2. Southeastern Massachusetts Historical Collections
Found in 36 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the records created and collected by New Bedford Chapter 1 including correspondence, board of directors and executive committee minutes, monthly reports, meeting notices, newsletters, membership lists, manuals, awards program information, and educational outreach. Also included in the collection is the correspondence of co-founder Isidore Eisner (bulk 1963-1969) from the year he served as president (1963) of the national organization and the years immediately...
Scope and Contents The heart of the collection are the 55 oral history interviews, originally recorded on audiocassette of strike participants, family members of strikers, and strike leaders, along with transcripts and notes to a selection of these interviews. Further transcription is being done on an ongoing basis. The collection also includes background research conducted by committee members, copies of relevant publications on local labor history and the textile industry, a small selection of photographs of...
Dates: 1821-1993; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1985
Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 32922777016798]
Scope and Contents This scrapbook was compiled by Mildred Louise Swift (born 1892 in Wrentham, MA) and chronicles her work as nutritional consultant to the Emergency Feeding Project of Fall River in 1932. The project fed 20,000 people (one-fifth of the population) during the height of the Great Depression by setting up commissaries for food distribution and educating families about nutrition. The scrapbook includes a list of typical food costs in 1932, suggested family food budgets, and a report on the success...
Scope and Contents This collection was compiled by Earle Perry Charlton II, E.P. Charlton’s grandson. It includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, several artifacts and photographs.
Scope and Contents The collection is comprised of the papers left by Milton Travers upon his death. Divided into 2 series, it includes both personal documents and material relating to his research and writing. Series I contains Travers’ personal papers. Included within this series are five typescript daily diaries that Travers wrote between December 1941 and December 1942. These are very different from the rest of the collection in that they have no relation to his writing or later interests. They focus solely on...
Scope and Contents Edith Steel Swift, the donor of the collection, interviewed friends and family members between the years 1986-1999. The collection is a series of oral histories with a select family members and friends documenting their reflections and memories of the Mishaum Point and Swift, Steel and Wesselhoef families. The following individuals were interviewed: Charles Gulick (1900- ), son-in-law of Humphrey Hathaway Swift; Deborah Bradley Latta a resident of New Bedford and friend of Edith Steel Swift;...
Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust and Trustees of Reservations, Slocum’s River Reserve Oral History Project interviews
Scope and Contents The oral history project grew out of a desire to document the how and why of this massive conservation project. All interviews were conducted by Edith Swift of Thirroul, Australia, part time resident of South Dartmouth, whose family has ties to the region. The collection includes audio cassette recordings of the interviews, all conducted in 2002 and 2003, transcriptions and indices to some of the interviews. All of the interviews have been transcribed.
Dates: 2002 - 2003
Item — 1: [Barcode: 32922777017200]
Item — 1: [Barcode: 32922777017200]
Scope and Contents Minutes of the regular monthly meetings of the regiment, which took place at the armory. Pages are numbered. There is no index.