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Harvard University Archives

Archive-It Partner Since: Mar, 2015

Organization Type: Colleges & Universities

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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 and 9 terabytes 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.

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Title: Dunster House


Collection: A-Sites: Archived Harvard Websites

Description: Dunster House is one of the first two dormitories constructed under President Lowell’s House Plan, and one of the seven Houses given to Harvard by Edward Stephen Harkness. The House was named in honor of Henry Dunster, was completed in 1930, and began operations in the fall of that year. The Dunster website provides information on history, events, staff, advising, house life, and the facilities. Collected by the Harvard University Archives as part of the records of Dunster House.

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