The Ferreira-Mendes Portuguese-American Archives has received many distinguished visitors since its opening on September 18, 2009. Ponta Delgada mayor Berta Cabral was one such visitor, receiving a special preview of the facility before its official opening. Chancellor Jean MacCormack hosted the mayor and her delegation, for a tour of the new archives on August 28, 2009. Her visit was part of a week-long visit to the South Coast. Ponta Delgada is the largest city in the Azores, and the main city on the Island of Sao Miguel.
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