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U.S. 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.

What's on This Page

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


    Digital Boston

    Large Digital Collections

    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.

    For Additional Help

    For additional recommendations, contact your History Liaison, Erin, at or schedule an appointment.