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Gloria Quiñones Papers

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2016-010

Content Description

This collection contains materials related to the community advocacy and work of Gloria Quiñones, a community activist and attorney, who has been involved in the promotion of various causes and organizations related to the Puerto Rican diaspora community for over twenty years. The records in the collection reflect her advocacy work and connection to community organization and services in East Harlem and the Bronx and consist of flyers and promotional materials for cultural events, historical research of social movements, legal documents, correspondence with activists and elected officials, meeting minutes of community organizations and community boards, press clippings, and VHS copies of documentaries. Of the many issues and community efforts that Quiñones was involved in, her advocacy for Vieques and her work with the East Harlem youth boxing program, Gladiators, are especially well-represented and documented within the collection. Although the collection includes political statements and writings that date back to the 1970s and materials as recent as 2016, the bulk of the materials in the collection span from the mid 1990s up until 2010.

Acquisition Type



Gift of Gloria Quiñones.

Language of Description


Script of Description


Restrictions Apply



  • 1970s-2016
  • Majority of material found within 1995-2010



5 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.