Save the Date:UM Special Collections Lunch Hour Lecture – by Felipe F. Cruz, Abrams-Banning Pan Am Research Grant Recipient, 09.19.2013

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The University of Miami Libraries Special Collections presents a talk by 2012 Dave Abrams and Gene Banning Pan Am Research Grant Recipient Felipe F. Cruz as the first of its Lunch Hour Lecture Series.

Cruz, a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at the University of Texas-Austin, will discuss his research and use of the Collection’s Pan American World Airways, Inc. Records to investigate three intertwining analytical threads on the history of aviation in Brazil.  His talk will include a history of the conquest and impact of the Brazilian airspace, the rise and of aviation technology and meteorology in Brazil, and an analysis of the development and cross-country influence of a vibrant aviation culture.

Those with interests in the history of aviation, Brazilian studies and history, international relations, and geography are encouraged to attend this multidisciplinary presentation. Refreshments will be provided.  Attendees are also welcome to bring their own lunch for this event.

Thursday, September 19, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Special Collections Reading Room (8th Floor of the Richter Library)

UM Libraries, Otto G. Richter Library 1300 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables, Florida 33124-0320

The talk is free and open to the public.

For more information or to RSVP please call 305-284-3247 or e-mail

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