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Aníbal Félix Papers

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2007-002

Content Description

Anibal Félix migrated to New York City from Santurce, Puerto Rico in the late 1940s and was a lifelong resident of East Harlem. During the 1950s, he was a music promoter and spent the rest of his working life at Metropolitan Hospital, eventually becoming union representative and shop steward. He was an avid Latin music collector and baseball enthusiast. His papers consist mainly of LPs and audiocassettes documenting Cuban and Puerto Rican music, particularly rare recordings of trios.

Acquisition Type



Gift of Gloria Whitley

Language of Description


Script of Description


Restrictions Apply


Access Restrictions

Audiovisual materials access is restricted due to format.


  • Majority of material found within 1940-1980



20.0 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian


Metadata Rights Declarations

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.