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Researchers wishing to visit the Archives should
- contact the Director and/or other appropriate senior staff to discuss their project
- contact the Archivist to make an appointment to view the material
- agree to provide a copy of any publications and/or data generated during the course of their research
- Review the Archives Access Policy for more specific information
Please review the Harvard Forest Archives Collection Policy to determine if materials you might wish to donate fit within the scope our collection and your expectations of their use.
Research Records include, but are not limited to:
- copies of proposals (funded or not),
- unpublished reports,
- field notes/notebooks, pertinent copies or transcriptions
- analyses for the project,
- photographs (physical and electronic) including scrapbooks,
- electronic documents (i.e. email – especially items that help determine the thinking behind specific research decisions – these may be in exchanges of emails, notes, etc. )?
- Long term storage of research samples (see special section on samples archives)
- Electronic connection to data and/or sample archives databases
- Historic conference files
- Course materials
Administrative Records include:
- Correspondences with current and previous directors
- Facilities maps and documentation
- Deeds, gifts and donation documentation
- Friends of the Musuem
- Advisory and Committee meetings
This catalog identifies the content and extent of research files held in the Harvard Forest Archives. This catalog also identifies maps, research samples, administrative records and visual materials. The physical records are available by permission to anyone with a valid scientific or educational purpose. Contact email@example.com if you would like to visit the archives.
Detailed records of all research and forest operations are stored in the Harvard Forest Archives. A small but unique selection documenting stand records, forest operations and inventories on Harvard Forest properties since 1900 (27,571 pages) was digitized and is available online as part of a Harvard University Library Digital Initiative (LDI) project. A complete finding aid is available for these materials.
- Stand Records, Forest Inventories and Operations
- Forest Inventories and Forest Operations