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Suffolk University, Moakley Archive & Institute

Suffolk University, Moakley Archive & Institute
Located in the heart of downtown Boston, the Moakley Archive & Institute at Suffolk University collects, preserves, and provides access to unique historical collections. The documents, photographs, oral histories, and other materials found in our collections explore a variety of topics and time periods including U.S. Congress, women in the French Resistance, playwright Eugene O'Neill, the early history of radio, El Salvador's civil war, and the history of Suffolk University.

Of particular note are the papers of Congressman Joe Moakley (D-MA), which document Moakley's life and the issues he focused on over the course of his career, including affordable housing, historic preservation, the environment (particularly the Boston Harbor clean up and preservation of the Boston Harbor Islands), busing for school integration, fire-safe cigarettes, El Salvador's civil war, health care, and veterans' benefits, among other issues.
Visit our website to find out more about our collections, resources for educators, research and instructional services, travel grant opportunities, and more.