Browse Collections (24 total)

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Alvarina Braga Family Collection [1906-1997]

This collection centers on the life of the Braga family, an Azorean American couple who raised their children in Lowell, MA.


Biographical…

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Ares Family Collection [1937-1949]

The Ares Family Collection includes three sets of items: photographs donated by Joseph Ares, photographs donated by Carmen Ares, and two photo albums…

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Ares Family Recordings [circa 1977]

This collection is partnered with the Ares Family Collection. These items include recordings digitized from cassette tapes provided by Carmen Ares.…

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Camara Family Photograph Collection [c. 1905-1915]

During the summer of 1989, the Camara Family donated a collection of glass plate negatives to UMass Lowell Libraries Center for Lowell History. These…

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Coutinho Family Collection [1899-2000]

The Coutinho Family Collection consists of 38 items, mostly documents, that represent the life and immigration of Manuel Nunes Coutinho and his…

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Firmo Correa Family Collection [1921-1980]

The Firmo Correa Family Collection is a unique look into multiple generations of one Portuguese-American family. The collection focuses on the…

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George W. Rose Collection [1900-2003]

This collection contains images related to the Rose family, focusing on the life of George W. Rose. Items include pictures from his childhood, his…

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Hudson News-Enterprise Newspaper Collection [1923-1927]

This collection includes news clippings focusing on the Portuguese American community in Hudson, MA.

The Hudson News-Enterprise Newspaper…

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Lawrence History Center Portuguese American Collection [1920-1999]

These items are part of the collection at the Lawrence History Center in Lawrence, MA. This collection reflects the organization of the local…

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Lawrence Portuguese American Club Collection [1975-2006]

This growing collection includes photos of events that took place at the Lawrence Portuguese American club. The Club's soccer team is heavily…

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Lillian Francis McMackin Collection [1931-2021]

Dr. Lillian Francis McMackin, MD, a pediatrician and the first female medical trainee and house officer at Boston’s Children’s Hospital, was born on…

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Lowell School Department Work Permit Collection [1898-1925]

The Lowell School Department work collection consists of original documents pertaining to age verification for many immigrant children in the Lowell,…

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Manny Dias Collection [1919-1950]

Manny Dias, also known as the “Blonde Bombshell,” was a dancer and entertainer in Lowell. He was born in Lowell on November 19, 1909 to Domingos (born…

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Manuel Pestena Correa Family Collection [1918-1986]

The Manuel Pestena Correa Family Collection follows the lives of the Correa family members of Lowell, MA. The collection focuses on the the Correa…

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Maria Borroso Soares' Visit to St. Anthony's Church [1994]

In May 1994, Maria Barroso Soares, wife of Portugal's president Mario Soares (1986-1996, Socialist Party), visited the United States and stopped in…

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Melodies of Portugal (December 1954)

Melodies of Portugal was a weekly radio show broadcast every Sunday at 2pm for the Portuguese community of the greater Lowell, MA area. This selection…

Contributors: Mello, George, Ferreira, Elaine, Rousseau, Gerry, Candy, John, Ferreira, Julie, Ferreira, Marie

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Oliveira Family Photograph Collection [c. 1915-1989]

The Oliveira family were well known within the Portuguese community in Lowell, MA for their involvement in the music and religious scenes. This…

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Oliveira Music Collection [c. 1960-1986]

This collection includes selected songs from the Oliveira Family music collection. Tracks include instrumentals, often featuring the mandolin, and…

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Portuguese American Oral Histories [1985-2018]

These oral histories with Portuguese immigrants and their descendants in the Greater Lowell area were conducted between 1985-2016. Topics covered…

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Related Collections

The items in this collection link out to projects that are outside of the Portuguese American Digital Archive (PADA), but are highly related to the…

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Saint Anthony's Church Archives [1902-2014]

This collection of items come from the Archives held at Saint Anthony's Church in Lowell, MA. These items are kept in the Rectory and were organized…

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Saint Anthony's Church Collection, UMass Lowell [1905-2017]

This collection includes items related to St. Anthony's Church in Lowell, MA from the Center of Lowell History's collection. Current items include two…

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Santos Family Collection [1938-1968]

This collection contains images related to the Santos family, who lived in Lowell, MA. There are 101 items, dating from 1905-1972, that focus on the…

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Silva Family Photograph Collection [1928-1965]

This collection includes photographs that represent the life of the Silva family, a family with a mix of Azorean and Brazilian roots. Photographs…

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