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Is the Harvard University Archives open to the public?

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Yes, the Archives is open to the public. However, all researchers planning a visit should contact the Archives reference staff in advance, as material may be stored off site and/or have restrictions on use. The reference staff will provide information about access to Pusey Library as well.

Please use the online form on the Archives website to contact the reference staff.

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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.

    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 http://aeon.hul.harvard.edu/.

    Harvard University OfficesPlease email your request directly to archives_reference@harvard.edu

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