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UMass Dartmouth, Office of the Chancellor, Peter H. Cressy records

Identifier: URC-006

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the subject files transferred from the Office of the Chancellor. It is arranged alphabetically with the same folder titles used by the office of origin. Three separate accessions were interfiled, since many of the folder titles are identical.


  • 1975 - 2002
  • Majority of material found within 1991 - 1997


Conditions Governing Access

Some items may be restricted under the exemptions to the Massachusetts Public Records Law. Please consult the University Archivist.

Biographical / Historical

The Office of Chancellor was created in 1991 when the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth joined the 5-campus University of Massachusetts system. Prior to this time the top university administrator was the President. Peter H. Cressy became third chancellor July 1, 1993 succeeding Interim Chancellor Joseph Charles Deck (1992-1993), whose records are housed in the Archives under URC 9. His official investiture took place March 4, 1994 (see folder 267). He served as chancellor through 1999.


28.3 Linear Feet (68 manuscript boxes)

Language of Materials


UMass Dartmouth, Office of the Chancellor, Peter H. Cressy records
Patricia Sikora
June 2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Edition statement
Second edition 2004

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