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Archives/Documenting Boston

The Archives and Special Collections houses and carefully curates a diverse and growing collection of historical records relating to Boston’s fight for social justice.  Our charge is to preserve the history of Boston’s social movements, including civil and political rights, immigrant rights, homelessness, and urban and environmental justice.  We focus on the history of Boston’s communities, public infrastructure, neighborhoods, and natural environments.

The Archives also collects and makes available local newspapers, including the Boston Globe, the Boston Phoenix and a growing list of community news outlets.