On May 13, 2017 members of the Framingham State University community and the general public gathered for the Latinos and Baseball Community Collecting Event to identify artifacts that reflect on the social and cultural influence of baseball in Latino communities. Baseball Hall of Famer and former Red Sox pitcher Luis Tiant attended, and the Smithsonian contributed artifacts to be displayed during the event. For more information about the event visit the guide to the event: Latinos and Baseball LibGuide.
Framingham State University is proud to be one of just six Smithsonian Affiliates in Massachusetts and the only one located at a higher education institution. Smithsonian Affiliations is a national outreach program that develops long-term, high quality partnerships with museums and educational organizations in order to share collections, exhibitions, learning opportunities, and research expertise. Many thanks to our artifact contributors, wonderful volunteers, Luis Tiant, the Smithsonian, the Boston Red Sox Archives, Framingham State University, and everyone who made this event possible.
Event planned by: Millie Gonzalez
Scanning credit: Jonathan Golden
Photography credit: Ethan Bickford
Digital post-production: Susan Skoog
Metadata: Suzanne Meunier, Hedda Monaghan, Susan Skoog
Contributor metadata intake: Debbie Hogan, Suzanne Meunier