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Where is the Harvard University Archives located?

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The Harvard University Archives is located in the Nathan Marsh Pusey Library in Harvard Yard. At this time, the Pusey Library main doors are closed, and access to Pusey Library is through Lamont Library. From the Lamont Library main lobby, take the stairs to your right down two flights to Level B, then turn right, and right again, to enter Pusey Library. The Archives Reading Room is at the end of the long carpeted corridor, just past the Map Collection. (Elevator access to Level B is down the hall to the right of the Lamont lobby.)

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    Please note: The Archives will be closed Thursday, May 25 for Commencement and Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.

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