Civil and Environmental Engineering Guide

Resources for civil and environmental engineering

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Archives & Special Collections at WPI

Archives & Special Collections at WPI

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, access to the archives is currently by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, email, call +1-508-831-6112, or fill out their online reference form

Manuscript Collections

Although “manuscript” literally means written by hand, manuscript collections often contain a variety of materials—including unpublished works such as speeches, correspondence, lectures, notebooks, financial records, drawings, typescripts, clippings, and more. The term also applies to the personal papers of an individual or family, drafts of scholarly articles or research data, or a collection brought together because of its subject content. 

Our Manuscript Collections contain both WPI history-related works and others not related to WPI.