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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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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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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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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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Portuguese Bread-Making in Hawaii

Portuguese immigrants to Hawaii were known for their great bread making, specifically the knowledge they brought with them on how to build the stone ovens in which they baked the bread.   “32 loaves at a time are inserted into 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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Lily Dumont Mindus, Concert Pianist

To celebrate International Women’s Day (March 8th), I would like to highlight the story of an extraordinarily successful woman whose legacy is preserved in the Archives and Special Collections. Lily Dumont Mindus was born in Berlin, Germany on July 12, … 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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