Finding Topics/Starting Research

Find topics and start your research by browsing the resources listed below and searching HOLLIS for archival and other material.

General Harvard histories

(Please note that Radcliffe College materials are mostly held by the Schlesinger Library).

 

 

A Calendar of Harvard History (requires Harvard network connection)

This Calendar provides access to information about people, events, policies, academic and extracurricular student life, and other activities at Harvard from 1636 to the present. It is searchable by date and keyword.

Harvard University Archives Research Guides

Browse the guides for information and sources about a variety of topics relating to Harvard history.

Harvard-Radcliffe Online Historical Reference Shelf

The Harvard-Radcliffe Online Historical Reference Shelf contains digitized versions of the annual reports of the presidents and treasurers of Harvard and Radcliffe, 1826–1995, narrative histories, official University publications, student and alumni publications, information about Cambridge buildings, and more.

 

Harvard University Catalogs

Archived Websites

The Harvard University Archives collects two categories of websites: sites created by Schools, departments, and administrative units throughout the University (A-Sites), and sites created by the broader Harvard community, including faculty, students, visiting scholars, and staff (H-Sites). The Archives has been collecting websites since 2007.

Harvard Gazette

The Harvard Gazette has been published by the University under various titles and formats since 1881. Full-text online articles from 1997 to the present can be searched and browsed via the Gazette's website.