MF/MF.CEN. Archival Collections Microfilm
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
The Pura Belpré Papers are an important source for the study of Puerto Rican children's literature and Puerto Rican folk tales and legends. They are valuable for examining relationships between the Puerto Rican community and a major institution such as the New York Public Library. The materials include personal documents, financial statements from publishers, correspondence, manuscripts, flyers, clippings, photographs, and illustrations. There are both Spanish and English documents.
Victor Fernández Fragoso (1944-1982) was a gay Puerto Rican writer, poet, playwright and Spanish language and Caribbean literature professor in New York and New Jersey. His collection includes original works in poetry and theater, annotated research, coursework from the Puerto Rican Literature class he taught, and posthumous material. The bulk of the collection covers the 1970s-early 1980s.
Graciany Miranda Archilla was a poet, journalist and essayist, and a co-founder of Atalayismo an important literary movement. His papers provide useful insights into the political and cultural milieu of Puerto Rico in the 1930s and 1940s and of the Puerto Rican community in New York of the 1950s and 1960s. They consist of correspondence, published and unpublished poetry, essays, critical reviews, clippings, and photographs.
A government official and community leader. Collection contains correspondence, speeches, manuscripts, subject files, information about community organizations, and materials related to his positions on the Board of Education of the City of New York, the Migration Division of the Government of Puerto Rico and the Department of Community Affairs in the United States.
Founded in 1972, the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF) is the major civil rights advocacy organization for the Puerto Rican community of the United States. The PRLDEF Records contain litigation files and administrative records from 1973-1993, documenting the significant services provided to the Puerto Rican and other Latino communities.
Activist, writer, actor, producer, and journalist. The Erasmo Vando Papers are an important resource for studying the evolution of the Puerto Rican community in New York from 1919-1945. The Papers, consisting of correspondence, writings, flyers, programs, photographs, news clippings and publications, can support research on organizational development and cultural and socio-political activities.
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.