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Archives and Records Management

The Center for the History of Medicine collects the archival records of Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Additionally, the Archives and Records Management (ARM) program offers assistance and advice on the management of records specific to those communities. Contact ARM for support in the care of records through all stages of the records lifecycle, from creation to archiving or destruction. Services include:

  • Archiving records of permanent value in the Harvard Medical School archives

  • Instruction on keeping and destroying records

  • Advice on maintaining compliance with University records retention policies

  • Support for managing electronic records in shared network environments

  • Options for records storage and suggestions for controlling costs associated with records storage

  • Transferring records to the Harvard Depository

  • Guidance on managing the records of separating employees

  • Tips on preparing for office moves and clean ups

  • Information on resources for large scale scanning projects


To access the General Records Schedule (GRS), visit


Contact ARM by email, phone 617-432-6194, or fax 617-432-4737 for more information or for personalized records management assistance