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
  • 2 sound files, digital, MPEG3 file
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Originally issued on sound cassettes and transferred to compact discs.
  • 05-25-1978
  • [Gloucester, Mass] : Sawyer Free Library


Goncalves, Joseph L, Interviewee and Master, David, Interviewer, “Toward an oral history of Cape Ann : Goncalves, Joseph L.,” Sawyer Free Library, Gloucester, Mass., accessed August 11, 2020,


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