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UMass Dartmouth Family Business Center records

Identifier: URC-040

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of the Advisory Board meeting minutes and agendas; program materials, including videotape recordings, from 1999-2003; brochures and promotional flyers; and limited correspondence from the files of John K. Bullard and Donald Berube. A survey conducted in 2003 and issued to the members is also included as well as a grant proposal written by John K. Bullard describing the history and purpose of the Family Business Center. Materials from a workshop entitled, MBA in a Day, at which Donald Berube was a speaker is also included.


  • 1996 - 2003


Conditions Governing Access

No known restrictions.

Biographical / Historical

The Family Business Center was jointly established by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and the private sector in 1996 to provide support to family owned businesses operating in Southeastern Massachusetts. Membership was open to businesses of any size owned and managed by at least one family member. Through the faculty at UMD and the Southern New England School of Law, the Center was able to offer technical assistance and legal advice to members. The Center recruited experts in the field of family business to lead educational programs and also offered an opportunity for family business owners to build relationships with each other. The Family Business Center was located on the UMD campus but meetings were often held at White’s of Westport. John K. Bullard, a former mayor of New Bedford, was the executive director from 1998-2002. Donald Berube, the Director of Alumni Affairs at UMD, became the director in 2002.


2.8 Linear Feet (2 manuscript boxes, 3 video boxes)

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Physical Location

Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 285 Old Westport Road, N. Dartmouth, MA 02747. Telephone: 508-999-8686.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from the Charlton College of Business, March 17, 2006. Accession # 06-2003. Videotapes received August 28, 2006. Accession # 07-03.

Processing Information

Processed October, 2006. Carolyn Ravenscroft as part of internship through Simmons College.

UMass Dartmouth Family Business Center records
Carolyn Ravenscroft
October 2006
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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