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Guide to the Jorge P. Forjaz Collection, 1704-1996
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  • Overview of the Collection

    Collection Title: Jorge P. Forjaz Collection
    Dates: 1704-1996
    Identification: OCH/JPF
    Creator: Forjaz, Jorge Pamplona, 1944-
    Physical Description: 10.80 linear feet
    Language of Materials:

    English

    Portuguese

    Spanish;Castilian

    Chinese
    Repository: Old China Hands Archives
    Abstract: Jorge P. Forjaz is an historian and published author whose works focus primarily on the genealogies of Macanese families, most notably Familias Macaenses, published in 1996. The collection consists largely of research materials compiled by Forjaz and used in Familias Macaenses. Records include correspondence between Forjaz and numerous contributors who provided family histories, legal documents, photographs, and memorabilia; the author’s typescript, and manuscript, both with handwritten notes; extensive research records, notes and photographs compiled by the author.

    Biographical Information:

    Jorge P. Forjaz is an historian and published author whose works focus primarily on the genealogies of Macanese families. Forjaz was born in the Aszores in 1944, and attended the University of Lisbon where he earned a Doctorate in history. Forjaz served as the Director of Cultural Affairs for the Azores, and Director of the Museu in Angra. Between 1989 and 1992, Forjaz served as General Secretary of the International Music Festival of Macau. During this time he decided to research the genealogies of the Macanese. His resulting exhaustive work, Familias Macaenses was published in 1996.

    Access Terms

    This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

    Genre/Form of Material:

    Paper records
    Photographic material
    Publications

    Administrative Information

    Processing Information:

    Andres Villalobos and Vicki Schmidtberger, 2011

    Conditions Governing Use:

    Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Conditions Governing Access:

    The collection is open for research use.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item], [date], Jorge P. Forjaz Collection , Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

    Related Materials:

    Arrangement of Materials:

    Series I: Correspondence and Familial Information, 1805-1996
    Series II: Manuscript and Typescript, 1995-1996
        Subseries A: Manuscripts
        Subseries B: Typescripts
    Series III: Research Records and Notes, 1704-1996

    Scope and Contents

    The Jorge P. Forjaz Collection consists largely of records compiled by Forjaz to be used in his exhaustive genealogy of the Macanese, Familias Macaenses . Records include correspondence between Forjaz and numerous contributors who provided family histories, legal documents, photographs, memorabilia, the author’s typescript and manuscript, both with handwritten notes, extensive research records, and notes and photographs compiled by the author. The family histories and particularly the photographs often illustrate life in Shanghai and other regions in China where many of the families lived. The collection is arranged in three series: Correspondence and Familial Information (1805-1996), Manuscript and Typescript (1995-1996), and Research Records and Notes (1704-1996).
    Series I, Correspondence and Familial Information includes correspondence between Forjaz and those who provided familial information for his research. The records include correspondence, legal documents (copies and originals), photographs, and memorabillia. The materials in this series retain the original alphabetic arrangement by family name, established by Forjaz.
    Series II, Manuscript and Typescript contains several draft versions of Forjaz's Familia Macaenses. The series is divided into two subseries, Subseries A, Manuscripts, and Subseries B, Typescripts. All drafts contain handwritten editing notes by Forjaz. The materials in this series retain the original alphabetic arrangement by family name, established by the creator. Bound draft volumes are arranged alphabetically.
    Series III, Research Records and Notes includes correspondence, identification notes by Forjaz, legal records such as baptismal registries and genealogical indexes, photographs, and maps. The documents are arranged topically.