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Laviera Sanchez, Ruth

 Person

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Tato Laviera Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 249
Abstract

Tato Laviera was an acclaimed Puerto Rican poet, playwright, performer, educator, and community leader. Collection provides insight into Laviera’s life and career, as well as into the Nuyorican poetry movement, of which he was an early member. Collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, notebooks, press clippings, articles, flyers, event programs, posters, photographs, and audio and video recordings.

Dates: 1964-2013; Majority of material found within 1992-2012



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.