Digital Portuguese-American Newspapers at the IES, Berkeley

Institute of European Studies
May 2012

Wednesday, May 2

Digital Newspaper Collection

Formal presentations about the digital newspapers will be done by Sonia Pacheco,
Archivist for the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives.

4:30 pm
201 Moses Hall

The Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives at the Claire T. Carney Library and the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth announce the addition of 14 Portuguese-language newspapers published in California between 1885 and 1940 to its Portuguese-American Digital Newspaper  Collections.  The project was done in collaboration with the J.A. Freitas Library,  a Special Collections Library privately owned and operated by the  Supreme Council of P.F.S.A. in San Leandro, CA, which provided the original  newspapers.

This unique collection, which includes some of the earliest known Portuguese-language newspapers in the U.S., such as O Progresso  Californiense, first published in July of 1885, may be accessed through the Internet for free and without a password at

Each issue of the newspapers in the collection may be browsed on its entirety or searched by keyword.  The site also offers the possibility of searching across all issues of the same paper or across all newspapers in the collection.

Sponsored by the Portuguese Studies Program
Institute of European Studies
University of California
207 Moses Hall #2316
Berkeley, CA 94720-2316
facsimile 510.643-3372

Thanks to Katie Harris for the tip.


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