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UMass Dartmouth Office of the Registrar records

Identifier: URC-098

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of publications of the registrar, which include the general catalogue and course listings. Administrative files include faculty lists, some graduation lists, admission forms, sample transcripts and memos and mailings from the Registrar’s Office to students, staff and faculty across the university. Lists of graduating students included their social security numbers, which are private. Since this information is kept current by the Registrar’s office, and it is duplicated by the commencement programs and alumni directories, they were discarded. 2006 was the last printed General Undergraduate Catalog. After that they appear online only. See Archvist for access to files for 2009-2012.


  • 1964-2008

Biographical / Historical

The UMass Dartmouth Registrar's office serves the instructional program by preparing, retaining, and making accessible all records pertaining to the academic programs and the academic work of the individual students of the university. Through the Registrar's office, students register for classes and receive the records of their progress and achievement, including transcripts after graduation. The Registrar’s office maintains schedules for classes each semester for the academic departments. The office also maintains the record of the University’s academic affairs and monitors and enforces many of the academic procedures and policies of the university. R.J Canuel was the first Registrar, in the 1960s.


6 Linear Feet (10 manuscript boxes and 3 oversized boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

From several sources: from the University Publications series (catalogs); red book series (pre-1995 processing); course listing acquired in July 1999 from the Office of the Registrar, accession # 00-02.

UMass Dartmouth Office of the Registrar records
Judy Farrar with the assistance of Mitchell Stevens
July 2017
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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