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Iris Morales papers

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2021-007

Content Description

Iris Morales is an activist, author, and filmmaker. She was a leader of the Young Lords and her Young Lords documentary, Palante Siempre Palante! The Young Lords aired on PBS in 1996. This collection consists of publicity, scripts, and correspondence related to the film.

Acquisition Type



Gift of Iris Morales, 2021. Donated upon the 25th anniversary of the public television broadcast of Palante Siempre Palante the Young Lords.

Language of Description


Script of Description


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  • 1994-1998



1.0 Cubic Feet

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.