The records of the Academy, dating back to 1780, reflect the intellectual history
of the nation from its earliest years and document the history of Academy membership,
program initiatives, and scholarship.
In 2005, to mark the 225th anniversary of the Academy, an archives facility designed
specifically for the cataloging, conservation, and preservation of historic materials
was created at the Academy’s headquarters in Cambridge.
Finding aids to the processed collections and select digital images are available below.
Processed materials are also available for onsite use by request. To submit an inquiry, or for more information, please contact the Archives Department at or 617-441-6128.
Selected Items in the Academy Archives