Fall 2021 Updates

The Archives Research Room is available to view archival collections, Special Collections books, and theses and dissertations by appointment only during the fall 2021 semester. Appointments are available between 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on weekdays. Many services in University Archives and Special Collections are still offered remotely. To schedule a research appointment, request digitization of UASC materials, and for all other inquiries, please email library.archives@umb.edu.


 

Reference and Research Assistance

The Archives Research Room is available to view archival collections, Special Collections books, and theses and dissertations by appointment only during the fall 2021 semester. Appointments are available between 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on weekdays. Archivists are also providing digitization services. Please contact us at library.archives@umb.edu to schedule a research appointment or request digitization of UASC materials. View our finding aids and digital collections through Open Archives.

For additional access to digital primary source materials, consider searching the following free online resources for keywords related to your research topic:

Healey Library’s primary source databases
Digital Commonwealth
Digital Public Library of America
Internet Archive
HathiTrust

Archival Instruction

Our Primary Sources for Online Instruction research guide provides an introduction to primary source research for students at all levels, as well as several activities that focus on digitized archival materials which may be conducted remotely. For faculty who are interested in incorporating remote archival and primary source research into their classes, please contact us at library.archives@umb.edu for information on how we may assist you.

Donating Archival Materials

University Archives and Special Collections staff members are available to answer any questions you have about donating materials. Please contact us at library.archives@umb.edu for information on how we may assist you.

ScholarWorks

ScholarWorks, UMass Boston’s institutional repository for scholarship and research, is functioning as normal. Click here for answers to frequently asked questions and email library.uasc@umb.edu for more information and support.

Mass. Memories Road Show

The Bellingham Mass. Memories Road Show, originally scheduled for April 4, and the Malden Mass. Memories Road Show, originally scheduled for May 2, have both been postponed.

We are currently accepting applications for future Mass. Memories Road Show events, to take place in 2021 and beyond. Visit the Mass. Memories Road Show website for information about how to apply. Please contact carolyn.goldstein@umb.edu with any questions.

Browse the Mass. Memories Road Show collection here.

Grossmann Gallery

Applications for the Grossmann Gallery are on hold. However, we will consider applications for future exhibits. For information about how to apply, please visit here.


For assistance, archival reference and research support, and for all other inquiries, please email library.archives@umb.edu.

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