The Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections (NUASC) at Northeastern University Library 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 on the history of Boston’s African American, Chinese, LGBTQ+, Latinx and other communities, as well as Boston’s public infrastructure, neighborhoods, and natural environments. The primary source materials we collect and make available are used by community members, students, faculty, scholars, journalists, and others from across the world.
You can find descriptions of our many collections in our finding aid catalog, which is located here.
Along with research support and the preservation of Boston’s social justice history and the history of Northeastern the Archives and Special Collections is happy to provide instruction services or host tours of all ages. Please get in contact with them at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a visit or a session using the archival material.