Help us preserve the history of the Boston Teachers Union and our collective experience working in the Boston Public Schools!
Retired and active members are asked to bring photographs, documents and other memorabilia that speak to our collective history to the Union Hall on Saturday, November 17.
Come anytime on Saturday, November 17 to the BTU Hall between 10 AM and 3 PM, and UMass Boston staff — as well as a team of BTU volunteers — will scan photographs and documents recording individual stories. Bring three to five items that are important to you and that tell your BTU story. Additionally, there will be a video station for people to record their memories of involvement with the BTU and working in the BPS. Everything will be included in a digital open access archive.
The event is part of BTU’s new partnership with the University Archive & Special Collections Department in the Healey Library at the UMass Boston Archives. We will be donating copies of all our Boston Union Teacher newspapers, copies of our contracts and other documents of historic value to the UMass Boston Archives where they will be preserved and available to all for research purposes.
If you want to help with the Digitizing Day, please fill out the form below! For more information or if you wish to get involved with our BTU History project, please contact Betsy Drinan, BTU Secretary-Treasurer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 617-288-2000.