Archives and Special Collections


  • University Archives and Special Collections is open for onsite research Monday – Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please contact to schedule an appointment or to request reference assistance, and consult our online collections and Finding Aids at

The mission and history of the university guide the collecting activities of University Archives and Special Collections. The department gathers material that is complementary to our neighboring archival institutions, the Massachusetts State Archives, and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

The university's urban mission and strong support of community service is reflected in the department's collections of records of urban planning, social action, alternative movements, and community organizations. Additionally, the location of the campus in the Dorchester section of Boston has prompted the department to make available sources for the study of Dorchester history.

The University Archives and Special Collections Department has assumed curatorial responsibility for the material acquired by the university's William Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences that relate to the study of the Vietnam War.

Selected Collections


The University Archives and Special Collections Department, located on the fifth floor of the Healey Library, is open to the public. It is highly recommended that you call 617.287.5469 to make an appointment, as hours can vary. 




  • Joanne Riley

University Archivist


  • Meghan Bailey

Processing Archivist


  • Andrew Elder

Digital Archives and Outreach Librarian


  • Jessica Holden

Archival Reference and Processing Librarian


  • Carolyn Goldstein

Public History and Community Archives Program Manager


  • Patricia L. Bruttomesso

​Archival Collections Project Manager


Healey Library

100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125 US