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Emily Motta Sheet Music collection

Identifier: MC-103

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of sheet music for twenty-six, Portuguese language, songs published between 1915 and 1935.


  • Majority of material found within 1915 - 1935

Language of Materials

Materials entirely in Portuguese

Conditions Governing Access

No know restrictions

Biographical / Historical

Emily Motta, the daughter of João Carlos da Motta, was a graduate of the New England Conservatory (Boston) who had a fairly successful career as a piano and singing teacher in New Bedford during the late 1920s and throughout the 1930s; she was also the organist for Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church.


.5 Linear Feet (1 small manuscript box)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection gifted by, the great-nephew of Emily Motta, Arthur Motta

Emily Motta Sheet Music collection
Sonia Pacheco
March 2011
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Repository Details

Part of the UMass Dartmouth Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives Repository

Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Rd.
N. Dartmouth MA 02747 USA