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Resources Documenting Dorchester

Audio and Video

Black Perspectives: Columbia Point

Down the Project: The Crisis of Public Housing

Audio and Video Databases

Search these databases for "Dorchester" and related keywords.


Search the Healey Library's catalog for books about Dorchester. Also try searching for related keywords like "Ashmont," "Columbia Point," and "Savin Hill."


Insurance maps of Boston, Massachusetts.
Call number: G1234.B6 S3 1951
v.4. South Boston, Dorchester, Savin Hill, Spectacle Island.
v.8. Dorchester, Roxbury.
v.9. Dorchester.

Map of Dorchester, 1920, Boston Public Library

Plan of Dorchester, 1880, Boston Public Library

Search ArchiveGridWorldCat, and the Digital Public Library of America for additional maps of Dorchester. Search for "Dorchester" and related keywords.


Search and browse all of the Healey Library's newspaper databases.

Reports and Other Publications

Boston City Council reports and publications, 1804-1990 with gaps

The Boston Plan: proposal for a new neighborhood, 1977

Columbia Point, a New Vision - Boston Society Of Architects

Columbia Point, a Visual and Social Study - Terri Gordon Simmers

Columbia Point: Composite Development Plan - Columbia Point Peninsula Planning Committee, 1977

Columbia Point Developer Selection Kit - Boston Housing Authority, 1981

Columbia Point Development Study, Harvard-Columbia Point Planning Workshop - Harvard University. Graduate School Of Design, 1974

Columbia Point Peninsula, Request for Developer Proposals - Boston Redevelopment Authority, 1982

Columbia Point Peninsula: A Proposal for the Revitalization of Columbia Point Peninsula - Columbia Associates, 1982

Columbia Point Peninsula Proposal - Corcoran Mullins, Jennison, Inc, 1983

Columbia Point Peninsula Revitalization Program: Impact Assessment of Proposed Street Improvements - Boston Redevelopment Authority, 1985

Columbia Point Proposal - Housing Innovations Inc, 1983

Columbia Point Redevelopment Plan - Boston Redevelopment Authority, 1980

Harbor Point (redevelopment of the Columbia Point Housing Project): Final Environmental Impact Report - Boston Redevelopment Authority

The Impact on Housing of the Opening of the Columbia Point Campus of the University of Massachusetts - Dorchester-Columbia Point Task Force, 1973

The Islands of Boston Harbor, 1630-1971 - Edward Rowe Snow, 1971

MHC Reconnaissance Survey Town Report: Boston - Massachusetts Historical Commission, 1981

Urban Development Action Grant Application, Columbia Point Peninsula Revitalization Program - Boston Redevelopment Authority, 1982

Urban Partnership Application for Columbia Point Peninsula - Boston Redevelopment Authority, 1978

Many of these publications are held at the Boston Public Library, and the digitized items are available through the Internet Archive. To locate additional digitized publications about Dorchester, search the Internet Archive for keywords such as "Dorchester," "Columbia Point," and "Savin Hill."

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