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New Bedford High School 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.


  • 1827-1997, bulk 1937-1951
  • Majority of material found within 1937 - 1951

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English

Conditions Governing Access


Biographical / Historical

New Bedford High School was established in 1827, with John F. Emerson principal, and was housed in a little green schoolhouse on Charles Street. It was abolished in 1829, and for eight years Mr. Emerson conducted a private high school. In 1837 the Public High School was revivified under a mandatory state law, with Mr. Emerson at the head and met in the Elm Street Academy. The structure at County Street between Court and Morgan Streets was built 1910-1912, and in 1972 a new complex was built for the High School at 230 Hathaway Boulevard in the West End, its current location.


2 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box and one print box)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Various donors


further accruals may be forthcoming

New Bedford High School collection
Chekema Jones
November 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Repository

285 Old Westport Rd.
N. Dartmouth MA 02747 USA