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Enrique Fernández-Toledo Papers

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2020-002

Content Description

Born in Puerto Rico, Enrique Fernández-Toledo (1955-2019) worked for Illinois Congressman Luis Gutiérrez for 20 years as an advisor and deputy chief of staff. Following Hurricane Maria, Fernández-Toledo directed the Puerto Rico Relief and Economic Policy Initiative at the Center for American Progress. He was also active in Chicago and ASPIRA Inc. of Illinois. The collection documents his advocacy for the Puerto Rican community on the mainland and the island’s post-hurricane recovery.

Acquisition Type



Gift of Mayra L. Martinez-Fernandez, 2020.

Restrictions Apply


Access Restrictions

Collection located offsite.

Use Restrictions

Copyright held by CENTRO.


  • 1955-2019



125 Cubic Feet : Extent is approximate, total still encompasses books donated.

Language of Materials


Spanish; Castilian

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.