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Brazilian Court Records under Authoritarian Regimes | UFOPA

Amazonia under Authoritarian Regimes

Project Abstract

The Universidade Federal do Oeste do Para (UFOPA) in Brazil will digitize the archive of the Court of Justice located in the city of Óbidos, in the Lower Amazon region. The collection covers the end of the so-called “Old Republic” (1900-1930) as well as several authoritarian regimes that followed, including the coup of Getuilio Vargas in 1930 up to the end of the military dictatorship (1964-1988). The materials include printed and handwritten administrative files for civil and criminal trials run by the Pará State Court.   A particular point of cultural interest in this collection is the series of documentation on trials regarding land disputes.

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