Research Resources

The Department maintains strong ties with local institutions and research facilities.  You will find ample resources to support your research in social, religious, political, economic, military, women's, ethnic, or other topics of history.  In addition, within a 100-mile radius, students can access:

Historical societies and associations, including the Massachusetts Historical Society, New England Historic Genealogical Society, and hundreds sponsored by local communities.
Museums, such as the House of Seven Gables, Newburyport Customs House Maritime Site, Paul Revere House, Peabody-Essex Museum, Pioneer Village, Plimouth Plantation, Salem Maritime National Historic Site, Strawbery Banke, Sturbridge Village, and  the U.S.S. Constitution.

Research libraries, such as the American Antiquarian Association, Boston Public Library, Boston Athenaeum, Danvers Archival Center, John F. Kennedy Library, Massachusetts Archives, and Duncan Phillips Library.

National Historic Sites, including those of Lexington, Lowell Industrial, Salem Maritime, and the Saugus Ironworks.