The Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections and the Library Systems and Digital Services Divisions are pleased to announce the public availability of the new UMass Dartmouth Library Digital Archives. At this time the collections available are the UMass Dartmouth Historical Images Collection, including over 400 images of UMass Dartmouth and its predecessor institutions from 1899 to the present; the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Archives, with over 600 images of this historic schooner and the many individuals who have worked on or for her benefit; and a special exhibit on the Goulart-Ladino-Leal Families from the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives.
There are currently about 1,200 items in the Digital Archives, with more added daily as the collections are scanned, identified and uploaded. Eventually it will include all formats — images, audio, video, artwork, documents, finding aids, and artifacts — and represent all of the university records and manuscript collections in the Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections.
While we have all been working hard to get this collection ready for the public, special thanks go to graduate student Sonja Drotar, who volunteered her time to create the online exhibit of the Goulart-Ladino-Leal Family papers, donated to the archives last year by Rosemary Pereira. Sonja is in her final semester of the Archives Management program at the Simmons School of Library and Information Science, where she will soon complete her Masters. She created the exhibition as part of her practicum for Advanced Archives Management.
The Digital Archives may be accessed by following this link, or from the Archives and Special Collections web site: Digital Archives at UMass Dartmouth. Please email us at UMDarchives@gmail.com with questions or corrections.