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URC 26, UMass Dartmouth Alumni Association records

Identifier: URC-026

Scope and Contents

Collection includes memos and correspondence, grant documentation, membership and election information, and alumni publications. The collection is divided into six series: Series I, Administrative files, alphabetical by subject; Series II, Alumni Awards; Series III: Alumni Weekend and reunions; Series III, Alumni Elections; Series IV: Alumni Elections; Series V: Gifts and Grants; Series VI: Publications. Series II through VI are arranged chronologically.


  • 1970-1992

Biographical / Historical

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Alumni Association, Inc. is a membership organization with the purpose of promoting and advancing the general well being of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth by fostering the interest of the alumni and other individual groups. It also provides services to alumni of the University, raises funds for the benefit of the University and/or the Alumni Association, and fosters and strengthens a “mutually helpful relationship among the alumni, the faculty, the student body, and the administration of the University. To be eligible for membership, one must be a graduate of or have completed at least 30 credit hours at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth or any of its predecessor institutions. The Alumni Association is headed by a Board of Directors. A Director of Alumni Affairs coordinates the affairs of the Association, implements policy and programs as set forth by the Board of Directors, and is responsible for maintaining alumni records and all alumni publications and communications. The Alumni Affairs Office was established in January 1969, as was the SMTI Alumni Association. Its first paid director was Thomas Mulvey, who worked part time. Alumni Council, consisting of representatives from each of the graduating classes, was formed in June of 1969, to advise the directors and act as liaisons to the Board of Directors of the association. Three awards of merit, the Alumni Service Award, the Alumni Achievement Award, and the University Service Award, were created in February 1970. The Alumni Association has published journals and newsletters under the following titles: the Alumni Bulletin (1969-1975), Campanile (1975-1978), Compass (1978-?), a journal published six times annually, incorporating “Campanile’ as the alumni news section, and UMass Dartmouth Note(1990s). The current publication is UMass Dartmouth, published 4 times per year, with a magazine annual report once a year.


6.7 Linear Feet (17 manuscript boxes)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

transferred from the Alumni Association office, 1997. Accession number 98-1.

Existence and Location of Originals

Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 285 Old Westport Road, North Dartmouth, MA 02747, 508-999-8686, /archives/Archives.html

Related Materials

See the Artifact Collection for clothing and other items with the Alumni Association logo.

UMass Dartmouth Alumni Association records
June 2001, J. Burdette ’02, A. O’Brien ’02.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Edition statement
First edition

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