Independent Alumni Association at Framingham State Receives Archival Grant

FRAMINGHAM – The Independent Association of Framingham State Alumni (IAFSA) located at Alumni House received a grant for archival work from the Massachusetts State Historical Records Advisory Board (MA SHRAB).

Volunteer archivists Michael Conway and Patricia Berlandi both
1970 graduates, met with Roving Archivist Sarah-Jane Poindexter to review and assess the current historical holdings of IAFSA.

Poindexter was given a tour of Alumni House and its archival materials
in preparation for the development of a strategic plan of organization and preservation.

This grant award was made possible through the Massachusetts State Historic Records Advisory Board (MA SHARAB) and the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) grant program.

The Roving Archivist Program connects stewards of historical records with a trained professional archivist to provide advice on policies, procedures, and other best practices.

Efforts by IAFSA to bring together historic materials have resulted in a wealth of archives which tell the story from the first State Normal School in America in the nineteenth century to today’s Framingham State University.


IAFSA, located at 42 Adams Road in Framingham, is a self-governing, non-profit organization established in 1874 by dedicated alumni, the Independent Association of Framingham State Alumni continues its tradition of service by receiving and administering funds that provide scholarship and benevolent assistance while maintaining Alumni House and collaborating with Framingham State University in pursuit of its mission.


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Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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