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The University Archives and Special Collections department in the Joseph P. Healey Library at UMass Boston was awarded a Research Inventory Grant from Mass Humanities in June 2017. This allowed us the opportunity to devote a significant amount of time and resources to acquire, arrange, and describe the papers of noted Boston fiber artist, educator, and artist activist, Theresa-India Young. View the finding aid for the Theresa-India Young papers here. An exhibit showcasing materials from the collection is planned for June 2018 at the Grossmann Gallery in the Joseph P. Healey Library. The following is a presentation that describes who Theresa-India Young was, her work, and the importance of the collection, followed by a description of the process of acquiring the papers, the grant project, lessons learned, and a conclusion.


Adapted and revised, from a presentation at the 2018 Joint Spring Meeting of the New England Archivists and the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York in a session titled "Enhancing Underrepresented Collections and Reaching New Users." Co-presenters included Stephanie Hall, Amita Kiley, Annalisa Moretti, and Lynn Moulton. This session was the winner of the Inclusion & Diversity Session and Travel Assistance Award.

Slides from the presentation are available below, under Additional Files.

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Bailey-20190324-NEA-presentation.pdf (2209 kB)
Slides from the New England Archivists presentation, March 24, 2018.

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