凝聚历史:唐人街藏品计划 – Bringing History Together, Simplified Chinese

波士顿唐人街是许多面向社区的文化和活动组织的所在地,每个组织都有自己丰富的历史,每个组织都对街区的历史有着自己不同的了解。这些组织,以及许多长期在街区居住的居民,拥有丰富的历史收藏,包括照片、通讯、宣传资料、访谈记录、地图、会议记录等等。此外,许多地区的图书馆、档案馆和博物馆收藏着与唐人街历史有关的藏品。这些丰富的资料可以加深我们对这一街区历史的了解,然而这些记录分布在如此众多的藏品中,很难知道从哪里以及如何开始进行研究。   东北大学图书馆波士顿研究中心,与波士顿公共图书馆合作,最近开始进行一项与波士顿唐人街街区相关的历史藏品的盘点工作。这一计划旨在了解机构典藏、地方组织和企业以及社区个体成员所收藏的藏品。   这一盘点计划与社区合作伙伴共同设计,包括波士顿华埠社区中心、Pao Arts Center、纽英仑华人历史协会

凝聚歷史:唐人街藏品計劃 – Bringing History Together, Traditional Chinese

波士頓唐人街是許多面向社區的文化和活動組織的所在地,每個組織都有自己豐富的歷史,每個組織都對街區的歷史有著自己不同的了解。這些組織,以及許多長期在街區居住的居民,擁有豐富的歷史收藏,包括照片、通訊、宣傳資料、訪談記錄、地圖、會議記錄等等。此外,許多地區的圖書館、檔案館和博物館收藏著與唐人街歷史有關的藏品。 這些豐富的資料可以加深我們對這一街區歷史的了解,然而這些記錄分佈在如此眾多的藏品中,很難知道從哪裡以及如何開始進行研究。    東北大學圖書館波士頓研究中心,與波士頓公共圖書館合作,最近開始進行一項與波士頓唐人街街區相關的歷史藏品的盤點工作。這一計劃旨在了解機構典藏、地方組織和企業以及社區個體成員所收藏的藏品。   這一盤點計劃與社區合作夥伴共同設計,包括波士頓華埠社區中心、Pao Arts Center、紐英崙華人歷史協會、華埠土地信托會、波士頓公共圖書館唐人街分館、Friends of the Chinatown Library、作家Michael Liu等。在一系列規劃會議上,我們的合作夥伴提出了關心的問題,即街區的歷史資料分散在城市的各個角落,一些是可以接觸到的,一些則更為隱蔽。合作夥伴還建議我們,對於希望更多了解街區歷史的社區成員來說,一個與相關藏品有關的可公開訪問的資料庫是非常有幫助的。這可作為街區研究開始的起點。透過這些討論,還可以看到這一盤點工作能夠:為正在進行的社區專案提供資訊,諸如關於唐人街移民史的互動地圖;確定需要保護支援的專案;以及為今後的合作建立夥伴關係,包括數位化專案。   帶著這些關注和希望,我們與我們的社區顧問共同制訂了一份調查問卷,有簡體中文、繁體中文和英文版本。我們希望邀請您透過下面的連結參與調查問卷的回覆。感謝您分享您的看法。您的回覆將幫助波士頓居民更深入地了解我們城市的歷史。   如果您希望直接與我們聯繫,您可以傳送郵件至brc@northeastern.edu或撥打781.202.6476。   藏品調查問卷:簡體中文 藏品調查問卷:繁體中文 藏品調查問卷:英文  

Bringing History Together: the Chinatown Collections Survey Project

凝聚歷史:唐人街藏品計劃 – Bringing History Together, Traditional Chinese 凝聚历史:唐人街藏品计划 – Bringing History Together, Simplified Chinese Boston’s Chinatown is home to many community-oriented cultural and activist organizations, each with their own rich history, and each stewarding a different piece of neighborhood history. These organizations, along with many longtime neighborhood residents, hold a wealth of historical collections of […]

Launching the Harriet Tubman House Memory Project

“The Honor Roll,” a mural painted by local artist Jameel Parker with neighborhood youth in 1999, encircles the Harriet Tubman House’s façade, celebrating the building’s namesake and other Black trailblazers and South End neighbors. By Dory Klein, Community History and Digitization Specialist, Boston Public Library Northeastern University Library’s Boston Research Center has recently launched the […]

Word Embedding Models for Community Newspapers: How the East Boston Community News Envisions the Future

As I have been working with The East Boston Community News (EBCN) and thinking about how I could computationally derive meaning from the newspaper’s 471 issues, I/the BRC team decided to investigate two main questions: how do communities share information, and how do they envision their future?. As a way of beginning to explore these […]

Boston Research Center Phase One Overview

In 2018, the Boston Research Center worked with seven project groups on Northeastern’s campus to identify innovative ways to support historical exploration and research. These pilots were spread across different disciplines, time periods, and neighborhoods in Boston. These initial collaborations built on the strengths of Northeastern faculty, staff, and graduate student research, and allowed us […]

Boston Research Center Receives $650,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

(Originally published on Library News, the Northeastern University Library blog.) The Library is pleased to announce that it has received a $650,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to implement the next phase of the Boston Research Center (BRC). The Boston Research Center is based in the Northeastern University Library and is dedicated to the study of Boston, enabling researchers […]

Georeferencing 17th Century Maps using ArcGIS

by Molly Nebiolo, PhD student, Birth of Boston Project   There are some challenges that come with trying to translate 17th century primary sources into a digital humanities project. In previous posts, Chris Parsons has discussed the pedagogical background of this project as it has come to fruition, and Matt Bowser has written about some […]