Fonds F0579 - Portuguese Canadian Democratic Association | Associacao Democratica Portuguesa (PCDA) fonds

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Portuguese Canadian Democratic Association | Associacao Democratica Portuguesa (PCDA) fonds

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F0579

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Date(s)

  • 1959 - 2007 (Creation)
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    Portuguese Canadian Democratic Association Associacao Democratica Portuguesa (PCDA)

Physical description

ca. 1.8 metres of textual and photographic material
5 audio cassettes
3 flags and banners
1 VHS videocassette

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(1959-2007)

Administrative history

The PCDA (1959-2007) was a Toronto based anti-fascist organization, composed of political exiles and other oppositionists of the Salazar/Caetano dictatorial regime in Portugal. The PCDA was very active in the Toronto, especially during the years leading up to and immediately after the Carnation Revolution of 1974 in Portugal. Besides engaging in political activism, locally and abroad, the PCDA also invested a great deal in cultural development, bringing important artists and intellectuals from Portugal and organizing high-cultural activities for the members of the Portuguese community of Toronto.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of ledgers, organizational records, communiques, photographs and event-planning records for activities and events carried out by members of the PCDA. Includes correspondence of the different executives, including exchanges with high-profile figures in Canadian and Portuguese history (e.g. Humberto Delgado, Henrique Galvão, Fernando Piteira Santos) and other political and exile organizations around the world (e.g. FPLN). Also includes a complete run of the organization's bulletin "A Verdade/The Truth" as well as newspapers from the Portuguese diaspora.

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Donated in 2007 by António Santos.

Arrangement

Materials organized roughly chronologically beginning with a ledger containing meeting notes and membership lists. Original order maintained where obvious.

Language of material

  • English
  • Portuguese

Script of material

  • Latin

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Legacy finding aid appended as a PDF document.

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F0579

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Status

Draft

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Minimal

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

2017/09/20. Creation. Anna St.Onge
2019/09/29 KCP. Added name access point.

Language of description

  • English

Script of description

  • Latin

Sources

Contents of the archival donation.
Input from members of the Portuguese Canadian History Project, including Gilberto Fernandes.

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