Harvard Divinity School Records

Overview

The official records of Harvard Divinity School are found in the Harvard 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.

diagram of bms number components

Collection Number Harvard Divinity School Records
bMS 00103 Andover-Harvard Theological Library. Miscellaneous collections no. 1.
bMS 00396 Andover-Harvard Theological Library. Miscellaneous collections no. 2.
bMS 00406 Andover-Harvard Theological Library. Miscellaneous collections no. 3
bMS 00466 Andover-Harvard Theological Library. Miscellaneous collections no. 4.
bMS 00500 Andover-Harvard Theological Library. Miscellaneous collections no. 5.
bMS 00633 Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Miscellaneous Collections.
bMS 00800 Andover-Harvard Theological Library. Miscellaneous Collections, 1737-1994.
bMS 00401.1 Boston Inter-Seminary Missionary Alliance. Records, 1896-1897.
bMS 00619 Harvard Divinity School. Audio-Visual Collection. Audio compact discs.
bMS 00623 Harvard Divinity School. Phonographic Recordings, 1954-1957.
bMS 00607 Harvard Divinity School. Miscellaneous audio and video recordings, 1970-2010.
bMS 00616 Harvard Divinity School. Audio-Visual Collection. Audio recordings, 1975-1993.
bMS 00613 Harvard Divinity School. Audio-Visual Collection. Audio recordings, 1950-1971.
bMS 00606 Harvard Divinity School. Audio-Visual Collection. Video recordings, 1968-1994.
bMS 00618 Harvard Divinity School. Audio-Visual Collection. Video recordings, 1993-1994.
bMS 00614 Harvard Divinity School. Center for the Study of World Religions. [Film reel of Parsi ceremonies in Bombay, India], undated.
bMS 00523 Harvard Divinity School. Dudleian Lecture at Harvard University, Minutes of the trustees, 1830-1984
bMS 00697 Harvard Divinity School. New Testament and Archaeological Slides
bMS 00131 Harvard Divinity School. Photographs, c. 1895-2011
bMS 01000 Harvard Divinity School. Posters and ephemera, 1955-2011
bMS 00374 Society for Promoting Theological Education. Records, 1815-1966.
bMS 00116 Society for Promoting Theological Education. Records, 1815-1987.
bMS 00474 Society for Promoting Theological Education. Records, 1816-1936.
bMS 00493 Society for Promoting Theological Education. Records, 1961-1986

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