Are recent Harvard Yearbooks available at the library?

Yes, the Harvard University Archives keeps records and publications of Harvard College classes, including yearbooks, the Freshman Register, Class Albums and reunion memorabilia, covering 1642-present. Most of these are available only in print from inside the HUA.

Contact Ask an Archivist at Harvard University Archives for more information.

There are just a few online options. For reasons of copyright and privacy, they do not apply to recent editions:

  • Some yearbooks published before 1923-26 (works safely in the public domain) can be found in digital libraries like Google Books, HathiTrust and Internet Archive.
  • Some yearbooks into the 1960s are available in the Library edition (the Ancestry subscription available to libraries). 

This information represents Harvard College. For the class materials of specific graduate/professional schools, contact that library or archival collection directly.

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