The Portuguese Beyond Borders Institute Collection derived from two original gifts from the President of the Regional Government of the Azores, Vasco Cordeiro, and the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD). The collection focuses on Portuguese language titles, in literature, history, poetry, essays, chronicles, memoirs and children’s books, and titles in English and Portuguese about the Portuguese-American experience in California and throughout the United States.
Inspired by the poet Luís Vaz de Camões, considered Portugal’s and the Portuguese Language’s greatest poet, the Portuguese Beyond Borders Institute Collection seeks to build a body of works from the Portuguese Speaking world while emphasizing academic, creative and journalistic works from the Portuguese-American experience and the islands of the Azores, where most Californians of Portuguese ancestry have their roots.
The Portuguese Beyond Borders Institute Collection at the Fresno State Library seeks to connect generations and build upon our diverse multicultural experience in the San Joaquin Valley.
Items from this collection include: