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3. Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives

 Record Group
Identifier: 3

Found in 74 Collections and/or Records:

Sylvia and Luis Cotta family papers

Identifier: MC-018
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of photographs and ephemera of various members of the Sylvia family, family correspondence from five of the Sylvia brothers (Philip, Antone, Frederick, Lawrence, George) while they served in the military during World War II, and a selection of Philip Sylvia’s Little Compton, Rhode Island well drilling business and personal records.

Dates: 1890-1998

Pereira Garcia family papers

Identifier: MC-019
Scope and Contents

Collection consists mostly of family photographs, with some documents and a set of baptismal clothing. Of note are several photographs showing Pereira Garcia farms in the Azores and in Little Compton, Rhode Island.

Dates: 1899-1960s

Portuguese-American oral history interviews

Identifier: MC-024
Scope and Contents Collection consists of 87 oral history interviews conducted by UMass Dartmouth students (then SMU) to fulfill course requirements in the sociology department. Course title was “Cultural Reporting,” taught by professors Donna Huse and Bela Feldman Bianco, visiting professor from Brazil. The interviews took place between 1987 and 1990. Most of the interviews were transcribed, and used as the basis for an academic paper, which in most cases is included in the file. Almost all were...
Dates: 1987-1990

João Cordeiro papers

Identifier: MC-029
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 3 series. Series I is comprised of the personal poetry and diaries of João Cordeiro Jr. These were mostly written during his stay at Sassaquin Hospital in New Bedford in 1960. One handwritten and one typescript copy were originally in separate binders, and one handwritten copy was placed in an envelope. Series II is material related to his musical career, including photographs of Portuguese musicians and performers and programs and flyers from...
Dates: 1930-1960

Portuguese American vertical file collection

Identifier: MC-030
Scope and Contents

Collection consists of printed materials, commemorative publications, newspaper clippings, ephemera, photographs, artifacts and other materials collected on many aspects of the Portuguese immigration and immigrant communities in the United States. The focus of the collection, however, is on the Portuguese American communities in southeastern Massachusetts, especially in Fall River and New Bedford. Collection is arranged alphabetically by subject and continually supplemented.

Dates: n.d

Joseph and Mary Baptista family photographs and Madeiran embroidery

Identifier: MC-035
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of photo and travel albums, loose documents such as passports, identification cards, and Certificates of Citizenship, as well as several pieces of embroidered table and dresser linens.

Dates: 1911-1967

Portuguese-American Historical Foundation of Fall River records

Identifier: MC-049
Scope and Contents

Collection consists of meeting minutes, membership lists, and other administrative materials relating to the Foundation.

Dates: 1991-2000

Portuguese Alliance Benevolent Association records

Identifier: MC-050
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of record books of minutes, membership, and disability payments. Also included are by-laws, some correspondence, booklets and pamphlets pertaining to the Annual Meeting, photographs, paintings, medals, commemorative items, and newspaper and magazine clippings.

Dates: 1924-2004

Antonio Alberto Costa collection of Portuguese musical recordings

Identifier: MC-053
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 119 LPs and 3 45 RPM vinyl record albums, and two boxes of audio cassettes, most commercially produced music released in Portugal. Many are not dated. Some are signed by the artist to Antonio Costa. There is one recording (2 copies) of the actual radio program “A Hora da Ponta” featuring Mr. Costa himself, dated 1988.

Dates: 197- - 199-