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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.


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Language of Materials

In English and in Portuguese.

Conditions Governing Access

unrestricted. Published materials are subject to copyright law.


8 Linear Feet (12 manuscript boxes, one shoe box and 2 oversize boxes)

Physical Location

Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 285 Old Westport Road, N. Dartmouth, MA 02747. Telephone: 508-999-8695.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Many items collected by Frances Sylvia Gracia and donated to the Portuguese American Archives. Other items collected by the Portuguese American Historical Federation of Fall River. Various other donors as well, including Mary Carvalho and Fernandes E. and Maria F. Lopes.

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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