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2. Southeastern Massachusetts Historical Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: 2

Found in 36 Collections and/or Records:

Polish and American World War Veterans Auxiliary Association records

 Collection
Identifier: MC-101
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a record of the group’s activities 1938-2008 documented in five scrapbooks, a number of loose papers, and programs (folders 1-31). Individual items in scrapbooks and folders include photographs, event programs, invitations, tickets, correspondence and newspaper clippings. Collection also includes a commemorative copy of the auxiliary charter, dated 1954, a complete uniform, including blazer, skirt and vest, hat, embroidered patches, white gloves and ties.
Dates: 1938-2008

Catholic Woman’s Club (New Bedford, Mass.) records

 Collection
Identifier: MC-104
Scope and Contents The collection contains organizational records, correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes and scrapbooks all organized chronologically within the categories. The communications category consists of correspondences and reports between committees within the Club. The talents category is a collection of programs, contracts and correspondence related to the entertainers and lecturers hired by the Catholic Woman’s Club for scheduled events. Future additions to the collection may be...
Dates: 1918-2007

Polish Women’s Business and Professional Club (New Bedford, Mass.) records

 Collection
Identifier: MC-105
Scope and Contents The collection is comprised of 16 scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings and photographs. The club also kept in-depth records from both the secretaries and the treasurers, and has kept all of their monthly club newspapers, “The Trumpeter.” Books written by the club founder, Anna Gacek, and other various authors, club memorabilia ranging from certificates to plates and plaques, and club sponsored events programs and pamphlets are also included in the collection. The collection of the Polish...
Dates: 1937 - 2009

“Just a few scraps of nutrition” scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1: [32922777016798]
Identifier: MC-012
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...
Dates: 1932

Scallop Fishing in New Bedford video-recorded interviews

 Collection
Identifier: MC-126
Scope and Contents This collection consists of twenty-five VHS recordings of interviews with fishermen, marine biologists, environmental lawyers, and cooking experts. Of note, is an interview of celebrity chef Julia Child in which she discusses the use of the scallop in French cuisine and her role in promoting it.
Dates: 2000 - 2001

American Business Women’s Association, New Bedford Chapter records

 Collection
Identifier: MC-131
Scope and Contents Primarily the records kept by the chapter’s treasurer, the collection ranges from 1985 to 2008 and includes administrative and financial records of programs, chapter financial records (checks, statements, ledgers, reports), and a limited amount of program invitations, tickets, correspondence and newspaper clippings.
Dates: 1985-2008

New Bedford High School collection

 Collection
Identifier: MC-149
Scope and Contents This collection includes yearbooks, printed programs, school newspapers (The Crimson Courier), and a scrapbook compiled by Barbara Francis. It also includes report cards, photos, and newspaper articles relating to student Evelyn Hendricks, Class of 1937 and the papers of another graduate, Hazel Ramos (probably Class of 1941). The collection is an open series and may be added to at any time.
Dates: 1827-1997, bulk 1937-1951; Majority of material found within 1937 - 1951

Southeastern Massachusetts oral history project files

 Collection
Identifier: MC-160
Scope and Contents Collection is divided into eight series, most according to oral history project. The collection includes several files of general oral history guidelines, as well as two boxes of original tapes.
Dates: Majority of material found in 1974-1983

Winthrop C. Durfee business and personal papers

 Collection
Identifier: MC-166
Scope and Contents The materials in the Winthrop C. Durfee Personal and Business Papers span from 1890 to 1930. The bulk of the collection is dated from 1910 to the late 1920’s. The collection consists of personal papers and correspondence and business papers and correspondence generated by Winthrop C. Durfee and his business associates, such as Edward S. Chapin. The collection pertains to Durfee’s career as an independent chemist and consultant who advised his clients in the mills and local textile industry...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1890-1930, 1910-1925