Meet-up on Friday, November 30 for all current 1919 Boston Police Strike Project volunteers!

Boston Post article on police strike

“Police vote to strike tonight, walkout at 5:45 p.m. rollcall,” The Boston Post, September 9, 1919.

What: Boston Police Strike Project Meet-up

Where: Center for Active Learning and Library Instruction (CALLI), Room 15, 4th floor, Healey Library, UMass Boston

When: Friday, November 30, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

On September 21, 2018, the Boston Police Strike Project held its first meet-up for project volunteers, team members, and those interested in joining the project. The team shared project updates and research guidance for volunteers, and we heard from volunteers about their successes and challenges with the project.

Our next meet-up is scheduled for Friday, November 30, 2018, at UMass Boston to review the progress of the 1919 Boston Police Strike Project. We invite you to bring tales of your most vexing and interesting inquiries. We’ll share research tips and tricks, field each others’ questions, and take a look at the upcoming stages of the project (reviewing, data entry, biographical profiles, and 2019 culminating event planning). We will gather at 10:00 a.m. in the Center for Active Learning and Library Instruction (CALLI), Room 15, on the 4th floor of the Healey Library on the UMass Boston campus.

Please note that this location is a change from the September session.

All current volunteers are welcome, including those in the process of taking the online training course. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Directions to campus are available here, and a campus map is available here.

Please save the date for our next scheduled meet-up on Friday, January 25, 2019.

Kindly RSVP to bpstrike@live.umb.edu by Wednesday, November 21. We look forward to seeing you!

Margaret Sullivan to present about 1919 Boston Police Strike at James Green Memorial Lecture on Saturday, October 20

Abandoned His Duty Sept. 9, 1919Join the Labor Resource Center and History Department Master’s Program at UMass Boston and the Massachusetts AFL-CIO at Democracy Brewing on Saturday, October 20 for the second annual James Green Memorial Lecture and People’s History Walking Tour of Boston.

The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a talk by Boston Police Department Records Manager and Archivist Margaret R. Sullivan. She will present “The 1919 Boston Police Strike Project: Researching the Men Behind the Strike.” Attendees will then embark on a 3-mile guided tour through downtown Boston before returning for food and drinks at Democracy Brewing.

Seats fill up quickly, so register now to reserve your spot!


Visit the 1919 Boston Police Strike Project blog to listen to an audio interview with Dr. James Green, or read about last year’s event from the perspective of two public history graduate student tour leaders. Unable to make it? Check out Dr. Cristina V. Groeger’s People’s History Walking Tour of Boston website, hosted by the Labor Resource Center at UMass Boston.

Invitation: Meet-up for all current 1919 Boston Police Strike Project volunteers!

Patrolmen attached to the Sixth Division, 1901 Boston Police Department Yearbook. At least one of these officers, Joseph O. Hodgkins, was a striker.

Patrolmen attached to the Sixth Division, 1901 Boston Police Department Yearbook. At least one of these officers, Joseph O. Hodgkins, was a striker.

Please join us on Friday, September 21, 2018, for a gathering at UMass Boston to review the progress of the 1919 Boston Police Strike Project. We invite you to bring tales of your most vexing and interesting inquiries. We’ll share research tips and tricks, field each others’ questions, and take a look at the upcoming stages of the project (reviewing, data entry, biographical profiles, website development, and culminating event planning). We’ll gather at 10 a.m. in the Archives Research Room on the 5th floor of the Healey Library on the UMass Boston campus. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

All current volunteers are welcome, including those in the process of taking the online training course.

Directions to campus are available here, and a campus map is available here.

Kindly RSVP to bpstrike@live.umb.edu by Wednesday, September 19. We look forward to seeing you there!