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Cerro Maravilla Hearings VHS Video Recordings Collection

 Unprocessed Material — Box: 1
Identifier: 2000-008

Content Description

The collection consists of VHS tapes that document public hearings held by the Puerto Rican Legislature from March 3, 1992 to May 8, 1992. The Puerto Rican Legislature initiated these hearings to disclose information and review the investigation following the killing of two Puerto Rican Independence activists, Carlos Enrique Soto-Arriví and Arnaldo Darío Rosado-Torres, that took place at the Cerro Maravilla mountain in Ponce, Puerto Rico on July 25, 1978. The hearings delve into the roles and complicity of the Puerto Rican Police in the deaths of the activists as well as the possible negligence shown by the US Justice Department and the FBI in the ensuing investigation.

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Access Restrictions

Currently access is limited due to material format.


  • March-May 1992



.12 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian


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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.