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Hidden Histories at UMass Dartmouth: Stories of Oppression, Anti-Oppression, Survival, Resistance, and Community-Building

Identifier: URC-147

Content Description

8 oral history interviews, digital only. This oral history project is a series of action dialogues sponsored by the Office of Faculty Development at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. The purpose of the oral history project and interviews, conducted between 2020 and 2022, was to offer testimony regarding personal experiences with oppression, anti-oppression, survival, resistance, and community­ building. The main goal is to deepen institutional memory and work towards the perpetual transformation of the institution by advancing policies and an organizational culture that is more inclusive, fiberatory and responsive.Interviews were conducted by Elizabeth Lehr, faculty, UMass Dartmouth Department of English and Women & Gender Studies; Cristina Mehrtens,faculty, UMass Dartmouth History Department; and Ricardo D. Rosa, faculty at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst). These digital copies are the unedited interviews. Edited interview transcripts were shared via an OFD Wordpress site, which is no longer available.


  • 2020-2022


Conditions Governing Access

Due to the sensitive nature of the information therein, Hidden Histories' unedited audio recordings may be accessed only by the individual interviewee; the University of Massachusetts Chancellor or designee; Provost or designee; Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs or designee; Office of Faculty Development Director or designee; or the project directors, Elizabeth Lehr, Cristina Mehrtens, and Ricardo Rosa. Permission for access by any interviewee's descendants may be granted by, and at the discretion of, any one of the above-named persons. Such permission for access is not guaranteed.

For access at this time, contact the Archives and Special Collections at 508 999-8686 or


8 Digital audio recording (Digital only. Includes IRB documentation and releases.)

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Physical Location

Digital files stored on AWS Glacier storage, password protected. Available in the library's Primo catalog to designated individuals only. Documentation (releases and correspondence) printed for control file stored in Archivist's office.

Legal Status

Signed Minimal Risk Consent forms on file.


Hidden Histories at UMass Dartmouth: Stories of Oppression, Anti-Oppression, Survival, Resistance, and Community-Building
Judy Farrar
2023 August
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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