Category Archives: UMass Dartmouth History

When Colleges Went on Strike in 1970

The anti-war movement gained momentum in 1970 after four unarmed college students were killed by the National Guard in a protest at Kent State University in Ohio.  Students were protesting America’s invasion of Cambodia and President Nixon’s escalation of the  … Continue reading

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The Torch and Student Protests of 1969

In light of the Million Women March on January 21st and the many other protests happening before, after and during the inauguration of President Trump, I wondered if UMass Dartmouth students had historically been involved in protests in Washington, DC.  … 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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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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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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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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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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First UMD Web Page Unveiled in 1995

1995 doesn’t really seem that far away!  I started working here in the UMD Archives and Special Collections in January of 1996.  At my previous job, in the MIT Libraries, the World Wide Web, as used by academia, as opposed … Continue reading

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Collection from Former Professor Antone Rodil

The Archives and Special Collections recently received a small collection of materials that once belonged to former textile professor Anton Rodil, by way of his son, Norbert Rodil.  The elder Rodil, who graduated from the New Bedford Textile School, taught … Continue reading

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