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Southeastern Massachusetts oral history project files

Identifier: MC-160

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

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