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Planning a visit to the Archives? Please read Planning A Visit before submitting your question. Note that much of our material is stored off site, and some collections have restrictions on access. 

Looking for photographs?  Check here for inventories of our largest visual collections. Note that image copying orders take a minimum of six weeks to process. 

Interested in reading or copying a dissertation or undergraduate honors thesis? All dissertations, theses, and prize papers held by the Archives are catalogued in HOLLIS. Requests for photocopies of dissertations and theses can be sent directly to Harvard Imaging Services at

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