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Bradford Durfee Textile School student records

Identifier: URC-019

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 Each entry includes date of admission, grades for each, of up to 3 years in attendance, date withdrawn or graduated, and comments.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 respectively) of these 300-page volumes are utilized.


  • 1904 - 1914


Conditions Governing Access

Student records released to subject or subject's descendants only. Names should be digitally redacted before delivery for more general research. Please consult with the archivist.

Biographical / Historical

The Bradford Durfee Textile School accepted its first students March 7, 1904. For a more complete history of the school, see URC 2. Students were admitted as either “Day Students” or “Evening Students.” Day students entered a regular 3-year or 2-year course of study leading to a diploma in General Cotton Manufacturing (Course No. 1), with optional certificates in either “Designing and Weaving (Course No. 2),” or “Chemistry and Dyeing (Course No. 3).” Tuition was $100 per year for residents of Massachusetts and $150 for non-residents. Evening students chose from 14 different courses of study, each taking one or 2 years to complete, and earned a certificate upon completion. Tuition was free for residents of Fall River, and for non-residents, $2.50 each term. There were far more students enrolled at night because many of them worked during the day at the mills. For the year 1904-1905, there were only 8 Day Students enrolled, as opposed to 134 evening students.


2 Volumes ((oversized, bound), ) ; 17 ½" x 15” x 3"

Language of Materials


Bradford Durfee Textile School student records
Judy Farrar
August 1999
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First edition 1999

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