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History: Boston and New England

What are primary sources?

Primary sources are first-hand sources created at the time of a particular event or period.

Learn more about primary and secondary source research

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Local history research

Explore Northeastern's Archives and Special Collections for unique materials about the history of Boston’s social movements, including civil and political rights, immigrant rights, homelessness, and urban and environmental justice.

Additional Key Resources:

Globe Spotlight: Boston. Racism. Image. Reality

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Sportlight series on racism in Boston

Published in December 2017, in installments:

  1. Image and reality [Boston Globe site] [Proquest]
  2. Seaport [Boston Globe site] [Proquest]
  3. Hospitals [Boston Globe site] [Proquest]
  4. Colleges [Boston Globe site] [Proquest]
  5. Sports [Boston Globe site] [Proquest]
  6. Power [Boston Globe site] [Proquest]
  7. Solutions [Boston Globe site] [Proquest]

Boston Globe site: available with a personal subscription. (learn more)

Proquest: access with myNEU username and password