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educator , Librarian

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; teacher, Lahaina (Maui, Hawaii) Department Public Instruction, 1941-1942; teacher, Waialua (Oahu, Hawaii) Department Public Instruction, 1943-1946; library, Waialua (Oahu, Hawaii) Department Public Instruction, 1947-1966; research library department of education, U. Hawaii, Honolulu, 1967-1968; administrator, research library department of education, U. Hawaii, Honolulu, 1968-1970; education officer, program specialist, Hawaii Department of Education, Honolulu, 1970-1975; local historian media services, writer, P.R. Heritage Society of Hawaii, Honolulu, since 1976. Consultant Hawaii Multi-Cultural Center, Honolulu, 1976-1980, Hawaii Heritage Center, Honolulu, since 1981. Lecturer, consultant P.R. Heritage Society of Hawaii, Honolulu, since 1984.

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

  • Other Work

    • 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.

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.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: 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

child:
Michelle Louise Souza

child:
Patricia Annual Souza