Special Collections

Harvard University
Museum of Comparative Zoology
26 Oxford Street
Cambridge MA , 02138
FAX: (617)495-5667
General email:
Institution Contact(s):
  Marina Werbeloff, Acting Head of Public Services (617)495-2475 Dana Fisher, Special Collections Assistant (617)495-2475
Hours: M,F 9:00AM-5:00PM Tu-Th 9:00AM-8:00PM Sa 10:00AM-1:00PM
Seasonal Hours:
  During semester breaks: M-F 9:00AM-5:00PM
Online Catalog:
Services for the Disabled:
  Handicapped parking
Other Services:
  Gift shop
Journals: "Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology" "Breviora, Psyche"
Bibliographic Utility:
Name: Ernst Mayr Library
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Dana Fisher, Assistant for Special Collections (617)495-8646 DFISHER@oeb.harvard.edu
Hours: M-F 9:30AM-12:30PM M-F 2:30PM-4:30PM
Collections: 1
Formats: 141 linear feet of manuscripts 116 linear feet of archives 15,984 volumes of monographs photographs 54 microforms 33 audio tapes ephemera
Collection Description:
  Museum of Comparative Zoology Collections
Materials relating to Zoology and Paleontology
Access: Letter of introduction required Photo ID required Access only in reading room, supervised
Copying: All photocopying done by staff Institution will produce microfilm copies for a fee Restrictions on scanners Restrictions on cameras Restrictions on tape recorders
Loans: Loans for exhibits only
Finding Guides Available:
  Guides for archives' records groups
Directions: BY CAR: From Harvard Square take Massachusetts Ave. North towards Arlington about 1/2 mile. Turn right on Everet St., go straight, cross Oxford St. into MC2 parking lot. Parking (metered) on your right. BY FOOT: From Harvard Square enter Harvard yard, walk across, leaving University Hall with John Harvard's statue on the right. Leave Harvard yard facing the Science Center. On the right you will see the corner of Oxford and Kirkland St. Take Oxford St. About 400 yards up you will see the Harvard Museums of Cultural and Natural History on your right. Take the last entrance and walk to the 2nd floor.