About the Project

Since the 1919 Boston Police Strike Project launched in 2012, 82 volunteers, students, and staff from the Boston Police Archives, the City of Boston Archives, and the Joseph P. Healey Library at UMass Boston have devoted more than 90,000 hours to documenting the lives of the strikers through meticulous biographical research. Their energy, focus, and dedication have resulted in a public website and database for the benefit of all.

On September 7, 2019 — two days before the centennial of the strike — staff from the Healey Library at UMass Boston and the Boston Police Archives brought together project volunteers, community members, family members, students, retired police officers, and others to commemorate the lives and stories of the striking officers.

The project is a collaboration between the Boston Police Department Archives and the Joseph P. Healey Library at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Learn more about the project and view a full list of acknowledgments.