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Southeastern Massachusetts Technological Institute Board of Trustees and Massachusetts Division of Building Construction Mass. State Project E61-4 (SMTI) “Acquisition of Land” files

 Collection
Identifier: URC-056

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of the administrative correspondence between Horace M. Chase, Director of Building Construction, Division of Building Construction, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and SMTI president Joseph Leo Driscoll and copies of appraisals of the land and buildings acquired through taking to become the site for the future campus of SMTI. Appraisals include original photographs of existing land and properties as of 1965 and one large map/plan.

Dates

  • 1960-1986 (bulk, 1964-1965)

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

unrestricted.

Biographical / Historical

In 1960 the new SMTI Board of Trustees and the state Division of Building Construction, began the process of selecting and acquiring 500 acres in Dartmouth for the site of the new campus. The acquisition through taking affected 19 landowners on Chase Road, Old Westport Road, Lucy Little Road, and Hazelhurst Road in North Dartmouth. Early appraisals were done in 1961 by Arthur B. Sherman and A.J. Langlois. Appraisals were done in 1964 for the properties by both Gilbert C. Oliveira, and Norman Honchu; another set was done in 1965 by Norman F. Hochu.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (2 manuscript boxes and one binder box)

Language of Materials

English

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

Unknown (retrospective collection). Probably from the SMU/SMTI trustee files kept by Cecilia Denwood.

Processing Information

Processed by Judy Farrar, August 2016.
Title
Southeastern Massachusetts Technological Institute Board of Trustees and Massachusetts Division of Building Construction Mass. State Project E61-4 (SMTI) “Acquisition of Land” files
Status
Completed
Author
Judy Farrar
Date
August 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Repository

Contact:
285 Old Westport Rd.
N. Dartmouth MA 02747 USA