University Archives & Special Collections in the Joseph P. Healey Library at UMass Boston is pleased to announce a newly processed record collection documenting the activities of the Joseph P. Healey Library at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Also documented is UMass Boston’s original library, the Armory Library at Park Square (1964-1974). Included are files kept by Walter Grossman, UMass Boston’s first Director of Libraries (1969-1984). Topics cover an “Alumnae Book Drive” held in 1966, the Armory of the First Corps of Cadets at 97-105 Arlington Street (site of the original UMass Boston library), the naming of the Healey Library, a former Science Library which was located on the second and third floors of the Science Building on the Columbia Point campus, and administrative issues such as library expenditures and establishing an online bibliographic search service. Also included in the collection is video of Healey Library at a Crossroad, a forum held at UMass Boston on January 24, 2000. Records span 1965-2000.
These records have been processed as part of University Archives & Special Collections’ Save Our History! campaign. In preparation for UMass Boston’s 50th anniversary, University Archives & Special Collections is calling for the transfer of founding documents and organizational records from all units on campus. These units include (but are not limited to) academic departments, administrative units, institutes, centers, and student groups. Read more about transferring University records to UASC.