The mission of the Archives is to ensure that robust documentation of the Berklee College of Music is preserved and made available to the Berklee community and to researchers at large.
In accordance with Berklee’s mission and philosophy, the Archives serves as the primary repository for materials documenting the history, activities, and contributions of the Berklee College of Music: its academic and administrative departments, faculty, students, and alumni. In addition, the Archives actively collects materials pertaining to Joseph Schillinger and the Schillinger System of Musical Composition, the history of jazz in Boston, and oral histories chronicling the rich and diverse history of Berklee and Boston music from those who have lived, shaped and defined it. Given Berklee’s stature as a leader in the field of contemporary music, the Archives also welcomes jazz and popular music materials of note.
Archival collections are non-circulating. Access is available by appointment only. All first-time visitors will be asked to complete a registration form.
Please note that all archival collections are stored off-site and require advance notice for retrieval. Certain items, such audiovisual materials requiring the production of listening or viewing copies, may require additional processing time before they are ready for use.
Limited reproduction services may be available on a case by case basis and fees may apply.
The Archives is located in the Stan Getz Library at 150 Massachusetts Ave. in Boston, Massachusetts. Access to archival materials is available by appointment, Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with evening hours (5 p.m. to 9 p.m.) available upon request.
To schedule an appointment or request further information on a particular collection, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-747-8001.