Assets featured in articles show how the use of primary source material help to provide depth and context in the telling of history at Smith Court. Assets consist of Archaeological Objects, Documents, and Historical Images.

Archaeological Objects

Several archaeological digs have occurred in Smith Court over the past fifty years. Objects included in this digital classroom were among thousands that archaeologists uncovered in their search to better understand life at Smith Court.


These printed and written documents come from a variety of local archives, newspapers, and digital collections. Using these types of archival records help fill in gaps of knowledge while provoking new questions.

Historical Images

Historical images give visual clues to the people and places affiliated with Smith Court.

Smith Court Stories

Smith Court Stories is a collaborative project of the Museum of African American History and Boston African American National Historic Site – a unit of the National Parks of Boston.

The creators of Smith Court Stories acknowledge that Smith Court in Beacon Hill sits on the historical Massachusett tribe territories.