Lawrence Portuguese American Club Collection [1975-2006]

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Title

Lawrence Portuguese American Club Collection [1975-2006]

Date

1975-2006

Description

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

Biographical Note:
     The Portuguese American community in Lawrence is as old as the city itself. When the city received its charter in 1853, Andrew Mideros was already working at his barber shop at the corner of Lawrence and Common Streets. In 1931, John B. Sears organized the Mens' Council for the Portuguese American Civic League, with Manuel Sears elected as its president. A Ladies' Council was formed one year later with Mrs. Jessie Espinola at the helm. In 1941, under the direction of President Alvaro S. Gaiolas, the group purchased a Club building from the United Spanish War Veterans. The Lawrence Portuguese American Club is still located in this building today at 2 Saratoga Street.

Subject

Soccer
Portuguese American women
Azorean Americans
Children of immigrants
Halloween
Christmas
Musicians

Coverage

Lawrence (Mass.)

Source

Items donated from Daniel Melo's collection.

Publisher

UMass Lowell, Center for Lowell History

Rights

In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted: This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. In addition, no permission is required from the rights-holder(s) for educational uses. For other uses, you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s).

Format

JPEG

Type

Image

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