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Tina Ramírez Papers

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2009-029

Content Description

Tina Ramírez is a dancer and choreographer of Mexican and Puerto Rican descent. Ramírez founded the Ballet Hispanico dance company in 1970 and served as its artistic director for 39 years. She was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2005. The contents of the collection were used by Ballet Hispanico for advertisement purposes and document her career as a dancer, dance educator, and artistic director as well as information on Ballet Hispanico itself. The materials include news clippings, notebooks, photos, slides, documents and videos. The collection also contains oversize photographs, videos and audio recordings in different formats.

Acquisition Type



Gift of Tina Ramírez. The collection was transferred directly from Ballet Hispanico at the request of Ramírez in 2009.

Restrictions Apply


Access Restrictions

Access to audio and moving image recordings is currently restricted due to format. The rest of the collection is open to researchers without restrictions.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is held by the donor.


  • Majority of material found within 1970-2009
  • 1930-2009



5 Cubic Feet

Metadata Rights Declarations


Collection inventory is available upon request.

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.