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OH. Oral Histories

 Record Group
Identifier: OH
Oral history collections in the Centro Archives.

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project

Identifier: CENTRO-12-05-100PR
Scope and Contents

This collection contains over 250 video oral history interviews conducted between 2013-2021. Interviews conducted 2013-2018 were filmed in clips, in which each question is a distinct digital record. Interviews 2018-2021 were conducted as full interviews, with a single interview record per session.

Dates: 2012-2021

CENTRO: Centro Oral History Project/Latino Educational Media Center

Identifier: CENTRO-12-05-COHP-LEMC
Scope and Contents The Centro Oral History Project/Latino Educational Media Center (COHP/LEMC) project ran from 2003-2008 and was focused on capturing oral history interviews from members of the Puerto Rican community who participated in institution building during the 1950s to 1970s in New York City. The collection highlights the formation of organizations such as the Puerto Rican Bar Association, Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF), and Puerto Rican Association of Community Affairs...
Dates: 2003-2008

CENTRO: New York City Hispanic Labor Documentation Oral History Project

Identifier: CENTRO-12-05-LABOR
Scope and Contents Between 2000-2001, the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, in collaboration with the Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at New York University, and with the cooperation of the New York City Central Labor Council’s Hispanic Labor Committee, the Santiago Iglesias Educational Society of Local 3, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), New York City Central Chapter, conducted a one-year records survey project to locate and...
Dates: 2000-2001

CENTRO: Puerto Ricans in New York: Voices of the Migration

Identifier: CENTRO-12-05-PRNYVM
Scope and Contents

This project consists of audiocassettes and corresponding digital files for 27 oral history interviewees, including community leaders, garment workers and early community settlers who migrated to New York City from Puerto Rico during the Great Migration (late 1940s-50s). Interviewees for the project discussed their lives, including their experiences migrating and getting settled in New York City, their families and relationships, and their work.

Dates: 1983-1985

Marithelma Costa Literary Oral History Collection

Identifier: OHC 8
Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of 10 audiocassettes of interviews with the poets Clemente Soto Vélez and Carmen Valle, scholar and essayist Nilita Vientos Gastón and the visual artist and essayist Antonio Martorell.

Dates: 1985-1986

Cultural Foundations of Puerto Rican Orlando/ Cimientos Culturales del Orlando Puertorriqueño Oral History Collection

Identifier: OHC 4
Scope and Contents

An oral history project conducted by a group of Puerto Rican community volunteers in Orlando, FL, with support from staff at Centro, made possible by the Centro Library and Archives Historical Preservation and Research Partnership Program. Taking place in 2012 at two cultural organizations in Orlando, Asociación Borinqueña and Casa de Puerto Rico, the interviews were conducted predominantly in Spanish and are centered around a photograph that accompanies each recording.

Dates: 2013

Ruth Glasser Puerto Rican Music Oral History Collection

Identifier: OHC 6

This collection consists of 40 audiocassettes containing interviews with 28 interviewees conducted by Glasser while writing her book/ dissertation, My Music is My Flag. The collection contains interviews of prominent Puerto Rican musicians, composers, music store owners, and their relatives. The interviews date from 1988 to 1993.

Dates: 1988-1993

Julio Luis Hernández-Delgado Oral History Collection

Identifier: OHC 3

The Julio Luis Hernández-Delgado Oral History Collection consists of 16 interviews with 10 people donated by the Hunter College Archivist in the field of Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies. Among them are interviews and book readings, several with children’s books writer, Pura Belpré.

Dates: 1972-1989

Michael Lapp Migration Division Oral History Collection

Identifier: OHC 1

The Lapp Oral History Collection consists of interviews conducted by Michael Lapp in 1984-85 with several Migration Division officers, including Luis Cardona, Joseph Monserrat, Director from 1951 to 1969, and Alan Perl, the lawyer responsible for the seasonal farm workers’ contracts negotiated by the Division. This collection complements the OGPRUS Migration Division Records.

Dates: 1984-1985

Ruth M. Reynolds Papers

 Collection — Box 50: [Barcode: RuRe_050]
Identifier: MSS 12
Abstract The Ruth M. Reynolds Papers can support research in important areas of Puerto Rican hHistory as well as in North American participation in international human rights. While they are exceedingly rich in insight and information about the development of the Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico and its leader, Pedro Albizu Campos, they also contain materials on other pro-independence groups in Puerto Rico, on repression and political prisoners, and on the colonial relationship of the United States...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1944-1983; 1915-1989

West Coast Puerto Rican Elders / California Oral History Project Collection

Identifier: OHC 7
Scope and Contents

An oral history project documenting 24 interviewees from California and Hawaii conducted by the California Puerto Rican Historical Society with funds from the Western Region Puerto Rican Council and Hayward Area Historical Society. Centro provided assistance reformatting the original audio cassettes into digital format.

Dates: 2008

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.