Scope and Content
Title: Letters to Fidelino de Figueiredo,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1910-ca. 1967
Collection number: 2034
Creator: Figueiredo, Fidelino de, 1888-1967
Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: Fidelino de Sousa Figueiredo (1988-1967) was a visiting professor at UC Berkeley before returning to Brazil where he taught
Portuguese literature at the University of São Paulo (1938-51). He applied a critical spirit to the study of literaure, focusing
on the psychological personality of authors. The collection consists of photocopies of 962 letters from various persons to
University of California, Los Angeles. Library.
Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Fidelino de Sousa Figueiredo was born in 1888 in Lisbon, Portugal; studied law and literature at Coimbra University; served
in the cabinet of the dictator general Sidónio Pais, going into exile after his assassination; in 1920 taught in Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil, spent three years in Madrid (1927-30), in 1931 became a visiting professor at UC Berkeley; returned to Brazil, where
he taught Portuguese literature at the University of São Paulo (1938-51); applied a critical spirit to the study of literature,
focusing on the psychological personality of authors; publications include
Revista de história (1912-28),
A história literária como ciência (1912),
História da literature portuguesa (1913-24), and
Notas para um idearum português (1929); returned to Portugal; he died in 1967.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of photocopies of 962 letters from various persons to Portuguese literature scholar Fidelino de Figueiredo.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Figueiredo, Fidelino de, 1888-1967--Archives.
Literature teachers--Brazil--Archival resources.