New archival collections now available for research!


Thanks to the hard work of our archives interns and assistants, many of our archival collections are now available for research at the Cambridge Historical Commission.  We are constantly processing new and existing collections, so check here often for updates.

Click here to discover full finding aids for the collections listed below (as well as many other collections in our archives):

  • Cambridge Engineering Department Collection
  • Cambridge Ephemera Collection (Updated). This collection contains ephemera related to Cambridge industry and business, institutions and organizations, local history, photographs and published materials.
  • Cambridge Traffic Department Collection
  • Cambridge Women’s Commission Collection. The collection is comprised of photographs, negatives, and planning materials relating to Cambridge Women’s Commission activities between 1979 and 1993.
  • Charles W. Eliot 2nd Collection. Eliot was a landscape architect and early advocate of urban planning.
  • Corcoran’s Department Store Collection
  • Doyle Family Photograph Collection
  • Frederick Hastings Rindge Collection (includes materials from Cambridge Rindge & Latin and Rindge/Cambridge Manual Training School)
  • Gladys G. Boyce Photograph Collection
  • The Electronics Corporation of America Collection (Updated)
  • Ella Jepson Nylander Photograph Collection
  • Harvard Naval Radio School Collection
  • Henry Deeks Photograph Collection
  • Latino History and Culture in Cambridge Research Collection
  • Lois M. Bowen Photograph Collection (Updated). Cambridge-based photographer and entrepreneur.
  • William Lawrence Galvin Collection (Updated). Cambridge architect.


Above Image:

Corcoran’s Department Store, new store opening, 615 Mass Ave, 4/13/1940. Corcoran’s Department Store Collection. 

About our archives:

The Cambridge Historical Commission maintains an archive of material on Cambridge buildings, organizations, and people. The primary collection is the Inventory of Cambridge Buildings, which documents every building in the city. Other collections include materials on Cambridge businesses and industries, transportation in all its forms, local government, biographical files, ethnic and minority groups, social history, and more.


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