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Archives and Special Collections Webinars

Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Webinars

Find below recordings of webinars given to highlight how to collaborate with the Archives and use our digitized materials no matter where you are. If you have any questions or requests for future webinar content, please contact the Archives and Special Collections here

Meet the Archives and Special Collections: How to Explore Northeastern and Boston’s History
Discover ways you can access the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections which holds records about Northeastern as well as Boston’s African American, Latinx, Asian American, and LGBTQA neighborhood organizations. Learn what the archives can do for you, your research and your classes on and off campus.

Archives Online: Boston's Asian American Activism History
Discover how to search through the digitized collection to learn more about the movements and initiatives started by the Chinese Progressive Association (CPA). See the history of organizing in Chinatown as told through the archival records of the CPA, an organization which continues to advocate for labor, voting, and housing equity in Chinatown.

Archives Online: Honoring Black History Month across Boston History
Learn about two digitized collections from the Archives and Special Collections and the stories of Black history in Boston they hold. The Lower Roxbury Black History Project is an oral history collection that interviewed residents and leaders in the Lower Roxbury community and includes personal contributions and photos that tell the story of Roxbury from the late 1800’s through present day. The Freedom House Photograph Collection document Freedom House's early activities to create an integrated Roxbury. The photographs include images of well-­known figures, local community activists, Freedom House events, and the Roxbury neighborhood.

Cracking the Finding Aid Code: Using ArchivesSpace to Explore Northeastern’s Archives
Learn how to navigate the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections’ finding aids catalog to find primary sources on Northeastern’s and Boston’s history. Find out what clues to look for in finding aids, how to browse subject guides, and where to find the information you need to research in archival collections.

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