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Community-Based Collecting Projects
University Archives & Special Collections in the Joseph P. Healey Library at the University of Massachusetts Boston occasionally collaborates with community partners to collect materials related to a particular topic, region, or event. Images and stories are often contributed by individuals... more
Eagle Forward - Newspaper of the 24th Infantry Regiment, Korea, 1950-1951
The Eagle Forward was an official military publication that ran from September 14, 1950, to October 1, 1951. It was published by and for personnel of the 24th Infantry Regiment under supervision of the Public Information Office, 24th Infantry Regiment, Korea, APO 25. The African-American 24th... more
Mass. Memories Road Show
The Mass. Memories Road Show is a statewide, event-based participatory archiving project that documents people, places, and events in Massachusetts history through family photographs and stories. Archivists and public historians at the Joseph P. Healey Library at UMass Boston collaborate with... more
Massachusetts Hip-Hop Archive
The Lecco’s Lemma collection consists of artist demo tapes and broadcasts from the Lecco’s Lemma radio show, a rap music show that was founded by Magnus Johnstone and ran from 1985 to 1988 on local college radio stations WMBR (88.1 FM) and WZBC (90.3 FM). The Lecco’s Lemma collection contains... more
Mosaic records and publication, 1980-1990
Mosaic was a student publication launched in 1980 at South Boston High School by Michael Tierney and Dan Terris in response to the effects of court-ordered desegregation on the school. Led by professional writers and photographers, students produced stories and photographs about themselves and... more
W. Arthur Garrity, Jr. chambers papers on the Boston Schools Desegregation Case
The papers in this collection constitute a day-to-day file documentation of the "Boston Schools Case," a class action lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Boston School Committee. The 1974 case (Morgan v. Hennigan, 379 F. Supp. 410) went to trial before Federal District... more
William A. Cowles Collection, 1834-1905
William A. Cowles, who was born in East Hartford, Connecticut, in 1834, served two tours of duty with the 42nd Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers, during the Civil War. For the first tour, he served as a private for nine months from 1862-1863 in New Orleans, as a French Horn player in the... more