Desmond, Thomas C. (Thomas Charles), 1887-1972
Found in 1 Collection or Record:
Oscar García Rivera Papers
Identifier: MSS 53
Abstract Politician, lawyer, community activist. First Puerto Rican elected to public office in the U.S. An important source for the study of early Puerto Rican political life and of the existent conditions of the East (Spanish) Harlem community in the first part of the twentieth century. In addition, it provides a viewfinder into labor politics and the political and social alliances created amongst emerging ethnic communities in New York City. Collection consists of correspondence, speeches,...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1937-1950s; 1912-1988
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