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Blase Camacho Souza

Blase Camacho Souza, American librarian, educator. Achievements include All materials collected by Blase Comacho Souza donated and housed at Centro de Estudios Puertorriguenos/Hunter College archived for research use. Hawaii Committee for the Humanities grantee, 1980, 91.

Background

  • Souza, Blase Camacho was born on February 3, 1918 in Kohala, Hawaii, United States. Daughter of Lawrence Lorenzo Ramos and Mary Maria (Caravalho) Camacho.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Education, University Hawaii, 1939. Doctor of Philosophy, University Hawaii, 1940. Master of Library Science with honors, Pratt Institute, 1947.

    Career

    • Teacher Honolulu Department Public Instruction, 1940—1942, Lahaina Department Public Instruction, Maui, Hawaii, 1941—1942, Waialua Department Public Instruction, Oahu, 1943—1946, library, 1947—1966. Research library department of education University Hawaii, Honolulu, 1967—1968, administrator, research library department of education, 1968—1970. Education officer, program specialist media services Hawaii Department of Education, 1970—1975.

      Local historian Puerto Rico Heritage Society of Hawaii, from 1976. Consultant Hawaii Multi-Cultural Center, Honolulu, 1976-1980, Hawaii Heritage Center, Honolulu, since 1981. Lecturer, consultant Puerto Rico Heritage Society of Hawaii, Honolulu, since 1984.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include All materials collected by Blase Comacho Souza donated and housed at Centro de Estudios Puertorriguenos/Hunter College archived for research use.

    Works

    • Author: Boricua Hawaiiana: Puerto Ricans of Hawaii, Reflections of the Past and Mirror of the Future, 1983, De Borinquen a Hawaii, 1985, A Puerto Rican Poet On The Sugar Plantations of Hawaii, 2000. Co-author: Legacy of Diversity, 1975, MONTAGE-An Ethnic History of Women in Hawaii, 1977, A Puerto Rican Poet on the Super Plantations of Hawaii, 2000. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Board directors Friends of Waipahu Cultural Garden Park, 1983-1992. Active History Hawaii Foundation, Honolulu, 1984, Bishop Museum, Honolulu, since 1985. Member Hawaii Association School Libraries (president 1965), Hawaii Library.

    Association (president 1975), Hawaii Museum Association, Puerto Rico Heritage Society Hawaii (founder, president 1980-1984, 93-99), American Association of University Women.

    Personality

    Interests

    Collect sculpture, music, reading.

    Connections

    • Married Alfred Patrick Souza, November 26, 1949. Children: Michelle Louise, Patricia Annual.
    • father: Lawrence Lorenzo Ramos Camacho
    • mother: Mary Maria (Caravalho) Camacho
    • spouse: Alfred Patrick Souza
    • children: Michelle Louise Souza
    • Patricia Annual Souza
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    Born February 3, 1918
    Died October 26, 2008
    (aged 90)
    Nationality
    • 1939
      University Hawaii
    • 1940
      University Hawaii
    • 1947
      Pratt Institute
    • 1940 - 1942
      Teacher, Honolulu Department Public Instruction
    • 1941 - 1942
      Teacher, Honolulu Department Public Instruction
      Hawaii, United States
    • 1943 - 1946
      Teacher, Honolulu Department Public Instruction
    • 1947 - 1966
      Teacher, Honolulu Department Public Instruction
    • 1967 - 1968
      research library department of education University Hawaii
      Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
    • 1970 - 1975
      education officer, media services Hawaii Department of Education
    • 1970 - 1975
      program specialist, media services Hawaii Department of Education
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