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Francisco López Cruz, Interview Two, 1988-12-06

 Item — Object: Tape 1

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The collection is made up of 40 audiocassette tapes containing interviews Glasser conducted with Puerto Rican musicians, people involved in the music industry and relatives as part of the research for her dissertation and subsequent book, My Music is My Flag: Puerto Rican Musicians and Their New York Communities, 1917-1940, published in 1995 by University of California Press. Highlights include interviews with prominent musicians such as Bobby Capó and Johnny Rodríguez, and their relatives, such as Victoria Hernández, sister to composer Rafael Hernández and owner of Almacenes Hernández in East Harlem, now known as Casa Amadeo, possibly the first Puerto Rican-owned music store in New York City.


  • 1988-12-06


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers through the digital collections portal. Access to the original audiocassette tapes is restricted.


From the Collection: .30 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

Spanish; Castilian

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of the Puerto Rican Diaspora Repository

Silberman Building, Hunter College
2180 Third Ave. Rm. 122
New York New York 10065

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.