2016 Day of Service Wrap-up!

On Saturday, November 5th we hosted our third annual Day of Service. This year, we had three locations: The History Project (Boston, MA), The First Parish Church (Dorchester, MA), and New London Historical Society (New London, CT). Our 24 participants processed over 15 feet of materials during this time – amazing work!

Thanks to everyone who donated their time and expertise to these organizations. We pulled together some of our favorite images and tweets from this year’s event.

History Project – Boston, MA  @lgbtq_history

Back again for another year! This is the second time REPS has volunteered with the History Project. This year, we processed the collection “Gays For Patsy,” records from a gay square dancing group from 1984-2000s. Participants collaborated on creating a box list with brief descriptions.

First Parish Church – Dorchester, MA  @firstparishdot

The REPS crew removed over two dozen items from photo frames and packed and sorted about 7 cubic feet of materials.

New London Historical Society – New London, CT

This year, we were really excited to bring a REPS event to Connecticut. Thanks to former REPS Steering Committee member Rose Olivera for making this happen! Volunteers inventoried nearly six rooms of miscellaneous material for future processing.

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