South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
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
Olga A. Méndez Senatorial Papers
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 165
Abstract New York State Senator (1978-2004) and first Puerto Rican woman elected to a state legislature in the continental United States. Senate district included East Harlem, parts of the South Bronx, Roosevelt Island and Washington Heights. Collection spans her 13 consecutive terms in the Senate, documenting her legislative functions and constituent service, as well as her leadership and advocacy on behalf of Puerto Ricans, Latinos and other underserved communities. Collection also serves as rich...
Dates: 1962-2004; Majority of material found within 1978 - 2004
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.