The Lesley University Archives collects, preserves, and organizes Lesley's historical documents and makes them available for research by students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the public.

Founded with the support of the President's office, our mission is to preserve the history of Lesley from its founding in 1909 to the present.

This site presents selected archival materials which include university records, photographs, publications, memorabilia, and on-line exhibits chronicling Lesley's history.

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Front cover of the Art Institute of Boston Centennial publication, 2012


Orange front cover of the Art Institute of Boston Centennial publication titled, "1912-2012 The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University: …

Front cover of the Lesley Magazine, Centennial Anniversary issue., 2009


Front cover of Lesley Magazine, Centennial issue commemorating the 100th year of Lesley University. Cover shows a collage of notable administrators…

Porter Exchange, 1994


Color photograph of the Porter Exchange, the former Sears building and shopping center, which was purchased by Lesley College in 1994. It is…