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About this guide
This guide is designed to supplement our general Archives LibGuide by providing more specific information about our collections. Archival organization and finding aids are not familiar to many users who are more accustomed to searching by topic/subject. Some of the most common thematic subjects in our Archives have been listed here. All entries are comprised of a list of collections/series that have information related to your subject of choice. These are suggested starting places for your research, and not exhaustive lists.
Please note that some of our collections are still unprocessed. This guide will be updated as collections are opened to research. If there is unprocessed material that is relevant to your topic, the Archivist will endeavor to make it available to you.
If you would like to view these resources, if you have any questions about the guide, or if you are interested in a topic that is not represented here, please contact the Archivist.
List of Subjects
Organization and management of the college at the upper-most levels
Alumni clubs, reunions, planned giving, alumni services, etc.
Publications or other informational guides published on a yearly basis. Examples include Annual Reports, Campus Directories, and year end financial reports.
Resources on Bentley's athletic program, both recreational and organized sports.
Records from early Placement Department to current Career Services, as well as career fairs, learning materials, etc.
College Literature (Promotional)
Pamphlets, mailings, brochures and other printed material advertising the school and its programs. These can help in discerning basic facts & figures about different periods in Bentley history.
Early computing initiatives at Bentley, as well as information on the laptop program and other information technology issues.
Development of curriculum, program offerings, and academic strategy
Diversity & Inclusion
Information on diversity in the student population, as well as Affirmative Action/EEO records and curriculum related to diversity and inclusion.
Events & Milestones
Where to find information on campus events and major milestones including anniversaries, dedications, etc.
Facilities & Campus
Resources about the development of the campus, individual buildings, the move from Boston to Waltham, and the Facilities department.
Where to find information on Faculty Senate, individual faculty members, faculty initiatives, and more.
University, departmental and program finances. For Finance department see Curriculum.
Find resources about international study options for Bentley students, and the resources for international students on Bentley's campus, as well as the development of such programs.
Understanding what physical objects are in the Archives and how to access them.
Resources about the Residence Life office as well as specific residences and dormitory options on Bentley campus.
Student activities including clubs, performance groups, academic societies, and Greek life.
How to find information about specific students/alumni.
Women at Bentley
Resources about Bentley's transition to co-education, as well as programs for women, information about female students, and opportunities for women at Bentley.