MHS Materials on Underrepresented Communities

Underrepresented Communities

MHS Collections and Resources

This web portal showcases the Massachusetts Historical Society’s collections and resources documenting individuals and communities who have traditionally been unrepresented in the historical record. 除了 to thousands of pages of digitized content, this site provides access to relevant exhibitions, 数字特征, 学习材料, and other items available via the MHS website. Note that the lists provided are not intended to be exhaustive, and that more materials relating to underrepresented groups can be found across the MHS website and catalog.

Note that some items here may contain images or language that is considered outdated, 不合适的, 或者今天的种族主义者.


Fully or partially digitized collections containing materials relating to marginalized groups, 按主题排列.

Thanks to a grant from an anonymous organization, the MHS was recently able to digitize over 30,000 pages of material relating to the history of marginalized groups. These and many other materials are represented in the collections below.


Overviews of MHS collections containing materials relating to underrepresented groups.


除了 to the items listed above, 其他og体育官网, 书, and artifacts concerning these and other marginalized groups can be found by searching 阿比盖尔, the library catalog, as well as the 收集指南. 除了, a long-term project to reframe and re-describe our collections to promote a more complete representation of the individuals in our archive, as well as a more accurate and unbiased presentations of their stories, 正在进行.

For more information on MHS initiatives regarding equity, please refer to our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement