Category Archives: New Bedford History

When Colleges Went on Strike in 1970

The anti-war movement gained momentum in 1970 after four unarmed college students were killed by the National Guard in a protest at Kent State University in Ohio.  Students were protesting America’s invasion of Cambodia and President Nixon’s escalation of the  … Continue reading

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Tifereth Israel Celebrates Golden Anniversary

The synagogue and Hebrew school building that Tifereth Israel occupies was dedicated fifty years ago this Sunday, May 22nd. The two week-long dedication ceremony began on May 22, 1966 with a solemn processional led by elders of the congregation, transferring … Continue reading

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Archives Intern Completes CJC Collections

As a graduate student from Simmons College in the Library and Information Sciences program, I completed a semester long internship at the Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections. As part of my internship I processed two collections; the … 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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70th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Concentration Camps

Text by Cynthia Yoken; Layout by Judy Farrar Seventy years ago, while the Germans were in retreat, American soldiers liberated the Nazi concentration camps. It was April, 1945, one month before the end of the war in Europe. A number … 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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