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Cape Verdean related collections

Collections with an emphasis on Cape Verde life and culture

Please note that this list is not reflective of all our collections relating to Cape Verde and Cape Verde culture in Rhode Island. We are in the process of continuing to describe our collections. Please contact Special Collections for further information or questions you may have.

 

David Baxter papers. MSS-0079. The collection includes 35mm slides from photographs taken by David Baxter of Cape Verde spanning from 1980 to 1989. Digitized photographs are available in  in DigitalCommons@RIC and Artstor. [Note: This collection is undescribed but is available upon request with a two weeks’ notice].

 

Cabo Verde Television Production videocassettes; 1985-1993. MSS-0071. Videocassettes of CVTP’s weekly program “KONTAKT,” which was produced in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, under the direction of João Rosário. Some videocassettes contain raw footage from Cape Verdean related events.

 

Cape Verdean book collection. Books related to Cape Verde which have been given to RIC Special Collections by a variety of donors. Some books were removed from the Cape Verdean archival collections and added to this book collection.

 

Antonio de Jesus Cardozo papers; circa 1920-1985. MSS-0080. Personal papers of Antonio de Jesus Cardozo, an attorney and Cape Verdean immigrant who lived in Massachusetts.

 

Carla Martin Cape Verdean book collection. Items in this book collection are related to the topic of Cabo Verdean culture, language, music, politics, history and literature. The books are in several languages, principle among them Portuguese and Kriolu (Crioulo).

 

Eva Coombs papers. MSS-0082. Clippings, articles and printed material​ on Cape Verdean history and culture collected by Eva Coombs (1924-2010). Coombs was born in New Bedford, MA to Alfred and Maria Pina. She lived in Philadelphia, PA for 35 years, where she worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. [Note: This collection is undescribed but is available upon request with two weeks’ notice].

 

da Graça and Soares family papers; 1901-1994. MSS-0072. The collection contains the collected papers of the da Graça and Soares family, which includes photographs that reflect the lives of a Cape Verdean family in Rhode Island in the early to mid-twentieth century.

 

Oling Jackson papers; circa 1935-2003. MSS-0085. Oling Jackson’s collected papers, photographs, and organizational papers relating to the Cape Verdean Americans community.

 

Joseph Livramento papers; 1916-2011. MSS-0060. Joseph Livramento’s collected papers, photographs, and memorabilia related to Cape Verde, Cape Verdean-Americans, and Cape Verdean music.

 

James Lopes papers. MSS-0062. This collection includes postcards of Cape Verde. Some postcards have been digitized and are available via DigitalCommons@RIC and Artstor. [Note: This collection is undescribed but is available upon request with a two weeks’ notice].

 

Carla Martin collection on Cape Verdean language and culture; circa 1899-2012 (bulk 1985-2007). MSS-0074. The collections contains Dr. Carla Martin’s articles and research files, as well as sheet music, textiles, artworks, and souvenirs collected by Dr. Martin.

 

Virginia Neves Gonsalves collection. MSS-0084. Collection of materials on Cape Verde and Cape Verdean Americans collected by Virginia Neves Gonsalves. Includes publications, research files, ephemera, educational and conference materials pertaining to the people, culture, history, economics and development of Cape Verde.

 

Seraphim Jôm sheet music; circa 1914. MSS-0126. Sheet music for “Seraphim Jôm,” a song in the style of the Morna, which is a music and dance genre from Cape Verde, presumably written by Luis Loff de Vasconcellos in collaboration with Anna Toni.

 

Alberto Torres Pereira papers. MSS-0067. Collection includes materials from the Cape Verdean Oral History Project, which began in 1972 under the auspices of the Rhode Island Department of State Library Services. It was the second program of its kind undertaken by the RIDSLS, and it was conducted by Alberto Torres Pereira, a Cape Verdean historian, linguist and writer.​ Oral histories have been digitized and available  in DigitalCommons@RIC. [Note: This collection is undescribed but is available upon request with two weeks’ notice].

 

Glynis Ramos-Mitchell 1996 Olympics memorabilia, 1986-1998. MSS-0068. Records, photographs, newsletters, clippings, and memorabilia related to the 1996 Olympics.

 

John C. Wahnon collection; undated, 1982-1984. MSS-0076. The collection consists of John C. Wahnon’s collected papers of political articles regarding the Portuguese Communist Party’s (PCP) and African Party for the Independence of Cape Verde (PAICV).a Cape Verdean family in Rhode Island in the early to mid-twentieth century.