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There are several archival collections at UMass Lowell that contain materials related to Portuguese-American history and culture. (Most of the resources in these collections have been incorporated into PADA and are available in digital form.)
In addition, there are a number of other libraries and archival institutions that possess a rich array of resources connected to the Portuguese-American experience in North America.
Saab Center for Portuguese Studies Receives $300,000 Grant
The Saab Center for Portuguese Studies has been awarded a second $300,000 grant from the William M. Wood Foundation of Boston to expand the collections of the Portuguese American Digital Archive (PADA) at UML’s University Library (Center for Lowell History). Thanks to the first award from the Wood Foundation in 2020, the PADA project was launched, in partnership with library/archival partners in Lowell, Lawrence, Hudson, and Gloucester, and now contains 34 collections and over 3,000 photographs and documents, as well as film and audio recordings. This second grant will permit the continued documentation of the Portuguese American experience in these four communities, as well as expand our efforts into Peabody and Cambridge, both containing sizable Portuguese populations.