Beyond the Reading Room: Access the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Online
It’s easy to think of an archives as being bound to one space: a reading room. However the organizational, descriptive, and educational work of the archivists at the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections goes well beyond the reading room. There are many resources available so that your archival goals can be met no matter where you are.
Even though we cannot take you through a physical tour of the Archives, we have a series of webinars that introduce you to the Archives and how to work with us, highlight our Asian American and African American digital collections, and teach you how to navigate a finding aid. Find our recorded webinars here and watch the library calendar for more webinars coming this summer!
Experiential learning with the Archives and Special Collections doesn’t stop when you can’t visit the reading room. Instead it shifts to engaged digital pedagogy with our over 64,000 digitized archival records. We are able to hold remote class sessions introducing you to Latinx history in Boston, using archival visual resources, telling stories informed by archival material, and more. Learn how to schedule a class session or workshop and view some of our class examples on our newly published Teaching with Archives Program page.
Want to learn more about our variety of digitized collections? Visit some of our CERES exhibit portals where you can view online exhibits and browse collections’ records in context. Find our collection sites with exhibits and contextual resources below:
- Boston’s Asian American Community History
- Boston’s Latinx Community History
- Boston Public School Desegregation Project
- Freedom House Photographs
- Lower Roxbury Black History Project
- Northeastern University History
Have a question about Boston history or using Archives? Our reference services are still open and available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or filling out this form to contact us here.
We look forward to working with you beyond the reading room to continue activating the history of Greater Boston and Northeastern through the use of our records.