UMass Dartmouth Archives Digital Collections


Welcome to the digital collections of the UMass Dartmouth Library Archives and Special Collections.   This site features materials drawn from a variety of sources, including the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Archives, the Archives of the Center for Jewish Culture, the UMass Dartmouth Historical Archives, the Howard T. Glasser Archives of Folk Music and Letter Arts, the Papers of Congressman Barney Frank, and the Robert F. Kennedy Assassination Archives.  We continue to add to this site, making more of our materials available online to the public, so please check back frequently. 

Unless otherwise noted, the photographs and other items in this digital collection may be downloaded and freely used for personal and non-commercial purposes, as long as credit is given to the original photographer, artist, or creator, as well as the publisher, as “Courtesy, UMass Dartmouth, Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections,” or “Courtesy, UMass Dartmouth, Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives.”    

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Commercial use is prohibited unless express written consent is given by the staff of the UMass Dartmouth, Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections.  If a higher resolution image is required, please contact the Archives and Special Collections or the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives

For more information on the Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections, see  For more information on the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, see