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September 11 Memorial Preserved in the Archives

In 2001, at the September 20 AHA night in downtown New Bedford, College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) students and faculty invited the public to join them in the creation of a three-week public memorial to the victims of … Continue reading

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World War I Remembered Through the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives

August 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, in 1914.  The Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives recently received a donation from Rosemary Pereira which includes documents related to World War I soldier Walter Goulart. There are photographs, … Continue reading

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Consolidation at Last! July 1, 1964

This summer, while UMass Dartmouth celebrates the 50th anniversary of the official groundbreaking for the North Dartmouth campus, which took place on June 14, 1964, another significant celebratory mark in our history came only two weeks later, on July 1, … Continue reading

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AZOREAN GENEALOGY MICROFILMS FROM 1541 TO 1898 NOW AVAILABLE AT THE FERREIRA-MENDES PORTUGUESE AMERICAN ARCHIVES

          Baptismal record from Achadinha (S. Miguel), 1893   The Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese American Archives at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is pleased to announce the availability of a collection of microfilmed reproductions of thousands of original … Continue reading

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Program Honoring WWII Portuguese-American Veterans

On Saturday, May 31, 2014, the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese American Archives will be hosting a program honoring WWII Portuguese-American veterans. The event consists of an exhibit and short presentations featuring the stories of three servicemen who risked their lives for the … Continue reading

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Portuguese Bread-Making in Hawaii

Portuguese immigrants to Hawaii were known for their great bread making, specifically the knowledge they brought with them on how to build the stone ovens in which they baked the bread.   “32 loaves at a time are inserted into the … Continue reading

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Centro de Documentação 25 de Abril of the University of Coimbra

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the “Revolução dos Cravos” (Carnation Revolution) the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives suggests that you browse through the Centro de Documentação 25 de Abril of the University of Coimbra, the official archive of the revolution. … Continue reading

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Save SMU Rally 32 Years Ago This Week

On March 25, 1982 between 2,500 and 3,000 SMU students and faculty (UMass Dartmouth was known as Southeastern Massachusetts University from 1969 to 1991) marched on the State House in Boston in support of appropriate funding for their school.  On … Continue reading

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The Cabral de Mellos and New Bedford – Photographic Album – 1893-1931

            On Monday, March 10, 2014 UMass Dartmouth hosted a book presentation of The Cabral de Mellos and New Bedford – Photographic Album – 1893-1931, by Dr. José de Almeida Mello on in the Claire … Continue reading

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Lily Dumont Mindus, Concert Pianist

To celebrate International Women’s Day (March 8th), I would like to highlight the story of an extraordinarily successful woman whose legacy is preserved in the Archives and Special Collections. Lily Dumont Mindus was born in Berlin, Germany on July 12, … Continue reading

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