Suffolk University: History of a Downtown Campus

This exhibit illustrates the changing landscape of Suffolk University in Beacon Hill and Boston over its 100-plus year history. The University grew from humble beginnings in the Roxbury, Massachusetts parlor of Gleason L. Archer, a young lawyer who had worked his way through high school and college.

Moving the school to downtown Boston opened doors to innumerable collaborations with government, business, and cultural entities. Students today hail from across the nation and around the world. Partnerships with institutions across the globe allow for a broad range of international study and internship opportunities.


Created by Moakley Archive and Institute, Suffolk University