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 rescued by TIARA (The Irish Ancestral Research Association) in 2005. The Foresters records include detailed insurance policy applications dating back to 1879 that afford unique genealogical and historical information about more than 70,000 individuals in Massachusetts, most of whom are of Irish descent.

Join us for this celebration, view sample Foresters records, discover the historical resources and community-focused public history endeavors of Archives and Special Collections at UMass Boston, and learn about upcoming projects and opportunities for historical inquiry and engagement.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

RSVP to or call 617-287-5944 for more information.

Location: Joseph P. Healey Library  |  University of Massachusetts Boston  |  100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125-3393.

James Green Papers Ready for Researchers

Prof Jim Green

The papers of UMass Boston Professor James Green have been fully processed and are now available for research consultation. See Green, James : Papers, 1964 – 2010

This collection is divided into 13 series detailing the scholarly career and activist history of Professor Green dating from 1964-2010. Scholarly materials consist of research materials related to Professor Green’s published books and work related to his contributions to documentary films as well as essays, published articles, book reviews, public addresses, political speeches, papers presented and correspondence with scholars and colleagues.

This collection was ably processed by Simmons College graduate and intern Ken Selnick.  The Finding Aid may be found on our OpenArchives site.

Thompson’s Island Student Visits the Archives

Dale Freeman, Bud Roberts, Peggy Roberts at UMass Boston Archives

“A GOOD AGE: Weymouth student, 79, tells ‘real story’ of old Farm & Trade School”

Patriot Ledger reporter Sue Scheible interviewed Thompson’s Island Farm and Trade School student Bud Roberts, accompanied him and his wife Peggy to Thompson’s, and visited the Archives at UMass Boston where archivist Dale Freeman assisted them in exploring records and artifacts from his years at the School.