Category Archives: UMass Dartmouth History

New Bedford Textile School and the Paris Exposition Universelle Internationale 1900

The Paris Exposition Universelle Internationale of 1900 was one of a series of world’s fairs held up to the end of the 19th century.  Surrounding the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, with 530 acres of gardens, buildings, walks and waterways, … Continue reading

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Campus Aerial Photo Documents a Moment in Time

This aerial photograph in the university’s photo archives documents a particular point in time in the evolution of the UMD campus in North Dartmouth.  But when?  The Group I building complex, upper left, is the only structure that is totally … Continue reading

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Nathaniel C. Smith, NBTS Campus Architect

New Bedford Architect Nathaniel C. Smith (1866-1943) designed the original New Bedford Textile School building and its addition. The building still stands at 1213 Purchase Street and is currently home to the City of New Bedford Health Department, among other … Continue reading

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First New Bedford Textile School Catalogue for 1895

In 2012 the Archives and Special Collections digitized all of the New Bedford Textile School yearbooks and catalogues through the Boston Library Consortium’s OCA (Open Content Alliance) scanning project with the Internet Archive. They are accessible through the Internet Archive … Continue reading

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Remember When..? Library Card Catalogs

Remember when access to the library’s collection of books depended on how thoroughly you looked through the card catalog?  For the first twenty years after the UMass Dartmouth Library opened in 1972, students, faculty and staff primarily used the card … Continue reading

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