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 be able to search all collections including and filter by year, record type, date, and subject. For additional help on how to browse our digitized records please consult our guide on how to use the digital repository to find archival material.
- Browse all digitized records from the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
- Browse digitized records from the University Archives
- Browse digitized records from the Special Collections
Digital Collection Portals
In addition to our digitized records available in our digital repository, the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections curates and designs digital collections portals to provide additional context and resources to better understand our digitized collections. Review our digital collection portals below:
Boston’s Asian American History
Records and exhibits featuring records from the Chinese Progressive Association, Sampan newspaper that document the history of Boston’s Chinatown and Asian American communities.
Boston’s Latinx Community History
Over 41,000 records documenting two Latinx organizations, La Alianza Hispana and Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción, from 1965-2001 as well as additional context about each collection.
Boston’s LGBTQIA+ History
Over 1,000 records from ACT UP/Boston, AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus, the Bromfield Street Educational Center (including the Gay Community News) Fenway Community Health Center, Men of All Colors Together Boston, Boston Alliance of Gay and LEsbian Youth, Inc (BAGLY), and the Theater Offensive as well as additional context about each collection.
Beyond Busing: Boston School Desegregation Collection
Over 4,000 archival records from Boston-area archives that narrate the long history of school desegregation in Boston along with resources for educators and curated records from community organizations and collaborators.
Freedom House Photographs
More than 2,300 images of people, places and events documenting Roxbury Massachusetts, 1950-1975.
Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Committee Archives
A collection of documents from the Holocaust Awareness Committee, a committee organized in 1977 that has commemorated the Holocaust on Northeastern University’s campus.
The Katz Tapes
Over 1000 interviews conducted by journalists Larry Katz with some of the most established names in music, 1980-2005
Lower Roxbury Black History Project
40+ audio and video interviews of current and former residents of Lower Roxbury interviewed by Lolita Parker Jr, along with scanned photographs and records offered by the interviewees.
Northeastern University History
A growing collection of images relating to academics, athletics, campus, people, and events at Northeastern from 1902 to the present accompanied with course catalogs, yearbooks, and other historic records and exhibits documenting eras in Northeastern’s history and development.
Our Home: An East Boston History Portal
Records from the East Boston Community News and community contributed records documenting the long history of the neighborhood accompanied by additional resources to become acquainted with East Boston History.
The Boston Globe Library Collection
Historic information and highlighted scans from the Boston Globe Library Collection accompanied by information about how to use this unique collection.
The Boston Phoenix
Captured websites, digital issues from Phoenix Media Group Collections.
The Northeastern University Archives and Special Collection also archives university webpages. You can search archived sites on our Archive-It page.