UMass Boston holds several collections related to Jamaica Plain History. These collections include:

Jamaica Plain Historical Society Records
Jamaica Plain Neighborhood House Records
Haymarket People’s Fund records, 1974-1989
Boston Urban Gardeners records, 1976-1989
Home for Aged Men records, 1861-1972
Massachusetts Infant Asylum Records
Anthony Mitchell Sammarco Jamaica Plain Photographs


Finding Aids provide detailed information about UMass Boston’s physical collections, that is, the actual letters, photographs, maps, organizational records, diaries, audiotapes, and videotapes that are housed at the University of Massachusetts Boston’s Archives and Special Collections.

All of the materials described in the Finding Aids may be consulted by coming to campus and visiting the Archives and Special Collections Department on the 5th floor of the Healey Library. Some of the materials described in the Finding Aids are available online; links to these are included in the Finding Aid.

In other cases, particular records of interest may be scanned and sent to a researcher for a fee. Please contact the Archives staff to make a research appointment or to learn more about UMass Boston’s collections.

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