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Austin Torres Fiesta de San Juan & Hispanic Day Parade Slide Collection

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2006-007

Content Description

Austin Torres documented the Hispanic –Spanish- Day Parade (1958) and the Fiesta de San Juan (1959) by creating 80 slides of these two events celebrations in New York City. The Torres family members, Felipe N. (1953-1962) and Frank Torres (1962-1964), father and son respectively served to the New York State Assembly representing the South Bronx same district seat The family fully supported the Hispanic Day Parade of the Americas and the Fiesta de San Juan religious festivity devoted to Saint John the Baptist.

Acquisition Type



Gift of Austin Torres

Restrictions Apply


Access Restrictions

Open to researchers without restrictions.

Use Restrictions

Copyright held by Centro.


  • Creation: 1958-1959


0.05 Cubic Feet

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.