The Lesley University Archives collects and preserves manuscripts, publications, administrative records, photographs, audiovisual materials, school memorabilia, and related ephemera that document the history of Lesley since its founding in 1909 to the present.
Collections such as University Presidents' papers, course catalogs, yearbooks, and photographs are frequently used. However, a handful of collections unique to Lesley are worth noting:
New England Kindergarten Conference Proceedings
Photographs from the School of Practical Art and Art Institute of Boston, 1940-2001
Expressive Therapies program records
Books and objects demonstrating Friedrich Froebel's gifts and occupations
Lesley memorabilia and ephemera (e.g. gym uniform, beanies, posters)
Evelyn Finnegan collection (books and dolls by Ms. Finnegan '48)
Oral history interviews (stories from alumni, administration, and faculty)
If you are looking for something specific or need assistance, you are welcome to email us: email@example.com
A finding aid explains the scope and content of an archival collection, and provides historical background about its subject(s). Most aids will also provide a detailed list of series, folders, and/or items in the collection.
Lesley's archives and records collections are grouped according to the office or department that created them.
Sherrill Library | Lesley University, Brattle Campus | 89 Brattle Street - Cambridge, MA 02138 | 617-349-8850
John & Carol Moriarty Library | Lesley University, Porter Campus | 1801 Massachusetts Avenue - Cambridge, MA 02140 | 617-349-8070
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