Baker Library Special Collections is open to all members of the Harvard University community and to visiting researchers.

Appointments are not necessary to use the collections, but we encourage researchers to contact Special Collections prior to visiting. Many collections are stored offsite and require 2 to 3 days advance notice for retrieval. In addition, there may be some restrictions on access that apply to certain collections.

Please see the Collections page for an overview of our collections and the Search page for tips on locating materials.

Public services archivists and librarians can introduce visiting and virtual researchers to our collections and provide assistance in effectively using the catalogs, databases, and finding aids to the collections. Research librarians and archivists are available to discuss your research project and possible resources within Special Collections upon request.

de Gaspé Beaubien Reading Room

The collections are available for use in the de Gaspé Beaubien Reading Room on the first floor of Baker Library | Bloomberg Center.

Contact Information

Email: specialcollectionsref@hbs.edu

Phone: 617-495-6411

Fax: 617-495-5957

Mailing Address: 

Baker Library Special Collections
Baker Library | Bloomberg Center
Harvard Business School
Soldiers Field
Boston, MA 02163