Special Collections

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Abraham Pollen Archives and Rare Book Library
243 Charles Street
Boston MA , 02114
FAX: (617)573-3370
General email:
Institution Contact(s):
  Chris Nims, Director (617)573-3196 Kathy Kennedy, Reference Librarian
Hours: M-Th 8:30AM-8:00PM F 8:30AM-5:00PM
Online Catalog:
Services for the Disabled:
  Americans with Disabilities Act accessible Handicapped parking
Other Services:
  Cafeteria Coat room/lockers Gift shop
Monographic Series:
  Annual Reports
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Jessica Steytler, Archivist (617)573-3196 Chris Nims, Director jcnims@meei.harvard.edu
Hours: By appointment only
Collections: 1
Formats: 60 linear feet of manuscripts 400 linear feet of archives 2,500 volumes of monographs 18 linear feet of photographs 100 volumes of pamphlets 5 disks of electronic records 100 reels of microforms 60 reels of audio tapes 50 reels of video tapes 10 oral histories 2 16mm. motion picture reels 2 linear feet of ephemera 1,000 volumes of realia/artifacts 200 architectural drawings drawings/plans
Collection Description:
  Institutional records of the Infirmary (1824 to present)
Access: Collection(s) are available by appointment only Letter of introduction required Access only in reading room, supervised
Copying: All photocopying done by staff Restrictions on scanners
Loans: Loans for exhibits only Loans permitted for research only
Finding Guides Available:
  Guides for manuscript collection Guides for archives' records groups Guide to photographic collection Card catalog
Directions: FROM STORROW DRIVE (BOSTON): Traveling West or East, get off at Charles St. / Beacon Hill Exit. At the Charles Circle Rotary, follow signs to Mass. Eye & Ear parking.