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Portuguese Library In San Leandro Digitizes Newspapers

Presentation at J.A. Freitas Library will talk about a digital database of 14 Portuguese-language newspapers.


San Leandro was an epicenter of Portuguese immigration and it remains home to a large collection of special works at the J.A. Freitas Library in the U.P.E.C Cultural Center at 1120 East 14th Street.

Saturday evening at 6 pm the public is invited to a special presentation by Professor Sonia Pacheco of Dartmouth University.

She has led efforts to create a digital database of 14 Portuguese-language newspapers published in California between 1885 and 1940.

Professor Pacheco has posted details of her work and contact information.

Anyone interested in the presentation but unable to make the Saturday evening event in San Leandro will have three more chances in the Bay Area:

  • at the Portuguese Historical Museum, April 29 at 2:00 PM, History Park San Jose, Phelan Ave entrance, San Jose, CA. Contact Al Dutra at 650-575-9951.
  • at the University of California, Berkeley on May 2nd and at San Jose State University on May 3rd (For time and place please contact Prof. Deolinda Adão at 408-924-4022 or deolinda.a@sjsu.edu).

The J.A. Freitas Library is open to the public on a regular basis Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

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