Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Goncalves, Joseph L.


Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Goncalves, Joseph L.


Goncalves, Joseph L, Interviewee.;Master, David Interviewer.


[Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library




2 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file

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OH 63 Part 1
OH 63 Part 2

Linda Brayton and David Masters, principal oral historians.;Interviewer(s):David Masters (5/25/1978).

TRACKS:Portuguese Fiesta -- Origins in Faial, Azores, Pico and the other Azores are discussed -- Portuguese and Italians are not 'like brother', coordination of Italian and Portuguese festivities -- Similarities of Gloucester to the Azores, Gloucester is an island -- Summer people add 15,000 people to the population, Summer is beautiful -- I'm proud to be Portuguese -- Portuguese Fiesta, involvement with the Italian Community -- Visit to Rome -- The work ethic is discussed at length, seen as over stressed in the U.S.A., and quite possibly one of major causes of anxiety here, Azores are seen as a far more relaxing, if less materially rewarding atmosphere10 - I love Gloucester, is preferred to other Portuguese areas in Massachusetts like Fall River and New Bedford -- Gloucester and Faial compared to both as harbors and fishing towns -- Gloucester's pollution and the Azores' lack of it! -- Portuguese feelings about Americanization, visitors are often told Speak Portuguese here.

The following names and terms were used in this interview:Santo Amaro, Ihlas dos acores, Jorge, Corvo, Santa Maria, Fall RIver, Faial, Graciosa, Terceira, Azores, Pico, Flores, St. Miguel.

Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.


Portuguese Americans -- Massachusetts -- Gloucester.;Oral history -- Massachusetts -- Cape Ann.;Gloucester, Mass. -- Emigration and immigration.

Ann, Cape (Mass.) -- History -- Anecdotes.;Ann, Cape (Mass.) -- Social life and customs.

Collection :

Gloucester Oral History Collection

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Citation :

Goncalves, Joseph L, Interviewee.;Master, David Interviewer., "Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Goncalves, Joseph L.," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #7666, (accessed September 25, 2017).