Archives: Archives

About the Northeastern Archives

The Northeastern University Archives preserves historical records of Northeastern University’s administrative and academic units, as well as selected individuals and outside organizations with ties to the University. The Northeastern University Historical Collections include the historical records and publications of Northeastern University – its colleges, centers, and administrative units. Among these materials are theses and dissertations,… Read more »

About the Special Collections

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… Read more »

Archives & Special Collections

About The Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections is part of the Northeastern University Library. Through the University Archives the teaching, research, community service, and administrative functions of the University and student life are documented by collecting the historically significant records of the University. The Special Collections preserve and make available the records of private,… Read more »

Community Projects & Collaborations

The Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections regularly collaborates with, supports, and co-creates community and campus projects. Examples of these include: The Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project. UASC has overseen the development of the Burnham-Nobles Digital Archive, organizing and describing 10+ years of collected evidence on cases of racially motivated homicides in 14 states… Read more »

How to Prepare for Your Visit

Current Access to the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Dodge Library’s Circulation Desk, 1950. The Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections is in the process of reopening as the renovation in our physical space nears completion. We are now welcoming research visits by appointment, in-person tours, events, and classes. To find our by appointment… Read more »

How to Use Our Finding Aids

A finding aid describes the holdings and context of a collection of archival records. In our finding aids you will typically find contextual information about the person who created the records in the collection, what events, places, and organizations the collection documents, as well as a folder-level inventory. By visiting our finding aid catalog in… Read more »

How to View Our Digitized Records

Over 70,000 records from the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections are available in our digital repository service to search and access by all. Our digitized records are divided into two larger categories, our University Archives and our Special Collections, and are then organized by collection. If you visit our digital repositories’ page you will… Read more »

Scan & Permission Requests

Researchers and visitors are welcome to request scanning services while researching in person or remotely. Review the below information to become familiar with our ability to provide various scanning services and at what cost. Begin your scan request by completing the form available at our Contact Archives & Special Collections page including information about your… Read more »