REMINDER: 1919 Boston Police Strike Volunteer Meet-up on Friday, January 25

People sitting around long wooden table, working with archival records.

1919 Boston Police Strike Project volunteers examine mortuary records from the Massachusetts Catholic Order of Foresters at the last project meet-up on November 30, 2018.

What: 1919 Boston Police Strike Volunteer Meet-up

Where: CALLI (Center for Active Learning and Library Instruction), 4th floor, Healey Library, UMass Boston campus

When: Friday, January 25, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Weather-related closure: If the weather is bad on January 25, please check the UMass Boston website  to see if the campus is open.

RSVP: Kindly RSVP to by Tuesday, January 22

Welcome to the 1919 Boston Police Strike centennial year!

Our next meet-up is scheduled for Friday, January 25, 2019, at UMass Boston to review the progress of the 1919 Boston Police Strike Project and to share next steps for the coming months. As we presented in our November meet-up, we will now host our volunteer researcher meet-ups on a monthly basis to help support our progress through the research tasks and prepare for the commemorative event in September. The clock is ticking!

We will also continue our new speaker feature—welcoming those of you who wish to spend a few minutes sharing your interests and experiences. We are very pleased that this month project volunteer Ken Liss, President of the Brookline Historical Society, will be our featured speaker. We’ll also present new research tips and tricks, field each others’ questions, and focus more closely on 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 from the prior two sessions—same building, different floor!

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, February 22, 2019

Boston Police Strike Centennial Anniversary Commemoration: Saturday, September 7, 2019