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Puerto Rico. Department of Labor. Migration Division



  • Usage: 1948 - 1989

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Luis A. Cardona Oral History Collection

Identifier: OHC 2

The Luis A. Cardona Oral History Collection contains 32 interviews on audiocassette tapes from 1976-1989. Cardona interviewed leaders of the Puerto Rican community, many of who were founders of Puerto Rican organizations in New York and throughout the diaspora. These interviews contributed to Cardona's research.

Dates: 1976-1989

Michael Lapp Migration Division Oral History Collection

Identifier: OHC 1

The Lapp Oral History Collection consists of interviews conducted by Michael Lapp in 1984-85 with several Migration Division officers, including Luis Cardona, Joseph Monserrat, Director from 1951 to 1969, and Alan Perl, the lawyer responsible for the seasonal farm workers’ contracts negotiated by the Division. This collection complements the OGPRUS Migration Division Records.

Dates: 1984-1985

Justo A. Martí Photographic Collection

Identifier: MSS 3
Abstract Justo Marti was a Cuban photographer and former Merchant Marine. This collection is an important visual record and documentation of the life and activities of individuals, families and organizations that were emblematic of the Puerto Rican experience in New York City, as well as capturing the experience of other Latino groups through his camera lens. These photographs are a visual representation of the major social and political events, leaders, and moments during the 1940s through 1980s....
Dates: 1920s-1990; Majority of material found within 1950-1968

Offices of the Government of Puerto Rico in the United States Records

 Record Group
Identifier: OGPRUS
Abstract The Records of the Offices of the Government of Puerto Rico in the United States (OGPRUS) is an artificial collection name created to facilitate access to the records of several agencies of the government of Puerto Rico dealing with the Puerto Rican migration to continental United States. These offices operated from a central office in New York City and throughout various regional and local offices located mainly in the northeast and mid-west region of the country from 1930 to 1993. ...
Dates: 1889-1997; Majority of material found within 1930-1993

Según Lo Veo Radio Scripts Collection

Identifier: MSS 29
Abstract Según Lo Veo was a Spanish language public service radio program transmitted by the WHOM station in 1955 and later on broadcasted at WADO radio station in 1962. This program was hosted by Joseph Monserrat (National Director) and other staff members from the Migration Division, an agency of the government of Puerto Rico’s Labor Department, providing services to the Puerto Rican migrants living in New York City. The radio program was an informal conversation between a government official and...
Dates: 1955-1962

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.