Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives Grand Opening Set for September 18

Archives entranceThe Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives is set to inaugurate its new facility with a special celebration, and ribbon- cutting ceremony, at 4:00 PM on Friday September 18, 2009.  The newly-renovated facility, once home to the Claire T. Carney Library’s television studio, now features the Prince Henry Society of Massachusetts, Inc.  Reading Room, the Costa and Silva Families Vestibule, the William Q. and Mary Jane MacLean Gallery, and the Dorothy Santos Lobby, along with an office suite, processing room, and a climate-controlled storage vault.  The storage vault is  named for several individuals who have generously donated their personal collections as well as supported the renovation project:  The Dennis Rezendes Azorean Ancestral and Personal Life Collection, the Edmund Dinis Portuguese-American Political, Legal and Public Service Collection, the Frank B. Sousa Business and Entrepreneurship Collection and the Carlton Viveiros Collection.

The Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives is a joint collaboration between the Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections and the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture.

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