Goulart-Ladino-Leal Collection

The Goulart-Ladino-Leal Collection at the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth documents the Goulart family and their contribution to the Portuguese-American community of New Bedford, Massachusetts. The collection chronicles the descendants of Antonio Ferreira Goulart and his wife Francisca Pereira. The couple immigrated to New Bedford, Massachusetts in the late 19th century from the Autonomous Region of the Azores.  They had two sons born in New Bedford, Walter and Arthur Goulart. Walter Goulart died during World War I as one of the first Portuguese distinguished heroes of New Bedford. Arthur Goulart became the first Massachusetts State Representative of Portuguese descent.  Arthur's son, Arthur Goulart Jr., served in World War II and spent his life as a public servant for the city of New Bedford.  Finally the collection covers his son, Arthur Goulart III, and his life as a police detective in New Bedford and active New Bedford community member. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, newspaper articles, pamphlets and emphemera.