Luis de Figueiredo Corte Real collection
Scope and Contents
- Majority of material found within 1881-2006
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
Biographical / Historical
Mr. Corte-Real was a life-long student. Using the resources within his personal library and those of various libraries and archives throughout Portugal and Spain, he pursued his interests as a genealogist and amateur historian, publishing several manuscripts on the Corte-Real lineage and topics related to Azorean history. He was also, for several years, a contributor to the newspaper O Baluarte de Santa Maria in the Azores and to the Diario de Noticias in New Bedford.
In 1969, he immigrated to the United States with his wife and children and settled in New Bedford. Unlike the majority of immigrants who arrive in the U.S. with little more than a suitcase of personal items, Miguel Corte-Real was able to bring along an extensive number of cherished family heirlooms and household items including a large number of books, manuscripts, and other historical documents. Once established in his new country, he continued to add to his existing library and archive by collecting items associated with the presence of the Portuguese in the U.S.
Always an engaged citizen, Mr. Corte-Real was a member of numerous organizations and served on many local boards including those of the New Bedford Whaling Museum, Casa da Saudade and the Immigrants’Assistance Center.
17.25 Linear Feet (11 manuscript boxes, 1 cassette sized box, 1 small sized box, 3 medium length boxes, 2 medium-thin length boxes and 1 long length box)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Luis de Figueiredo Corte Real collection
- Sonia Pacheco, 2010; Teo Barbalho, 2013; Caterina Francisco, 2014
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description