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Boston:
   A City Through Time

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Instructor: Patrick_Malone@brown.edu Librarian: Rosemary_Cullen@brown.edu
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Brown University Library Resources

General Boston Related Resources

Frederick Law Olmsted

Buildings, Architecture, Parks

Maps


Fires

Irish Boston

Electronic Texts

Exhibitions on the Web

Brown University Library Resources:

Databases in American Civilization
In particular, America History and Life and Evans Digital Edition should be useful.
Electronic Journals: American History

Databases in Art, Architecture, and Archaeology
Art Abstracts, Art Index Retrospective, and Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, in particular, will be useful for researching Boston architecture and landscape design.
Electronic Journals: Fine Arts

Josiah Searches:
Busing
Riots-Massachusetts
Parks-Massachusetts
Boston (Mass.)-Maps
City Planning-Massachusetts
Boston Mass Buildings Structures Etc.
Architecture Massachusetts Boston
Boston Mass History
Olmsted, Frederick Law (subject)
Olmsted, Frederick Law (author)
Irish Americans Massachusetts Boston

Evaluating Web Sites


General Resources Related to Boston:
Boston Public Library
Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston Athenaeum
City of Boston
National Park Service: Boston
Jamaica Plain Historical Society
John F. Kennedy Library
Museum of Afro American History, Boston
   Black Heritage Trail
Boston Globe
Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress:  choose Massachusetts. Note: this seems to be down right now (9/23); I'll keep checking.
Harvard University Visual Information Access (VIA)
(search on Boston, limit to digital image)
Berkeley Digital Library Image Finder
(search on Boston as location)

Frederick Law Olmsted:
Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

Frederick Law Olmsted: Boston's Emerald Necklace
American Landscape and Architectural Design 1850-1920
American Memory
Library of Congress

Arnold Arboretum History

Buildings, Architecture, Parks:
Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott
Firm history

Arnold Arboretum: Finding Aid to Manuscripts and Papers

Digital Archive of American Architecture
Prof. Jeffrey Howe, Boston University

Maps:
Boston Online: Boston Maps

Digital Atlas of Boston
Professor William A. Bowen
California Geographical Survey
Department of Geography
California State University, Northridge

Mapping Boston. Alex Krieger and David Cob, eds.

Digital Orthophotos of Boston
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Historic Maps of Boston
Map Collections 1500-2004
American Memory
Library of Congress


Fires:
Cocoanut Grove Fire (Boston Globe Archives)
Boston Fire Department Chronology 1631-1925
Irish Boston:
Irish Heritage Trail

Electronic Texts:
William Dean Howells. The Rise of Silas Lapham. Project Gutenberg text.

Public Historian. Vol. 25, no. 2. Issue on Boston

Richard Meckel. Immigration, Mortality, and Populattion Growth in Boston, 1840-1880. Journal of Interdisciplinary History, XV:3, Winter 1985.

Note: for journal access from off campus, start with the Off-Campus Access Server

Exhibitions on the Web:
Archaeology of the Central Artery Project
Commonwealth Museum

The Freedom House: A Legacy Preserved
Northeastern University

We Raise Our Voices: Celebrating Activism for Equality & Pride in Boston's African American, Feminist, Gay and Lesbian, and Latino Communities
Northeastern University

Thomas P. O'Neill and Boston College
Boston College

The Decisive Day is Come: The Battle of Bunker Hill
Massachusetts Historical Society

Adams Family Papers: An Online Archive
Massachusetts Historical Society

Object of the Month
Massachusetts Historical Society

Image: View of the Attack on Bunker's Hill, with the Burning of Charles Town, June 17, 1775. Drawn by Mr. Millar; Engraved by Lodge. Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection.


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