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Archives: Subject Guides: Computing

A collection guide for the Bentley Archives, organized by subject.


  • MS 02 – John Nichol Papers
    • See folders on topics such as “Academic Computer Selection Committee,” “Academic Information Management Systems,” “Ad-Hoc Committees – Computer Development/Selection/Users,” “Dean’s Reports – Academic Computing” and more. See also Box 11 containing folders all labeled “Computing at Bentley.” Records span from the 1960’s through mid-1980’s.
  • RG 01 – Division of the President Records
    • Series 01 – Newsletters and correspondence from the tenure of President Adamian contain information on the development of computing resources on campus, as well as the establishment of the laptop program.
    • Series 04 – Faculty Manuals from HR provide insight into the types of technology available to faculty, and procedures for grade submission/other computing functions.
  • RG 03 – Division of Administration and Finance Records
    • Series 02 – The records of the Division of Information Technology contain the bulk of records regarding computing on campus. Material includes resource guides, memos, technology newsletters, and more.
  • RG 04 – Division of Enrollment Management Records
    • Series 05 – Enrollment Systems and Analytics records show the history of registrar functions on campus. They span from the 1960’s – 1990’s and show the gradual increase of technology in administrative tasks.
  • RG 07 – Division of Student Affairs Records
    • Series 07 – Residence Life records provide information about the types of computing resources available on campus to students during different eras of Bentley history.
  • RG 11 – University Publications
    • Series 02 and Series 05 contain articles regarding technological development on campus. Researchers can use these publications to determine dates when new computing resources were brought to campus, as well as to better understand the prevailing opinion about those resources at the time.