You’re invited! Mar 14th 2012 “Calling the Heart Back Home”: Irish-American Stories from the Archives

March 14, 2012  |  4:00-7:00 pm  |  Free and open to the public The Joseph P. Healey Library at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites you to join us on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 to celebrate an exciting new addition to our archival collections: the historic records of the Massachusetts Catholic Order of Foresters, dramatically […]

Library establishes Community Archives Award with event, launches exhibition

On March 14, 2012, the Joseph P. Healey Library at the University of Massachusetts Boston presented the first annual Joseph P. Healey Library Community Archives Award to The Irish Ancestral Research Association, or TIARA, for their work rescuing and preserving the historic records of the Massachusetts Catholic Order of Foresters. On the significance of these […]

Irish Stories and Tunes Enliven the Archives on March 14th

Along with exhibits, refreshments and illustrated lectures, the UASC gala “Calling the Heart Back Home: Irish-American Stories from the Archives” will feature storyteller Norah Dooley and harpist Susan Miron in a modern re-working of the bardic tradition, combining music and stories to wonderful effect. The duo is called “The Bard’s Feast” and describes its performances […]

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 and described in their own voice. Materials from these digitization-focused events are available on the […]