Category Archives: UMass Dartmouth Archives and Special Collection

UMD Archives and the Open Content Alliance

For Open Access Week, I’d like to highlight a current project which makes many of our rare and fragile pre-1923 texts readily available online. Since 2008 the Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections has sent selected older monographs … Continue reading

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Archaeology Month: The Elihu Akin House, South Dartmouth

October is Archaeology Month in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Begun in 1992 as Archaeology Week, it is now a “month-long celebration of archaeology in Massachusetts and around the world. Museums, libraries, archaeologists, and many more people and institutions join Secretary … Continue reading

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September 11 Memorial Preserved in the Archives

In 2001, at the September 20 AHA night in downtown New Bedford, College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) students and faculty invited the public to join them in the creation of a three-week public memorial to the victims of … Continue reading

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Consolidation at Last! July 1, 1964

This summer, while UMass Dartmouth celebrates the 50th anniversary of the official groundbreaking for the North Dartmouth campus, which took place on June 14, 1964, another significant celebratory mark in our history came only two weeks later, on July 1, … Continue reading

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AZOREAN GENEALOGY MICROFILMS FROM 1541 TO 1898 NOW AVAILABLE AT THE FERREIRA-MENDES PORTUGUESE AMERICAN ARCHIVES

          Baptismal record from Achadinha (S. Miguel), 1893   The Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese American Archives at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is pleased to announce the availability of a collection of microfilmed reproductions of thousands of original … Continue reading

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Program Honoring WWII Portuguese-American Veterans

On Saturday, May 31, 2014, the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese American Archives will be hosting a program honoring WWII Portuguese-American veterans. The event consists of an exhibit and short presentations featuring the stories of three servicemen who risked their lives for the … Continue reading

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Save SMU Rally 32 Years Ago This Week

On March 25, 1982 between 2,500 and 3,000 SMU students and faculty (UMass Dartmouth was known as Southeastern Massachusetts University from 1969 to 1991) marched on the State House in Boston in support of appropriate funding for their school.  On … Continue reading

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Holocaust Remembrance Day

Dr. and Mrs. Julius Picard and Sons To escape persecution by the Nazis, in 1938 Dr. Julius Picard emigrated from Mainz, Germany to Massachusetts with his wife and two sons.  The day after their arrival in the port of Boston, … Continue reading

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Torch Index Available for Research

Since 1997 the Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections staff have been gradually compiling a key word index to the UMD student newspaper, the Torch, and other university publications.  The publication years covered by the index are 1965 … Continue reading

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Portuguese-American Newspapers at Christmas

By Sonia Pacheco Throughout the years the Christmas editions of Portuguese-language newspapers have set themselves apart. They were often printed with color and contained elaborate graphics on the front page, a rare occurrence during the calendar year; devoted substantial space … Continue reading

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