Lowell School Department Work Permit Collection

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Title

Lowell School Department Work Permit Collection

Subject

Azorean Americans
Passports
Portugal--Emigration and immigration
Baptismal records
Birth certificates
Portuguese American women

Description

The Lowell School Department work collection consists of original documents pertaining to age verification for many immigrant children in the Lowell, MA area. When children moved to the United States, they would need to prove their age to the Lowell School Department to determine whether they would attend school or begin to work (depending on their age). Most students used baptismal records from their church of birth in Portugal, although some used their passports as well.

However, these items do not only verify the age of each child. These documents are treasure troves of additional information such as the name of their parents, their hometown and baptismal information. This collection is a look into the swell of Portuguese immigrants at the turn of the century,

Source

From the Lowell School Department Work Permit Collection at the Pollard Memorial Library in Lowell, MA

Publisher

UMass Lowell, Center for Lowell History

Date

1898-1925

Rights

No Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Only: This Work has been digitized in a public-private partnership. As part of this partnership, the partners have agreed to limit commercial uses of this digital representation of the Work by third parties. You can, without permission, copy, modify, distribute, display, or perform the Item, for non-commercial uses. For any other permissible uses, please review the terms and conditions of the organization that has made the Item available.

Format

JPEG

Language

Portuguese
English

Type

Text

Coverage

Lowell (Mass.)
Madeira (Madeira Islands)
Terceira Island (Azores)
Faial (Azores)
São Miguel (Azores)
Arcos de Valdevez (Portugal)
Graciosa (Azores)