Lopez Papers

Map of Newport, 1777. A plan of the town of Newport in Rhode Island (London, 1777). Charles Blaskowitz and William Faden. Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division, https://www.loc.gov/item/74692105/

Lopez Papers is an online resource that provides information regarding archival materials related to Aaron Lopez held by the Center for Jewish History in New York and the American Jewish Archives in Cincinnati, Ohio. This project is the result of two short-term fellowships provided by both institutions. The information was organized in two databases: Letters and Shipping records. The Letters database provides abstracts, and a few transcriptions of correspondence exchanged between Aaron Lopez and several individuals during the period he lived in North America (1752-1782). The Shipping records database presents information related to voyages of ships belonging to Lopez or in whose cargo he had part. This database was conceived within the Verão com Ciência program (sponsored by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia), and it has been developed by Camila Silva and Lara Rodrigues, graduated students at the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa.


Portrait of Aaron Lopez. Unknown author. American Jewish Historical Society

Shipping records

A naval snow (1759). Charles Brooking. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

A project developed by:

CHAM Centro de Humanidades Nova FCSF HD Laboratório De Humanidades Digitais

With the partnership of

Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa Cátedra de Estudos Sefarditas Alberto BenvenisteAmerican Jewish Archives