Southeastern Massachusetts oral history project files
Scope and Contents
Collection is divided into eight series, most according to oral history project. The collection includes several files of general oral history guidelines, as well as two boxes of original tapes.
- Majority of material found in 1974-1983
Language of Materials
materials entirely in English
Conditions Governing Use
collection is not restricted for access.
Biographical / Historical
Southeastern Massachusetts University (which is now University of Massachusetts Dartmouth) faculty engaged in a number of oral history projects in the 1970s and 1980s investigating aspects of the history and culture of Southeastern Massachusetts. Professor Martin Butler, of the History Department, participated in several projects, on the textile, fishing and maritime transportation industry in New England, with a focus on New Bedford. In most cases, students in Prof. Butler’s Oral History Seminar conducted the interviews as part of their course work. Professor Butler conducted interviews himself, especially if they were part of an interdisciplinary project such as the New Bedford Textile Strike of 1928, which grew out of the Labor History Oral History project. This project is fully documented in MC 9.
2.3 Linear Feet
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Martin J. Butler, October, 2001. Accession # 02-07
- Southeastern Massachusetts oral history project files
- Andrew DeVido. Completed by Judy Farrar.
- 2016 July
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description