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Roxbury Historical Society records and collections

Identifier: Z18-021

Content Description

The Roxbury Historical Society was organized as the Roxbury Military Historical Society in 1891, reorganized as the Roxbury Historical Society on April 10, 1901 and incorporated on May 15, 1901. The Society researches and preserves community memory by collecting oral histories and offering opportunities for historical presentations and discussions. The records include administrative and exhibits files, reference books, and special collections. The special collections consist of historic atlases, books, correspondence, ledgers, municipal registers, newspapers, photographs and glass negatives, prints, reports, and roll books; the Homer collection, Bosco collection, Gourdin collection, Roxbury Charitable Society, Roxbury Latin School, Roxbury Militia, and Washington School. Also included are the Museum of Afro-American History records, James P. Breedan papers, Melvin H. King papers, Byron Rushing papers, Sarah-Ann Shaw papers, and the United Black Appeal records.

Acquisition Type




Restrictions Apply


Use Restrictions

Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the University Archivist.


  • Creation: 1772 - 1996



86 cubic feet (96 boxes)