Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections

Preserving the History of Boston’s Diverse Communities

The Archives and Special Collections at the Northeastern University Libraries houses and carefully curates a diverse and growing collection of historical records relating to Boston’s fight for social justice.  Our charge is to preserve the history of Boston’s social movements, including civil and political rights, immigrant rights, homelessness, and urban and environmental justice.  We focus on the history of Boston’s African American, Chinese, LGBTQ, Latino/a and other communities, as well as Boston’s public infrastructure, neighborhoods, and natural environments.

The primary source materials we collect and make available are used by community members, students, faculty, scholars, journalists, and others from across the world as the evidence on which stories, histories, and biographies are built. An understanding of the past can help inspire the next generation of leaders to fight for economic, political, and social rights.

Learn more at the Archives Website

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