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Southeastern Massachusetts Technological Institute textile class registers

Identifier: URC-020

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 236 attendance and grade registers maintained by instructors in textiles for both day and evening classes offered at the Institute between 1909 and 1968. Most registers are standard “Massachusetts School Registers” supplied by the state department of education. Instructors’ names are handwritten on the front, in most cases; some registers were shared by more than one instructor teaching the same class. Many registers cover the same course over several years. On either the front or the verso of the registers is an excerpt of the applicable Massachusetts General Laws. Chapter 43, Section I, governs the state supplying registers to every school, and Chapter 72, Section 8 governs the requirement that instructors maintain and turn in registers to the appropriate school committee at the close of any term, to receive payment.


  • 1909 - 1968


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Patrons should consult the Registrar’s office for permission to view records. This includes UMD staff, with the exception of Registrar’s office staff. Access will then only be granted with written permission from the Registrar’s Office.

Biographical / Historical

The New Bedford Textile School admitted its first students in October 1899. From 1949-1955 the name of the school was the New Bedford Textile Institute; from 1955-1957 it was known as the New Bedford Institute of Textiles and Technology, and from 1957-1964 the New Bedford Institute of Technology. In 1964 the Institute merged with Fall River’s Bradford Durfee College of Technology to form Southeastern Massachusetts Technological Institute. For a more detailed history of the Institute, see URC 1.


2.1 Linear Feet (5 manuscript boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition


Southeastern Massachusetts Technological Institute textile class registers
Judy Farrar
August 1999
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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