Happy 50th Anniversary, UMass Boston!


We are excited to share this historic photograph from the University Archives in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Governor Endicott Peabody signing the legislation establishing the University of Massachusetts Boston on June 18, 1964. The Massachusetts Legislature passed the bill establishing a Boston campus of the University of Massachusetts system on June 16, 1964.

In this photograph are Frederick S. Troy, University of Massachusetts President John W. Lederle, Joseph P. Healey, Robert D. Gordon, Hugh Thompson, and Louis M. Lyons (standing, from left to right), and Massachusetts Governor Endicott Peabody (seated). The photograph was taken in the Office of the Governor in the Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill in Boston, Massachusetts.

View more photographs from UMass Boston’s history here.

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