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Current Projects

Poster for La Alianza Hispana Youth Unit

Preserving the History of Boston’s Social Justice Communities
The Archives and Special Collections Department plays an important role in preserving Northeastern’s rich past and the history of Boston’s African American, Chinese, LGBTQ, Latino and other communities, as well as Boston’s public infrastructure, neighborhoods, and natural environments. Collections include the records of Stull and Lee, Inc., an African American Boston-based architectural and urban planning firm, and Northeastern’s Oral History Office records, a diverse collection of oral histories documenting the American China Mission, Cambridge School Crisis, Immigrant Voyages, New England Fishermen, Town Histories, Vietnam War, World War I, and World War II. Donations of organizational records and papers are always welcome. Additionally, a $100,000+ endowment will help us to safeguard our important collections in this area and will go toward digitization projects to make these records publicly accessible to the online community.


See our Funding Priorities page to learn more about helping the library in other ways.