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Can I request items from the Harvard University Archives through HOLLIS?

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Requests for material held by the Harvard University Archives cannot be made through HOLLIS.

Once you've identified material of interest in HOLLIS, contact the University Archives reference staff directly at or 617-495-2461 to arrange a visit to our reading room.

Please note that many items are stored off site and require at least 24 hours notice for retrieval.


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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?  Start by checking HOLLIS and VIA. 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 digitized copies of dissertations and theses may be made by placing a “Request for Photoduplication” at

    Harvard University OfficesPlease email your request directly to

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