Archives & Special Collections


The first six Northeastern University Day College coeds register for classes, 1943.

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, non-profit, community-based organizations that document diverse populations of some of Boston’s many neighborhoods. For more information on the University Archives please consult About the Northeastern Archives. For more information on our Special Collections consult our About the Special Collections page.

The Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections facilitates in-person and remote access to their collections through reference services and instruction and special events. Visit us to view our collections, receive a tour of our newly renovated, or participate in or host a class or workshop. Become familiar with our collections by searching and browsing our finding aids in our ArchivesSpace catalog. For more information about accessing our collections, visit the pages under Use Our Collections. For further information on how to collaborate with us or donate records please consult the Work With Us and Community Projects and Collaborations pages. We welcome your feedback and questions, find out how to reach us by visiting Contact Archives and Special Collections.

Campaign to Save 2000 Homes, 1998. Photograph courtesy of Skip Schiel.