Projects Showcase

CERES: Exhibit Toolkit Websites

The following websites were built using the CERES: Exhibit Toolkit

African American Activism & Experience at Northeastern University

This exhibit focuses on the experiences of African American students and faculty members at Northeastern during the 1960s and the 1970s. It also examines the political activism on campus which led to the establishment of academic and community resources for African Americans, as well as the celebration of black culture at Northeastern.

Boston School Desegregation Archival Resources

Boston Public Schools Desegregation

This site represents an entry-point for Boston school desegregation archival resources – a place for educators, students, activists, researchers, and anyone with a general interest to begin investigating primary sources related to 35 plus years of work around school desegregation in the city. These sources explore the history of desegregation in Boston beginning with the Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954 through to the Morgan v. Hennigan case in 1974.

Boston’s Activist History

In progress

Boston’s Latino/a Community History

Boston’s Latino/a Community History is a collection of more than 40,000 digitized photographs and documents from Northeastern University’s Archives and Special Collections’ Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción and La Alianza Hispana collections.

The Catskills Institute

The Catskills Institute was created by the organizing committee of the History of the Catskills conference that was held in Woodridge, New York on Labor Day Weekend 1995. The energy and interest from the first conference led to the formation of the Catskills Institute, an organization to promote research and education on the significance of the Catskill Mountains for Jewish-American life.

Center for Labor Market Studies

In progress

DMC Studios Showcase

The DMC Studios Showcase features student audio and video recordings and 3D printing projects created in the Library’s state-of-the-art facilities. The showcase includes a variety of curricular course work and personal endeavors– Brazilian, Persian and rock music tracks, outstanding videos created for David Herlihy’s music industry class and a cool 3D character designed for a Capstone project.

The Showcase is a work in progress, so faculty assigning classes and projects in the Library’s studios are encouraged to collaborate with the Studios to help curate this site.

The Dragon Prayer Book Project

The Early Black Boston Digital Almanac

In progress

The Early Caribbean Digital Archive

In progress

Frank Palmer Speare: Educational Visionary

Frank Palmer Speare, Northeastern University’s first president, oversaw the Northeastern’s growth from a modest evening institution into a major institution of higher education. This exhibit celebrates Speare’s contributions to Northeastern as well as his career as an educator, while highlighting the collections of the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections. It is divided into three sections: Biography, Career, and Beyond.

Freedom House Photographs

In 2007, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners awarded Northeastern University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections Department $20,336 for a project to digitize and make available on the Web 2,441 photographs and negatives, dating from 1950­-1975, from the Freedom House collection. The images in this collection document Freedom House’s early activities to create an integrated Roxbury, foster citizen participation in the urban renewal of Roxbury, and implement early oversight of Boston Public Schools desegregation. The photographs include images of well-­known figures, local community activists, Freedom House events, and the Roxbury neighborhood. This project continues Northeastern University Libraries’ dedication to preserving and making accessible the history of Boston’s African American community.

Henry David Thoreau Journal Drawings

This database is a resource for other scholars interested in the relationship between image and text with respect to Thoreau’s Journal, or more generally.

Holocaust Awareness Archives

In progress

Latin American Jewish Writers and Artists

Stephen Sadow’s interviews with Latin American Writers and Artists is a series of 12 video interviews recorded in Argentina by Sadow himself in 2012, along with several works written about or by the artists.

Lower Roxbury Black History Project

Part of Northeastern University’s continued commitment to collecting, preserving, and providing access to the rich historical legacy of Roxbury, and the voices of its residents: past, present, and future.

Our Marathon homepage

Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive

Our Marathon is a crowdsourced archive of pictures, videos, stories, and social media related to the Boston Marathon; the bombing on April 15, 2013; the subsequent search, capture, and trial of the individuals who planted the bombs; and the city’s healing process. Our Marathon allows the public to explore not only what happened during the event, but also how the event was experienced by Bostonians, visitors to the city, and those many members of the “Boston diaspora” who were far away but deeply engaged in the unfolding events.

Northeastern at War: A History of NU Student Involvement in the U.S. Military

Since its incorporation in 1916, Northeastern University has been active in its support for the United States military. Northeastern has worked to prepare its students for military careers through changes to its curriculum and the implementation of a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program, and it has welcomed returning veterans by easing their transitions back into everyday routine. This exhibit examines Northeastern’s relationship with the U.S. military and students’ experiences in the major conflicts of the 20th century.

Northeastern University Digital Publishing

In progress

The Phoenix

Northeastern University’s Archives & Special Collections is proud to provide access to the archives of the Phoenix Media/Communications Group, including The Phoenix, The Portland Phoenix, The Providence Phoenix, The Worcester Phoenix, Stuff Magazine, and WFNX 101.7 FM.

“Picturing the World” Gallery

The Library’s “Picturing the World” gallery is a collection of maps, watercolors, and Audubon prints.

A Proud Past: A History of Boston-Bouvé College, 1913-1981

A Proud Past is a history of the Boston-Bouve College as told through photographs from Northeastern University’s Archives and Special Collections.

Senator Kennedy & Student Aid at NU

In progress

Spectrum Archive

In progress

United South End Settlements: The Children’s Art Centre

What's New Podcast homepageWhat’s New

What’s New podcast is an exploration of new ideas and discoveries brought to you by Northeastern University Library.

Other projects in development:

  • African American Institute Archive