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The Archives of the BAC is an extension of the Shaw and Stone Library and is open to the college community for research by advance appointment. The Archives contains correspondence, papers, photographs, publications, posters, course descriptions, event invitations, and many more records of the BAC. The holdings of the Archives constitute the institutional memory of the college mainly from the 1889 incorporation of the Boston Architectural Club to the present.

The BAC Archives supports the administrative functions of the College and also meets the research needs of BAC faculty and historians. BAC students and alumni can use the BAC Archives to acquire course descriptions for transfer credit or historical information and images for research projects. In serving the BAC community, the archivist often delivers research results and scanned supporting material via email to users.

The BAC archivist is also the institutional records manager. She oversees the retention and disposition of current records and selects records of long-term value for the Archives. Vital records such as charters, accreditation documents, and articles of incorporation that document the right of the BAC to do business are centralized in the BAC Archives to the extent possible.

If you need to consult historical or vital records pertaining to the BAC, please contact the archivist at 617.585.0133 or preferably by email at

If you are interested in giving papers or ephemera to the BAC Archives, please contact the archivist to learn about the kinds of materials we accept. Donations that fall within the scope of our collecting mission are greatly appreciated. The BAC Archives 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 to make arrangements.

Please note that the BAC Archives is open to researchers by appointment only. You may schedule an appointment by emailing