As the repository of the University’s official documents, University Archives houses the papers and correspondence of the chancellors. Most of the important issues in the development of the University are represented in this collection. The collection has photographs as far back as Chancellor Oliver (1865–1867) and as recent as Chancellor Gray-Little (2009–present), although good coverage does not begin until Chancellor Strong (1902–1920).
Selective indexing has been done up through Chancellor Chalmers, and the papers are all arranged in series which makes access relatively easy. The papers of Chancellors Hemenway and Gray-Little require permission of the Chancellor’s Office for access. Personnel and student records are closed in accordance with applicable law. All requests are subject to review by the Archives staff to determine accessibility.
Biographical information about each Chancellor can also be found in the collection and on the website of the Office of the Chancellor.