Friday, January 2, 2009

Paul Demakis Collection open to researchers

The Paul Demakis collection, which documents Mr. Demakis' years as a State Representative, is now open for research. Some of the major topics covered are abortion rights (particularly buffer zones around abortion clinics), Mass Turnpike air rights, and domestic partnership. The case files and neighborhood files (especially Back Bay) often concern issues relating to neighborhood life: parking, traffic, trash cleanup, relations between residents and businesses, and conflicts between residents.

The featured image is of a MASS PIRG newsletter annotated with a "love letter" to Mr. Demakis, who strongly supported MASS PIRG's intiatives.

-Katie Chase, Special Collections Librarian