UMass Boston newsletters from 1965 to 2009 now available online

University Newsletters

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the University of Massachusetts Boston, University Archives & Special Collections in the Joseph P. Healey Library is pleased to announce that we’ve digitized nearly 50 years of campus newsletters and have posted the full, searchable run online here.

These newsletters, starting with the Bulletin in 1965 and ending with the University Reporter in 2009, show how our campus has evolved since our early years in Park Square. What began as a simple, single-page leaflet announcing campus events and news over time evolved into a twelve page publication like the University Reporter, with photographs, longer feature stories, and more. These newsletters cover a wide range of topics from campus BBQs, to faculty hirings and retirements, to book releases, to information about new programs and community-focused initiatives.

The University Reporter was replaced in 2009 by The Point, a biweekly e-newsletter featuring faculty achievements, student successes, and Campus Notes.

If you’d like to learn more about the history of UMass Boston, or if you simply want to take a walk down memory lane, visit

University Archives & Special Collections in the Joseph P. Healey Library at UMass Boston collects materials related to the university’s history, as well as materials that reflect the institution’s urban mission and strong support of community service, notably in collections of records of urban planning, social welfare, social action, alternative movements, community organizations, and local history related to neighboring communities.

University Archives & Special Collections welcomes inquiries from individuals, organizations, and businesses interested in donating materials of an archival nature that that fit within our collecting policy. These include manuscripts, documents, organizational archives, collections of photographs, unique publications, and audio and video media. For more information about donating to University Archives & Special Collections, click here or email


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