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2. Southeastern Massachusetts Historical Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: 2

Found in 36 Collections and/or Records:

New Bedford Total Abstinence Society records and Pitman and Borden receipts

 Collection — 1: [Barcode: 32922777017200]
Identifier: MC-048
Scope and Contents The first 19 pages of the ledger were used to record the business of the Total Abstinence Society. The last 40 pages (pages 321-360) list, in alphabetical order, all those individuals who signed the constitution, which is in effect a list of members. The remainder of the ledger records receipts from the law practice of Robert C. Pitman, and later, Pitman and Borden. The receipts appear to be limited to a record of money received from pension applications due to Civil War veterans and widows....
Dates: 1849-1864

Mary L. Fonseca papers

 Collection
Identifier: MC-055
Scope and Contents The collection consists of correspondence, legislative and committee notes, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, awards, photographs, and four of Fonseca’s trademark hats. There are some personal records, as well as records of the Portuguese American Civic League. The collection is divided into ten series and spans the period from 1932 until 2006. Series I are personal records; Series II are legislative records; Series III are speeches; Series IV are political records, events, and banquets;...
Dates: 1932-2006

Vancini family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MC-062
Scope and Contents The collection consists of the papers of Frank, Paul, and Vincent Vancini, and is divided into three series. Series I, Frank Vancini’s papers, include correspondence, newspaper clippings, and two photographs. Series II consists of records compiled by Paul Vancini in his capacity as member and/or officer of the Italian Literary & Mutual Aid Society, St. Francis of Assisi Parish, and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, as well as a collection of books about Italy. Records for the Italian...
Dates: 1920-1999

New Bedford family photograph album

 Collection
Identifier: MC-063
Scope and Contents Leather photograph album with pre-cut windows for photographs or cartes-de-visite, as well as eighteen tintype portraits, and twenty-five black and white albumen prints mounted on card stock (cartes-de-visite). All photographs were removed by seller. The cartes-de -visite are stamped with the photographer’s name, most of which are based in New Bedford. These include E.S. Dunshee of 30 Purchase St., and Howland & Crowell, also of New Bedford, placing the origin of the album most likely in...
Dates: 1860-1869

Polish-American community collection

 Collection
Identifier: MC-098
Scope and Contents The collection consists of booklets from various churches and organizations that served the New Bedford Polish community. Several items commemorate the St. Casimir Church, and the mission that founded it.
Dates: 1925 - 2003

Polish and American World War Veterans Auxiliary Association records

 Collection
Identifier: MC-101
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a record of the group’s activities 1938-2008 documented in five scrapbooks, a number of loose papers, and programs (folders 1-31). Individual items in scrapbooks and folders include photographs, event programs, invitations, tickets, correspondence and newspaper clippings. Collection also includes a commemorative copy of the auxiliary charter, dated 1954, a complete uniform, including blazer, skirt and vest, hat, embroidered patches, white gloves and ties.
Dates: 1938-2008

Catholic Woman’s Club (New Bedford, Mass.) records

 Collection
Identifier: MC-104
Scope and Contents The collection contains organizational records, correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes and scrapbooks all organized chronologically within the categories. The communications category consists of correspondences and reports between committees within the Club. The talents category is a collection of programs, contracts and correspondence related to the entertainers and lecturers hired by the Catholic Woman’s Club for scheduled events. Future additions to the collection may be...
Dates: 1918-2007

Polish Women’s Business and Professional Club (New Bedford, Mass.) records

 Collection
Identifier: MC-105
Scope and Contents The collection is comprised of 16 scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings and photographs. The club also kept in-depth records from both the secretaries and the treasurers, and has kept all of their monthly club newspapers, “The Trumpeter.” Books written by the club founder, Anna Gacek, and other various authors, club memorabilia ranging from certificates to plates and plaques, and club sponsored events programs and pamphlets are also included in the collection. The collection of the Polish...
Dates: 1937 - 2009

Scallop Fishing in New Bedford video-recorded interviews

 Collection
Identifier: MC-126
Scope and Contents This collection consists of twenty-five VHS recordings of interviews with fishermen, marine biologists, environmental lawyers, and cooking experts. Of note, is an interview of celebrity chef Julia Child in which she discusses the use of the scallop in French cuisine and her role in promoting it.
Dates: 2000 - 2001

American Business Women’s Association, New Bedford Chapter records

 Collection
Identifier: MC-131
Scope and Contents Primarily the records kept by the chapter’s treasurer, the collection ranges from 1985 to 2008 and includes administrative and financial records of programs, chapter financial records (checks, statements, ledgers, reports), and a limited amount of program invitations, tickets, correspondence and newspaper clippings.
Dates: 1985-2008