The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture / Tagus Press is a multidisciplinary international studies and outreach unit dedicated to the study of the language, literatures and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Working in close partnership with the Department of Portuguese and the Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives, it is the oldest of these units devoted to Portuguese at UMass Dartmouth.

Events - 2014

Book presentation of
"The Cabral de Mellos and New Bedford – Photographic Album – 1893-1931"

Monday, March 10, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
UMass Dartmouth's Claire T. Carney Library Grand Reading Room

Event free and open to the public

The Cabral de Mellos and New Bedford – Photographic Album – 1893-1931
The Cabral de Mellos and New Bedford
– Photographic Album – 1893-1931
, by
Dr. José de Almeida Mell

The UMass Dartmouth community and members of the general public are invited to a book presentation of The Cabral de Mellos and New Bedford – Photographic Album – 1893-1931, by Dr. José de Almeida Mello on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at UMass Dartmouth's Claire T. Carney Library Grand Reading Room.

This photo collection of the Cabral de Mello family and their cultural and kinship relations in the city of New Bedford, Massachusetts is divided into two parts; the first section includes a text about the Cabral de Mellos and their links to the town of Salga and New Bedford, their cultural lifestyle, and their penchant for being photographed in New Bedford photo studios. The Cabral de Mello photographic collection is an expressive legacy of an Azorean family’s path in the city of New Bedford, during 37 years, which were part of a well-defined historic period, where we witness the rising and promotion of the lower tiers of society, through their effort and individual commitment.

Dr. Jose de Almeida Mello, historian, is the chief librarian of the Ponta Delgada Municipal Library and the cultural attaché of Ponta Delgada City Hall. He is also is a prolific author of many books and monographs. He published Sahar Hassamain Synagogue in Ponta Delgada (2009) a book which tells the story of the Synagogue and speaks of the importance to preserve the Jewish legacy in the Azores.

The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture. Those wishing to attend must RSVP by contacting the Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at 508.999.8255 or portuguesestudiesctr@umassd.edu.

UMass Dartmouth's Claire T. Carney Library is located on the main campus (285 Old Westport Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747). Parking is available in lot 13.

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