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The BAC Archives contains the historical records of the Boston Architectural College, established 1889. The Archives also provides historical information to the BAC Community and the public upon request. Our goal is to preserve and provide access to the BAC institutional memory, and to support interpretation of the BAC's history.
The physical Archives space on campus contains correspondence, papers, photographs, publications, posters, course descriptions, event invitations, recordings, objects of institutional significance, and more. As time progresses, the Archives preserves and provides access to digital content as well.
BAC students and alumni can use the Archives to acquire course descriptions for transfer credit or historical information and images for research projects. The BAC Archives meets the research needs of BAC faculty and historians and is open to the public for research by prior arrangement with the BAC Archivist.
Donations that fall within the scope of our collecting mission are greatly appreciated. Please consult our Archives Donation Policy for more information.
The BAC Archives also collects all publications of the BAC, so please donate any copies you no longer need to the Archives via interoffice mail or call the Archives at 617.585.0133 to make transfer arrangements. BAC publications could include magazines and journals released by the BAC, marketing collateral, invitations to BAC events, lecture series’ posters—anything printed for distribution by the institution. When in doubt or if you have any questions about whether we would collect something you no longer need, please reach out to the archives for advice.
The BAC Institutional Records Manager (IRM) oversees the retention and disposition of current records, and selects records of long-term value for the Archives. Vital records such as accreditation documents and articles that document the rights and entitlements of the BAC are centralized in the Archives.
The IRM supervises the allocation of storage space both onsite and offsite, and administers a records retention and preservation program. The IRM also makes arrangements for certified records destruction.
BAC Records Management policies are posted to the internal website.
The BAC Archives and Records Management is open to researchers by appointment only. You may schedule an appointment by emailing email@example.com.
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Sign in with your BAC Username and Password in order to renew books online and manage your account.
Explore our database of digital images of architecture, plans, furniture, drawings, and more.
Books and materials that have been placed on reserve at an instructor's request can be found by the instructor's name or the course title.
Our online research guides provide librarian-curated collections of resources for a particular research topic or course.
Conduct remote research using our collection of specialized databases, which provide resources ranging from full text articles to CAD drawings, maps, and more.