Volunteer Opportunity, Boston Arts Academy/Fenway High School Archives, Boston MA

The BAA/FHS Archives documents the history of both high schools separately through the collection of documents, administrative records, curriculum materials, student publications, yearbooks, relevant news articles, photographs, and some relevant artifacts. The decision to accept or decline donations is made on a case-by-case basis. The Archives collection is maintained in the media room of the Boston Arts Academy/Fenway High School Library. The collection is non-circulating but access to materials is available upon request through the Archivist. This oportunity is only available to individuals currently enrolled in a GSLIS program. 

BAA/Fenway Library is a vibrant, well-resourced school library located adjacent to the Fens and Fenway Park, a ten minute walk from Simmons. Volunteers become part of an active school library program team. We are seeking GSLIS students interested in contributing time to learning and applying archival practices. Ideally, a volunteer determines a block of time, one day a week for the semester, where he or she is committed to working.


Requirements: A team player, energy, flexibility and a sense of humor. Archive experience is not required but current enrollment in, or completion of, LIS 438 is required.


Please send an email of interest, along with possible availability, and an attached resume to both

Deborah Froggatt, Library Director dfroggatt@bostonpublicschools.org

Bonnie McBride, Archivist: bmcbride@bostonartsacademy.org