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Southeastern Massachusetts Technological Institute faculty notes

Identifier: URC-021

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of loose lecture notes, both handwritten and typescript as well as notes bound together in standard issue textile design books (used by students) and in other bindings. The handwritten notes are presumed to be compiled by faculty for use in textile courses because of the lack of mistakes, and the fact that they are original handwriting. The typescript notes were probably handed out to students, since similar notes appear in books compiled by students (see URC 5). Since Southeastern Massachusetts Technological Institution was primarily a textile school when it was known as Bradford Durfee Textile School (1899-1960) and New Bedford Textile School (1895-1960), nearly all of the collected faculty notes in this collection are in the textile sciences. The exception is one group of notes on microscopy. Many of the books include fabric samples. See also URC 22, textile fabric specimen scrapbooks, that may have been used in teaching.


  • 1895 - 1966

Biographical / Historical

The majority of the notes and textile sample books in this collection were compiled by faculty of the New Bedford Textile School in New Bedford, MA, later known as the New Bedford Institute of Technology before it combined with the Bradford Durfee College of Technology (originally the Bradford Durfee Textile School) to form the Southeastern Massachusetts Technological Institution (SMTI) in 1960. Since 1991 SMTI, later SMU, or Southeastern Massachusetts University, has been known as University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. There are some undated notes that are likely from the period when the university was SMTI.


1.25 Linear Feet (3 manuscript boxes)

Language of Materials


URC 21, Southeastern Massachusetts Technological Institute faculty notes
Judy Farrar
March 2000
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Edition statement
First edition 2000

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