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“Save Our History!” Collaborating to Preserve the Past at UMass Boston
Joseph P. Healey Library Publications
  • Meghan Bailey, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Patricia Bruttomesso, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Andrew Elder, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Carolyn M. Goldstein, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Jessica R. Holden, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Joanne Riley, University of Massachusetts Boston
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Sparked by the 50th anniversary of the founding of the University of Massachusetts Boston in June 1964, University Archives and Special Collections (UASC) staff in the Joseph P. Healey Library collaborated with departments across campus to carry out a wide range of initiatives, all focused on locating, accessioning, preserving, and sharing the physical evidence of the university’s history. This poster outlines the various collecting activities, outreach methods, digitization projects, and dogged detective work that resulted in the addition of more than 2,500 linear feet of unique historic materials to the University Archives, as well as a number of well-received public events and exhibitions.

Poster presentation at the Association of College and Research Library, New England Chapter (ACRL/NEC) Annual Conference (College of the Holy Cross, Worchester, Mass., May 8, 2015).

Community Engaged/Serving
No, this is not community-engaged.
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Meghan Bailey, Patricia Bruttomesso, Andrew Elder, Carolyn M. Goldstein, et al.. "“Save Our History!” Collaborating to Preserve the Past at UMass Boston" (2015)
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