Through the Claire T. Carney Library’s participation in the Boston Library Consortium’s Open Content Alliance book scanning project, the Archives and Special Collections at UMass Dartmouth has digitized a complete set of Swain School catalogs and circulars from 1910 through 1987. Due to their fragility, circulars from before 1910 are available in person at the archives only. The Open Content Alliance is supported by the Internet Archive, which maintains a central database of all scanned books, media and websites for free and open access to all.
For access to all digitized Swain circulars and catalogues, go to the Internet Archives site at www.archive.org and search “Swain School.”
For example, for a direct link to a streamed version of the 1987 full-text catalogue, go to http://archive.org/stream/circular8687swai#page/n1/mode/2up, and for a 1913 circular, go to http://archive.org/stream/circular1314swai#page/n0/mode/2up. They can also be downloaded and saved as pdfs. For more information on Swain School of Design, go to the Archives and Special Collection website at http://www.lib.umassd.edu/archives/swain. For access to other Swain School records in the archives, please contact Judy Farrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Open Content Alliance, their website is at http://www.opencontentalliance.org/about/at the archives.