The Archives and Special Collections Department is open to all researchers. When visiting, we request that a few policies be followed:
Northeastern University's archival records--other than widely distributed records, such as open meeting minutes, University publications, and publicity photographs--will normally remain closed for 25 years from the date of their creation. Access to record series spanning several years will be granted 25 years from the most recent date in the series.
The following are exceptions to the above policy and are closed for a longer time period:
During the period of restriction, records will be available only to current staff of the President's Office, the office of origin, and the University Archives and Special Collections Department. Consideration will be given for access by others when a written request is presented to the University Archivist and written approval has been obtained from the appropriate individual in the office of origin or the appropriate individual now responsible for the function performed by the defunct office of origin.
Records will be made available in accordance with the rules and regulations of the University Libraries, and federal and state regulations governing access to student and other records.
Access to special collections varies according to the donor's wishes. For details on individual collection restrictions, view the finding aids for Special Collections or Boston History Collections.