When: Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 10 a.m - 2 p.m. Location: Wayland Middle School, 201 Main Street, Wayland, Mass. Click here for directions. Do you have a connection to Wayland, Massachusetts? Share your memories and take your place in Massachusetts history at this free, public event. Please bring up to three photographs related to your experience of Wayland. The photos will be scanned and immediately Read full article »
University Archives & Special Collections in the Joseph P. Healey Library at the University of Massachusetts Boston was established in 1981 as a repository to collect archival material in subject areas of interest to the University, as well as the records of the University itself.
The mission and history of the University of Massachusetts Boston guide the collection policies of University Archives & Special Collections, with the University’s urban mission and strong support of community service reflected in the records of and related to urban planning, social action, alternative movements, community organizations, war and social consequence, and local history related to neighboring communities, including notable collections associated with Dorchester and the Boston Harbor Islands.
To carry out its mission, University Archives & Special Collections recognizes a formal commitment to working with, promoting, and assisting community archives in the Greater Boston area through facilitating cross-organization collaboration and access to informational, educational, and practical resources relevant to archival procedures and best practices.
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Each summer (and at least once each winter) Boston-area residents wade in the clean waters off the dozen or more beaches along Boston Harbor. Twenty-five years ago, however, Boston Harbor had a very different reputation: as one of the filthiest Harbors in the United States. The Harbor's "Dirty Water" even inspired a 1966 song by the California-based band The Standells. In Read full article »
Many fine musicians have passed through the studios of WUMB since the radio station was established in 1968. As part of a series highlighting efforts to digitize and make openly available over sixty years of public broadcasting history, Rebecca J. Rosen from The Atlantic has written a piece about a 1994 interview and studio performance for WUMB by Grammy-winning singer Patty Griffin "before anyone had Read full article »