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US History


Boston History

This is a guide to scholarly research and primary source collections related to United States history. Subpages include Boston history, Indigenous people's histories, Caribbean history, as well as African American History.

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This page is currently under construction and far from complete. If you notice broken links or have suggestions, please write the subject librarian an e-mail. 

What's on This Page

    Digital Boston

    Data & Statistics


    Maps of Boston

    News from/about Boston

    For historical newspapers and television, visit BC Libraries' Historical News page.

    Repositories and Archives: Local

    For details about BC's own archives and special collections, see the Burns Library page on their Boston collections. Other local archival repositories that are potentially useful include:

    Personal Papers

    Urban History

    For more Boston-related collections and information, visit BC Libraries' Boston History page.


    Large Digital Collections

    Map of Boston from 1899

    Boston 1899 from LOCCaption: Downes, Albert E. “Boston 1899.” Map. Boston: Geo. H. Walker & Co., 1899.

    For additional help

    For additional recommendations, contact your subject liaison (Dr. Bee Lehman) at or schedule an appointment with them.