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The BSI Archive is located at the Houghton Library at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.  The archival material may be used by any qualified scholar, subject to the normal rules and regulations of the Library.

Our website only shows a sample from the BSI Archive. The Houghton Library website includes a comprehensive Finding Aid which lists all cataloged material in the Archive, much of which is digitized.  Material that has been sent to Houghton but is not yet cataloged can be found through the Hollis search function, which is accessible from the Houghton website.

You can view some items online from the Harvard website, including the following:

Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957. Letters to Edgar Wadsworth Smith, 1939-1955.
Container 148.  2 folders.

Smith, Edgar Wadsworth, 1894-1960. Letters to Christopher Morley, 1938-1955. 
Container 211.  2 folders

BSI Business Files, Minutes, 1940-1960. 
Container 306.  2 folders.

BSI Business Files, Memorandums, 1940-1961.
Container 307.  1 folder.

BSI Events, Annual Dinner.
Dinner items for at least 1934-1960 are online.  See the BSI Dinner/Weekend Summary list for links.

Online Finding Aid for the Baker Street Irregulars Archive

This Houghton Library BSI Archive (MS Am 2717) finding aid provides details about material held and cataloged at Harvard, including all the digitized material there.  Note that some material donated to the BSI Trust has not yet been cataloged.

For information on items sought for the Archive, see our Wish List of materials (PDF).

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