About the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections

The Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections is part of the Northeastern University Library. Through the University Archives  the teaching, research, community service, and administrative functions of the University and student life are documented by collecting the historically significant records of the University. The Special Collections preserve and make available the records of private, non-profit, community-based organizations that document diverse populations of some of Boston’s many neighborhoods. For more information on the University Archives please consult About the Northeastern Archives. For more information on our Special Collections consult our About the Special Collections page.

The Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections normally facilitates in-person and remote access to their collections through reference services and instruction and special events, however is currently closed for renovation. Consult the "Ways to Access Our Collections" guide below to begin your remote research in our records. 

Ways to Access Our Collections

There are three primary ways to access information from our collections: collection finding aids, digitized records, and digital collection portals or digital exhibits. 

Work With us

If you are interesting in scheduling a class or workshop with the Archives and Special Collections, please visit our Teaching With Archives page(Opens in new window) to learn more and contact Reference and Outreach Archivist, Molly Brown with any questions. 

If you are interesting or have questions about donating collections to our collections or other area archives, contact us at archives@northeastern.edu

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