This web site is an online introduction to 17th- and 18th-century collections in the Harvard University Archives. The site serves primarily as a portal to catalog records and finding aids, and it offers selective access to digital content in HOLLIS, the Harvard Library union catalog.

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Queries initiated from this site's Search page will be limited to the 17th- and 18th-century holdings of the Harvard University Archives as listed in the HOLLIS catalog.

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The selection of any term listed on the Browse page will yield a list of all HOLLIS catalog records related to the selected term that are part of the Harvard University Archives' 17th- and 18th-century collections.

Viewing Digital Content
To view digital content, site users can navigate to Holdings Online, look for "Networked Resource" or "More About This Collection" links in HOLLIS results, and explore the Collection Highlights.

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