Primary Sources are first-hand accounts or evidence of an event or topic. They are often created around the time of the event and by people who lived through it.
Wondering what a finding aid is? Or maybe a series? Archivists use specialized terminology; the glossary below define terms encountered during the research process.
Archives contain one-of-a-kind materials such as diaries, letters, and photos that are preserved because these materials have long-term value for research. Archives exist to collect, preserve, and provide access to their research collections in perpetuity.
Types of Archives:
The Moakley Archive and Institute is home to Suffolk University’s institutional archives and special collections. Use the research collections to explore the following topics:
What's in a Collection?