Archives - Collections

Here you can find information on how collections in the Bentley Archives are organized. All available, finding aids are linked as PDFs. The finding aid is the most comprehensive guide to a collection, and will allow you to determine where materials of interest are located so you can request them from the Archivist. Please keep in mind that many of our materials are off-site, and we may require several days to have them brought to campus for your use. Please also note that some materials may be restricted due to privacy concerns or fragility. We will make all efforts possible to provide you with the information you need. If you are interested in a collection that does not currently have a finding aid available, please contact the Archivist. Many of the materials in these collections are available for research use even though they have not been fully processed yet.

Please see our Archives LibGuide if you have general questions about archival organization, donating material, or conducting archival research.

If you have a research topic in mind and would like a better sense of where to find pertinent information in the Bentley Archives, please see our Archives Subjects Guide.

Guide to the Record Groups of the Bentley University Archives

RG 01 Division of the President (Finding Aid)

RG 02 Board of Trustees (Finding Aid)

RG 03 Division of Administration and Finance (Finding Aid)

RG 04 Division of Enrollment Management (Finding Aid)

RG 05 Division of Academic Affairs

RG 06 Division of Marketing & Communications

RG 07 Division of Student Affairs (Finding Aid)

RG 08 Division of University Advancement (Finding Aid)

RG 09 Faculty and Staff Records

     RG 09.01 Faculty Senate Records (Finding Aid)

RG 10 Graduating Class and Student Records (Finding Aid)

RG 11 University Publications (Finding Aid)

RG 12 Photographs

  • To view digitized photographs online, please visit the Bentley Archives' homepage on Digital Commonwealth. More photographs will be added at regular intervals.
  • To search for photos that have been digitized but are not yet available online, please use our Public Photo Search tool.

RG 13 Memorabilia

  • To search for items of memorabilia by date, subject, or collection, please use our Public Memorabilia Search tool. Photographs of items available on request.

RG 14 Bentley History (Finding Aid)

MS 01 Henry E. Rauch Papers (Finding Aid)

MS 02 John T. Nichol Papers (Finding Aid)