PORTUGUESE SMALL COLLECTIONS
Papers (primarily photocopies), 1819-1984
The Ferreira family was among a group of Presbyterian Portuguese from the Madeira Islands who came to the United States as refugees from Catholic authority between 1848-1852, settling in Illinois. The collection contains photocopies of family trees and of government documents and other materials related to the history of the family. Also present are uncataloged photographs. Cataloged photographs have been removed to Photo Group 25. In English and Portuguese. Gift of Dorothy Robnett Doyle.
Luso Americano is a Portuguese-American newspaper which was founded in 1928 in Newark, New Jersey. Its principal and long-term publisher has been Vasco de Sousa Jardim, who was born in Madeira in 1900. He emigrated to the United States in 1920, and came to Newark in 1928, where he had a printing shop. That year he sold the shop to the newly-established Luso Americano, and took over the position of publisher in 1939. Since that date, the newspaper has been published semi-weekly and continuously for the Portuguese readership of both the east and west coasts, Canada and elsewhere. In 1977 Jardim and Luso Americano established a "Man of the Year" award, which was given in 1980 to Brigadier General Americo Sardo, a nativeborn Portuguese and director of the Training Division at the Marine Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
The collection consists of flyers, brochures, testimonial dinner and award pamphlets, and a few materials from other Portuguese-American organizations in the Newark area. The majority of these items honor either Jardim or Sardo, or concern the fiftieth anniversary of the newspaper itself. The four folders are arranged chronologically. Most of the material is in English, although there are also a few Portuguese translations of a couple of items. Three photographs, two in color, one black and white, have been separated out into Photo Group 297.
This collection was donated to the Balch by Natalie J. Matinho, managing editor of the newspaper, in November 1990.
The folder list of the register of the papers of Luso Americano is one