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Lee Friedlander’s “The American Monument” Book Rediscovered in Library

                    Acquisitions Librarian Susan Raidy-Klein made a surprising discovery recently among a stash of books separated from the general stacks and designated for review:  a copy of photographer Lee Friedlander’s book … Continue reading

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In Honor of Veteran’s Day, from the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives

Manuel “Manny” J. Carvalho Jr. (1916-1998) was the son of Manuel J. and Rose Carvalho, who were Azorean immigrants; he was a long-term resident of Tiverton, RI. His story is kept alive in the Dennis Rezendes Azorean Ancestral and Personal … Continue reading

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The Portuguese Aviators Parade in Fall River

The Fall River Globe reported on July 10, 1922 that: “The Portuguese residents of Fall River celebrated the aerial achievements of Admiral Gago Coutinho and Rear Admiral Sacadura Cabral yesterday by a monster parade consisting of ten thousand people, scores … Continue reading

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Evidence of Historic Native American Habitation at Cedar Dell Pond

October is Massachusetts Archaeology Month, and for this reason we highlight a UMass Dartmouth connection to an historic archaeological investigation that took place on campus grounds in the 1970s. Current students and staff may not be aware that the land … Continue reading

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SMU Club Football Started in 1985

The SMU, or Southeastern Massachusetts University* Board of Trustees voted on February 28, 1985 to approve a proposal to develop for the first time, a Club Football Program at the university.  The New England Club Football Conference operated outside of … Continue reading

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Winthrop C. Durfee Personal and Business Papers, 1890-1930

The Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections at UMass Dartmouth would like to announce a recently opened collection, MC 166, the Winthrop C. Durfee Personal and Business Papers, 1890-1930. This collection documents the history of Winthrop C. Durfee … Continue reading

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70th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Concentration Camps

Text by Cynthia Yoken; Layout by Judy Farrar Seventy years ago, while the Germans were in retreat, American soldiers liberated the Nazi concentration camps. It was April, 1945, one month before the end of the war in Europe. A number … Continue reading

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The Omer E. and Laurette M. Boivin Center for French Language and Culture Founded April 1985

Dr. Omer E. Boivin, a prominent Fall River physician, was a life-long student of the French language and culture. He believed that Southeastern Massachusetts University (now UMass Dartmouth) represented the best opportunity to keep the French language alive, and to … Continue reading

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Digital Archives Launched at UMass Dartmouth

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 … Continue reading

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Chancellor Professor Naseer Aruri Memorial

Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 11 a.m. Woodland Commons University of Massachusetts Dartmouth 285 Old Westport Rd. Dartmouth, MA 02747 At left:  Dr. Aruri in his office at UMD, 1985 Dr. Naseer Aruri was Chancellor Professor of Political Science at … Continue reading

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