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Lesley University Archives

Digital Commons @ Lesley


To search for particular keywords or subjects in the Lesley University Archives:

1)  Go to the Special Collections and Archives page in DigitalCommons@Lesley.

Screen shot of Special Collections and Archives on DigitalCommons@Lesley


2)  Enter your keyword or subject term in the search box on the right side of the page.

Screen shot of Search Box on DigitalCommons@Lesley


3)  Select where you would like to search for this term in the scroll-down menu:

  • in this collection :  within the Lesley Archives and Special Collections

  • in this repository :  within all of Lesley Library's collections in DigitalCommons@Lesley

  • across all repositories :  within all participating Digital Commons repositories, including those outside of Lesley


4)  Click "Search".  Results will include any matches within the finding aids and the digital collections.


Contact the Archivist to schedule an appointment to view materials in person.  If you are looking for something specific or need assistance, you are welcome to email us:


Finding Aids

You may also browse finding aids on our Collections page.

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.