Finding Aids

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The Special Collections, or Boston History Collections, at Northeastern preserves the history of Boston’s social movements, including civil and political rights, immigrant rights, homelessness, and urban and environmental justice. Browse a subject list of finding aids (an inventory, or research guide, to an archival collection) for the Boston History Collections:

 

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Boston Social Justice Organizations and Activists

African American

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Roderick L. Ireland, Papers, 1966-2014 (bulk 1980-2014), (Z15-030), [UNPROCESSED], Roderick L. Ireland was the first African-American justice appointed to the Supreme Judicial Court in its then 305-year history and its first African-American chief justice. Ireland retired from the Supreme Judicial Court in 2014. The collection documents the legal career of Roderick L. Ireland from his position as an attorney for the Roxbury Defenders Committee through his term as Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court from approximately 1966-2014 (bulk 1980-2014). The papers include court files, correspondence, subject files, event files, speech files, audio-visuals, awards, and diplomas. This collection is restricted until screened and processed.
Boston Society of Vulcans of Massachusetts, Records, 1951-2001 (bulk 1970-2000), (M131)
Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, Records, 1893-2004, (M103)
Charles Herbert Bruce, Papers, 1884-1928, 2009 (bulk ca. 1910), (M180)
Citywide Educational Coalition, Records, 1972-2001, (M130)
Dick Russell, Papers, 1806-2009 (bulk 1995-1997), (M191)
Elma Ina Lewis, Papers, 1917-1998, (M38)
Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts, Records, 1954-1992, (M43)
Frank J. Miranda, Papers, 1964-2005, (M112)
Freedom House, Inc., Records, 1941-1996 (bulk 1949-1986), (M16)
Grants Management Associates, Records, 1974-1999 (bulk 1984-1999), (M178)
Gregory C. Coffin, Papers, 1966-2002 (bulk 1966-1975), (M80)
James W. Fraser, Photograph Collection, 1905-ca. 1990 (bulk 1974-1976), (M66)
Jean McGuire, Records, ca. 1970-1985, (Z06-001, 44/2), [UNPROCESSED], Jean McGuire is the executive director of Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity. The collection includes material on her campaign and service relating to the Boston School Committee; and on being a trustee of The Children's Museum. The collection is unrestricted.
John E. Bush, Papers, 1986-2012, (Z13-007, 44/4), [UNPROCESSED], John E. Bush is a co-founder of Men of All Colors Together Boston (MACT) and served as a co-chair of National Association of Black and White Men Together (NABWMT) in 1988. This collection includes materials documenting NABWNT and Black and White Men Together, including NABWNT convention programs, newspaper clippings, a program for Wellsville High School graduation at which Bush was the commencement speaker, a letter, and Bush's keynote address for the 1986 San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Day Celebration. This collection is unrestricted.
John E. Bush, Papers, ca. 1980-2005, (M177)
John Ross, Papers, 1963-2006, (M70)
Joseph D. Warren, Papers, 1972-2003 (bulk 1980-1990), (M87)
Julius A. Prince, Jr., Photographs, 1965-1967, (Z09-020, 46/3; Z09-035, 46/3), [UNPROCESSED], Julius A. Prince was a photographer for Freedom House, Inc. in the 1960s. The collection consists of photographs of Freedom House's Roxbury Work Study Program and some materials about the Boston Redevelopment Authority. The collection is unrestricted.
Lower Roxbury Black History Project, Records, 1992-2007, (M165)
Lower Roxbury Community Corporation, Records, 1968-1978, (M106)
Martin Gopen, Papers, 1933-1994 (bulk 1969-1989), (M133)
Massachusetts Human Services Coalition, Records, 1969-2004, (M193)
Melnea A. Cass, Papers, 1954-1979, (M79)
Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO), Inc., Records, 1969-2011, (Z12-014, 44/2), [UNPROCESSED], METCO, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1966 to eliminate racial imbalance by busing children from Boston and Springfield to suburban public schools in 38 suburban communities. This collection consists of Board of Directors records, financial statements, parent handbooks, press material, reports, memoranda, and newspaper clippings. This collection is unrestricted.
Muriel S. and Otto P. Snowden, Papers, 1911-1990 (bulk 1947-1985), (M17)
Natalie Ammarell, Papers, 1967-2008 (bulk 1981-2000), (M189)
National Center of Afro-American Artists, Records, 1924-1998, (M42)
Paul Parks, Papers, ca. 1975-2005, (Z10-026, 52/1-3), [UNPROCESSED], Paul Parks, an engineer and former chairman of Boston's School Committee, was an African American activist in Boston. In 1974, he was the first African American appointed Massachusetts secretary of education. The collection consists of records from Parks' engineering firm and his involvement in the Boston Public Schools and local social justice organizations. The collection is unrestricted.
Phyllis M. Ryan, Papers, 1959-1988 (bulk 1961-1988), (M94)
Robert P. Gittens, Photographs, ca. 1970s, (Z10-008, 44/2), [UNPROCESSED], Robert P. Gittens, an alumni of Northeastern University's class of 1975, was a photographer for The Onyx Informer student newspaper. The collection includes approximately 1,200 photographic prints and negatives of speakers and students at Northeastern during the 1970s. Speakers include the Reverend Ralph Abernathy and Minister George X; events include the St. Paul's Day Camp, the Unity Awards Banquet, and the Black Political Convention. The collection is unrestricted.
Ronald W. Bailey, Oral History Collection, 1989-1990, (M153)
Roxbury Multi-Service Center, Records, 1965-2002, (M109)
Stull and Lee, Inc., Records, ca. 1967-2002, (Z10-025, Cage), [UNPROCESSED], Stull and Lee, Inc. is an African American Boston-based architectural and urban planning firm established by Donald L. Stull in 1966. The collection includes architectural drawings, project files, and photographs. The collection is unrestricted.
The Justice George Lewis Ruffin Society, Records, 1848-2009 (bulk 1984-2005), (M124)
United South End Settlements, Records, 1891-2010, (M126)
Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, Records, ca. 1953-2007 (bulk 1985-2000), (M139)
Zuline Gray Wilkinson, Papers, 1993-1999, (M114)

Arts & Architecture

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A Note to You, Recordings, 1975-1998, (A125)
American Composers Forum New England, Records, 1967-2008 (bulk 1995-2008), (M205)
Boston Opera House, Records, 1908-1958, (M33)
Boston Photo Collaborative, Records, 1992-2007, (M160)
Charles Herbert Bruce, Papers, 1884-1928, 2009 (bulk ca. 1910), (M180)
Dana C. Chandler, Jr., Papers, 1973-1991 (bulk 1977-1979), (M156)
Daniel J. McNichol, Papers, 1764-2008 (bulk 1989-2008), (M194)
Daniel Webster, Prints, 1833-1900, (M35)
Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts, Records, 1954-1992, (M43)
Everett C. Marston, Papers, 1930-1970, (M118)
Gray, Glen and the Casa Loma Orchestra, Records, 1915-1979, (M31)
International Society, Records, 1978-2002 (bulk 1984-1998), (M128)
John Ross, Papers, 1963-2006, (M70)
Julius Adolphe Schweinfurth, Papers, 1882-1927, (M28)
Katherine G. Osborne, Papers, 1874-1942, (M6)
Larry Blumsack, Papers, 1955-2006 (bulk 1960-1995), (M203)
Louise Hall Tharp, Papers, 1949-1953, (M37)
Nancy Caruso, Papers, 1948, 1951, 1983-2012, (M195)
National Center of Afro-American Artists, Records, 1924-1998, (M42)
Robert Joseph Markell, Papers, 1967-1968, (M57)
Robert P. Gittens, Photographs, ca. 1970s, (Z10-008, 44/2), [UNPROCESSED], Robert P. Gittens, an alumni of Northeastern University's class of 1975, was a photographer for The Onyx Informer student newspaper. The collection includes approximately 1,200 photographic prints and negatives of speakers and students at Northeastern during the 1970s. Speakers include the Reverend Ralph Abernathy and Minister George X; events include the St. Paul's Day Camp, the Unity Awards Banquet, and the Black Political Convention. The collection is unrestricted.
Ronald W. Bailey, Oral History Collection, 1989-1990, (M153)
Stull and Lee, Inc., Records, ca. 1967-2002, (Z10-025, Cage), [UNPROCESSED], Stull and Lee, Inc. is an African American Boston-based architectural and urban planning firm established by Donald L. Stull in 1966. The collection includes architectural drawings, project files, and photographs. The collection is unrestricted.
Triangle Theater Company, Records, 1979-2009 (bulk 1979-1996), (M176)
United South End Settlements, Records, 1891-2010, (M126)
Virginia Eskin, Papers, ca. 1992-2002, (Z10-016, 45/4), [UNPROCESSED], Virginia Eskin, a pianist and singer, was a Visiting Artist in the Department of Music. In 2006, she created and hosted the radio series "First Ladies of Music." The collection contains material relating to the "First Ladies of Music;" Northeastern Records, the University's record label; and "A Note to You," a radio program created by Professor Roland Nadeau from Northeastern's Department of Music. The collection is unrestricted.

Asian American

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Asian American Resource Workshop, Records, ca. 1980-2011, (Z13-003, 93/5-8), [UNPROCESSED], Incorporated in 1979, the Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW) empowers the Asian American community and offers services and programs to address the community’s needs and to promote Asian American culture. The materials in this collection document the AARW’s civil rights activism for Asian Americans, anti-violence efforts, creation of Asian American curriculum and educational resources, and promotion of Asian American artistic and cultural exhibitions, festivals, and workshops and includes documentation on the SafetyNet Violence Prevention Project and the Sticky Rice Project (Uniting Asian Americans through Antiracist Education), Board meeting minutes, newsletters, calendars, grant applications, APA directories, financial statements, budgets, programs, invitations, photographs, reports, documentaries produced by AARW, the Asian American Comic Book, and a banner. SafetyNet case files are restricted for 75 years unless researchers have written permission from the Asian American Resource Workshop; the rest of the collection is unrestricted.
Chinese Progressive Association, Records, 1976-2006, (M163)
International Society, Records, 1978-2002 (bulk 1984-1998), (M128)

Big Dig

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Daniel J. McNichol, Papers, 1764-2008 (bulk 1989-2008), (M194)
Mary Ellen Welch, Papers, 1966-2012 (1971-2012), (M198)
Nancy Caruso, Papers, 1948, 1951, 1983-2012, (M195)

Business, Banking, and Insurance

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Abraham Bell and Company, Order Book, 1820-1835, (M9)
Asa S. Knowles, Papers, 1836-1990, (M20)
Edward Rochie Hardy, Papers, 1769-1967 (bulk ca. 1890-1950), (M45)
Harold Hamilton Kerr, Papers, n.d., 1943-1947, (M49)
Harvey C. Krentzman, Papers, 1953-1992, (M34)
United Drug Company, Collection, n.d., (M10)
William Lindsay, Ledger, 1852-1855, (M8)

Criminal Justice/Prisoners

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Roderick L. Ireland, Papers, 1966-2014 (bulk 1980-2014), (Z15-030), [UNPROCESSED], Roderick L. Ireland was the first African-American justice appointed to the Supreme Judicial Court in its then 305-year history and its first African-American chief justice. Ireland retired from the Supreme Judicial Court in 2014. The collection documents the legal career of Roderick L. Ireland from his position as an attorney for the Roxbury Defenders Committee through his term as Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court from approximately 1966-2014 (bulk 1980-2014). The papers include court files, correspondence, subject files, event files, speech files, audio-visuals, awards, and diplomas. This collection is restricted until screened and processed.
Alan Jay Rom, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights under the Law, Records, ca. 1978-2002, (Z11-010, 49/1-4), [UNPROCESSED], The Lawyers' Committee is a non-profit organization specializing in pro bono legal representation of victims of race discrimination. The committee participates in community education on legal matters and promotes community economic development. This collection consists of court documents (e.g., pleadings, affidavits, motions, exhibits), correspondence, newspaper clippings, curricula, reports of limited English proficiency (LEP) participation, and a survey of bilingual literacy services in Boston and the surrounding towns. This collection is unrestricted.
Benjamin LaGuer, Papers, 1984-2000, (M100)
Bromfield Street Educational Foundation, Records, 1963-2003 (bulk 1985-1993), (M64)
Carolyn W. Darack, Papers, 1928-1960, (M204 )
Coalition to Stop Institutional Violence, Records, 1972-1989, (M27)
Community Resources for Justice, Records, 1878-2008, (M182)
Edward F. Lyons, Jr., Papers, n.d., 1917-1959, (M14)
Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts, Records, 1954-1992, (M43)
Elmer V. H. Brooks, Papers, 1924-1998 (bulk 1937-1968), (M129)
Flora Haas, Papers, 1964-1995, (M132)
John Salvi, Papers, 1994-1996, (M97)
Kelley Ready, Papers, 1981-1994 (bulk 1985-1989), (M88)
Maria Iriti, Papers, ca. 1980-1999, (Z11-017, 46/1), [UNPROCESSED], Maria Iriti was a board member of GASP (Group against Smoking Pollution). The collection consists of printed material including magazines, newsletters, and newspaper clippings related to tobacco control advocacy. The collection covers material pertaining to STAT (Stop Teenage Addiction to Tobacco), ASH (Action on Smoking and Health), and GASP. This collection is unrestricted.
Martin Gopen, Papers, 1933-1994 (bulk 1969-1989), (M133)
Michael Meltsner, Papers, n.d., 1961-2008 (bulk 1978-2004), (M175)
Phyllis M. Ryan, Papers, 1959-1988 (bulk 1961-1988), (M94)
Police News Collection, Scrapbooks, 1961-1968, (M4)
Sara R. Ehrmann, Papers, 1845-1993, (M39)
The Justice George Lewis Ruffin Society, Records, 1848-2009 (bulk 1984-2005), (M124)
Warren C. Lane (collector), Photograph Collection, 1926–1933, (M192)

Education

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American Society for Engineering Education, Records, 1944-2001 (bulk 1960-1992), (M63)
Andre Favat, Papers, 1960-1977, (M11)
Armed Services Young Men's Christian Association (Boston, Mass.), Records, 1917-2003 (bulk 1975-2003), (M148)
Asa S. Knowles, Papers, 1836-1990, (M20)
Boston Guild for the Hard of Hearing, Records, 1916-2003, (M105)
Boston School of Dental Nursing, Records, 1940-1952, (M50)
Boston-Bouvé College, Records, 1885-2011, (M41)
Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, Records, 1893-2004, (M103)
Carl Stephens Ell, Papers, 1912-1981, (M2)
Citywide Educational Coalition, Records, 1972-2001, (M130)
Dana C. Chandler, Jr., Papers, 1973-1991 (bulk 1977-1979), (M156)
Earl Rubington, Papers, ca. 1943-2004, (Z12-024, 93/3-7), [UNPROCESSED], Rubington was a teacher and researcher who focused on social issues and deviant behavior. This collection consists of correspondence, articles, newspaper clippings, subject files, research notes for his books, interview notes on subjects, and syllabi and student papers from his sociology classes. This collection is unrestricted.
Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts, Records, 1954-1992, (M43)
Escuelita Agueybana Day Care Centers, Records, 1978-1996, (M116)
Frank Palmer Speare, Papers, 1878-1984, (M1)
Helen Mahut, Papers, n.d., 2003, (Z10-033, 46/4), [UNPROCESSED], Helen Mahut was a professor of Psychology at Northeastern University for twenty-three years. Considered a pioneer in the field of behavioral and cognitive neurosciences, she engaged in research at M.I.T. before continuing her work at NU. The collection includes autobiographical sketches and photocopies of photographs displaying life in Poland during the German occupation in WWII. The collection is unrestricted.
Israel Katz, Papers, 1935-1998, (M48)
Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO), Inc., Records, 1969-2011, (Z12-014, 44/2), [UNPROCESSED], METCO, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1966 to eliminate racial imbalance by busing children from Boston and Springfield to suburban public schools in 38 suburban communities. This collection consists of Board of Directors records, financial statements, parent handbooks, press material, reports, memoranda, and newspaper clippings. This collection is unrestricted.
New England College of Pharmacy, Records, 1939-1973, (M15)
Norman G. Miclette, Papers, 1952-1958, (M147)
Robert B. MacGregor, Papers, 1947, (M134)
Urban Schools Collaborative, Records, 1976-1992, (A70)
Walter Mueller (Boston Y Outing Club), Papers, ca. 1935-1985, (Z11-018, 46/1), [UNPROCESSED], Walter Mueller was a member of the Boston Y Outing Club. The club was part of the Boston Y.M.C.A.'s programing and was first organized in 1935, as a co-ed club engaging in outdoor activities including hiking, bicycling, sailing, skiing, and horeseback riding. The records consist of brochures, newsletters, short trip journals and photographs from the early days of the club. This collection is unrestricted.
Women's School (Cambridge, Mass.), Records, 1971-1992, (M23)
Yoel Camayd-Freixas, Papers, 1971-2011 (bulk 1983-2005), (M207)
Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Boston, Records, 1833-2014 (bulk 1851-1970), (M13)

General

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Action for Boston Community Development, Records, ca. 1980-2006, (Z10-004, 46/1), [UNPROCESSED], Action for Boston Community Development is a Boston-area anti-poverty agency, serving Greater Boston residents through a city-wide network of neighborhood-based organizations. Records include publications and annual reports. The collection is unrestricted.
Aetna AIDS, Collection, 1986-1992, (M162)
Alan Jay Rom, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights under the Law, Records, ca. 1978-2002, (Z11-010, 49/1-4), [UNPROCESSED], The Lawyers' Committee is a non-profit organization specializing in pro bono legal representation of victims of race discrimination. The committee participates in community education on legal matters and promotes community economic development. This collection consists of court documents (e.g., pleadings, affidavits, motions, exhibits), correspondence, newspaper clippings, curricula, reports of limited English proficiency (LEP) participation, and a survey of bilingual literacy services in Boston and the surrounding towns. This collection is unrestricted.
Boston Living Center, Records, 1977-2011, (M209)
Cambridge Eviction Free Zone, Records, 1972-2007 (bulk 1988-2007), (M170)
Earl Rubington, Papers, ca. 1943-2004, (Z12-024, 93/3-7), [UNPROCESSED], Rubington was a teacher and researcher who focused on social issues and deviant behavior. This collection consists of correspondence, articles, newspaper clippings, subject files, research notes for his books, interview notes on subjects, and syllabi and student papers from his sociology classes. This collection is unrestricted.
Grants Management Associates, Records, 1974-1999 (bulk 1984-1999), (M178)
Martin Gopen, Papers, 1933-1994 (bulk 1969-1989), (M133)
Mary Ellen Welch, Papers, 1966-2012 (bulk 1971-2012), (M198)
Mary M. Leno, Button Collection, n.d., (Z09-016, 46/1), [UNPROCESSED], Mary M. Leno was a campaign button collector. The collection includes buttons concerning women's rights, civil rights, immigrant rights, affordable housing, AIDS/HIV, LGBT rights, ecology, anti-nuclear power, health, Native American issues, multi-culturalism, African American rights, prisoners rights, labor unions, and ageism. The collection is unrestricted.
Natalie Ammarell, Papers, 1967-2008 (bulk 1981-2000), (M189)
Persistent Poverty Project, Records, 1985-2002, (M127)
The Boston Foundation, Records, ca. 1987-2001, (Z09-022, 42/1-2), [UNPROCESSED], The Boston Foundation was founded in 1915 to relieve hardship from World War I. Currently, the Foundation is involved in grant-making, special initiatives, and civic leadership programs in the Boston area to support work on a variety of community issues. The records include publications, annual reports, and audio-visual material reflecting the grant-making activity of the Foundation. The collection is unrestricted.
The Committee for Cambridge Rent Control (Cambridge, Mass.), Records, 1998-2003 (bulk 2002-2003), (M166)
Travelers Aid Family Services, Records, 1891-2008, (M187)

GLBTQA

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ACT UP/Boston (David Stitt), Collection, 1986-1994, (M179)
ACT UP/Boston (Raymond Schmidt and Stephen Skuce), Collection, 1987-2007, (M149)
AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, Inc., Records, 1975-2007 (bulk 1987-1996), (M61)
Bisexual Resource Center, Records, 1993-1999, (Z12-009, 44/3), [UNPROCESSED], The Bisexual Resource Center is a Boston-based nonprofit organization founded in 1985 as the East Coast Bisexual Network, Inc., which works to build alliances among, and combat biphobia within, the gay, lesbian, and transgender communities. This collection consists of issues of “Bi Lines: The Newsletter of the Richmond Bisexual Network” from 1993 to 1997. This collection is unrestricted.
Bisexual Resource Center, Records, 1983-2002, (M144)
Bisexual Resource Center (Beer), Records, 1983-1995, (Z12-030, 42/2), [UNPROCESSED], The Bisexual Resource Center is a Boston-based nonprofit organization founded in 1985 as the East Coast Bisexual Network, Inc., which works to build alliances among, and combat biphobia within, the gay, lesbian, and transgender communities. This collection consists of newsletters from various bisexual and bi-friendly organizations including "BiFocal," "Bi-Focus," and "BiNet News," and newspaper clippings of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues and groups. This collection is unrestricted.
Boston Alliance of Gay and Lesbian Youth, Inc., Records, 1983-2004 (bulk 1991-1998), (M107)
Boston Living Center, Records, 1977-2011, (M209)
Bromfield Street Educational Foundation, Records, 1963-2003 (bulk 1985-1993), (M64)
Fenway Community Health Center, Records, 1972-2007, (M172)
G. Derrick Hodge, Papers, 1987-1993, (M200)
Gay Academic Union of New England, Records, 1969-1980 (bulk 1975-1980), (M110)
Gay and Lesbian Labor Activists Network, Records, 1987-2001, (M86)
John C. Graves, Papers, 1971-1996 (bulk 1975-1980), (M83)
John E. Bush, Papers, 1986-2012, (Z13-007, 44/4), [UNPROCESSED], John E. Bush is a co-founder of Men of All Colors Together Boston (MACT) and served as a co-chair of National Association of Black and White Men Together (NABWMT) in 1988. This collection includes materials documenting NABWNT and Black and White Men Together, including NABWNT convention programs, newspaper clippings, a program for Wellsville High School graduation at which Bush was the commencement speaker, a letter, and Bush's keynote address for the 1986 San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Day Celebration. This collection is unrestricted.
John E. Bush, Papers, ca. 1980-2005, (M177)
Keri Lynn Duran, Papers, n.d., 1966-2005, (M174)
Men of All Colors Together Boston, Records, 1980-1999, (M68)
Michael Galvin, Papers, ca. 1988-1992, (Z08-046, 46/3), [UNPROCESSED], Michael Galvin was a member of ACT UP/Boston (the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), a diverse, nonpartisan group united in anger and committed to direct action to end the AIDS crisis founded in 1987. ACT UP/Boston was formed to focus local efforts to speed up development of AIDS treatments, educational programs, and prevention strategies. The collection contains material relating to ACT UP/Boston and AIDS Community Television, and includes photographs, slides, video tapes, and memorabilia. The collection is unrestricted.
Milburn Devenney, Papers, ca. 1983-1996, (M157)
Paul F. Perkovic, Papers, 1974-1994, (M96)
Positive Directions, Records, ca. 1987-2003, (Z03-024, 51/1-4), [UNPROCESSED], The collection consists of records of Positive Directions and the organization it merged with in 1996, Northern Lights Alternatives New England, Inc., from inception to closing, and includes administration, fund-raising, and program files.
Student Homophile League of Boston, Newsletters, 1970, (M90)
Theater Offensive, Records, 1977-2012 , (M82)
Triangle Theater Company, Records, 1979-2009 (bulk 1979-1996), (M176)
William J. Canfield, Papers, 1965-1999, (M69)
William J. Canfield, Papers, 1946-2002, (Z12-039, 92/12, 93/1-2), [UNPROCESSED], William J. Canfield, II was a gay rights activist in Boston and was involved in the Boston gay liberation movement between 1970 and 1975. This collection includes school records (grade school, high school, college), financial documents, property files for Falinge Farm (Canfield’s LGBT-friendly bed and breakfast), correspondence, calendars, and LGBT records. This collection is unrestricted.

Latino

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Alan Jay Rom, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights under the Law, Records, ca. 1978-2002, (Z11-010, 49/1-4), [UNPROCESSED], The Lawyers' Committee is a non-profit organization specializing in pro bono legal representation of victims of race discrimination. The committee participates in community education on legal matters and promotes community economic development. This collection consists of court documents (e.g., pleadings, affidavits, motions, exhibits), correspondence, newspaper clippings, curricula, reports of limited English proficiency (LEP) participation, and a survey of bilingual literacy services in Boston and the surrounding towns. This collection is unrestricted.
Benjamin LaGuer, Papers, 1984-2000, (M100)
Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, Records, 1893-2004, (M103)
Carmen A. Pola, Papers, 1970-2006 (bulk 1975-2000), (M159)
Emma Jean Lang Avery, Papers, ca. 1916-1931, (M3)
Franklin Dunker, Photographs, ca. 1980-2005, (Z10-023, 52/3), [UNPROCESSED], Franklin Dunker, a local photographer, photographed Latino events in the Boston area. The collection consists of photographs, negatives, and digital images of individuals and events in Boston, including the Puerto Rican Festival and various weddings. The collection is unrestricted.
Grants Management Associates, Records, 1974-1999 (bulk 1984-1999), (M178)
Hispanic Office of Planning and Evaluation (HOPE), Records, 1957-2012 (Bulk 1982-2011), (M188)
Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción, Records, 1967-2009 (bulk 1974-1999), (M111)
Kelley Ready, Papers, 1981-1994 (bulk 1985-1989), (M88)
La Alianza Hispana, Records, 1965-1999, (M55)
La Alternativa, Newsletters, 1984-1999, (M98)
Massachusetts Human Services Coalition, Records, 1969-2004, (M193)
Nelson Merced, Papers, 1966-2002, (M125)
Northeastern University, Dept. of History, Latin America and the Caribbean in Boston Student Projects, n.d., 1998, (A78)
Puerto Rican Entering and Settling Service, Records, 1969-1999 (bulk 1971-1972), (M81)
Sociedad Latina, Inc., Records, 1968-2007 (bulk 1985-1999), (M136)
United South End Settlements, Records, 1891-2010, (M126)
Yoel Camayd-Freixas, Papers, 1971-2011 (bulk 1983-2005), (M207)

Politics

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Bernard "Bunny" Solomon, Papers, 1925-2002, (M77)
John A. Volpe, Papers, 1943-1983, (M67)
Joseph D. Warren, Papers, 1972-2003 (bulk 1980-1990), (M87)
Michael Aronson, Papers, 1982-1988, (M206)
Mike Dukakis for President, Inc., Records, 1962-1989 (bulk 1987-1988), (M32)
Nelson Merced, Papers, 1966-2002, (M125)
Ronald W. Bailey, Oral History Collection, 1989-1990, (M153)
Sarah Farnsworth, Papers, 1987-1989, (Z12-045, 39/3, RS9/S2), [UNPROCESSED], Farnsworth worked on Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis' campaign for president in the late 1980s. This collection includes campaign material such as newspaper clippings, correspondence, an audio tape, bumper stickers, and campaign buttons. This collection is unrestricted.

Science & Technology

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American Society for Engineering Education, Records, 1944-2001 (bulk 1960-1992), (M63)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Records, 1980-1994, (M108)
Arthur Batcheller, Papers, 1888-1977 (bulk 1913-1955), (M12)
Boston Elevated Railway Company. Library, Records, 1884-1967 (bulk 1921-1950), (M150)
Charles Harold Berry, Papers, 1879-1963 (bulk 1917-1963), (M102)
Chas. T. Main, Inc., Records, 1975-[1977+], (M152)
Eugene Reppucci, Papers, 1955-2004, (M181)
Harold R. Raemer, Papers, 1960-1999, (M171)
Israel Katz, Papers, 1935-1998, (M48)
Laurence F. Cleveland, Laboratory Manual, 1960, (M161)
Marine Science Center, Records, 1945-2006 (bulk 1966-1993), (A123)
NASA Memorabilia and Newspaper Articles, Collection, 1963-1986 (bulk 1964-1968), (M154)

Women

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Abortion Action Coalition (Boston, Mass.), Records, 1970-1982, (M21)
Boston Area Feminist Coalition, Records, 1981-1983, (M121)
Boston Coalition of Black Women, Records, 1993-2007, (M146)
Boston Women's Music Collective, Records, 1972-1985, (M22)
Boston Women's Pentagon Action, Records, 1980-1986, (M143)
Boston Women's Union, Records, 1973-1981 (bulk 1973-1978), (M145)
Carmen A. Pola, Papers, 1970-2006 (bulk 1975-2000), (M159)
Carolyn W. Darack, Papers, 1928-1960, (M204 )
Catherine L. Allen, Papers, 1928-2002, (M84)
Coalition to Stop Institutional Violence, Records, 1972-1989, (M27)
Doris Shalit Oberg, Papers, 1933-1983, (M190)
Elma Ina Lewis, Papers, 1917-1998, (M38)
Greater Boston Chapter of the Older Women's League, Records, 1983-2010 (bulk 2000-2008), (M196)
Helen M. Sullivan, Papers, 1974-1975, (Z11-026, 44/2), [UNPROCESSED], Helen M. Sullivan received a Bachelor's Degree in Law from Northeastern in 1938 and a Master's Degree in Law in 1953. Sullivan worked as an assistant assessor in the Boston Assessor's Office In 1975, Sullivan received the School of Law Distinguished Alumna Award. This collection consists of memorabilia from Sullivan's time at Northeastern University. The collection is unrestricted.
Helen Mahut, Papers, n.d., 2003, (Z10-033, 46/4), [UNPROCESSED], Helen Mahut was a professor of Psychology at Northeastern University for twenty-three years. Considered a pioneer in the field of behavioral and cognitive neurosciences, she engaged in research at M.I.T. before continuing her work at NU. The collection includes autobiographical sketches and photocopies of photographs displaying life in Poland during the German occupation in WWII. The collection is unrestricted.
Jean McGuire, Records, ca. 1970-1985, (Z06-001, 44/2), [UNPROCESSED], Jean McGuire is the executive director of Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity. The collection includes material on her campaign and service relating to the Boston School Committee; and on being a trustee of The Children's Museum. The collection is unrestricted.
Judith Tick, Papers, 1977-1978, (Z11-027, 44/4), [UNPROCESSED], Judith Tick is the Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Music at Northeastern University. Tick is an authority on American music and the history of women in music. She has written numerous books on both subjects and has won many awards for her scholarship. This collection consists of materials relating to Women Making Music: The Western Art Tradition, 1150-1950 which Tick co-edited with Jane Bowers in 1986. The collection is unrestricted.
Katherine G. Osborne, Papers, 1874-1942, (M6)
Kelley Ready, Papers, 1981-1994 (bulk 1985-1989), (M88)
Marjorie Bouvé, Papers, 1892-1972 (bulk 1892-1918), (M89)
Melnea A. Cass, Papers, 1954-1979, (M79)
Minnie L. Lynn, Papers, 1902-1991, (M85)
Muriel S. and Otto P. Snowden, Papers, 1911-1990 (bulk 1947-1985), (M17)
Northeastern University, Faculty Wives, Records, 1941-1971, (A5)
Phyllis M. Ryan, Papers, 1959-1988 (bulk 1961-1988), (M94)
Reproductive Rights National Network, Records, 1969-1995, (M137)
Sara R. Ehrmann, Papers, 1845-1993, (M39)
Sister Courage, Records, 1974-1980, (M123)
Sondra Gayle Stein, Papers, 1977-1981, (M93)
The Oral History Center, Records, 1978-1998, (M73)
The Women's Coffeehouse, Records, 1978-1989, (M120)
Travelers Aid Family Services, Records, 1891-2008, (M187)
West Roxbury (Mass.) Women's Club, Records, 1965-1973, (M78)
Women's Action Coalition (Boston, Mass.), Records, 1992-1997, (M60)
Women's Educational Center (Cambridge, Mass.), Records, ca. 1971-2002, (M47)
Women's Institute for Leadership Development (WILD), Records, 1971–2003 (bulk 1987–2003), (M185)
Women's School (Cambridge, Mass.), Records, 1971-1992, (M23)