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Archives Catalog

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The Boston Phoenix Archive

Our Collections

The Northeastern University Libraries Archives and Special Collections mission is twofold: the Archives preserves historical records of Northeastern University's administrative and academic units, as well as selected individuals and outside organizations with ties to the University.

The Special Collections preserves and makes accessible the records of Boston-area social justice organizations, as well as Boston's public infrastructure, neighborhoods and natural environments.


You may browse all finding aids for fully processed collections available for research. Partially processed or unprocessed collections contain brief descriptions of collection contents, but are not organized or described to the level of a processed collection.

To browse by a specific topic visit "Browse by subject guide." Digitized material from collections can be found in Northeastern's Digital Repository rather than ArchivesSpace. Select "Browse digitized material" to visit the repository page with our digitized material.

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The search engine looks for records containing every term you submit. To search by phrase, use double quotes around your search terms. To narrow your search, use a minus sign before a term you want to omit from your results.

Results can be filtered by keyword, title, creator, identifier, notes, years, subject, and name.

If you are unsure of exactly what material you are searching for, we recommend selecting the "Browse by Subject Guide" link under "Browse" to explore collections related to a broader topic.