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Portuguese American Federation records

 Collection
Identifier: MC-153

Scope and Contents

No longer operating, the Portuguese American Federation Inc., was founded on July 5th, 1965 in Bristol, Rhode Island by Dr. Manuel Luciano da Silva, M.D. Robert C. Arruda D.M. L., and Nelson D. Martins, PH. D. The Portuguese American Federation is a non-profit charitable, educational and cultural organization. The Portuguese-American, Inc. purpose is to unite all individuals and organizations who share an interest in Portuguese culture.

In 1970, the Federation introduced the weekly television program The Portuguese Around Us, which offered varied programs that, presented positive role models in the Portuguese-American community.

According to the constitution and by-laws of the Federation, the goal of the Federation is to promote goodwill and cultural exchanges among Portuguese and non-Portuguese speaking people in North America and throughout the world. The Federation seeks to cooperate with other institutions and organizations in co-sponsoring events relevant to a greater appreciation of Portuguese culture. The Federation attempts to serve as a unified voice in matters that deems pertinent to the Portuguese-American community.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1965 - 2003

Language of Materials

Materials in English and Portuguese.

Conditions Governing Access

No known restriction

Biographical / Historical

No longer operating, the Portuguese American Federation Inc., was founded on July 5th, 1965 in Bristol, Rhode Island by Dr. Manuel Luciano da Silva, M.D. Robert C. Arruda D.M. L., and Nelson D. Martins, PH. D. The Portuguese American Federation is a non-profit charitable, educational and cultural organization. The Portuguese-American, Inc. purpose is to unite all individuals and organizations who share an interest in Portuguese culture.

In 1970, the Federation introduced the weekly television program The Portuguese Around Us, which offered varied programs that, presented positive role models in the Portuguese-American community.

According to the constitution and by-laws of the Federation, the goal of the Federation is to promote goodwill and cultural exchanges among Portuguese and non-Portuguese speaking people in North America and throughout the world. The Federation seeks to cooperate with other institutions and organizations in co-sponsoring events relevant to a greater appreciation of Portuguese culture. The Federation attempts to serve as a unified voice in matters that deems pertinent to the Portuguese-American community.

Extent

5 Linear Feet (11 manuscript boxes)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by the Portuguese American Federation, Inc.
Title
Portuguese American Federation records
Status
Completed
Author
Caterina Francisco
Date
July 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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

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