United States. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- Existence: 1964
Biographical / Historical
estbl. by act of July 2, 1964
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Manuel "Manny" Díaz Papers
Identifier: MSS 127
Abstract Manny Diaz was a founding member of such community based organizations as the Puerto Rican Forum, ASPIRA, the Hispanic Youth Association, the Puerto Rican Family Institute and Boricua College. He was trained as a social worker and went on to lead numerous institutions and initiatives, among them the Puerto Rican Community Development Project, Mobilization for Youth and PROGRESS, Inc. He received his B.S.S. from the City University and his M.S.W. from Columbia University. He served on the...
Dates: 1940-2007; Majority of material found within 1960-1985
Robert García Congressional Papers
Collection — Box 62: [Barcode: RoGa_062]
Identifier: MSS 110
Abstract This collection documents Roberts Garcia’s career as U.S. Representative of the South Bronx (1978-1990), at the time, the poorest congressional district in the country. The papers chronicle his work on the Post Office and Civil Service Committee, the Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs Committee, the Foreign Affairs Committee, and his legislative work on issues of interest, such as immigration reform, bilingual education, and teen pregnancy. The collection also contains administrative and...
Dates: 1976-1994; Majority of material found within 1978-1989
Edward Mercado Papers
Identifier: MSS 65
Abstract Distinguished himself in the area of public service and civil rights. He is also a prolific and capable photographer who has been documenting Puerto Rican subjects for over forty years. He worked for the Equal Economic Employment Opportunity Commission and was Director of the New York City Commission on Human Rights and the New York State Division of Human Rights. He involved himself with Puerto Rican politics on the Island and the pro-statehood party, Partido Nuevo Progresista (PNP - The...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1960-1999; 1924-2001
About the Collections
Our collections consist of personal papers from prominent Puerto Rican artists, elected officials, social activists, writers, as well as the records of community-based organizations. Our largest collection, the Offices of the Government of Puerto Rico in the United States (OGPRUS) Records, measures approximately 2,900 cubic feet and contains an extraordinary amount of information regarding Puerto Rican migrants and the government institutions established to assist them. The collections date from the 1890s to the present, and document Puerto Rican communities in the Northeast, Midwest, Florida, California and Hawaii.