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Bentley University Archives

The Bentley University Archives collects and provides access to information about the history, development, and activities of Bentley University. Our records include documents, photographs, multimedia, and artifacts that have been collected through the years to provide a complete picture of Bentley culture.

All researchers are welcome to use the collections at the Bentley University Archives. Please call or email at least a week in advance to request materials. Due to privacy concerns some records may be restricted to internal use only. 

For all Archives inquiries, call 781-891-2269 or email

About the Archives

See our access policies, learn about how to use archival material, and get tips on how to care for your own archives.

Archives Guide

About Our Archives Collections

View some of the most common thematic subjects to provide a starting point for research by topic/subject.

Archives Subjects Guide
Guide to the Record Groups of the Bentley University Archives

RG 01 Division of the President 
RG 02 Board of Trustees
RG 03 Division of Administration and Finance
RG 04 Division of Enrollment Management
RG 05 Division of Academic Affairs
RG 06 Division of Marketing & Communications
RG 07 Division of Student Affairs 
RG 08 Division of University Advancement
RG 09 Faculty and Staff Records
     RG 09.01 Faculty Senate Records
RG 10 Graduating Class and Student Records 
RG 11 University Publications
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
MS 01 Henry E. Rauch Papers 
MS 02 John T. Nichol Papers