

 
 

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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.