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The mission and history of the University of Massachusetts Boston guide the collection policies of University Archives and Special Collections (UASC), with the university’s urban mission and strong support of community service reflected in the records of and related to urban planning, social action, alternative movements, community organizations, war and social consequence, and local history related to neighboring communities.

At present, University Archives and Special Collections is particularly interested in expanding its collections related to the Boston Harbor Islands and Boston bicycling history.

Additionally, UASC has assumed curatorial responsibility for the archival and manuscript collections acquired by the university’s William Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences that relate to the study of the Vietnam War. Browse our finding aids at, or contact us at or 617-287-5469 for more information.