The official records of Harvard Divinity School are found in the University Archives. This collection includes some of the more informal records of the school, such as photographs, films, audio and videocassettes, posters and brochures. We also have some of the records of the Society for Promoting Theological Education, which was founded in 1816 to foster the study of theology at Harvard University. The papers of Harvard Divinity School faculty members are found in the category of Personal Papers.
Using the Collections
All collections are stored off-site and must be requested at least two business days in advance (see How to Use the Collections). Every collection is identified with a bMS number. In most of the finding aids, the bMS number is followed by a slash and a box number. Please note the bMS number and box number of the collection you are interested in, and contact the archives (617.496.5153 or 617.384.7904) to inquire about the collection or to make an appointment.