REMINDER: 1919 Boston Police Strike Volunteer Meet-up on Friday, March 22

Woman speaking to group in front of screen with obituaries.

1919 Boston Police Strike Project volunteers learn about finding obituaries in the Boston Globe at the January 25, 2019 project meet-up.

What: 1919 Boston Police Strike Volunteer Meet-up

Where: Archives Research Room, 5th floor, Healey Library, UMass Boston campus

When: Friday, March 22, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Weather-related closure: If the weather is bad on March 22, please check the UMass Boston website  to see if the campus is open.

RSVP: Kindly RSVP to by Wednesday, March 20.

Just under six months and counting until the 1919 Boston Police Strike centennial!

Our next meet-up is scheduled for Friday, March 22, 2019, at UMass Boston to review the progress of the 1919 Boston Police Strike Project and to share next steps for the coming months. Our 2019 monthly calendar of volunteer researcher meet-ups is in full swing and we look forward to a great session next week.

This month, we are very pleased to have Joanne Riley, Interim Dean of University Libraries  and co-founder of the 1919 Boston Police Strike Project return to address our group about “life after 1,140.” Joanne will introduce the reviewing phase of our project, explain the reviewer role and touch on the nuances and challenges of problem-solving the bio worksheet in this next phase. Many of you are already working as reviewers and we welcome your participation. We’ll also present new research tips and tricks around working with photographs, field each other’s general questions, and update you on progress regarding the upcoming stages of the project (reviewing, data entry, biographical profiles, and 2019 culminating event planning).

Please note that we will be meeting in a different location: Healey Library, 5th  floor, Archives Research Room.

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.

We look forward to seeing you!

Save the Date:

Next volunteer meet-up: Friday, April 26, 2019

UMass Boston History Graduate Student Presentations on Boston Police Strike Project: Monday, May 6, 2019, 4:00-6:00 pm (CALLI, 4th floor, Healey Library)

Boston Police Strike Centennial Anniversary Commemoration: Saturday, September 7, 2019, 3:00-5:00 pm (UMass Boston campus)

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