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UMass Opens Class Of '47 Time Capsule

Students at the University of Massachusetts Lowell campus got an intimate look at post-WWII life when they opened a time capsule from 1947.

The capsule was recovered by construction crew last year while demolishing a dorm to make way for a new research facility.

Chancellor Marty Meehan said the copper box held many letters, including one from Gov. Robert Bradford.

"He wrote about the dawn of the atomic age and how many just feared that the world had little future. And he said that he disagreed with that," Meehan said.

Students and UMass leaders plan to leave a new time capsule in the new research facility.

This program aired on March 31, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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