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

Northeastern University Historical Collections

The Northeastern University Historical Collections include the historical records and publications of Northeastern University - its colleges, centers, and administrative units. Among these materials are master theses and doctoral dissertations, as well as other Northeastern University Publications, including Northeastern University course catalogs, newspapers, photographs, and yearbooks. The Archives also preserves historical records of administrative and academic units, and selected individuals and outside organizations with ties to the University. Research guides or finding aids for processed Northeastern University Collections are accessible on the web.

Special Collections

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

Special Collections preserves the history of Boston’s social movements, including civil and political rights, immigrant rights, homelessness, and urban and environmental justice. The records document the history of Boston’s African American, Chinese, LGBTQ, Latino and other communities, as well as Boston’s public infrastructure, neighborhoods, and natural environments. Research guides or finding aids for processed Special Collections or Boston History Collections are accessible on the web. Special Collections also includes rare books, faculty publications, and the Northeastern University Press collection. Most of these publications are searchable in Scholar OneSearch.

If you are interested in donating materials, please consult Donating Organizational Records and Personal Papers.