Administrative Research Support

The Harvard University Archives provides research support to University administrative staff who need access to information in administrative records held by the University Archives. Please contact the Archives staff at or 617-495-2461.

Archives staff can provide research advice and assistance to administrative staff working on departmental and institutional policies, departmental histories, special events, anniversaries and exhibitions.

University registrars and departmental administrators requiring access to student records should contact the Archives staff at

For access to administrative records stored in Records Center accounts, please contact Records Management Services at

Archives staff is available 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Reading room hours are 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Selected resources for historical administrative research:


Harvard/Radcliffe Annual Reports

A-Cats: Archived Harvard University Online Course Catalogs, Fall 2005 to Present

A-Sites: Archived Harvard Web Sites

Harvard University Office of News and Public Affairs Inventory of Photographs

A Calendar of Harvard History