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Read what past presidents and others have said about their new job.
This online exhibition illustrates how cartoonists helped to tell the story of voting rights in the United States. View.
Highlighting Thomas Nast’s remarkable impact through a cartoon biography created by local artists. View online now.
Revolutionary love and marriages in the Black Panther Party were powerful aspects of Black Power politics. This paper argues that Panthers viewed Black romantic love as ...
The Nile travel diaries of Mrs. Emma B. Andrews are an important yet underutilized resource for the so-called “Golden Age” of Egyptian archaeology in the late ...
Afflictions of all sorts coursed through eighteenth-century New England – towns and cities set ablaze by epidemics, soldiers sickened and injured in the fight for ...
View a selection of our favorite items from the MHS collection.
Browse a list of our digital collections or limit your search by topic, format, or time period.
The Adams Family Papers consist of the writings of two presidents—John Adams and John Quincy Adams—and their families. View documents and transcriptions, biographies, a timeline, and more.
The Coolidge Collection of Thomas Jefferson Manuscripts, containing almost 9,000 pages of correspondence, personal manuscript volumes, and more than 400 architectural drawings, is the largest gathering of the personal papers of our third president.
Comprised of manuscripts, photographs, books, pamphlets, broadsides, maps, graphics, newspapers, works of art, and artifacts, MHS collections are unparalleled in their importance for the study of American history.
By Amy Watson, NEH Fellow, University of Alabama at Birmingham At four o’clock in the morning on 3 July 1745, Boston’s residents awoke to the firing of guns, the beating of drums, and the ...
Gavin W. Kleespies, Director of Programs, Exhibitions and Community Partnerships While we certainly miss seeing our Members and loyal program attendees, there are some advantages to holding ...
By Susan Martin, Senior Processing Archivist This is the fourth installment of a five-part series on the Jarrett family letters at the Massachusetts Historical Society. Click ...
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