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Manuel Lopes family photograph and theater collection

Identifier: MC -204

Scope and Contents

Contains Lopes family photographs, photographs of the Grupo Dramatico Lusitanio, and published plays.


  • 1910s-1990s

Language of Materials

: Materials in English and Portuguese.

Biographical / Historical

Manuel Mendes Lopes was born in São Paulo, Serra da Estrela, Portugal in 1895 to Manuel Mendes and Maria Lopes. He moved to New Bedford in 1913 and worked as a weaver in local cotton mills until his retirement. He was married to Angelina Antunes Lopes, who passed away in 1996; they were married for 81 years. They had two daughters Deolinda (L. Sylvia) and Lillian (Travers). Mr. Lopes passed away at the age of 103 in 1998.


.25 linear feet (2 boxes); digital photographs Linear Feet

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Leonard and Debbie Sylvia, 2016-2017, Accession # 22-004.

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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