Francisco López Cruz, Interview Two, 1988-12-06
Scope and Contents
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.
- From the Collection: Glasser, Ruth (Person)
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
- Glasser, Ruth (Interviewer)
- Labor unions -- Social aspects Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- López Cruz, Francisco (Interviewee)
- Music, Puerto Rican Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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