How to Find Archives

Archives are collections of materials created and received by people and organizations.  Archives exist both to preserve historic materials and to make them available for use.

At Harvard Divinity School Library

At Harvard Library

Beyond Harvard

  • Archive Finder (Harvard Login required) identifies collections held at over 5,000 repositories in the United States, United Kingdom, and Ireland.

  • ArchiveGrid (Harvard Login required) searches keywords in finding aids from many repositories.

  • Digital Public Library of America  Free, public access to digitized materials from libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions across the country.

 Contact a research librarian for additional suggestions.