Bradford Durfee Textile School
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: URC 12, Series II
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection consists of blueprint copies of architectural plans of present and former University of Massachusetts Dartmouth facilities, including the Dartmouth campus, constructed between 1960 and 1990, the Purchase Street Campus (formerly the New Bedford Textile School) in New Bedford, the Fall River Campus (formerly Bradford Durfee Textile School, now part of the Bristol Community College downtown campus), and CMAST, the Center for Marine Science on the New Bedford waterfront. This...
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 111 photographs depicting faculty, students, classrooms, textile machinery, offices and lavatories more or less uniform in size and presentation (apparently conceived as a set) with captions set within the photoprint. Most of the collection is unmounted and was previously housed in two black binders, not original to the photographs. The few that are mounted on cardboard display additional descriptive captions, added for display purposes. All but 9 of the...
Dates: 1914 - 1915
Scope and Contents The majority of the collection consisted of student papers written between 1950 and 1964 to fulfill requirements of course number E401 “Report Writing” taught by Augustus Silva, English Professor and Dean of Students, New Bedford Textile Institute (Series II). Subjects include textiles, engineering, and chemistry. Other groupings include early textile sciences projects by students of New Bedford Textile School, most notably Cotton Yarn Preparation Theses, Rayon Theses, and Mill Management...
Dates: 1935 – 1976
Scope and Contents In these two oversize volumes are the academic records of students admitted between 1904 and 1914. Each entry includes date of admission, grades for each, of up to 3 years in attendance, date withdrawn or graduated, and comments. Volume one is a record of Day Students and Volume two is a record of Evening Students. Volume two contains an alphabetical name index in the front. After 1914 the school switched to another system of keeping student records, since only a few pages (7 and 18...
Dates: 1904 - 1914
Scope and Contents The collection consists of newspaper clippings, most from the Fall River Herald News, pertaining to Bradford Durfee Textile School and later iterations. The clippings from 1910 through February 1928 are pasted into scrapbooks and are very brittle. They should be handled with care. Clippings from February 1928 through 1948 are photocopies of the originals. The original scrapbooks for these years were presumably discarded. There is one gap in the records: 1914-1918.
Dates: 1910 – 1948
Scope and Contents The collection consists of catalogues, bulletins, anniversary publications, and the records of the Executive Committee and the Faculty Meeting minutes.