The 1919 Boston Police Strike Project is collecting photographs of strikers and personal stories to include in our biographical database. Use this form to submit a photograph of a striker from your personal collection and/or share a story about a striker or memory of the strike.
Sharing a photograph
If you would like to share a photograph of a striker with the 1919 Boston Police Strike Project, you will need to fill in the form below, and upload the image as a high-resolution JPG file.* Please upload no more than two photos. While we prefer photos taken around the time of the strike, we may also include photos from a later (or earlier) date.
*Tips for submitting a high-quality image:
- Scan the photograph you would like to submit. If you do not own a scanner, ask your local library for assistance. Many libraries provide free or inexpensive access to scanners.
- If you do not have access to a scanner, stand or lay the image flat on a monochromatic surface. Try to reduce glare from lights, windows, or the flash on your camera.
- Please do not edit, correct, crop, or enhance images prior to upload.
Sharing a story
While we encourage you to share stories and photographs, some people just have stories to share. Use this form to tell us a story about the officer and his involvement in the strike or the impact of the strike on your family or community.
This form is for contributions from private or family collections. If you are a project volunteer looking to submit a photograph found in a publication or repository, please refer to our online course, Doing Biographical Research, for instructions.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.