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Physics: Archival Resources

Resources for students seeking Physics information

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“manuscript” literally means written by hand, manuscript collections often contain a variety of materials—including unpublished works such as speeches, correspondence, lectures, notebooks, financial records, drawings, typescripts, clippings, and more.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.

Archives Hours & Contact



  • The reading room is open Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. when classes are in session (see academic calendar), or by appointment. Scheduling and confirming research appointments in advance is strongly encouraged. Some morning research appointments may also be available. To schedule an appointment, contact or call +1-508-831-6112.

WPI Archives & Special Collections