Category Archives: Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives

The American Views on Madeira Wine

.     On November 23rd 2015, the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives co-hosted with the Clube Madeirense S.S. Sacramento Madeira historian Duarte Mendonça as he presented, to a large audience, his new book titled “American Views on Madeira Wine.” He shared … Continue reading

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Origins of “Black Friday”

‘Black Friday’ the term used to describe the day after Thanksgiving, nowadays characterized by crowds ascending upon retailers to buy consumer products at large discounts. Yet, the origins of both the term are unclear, and it only began to be … Continue reading

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In Honor of Veteran’s Day, from the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives

Manuel “Manny” J. Carvalho Jr. (1916-1998) was the son of Manuel J. and Rose Carvalho, who were Azorean immigrants; he was a long-term resident of Tiverton, RI. His story is kept alive in the Dennis Rezendes Azorean Ancestral and Personal … Continue reading

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The Portuguese Aviators Parade in Fall River

The Fall River Globe reported on July 10, 1922 that: “The Portuguese residents of Fall River celebrated the aerial achievements of Admiral Gago Coutinho and Rear Admiral Sacadura Cabral yesterday by a monster parade consisting of ten thousand people, scores … Continue reading

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Digital Archives Launched at UMass Dartmouth

The Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections and the Library Systems and Digital Services Divisions are pleased to announce the public availability of the new UMass Dartmouth Library Digital Archives. At this time the collections available are the … 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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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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