University Archives and Special Collections in the Joseph P. Healey Library at UMass Boston occasionally collaborates with community partners to collect materials related to a particular topic, region, or event. Images and stories are often contributed by individuals and described in their own voice. Materials from these digitization-focused events are available in this Community-Based Collecting Projects area of our Open Archives Digital Collections site.
Learn more about our community-based collecting projects here.
Community-based collecting projects:
- Making a History of Columbia Point: A Participatory Exhibition (2015): The materials in this collection were gathered on May 9, 2015, as part of the culminating practicum project of Dr. Jane Becker's History 625 graduate public history seminar at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Browse items in this collection here. Learn more about this and other community-based projects here.
- New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center Digitizing Day (2016): The materials in this collection were gathered on May 21, 2016, as part of a year-long project of the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center. Browse items in this collection here. Learn more about this and other community-based projects here.