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UMass Dartmouth’s Rainbow Flag

For Pride Month, I looked into the origin of the rainbow flag flown at the entrance to the university. UMass Dartmouth’s flag was raised 27 years ago, on January 16, 1992 in recognition of the university’s commitment to cultural diversity. … Continue reading

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Event: “The Carnation Revolution in the Feminine” on April 24

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A History Intern at Work

A familiar site in the Archives and Special Collections this semester has been the presence of Bryce King, a UMass Dartmouth senior history major completing his “Learning Through Engagement” 5B requirement in history by interning with Sonia Pacheco in the … Continue reading

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Council of Women’s Organizations Archives Project Completed

In October of 2017 I began a one-semester internship at the Claire T. Carney Archives and Special Collections at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. As a first semester graduate student of Simmons College of Library and Information Science, pursuing a … Continue reading

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Simmons Archival Intern David Boerman Creates Online Finding Aids

As a graduate student from Simmons College in the archival track of the Library and Information Sciences program, I completed a semester long internship at the Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. … Continue reading

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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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Archivist for the Congressman Barney Frank Archives Hard at Work

Four hundred and twenty-six-odd boxes?  No problem for Lauren VanDenBerg, the new archivist for the Congressman Barney Frank Archives at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Hired in May, Lauren has been hard at work all summer processing the collection in … Continue reading

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Tifereth Israel Celebrates Golden Anniversary

The synagogue and Hebrew school building that Tifereth Israel occupies was dedicated fifty years ago this Sunday, May 22nd. The two week-long dedication ceremony began on May 22, 1966 with a solemn processional led by elders of the congregation, transferring … Continue reading

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Archives Intern Completes CJC Collections

As a graduate student from Simmons College in the Library and Information Sciences program, I completed a semester long internship at the Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections. As part of my internship I processed two collections; the … Continue reading

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