About the SEHS Collections

The South End Historical Society strives to collect, preserve and promulgate the physical, social and intellectual history of the South End of Boston.

The SEHS collections are primarily made up of archival material relating to  mid- to late-20th century Urban Renewal and architectural preservation. However, the collections also contain numerous images, maps, books, pamphlets, files, and other assorted items from all periods of the South End’s history.

By far our most extensive collection is our 1972 South End Streets Survey, a compilation of over 3,500 photographic images of buildings and streets in the South End from 1972. See here for more details.