Additional Resources

Full-text Boston Globe articles

Students, faculty and staff of Northeastern University can access full-text Boston Globe articles through the University's subscription to the ProQuest article database Boston Globe, Current and Historical (1872-present)

Researchers not affiliated with Northeastern are invited to access the database using the computers in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room during open hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm. 

Boston-area Newspapers and Serials in the Archives

The Archives and Special Collections is home to several other Boston-area newspapers and serial publications. Researchers may view the collections in person, request scans, and in some cases may access digitized issues and materials. 

The Boston PhoenixFront page of The Portland Phoenix 2014 September 12-18 was the city's alternative weekly newspaper from 1966 until 2013. The newspaper was known especially for providing lively commentary on the city's arts and culture scene. Bound volumes of print editions are available for researchers to view at the Archives and Special Collections along with materials from other branches of the Phoenix Media/Communication group including The Portland Phoenix, The Providence Phoenix, The Worcester Phoenix, WFXN 101.7 FM, and Stuff Magazine. Portions of the papers’ websites have been captured and preserved digitally.

The Real PaperThe Real Paper logo was a Cambridge-based alternative newspaper that ran from 1972 to 1981. The paper covered counterculture, left of center politics, music and arts in the Greater Boston area. Print issues are available to view in person.


East Boston Community NewsFront page of East Boston Community News Vol 1 No 12, 1971 Feb 5 was a biweekly activist community newspaper in East Boston that ran from 1970 to 1989. The collection is still unprocessed but print issues are available to view in person, as well as being available in digitized form online through Northeastern’s Digital Repository Service. 

Front page of Gay Community News Vol 16 No 43 May 21-27, 1989Gay Community News forms a part of the Bromfield Street Educational Foundation records. The publication started in 1973 in Boston and by the early 1990s had distinguished itself as one of the gay community’s most liberal as well as its oldest, continuously published, national newspaper. Bromfield Street Educational Foundation ceased publication of Gay Community News in 1999. Digitized issues are available via the Internet Archive.

To contact Northeastern's Archives and Special Collections about these or other collections, email us at or call during business hours (M-F, 8:30am-5pm) at (617) 373-2351.