Joseph Carvalho III, author of the new edition of Black Families in Hampden County, Massachusetts, 1650-1865 (NEHGS), recently appeared on "Connecting Point" to discuss his genealogical research and the importance of western Massachusetts in African-American History.
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Joseph Carvalho III, M.A., M.L.S., and Certified Archivist, recently retired as the President and Executive Director (1994–2010) of the Springfield Museums in Springfield, Massachusetts. He served as Associate Editor of the Historical Journal of Massachusetts (1978–2003), and as the Book Review Editor of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly (1987–1996). In 1996, Joe received the National Award for Advancing Genealogical Research Publications from the National Genealogical Society. He is the author of numerous articles in historical and genealogical journals, and he co-edited reference works such as The Guide to the History of Massachusetts (1988), Dictionary of American Medical Biography (1985), and Labor in Massachusetts: Selected Essays (1990). He has also served as the executive producer of many historical video documentaries, including Climbing Jacob’s Ladder: The Development of African American Churches in Springfield: 1840s-1890s (1992). Owner and operator of Watershops Studio in Springfield, Joe recorded the audio CD for the Enchanted Circle Theater’s theatrical production Sojourner’s Truth (2011).