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UMass Boston and Healey Library Trivia


Photo courtesy of Mary Moser

How well do you know the history of UMass Boston and Healey Library? Try your hand at answering these questions, and bring this completed page of answers to the Circulation Desk at Healey Library. The first 50 people to correctly answer all questions will receive a limited edition Friends of Healey Library sticker!

The answers will be published in next week’s “We’ve Got You Covered” Mass Media column. 

The majority of the photos, unless otherwise indicated, are used courtesy of UMass Boston and the Joseph P. Healey Library University Archives and Special Collections.

  1. In what year did UMass Boston first open for classes?

    1. 1964

    2. 1965

    3. 1974

    4. 1975

  2. Who was the architect who designed the Healey Library building, and which architectural style did they use?

    1. I.M. Pei, Modernism

    2. Walter Gropius, Bauhaus

    3. Franceso Bartolomeo Rastrelli, Rococo

    4. Harry Weese, Brutalism

  3. What was the name of the JFK/UMass Station on the Red Line when the Harbor Campus opened?

    1. Morrissey

    2. Columbia

    3. Dorchester

    4. College High

  4. Where in Boston was UMass Boston’s first campus located?

    1. Park Square

    2. Beacon Hill

    3. Kenmore Square

    4. The Fenway

  5. In which year did the underground parking garage beneath the campus close?

    1. 1999

    2. 2004

    3. 2006

    4. 2010

  6. What is this a picture of?*




  7. What was the first additional UMass Boston building that opened after the campus moved to Columbia Point and opened for classes?

    1. Service & Supply Building

    2. Campus Center

    3. Clark Athletic Center

    4. Wheatley

  8. After the Columbia Point Development housing project opened in 1954, and the UMass Boston Harbor Campus opened in 1974, which was the next building to open on Columbia Point?*

    1. Massachusetts Archives

    2. JFK Presidential Library and Museum

    3. EMK Institute for the United States Senate

  9. TRUE OR FALSE: A UMass Boston graduate student came up with the name and tagline for the library’s single search box tool for research and discovery: UMBrella: Covering All Your Research Needs

  10. On which floor of Healey Library is this item located?*

Ask a Librarian Q&A sidebar

Q: Does the library building have any quiet study spaces?

A: YES! The sixth floor of the library is a dedicated quiet study area. One side of the floor has individual study carrels for silent study. The other side of the floor has larger tables for quiet group study. Please, as Depeche Mode would say, “Enjoy the Silence” on the sixth floor. You might also find the individual computer workstations and study tables on the fourth floor to be to your liking. If you’re looking for a space for conversation and group work, check out the study tables and group study rooms on the eighth floor.