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FAM. Family Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: FAM
Genealogical family collections.

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Doval Family Collection

Identifier: MSS 66

The Doval Family Collection is a geneaology collection, which contains some family personal documents, family portraits and one copy of an iconic passenger list booklet for the New York and Porto Rico Steamship Company. This family initially moved to New York from Puerto Rico and eventually settled in New Jersey.

Dates: 1914-2000

Joffre-Sureda Family Scrapbook

Identifier: MSS 82

The Joffre-Sureda Family was a upper middle class family from Mayagüez, Puerto Rico that migrated to New York and New Jersey. The Joffre-Sureda Family Scrapbook is a collection consisting of a leather-bound album created by Theresa Joffre which includes family photographs, mostly of herself and her son, Pedro Antonio (a.k.a. Peter), clippings, flyers, invitation and greeting cards, correspondence and other mementos. The collection dates to the 1930s.

Dates: 1930s

Luyanda-Fernández Family Papers

Identifier: MSS 142

Includes materials pertinent to several members of the Luyanda-Fernández family, this collection contains photographs, newspaper clippings and books. Among the individuals covered are Juan Luyanda Fernández, a high jumper who competed internationally for Puerto Rico, and his cousin Dalilah Torres Fernández, who migrated to the U.S. in the 1960s. The collection spans the years 1938-2005 and focuses on family activities in New York and Puerto Rico.

Dates: 1938-2005

Mújica Family Collection

Identifier: MSS 149

The Mújica family was a Puerto Rican family living in Brooklyn, New York from 1933 to 1952, the collection contains a few photographs and artifacts.

Dates: 1933-1955

Clara Restrepo and Archilla Family Papers

Identifier: MSS 72

The collection includes five portraits belonging to Clara Restrepo and biographical and historical documents from the Archilla Family Reunion, which took place in June of 1979 in Dallas, Texas. Included among the biographical sketches is a piece by Graciany Miranda Archilla, a poet, journalist, essayist and co-founder of an important literary movement, whose papers we hold in our archives. The collection dates from 1931 to 1979.

Dates: 1931-1979

Rovira Family Papers

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: Rovi_001]
Identifier: MSS 64
Scope and Contents The Rovira Family papers collection consists of official records created by the United States goverment and New York City municipal offices documenting the birth, marriage, death, and legal status of members of the Rovira family from the mid 1930s up to the late 1960s. Also found in the collection are a few records issued by the Catholic church in New York City and fraternal organizations such as the Freemasons that chronicle the baptism of various members of the Rovira family as well as...
Dates: 1944-1966

Elsa Santiago Febus Family Collection

Identifier: MSS 104
Abstract The Elsa Santiago Febus (Elsa De Jesús) Family Papers consists of 16 family photographs documenting her family move to New York City aboard the iconic S.S. Marine Tiger ca. 1947. There are some photographs taken in the roof where they lived. Tomás Santiago (Falin) became crew member in tourist cruiseships travelling around South America. Besides the steamship memorabilia, the collection includes newspaper articles and clippings on Puerto Rican Archbishop Roberto O. González, dating from...
Dates: 1929-1999

Torres-Ortíz Family Papers

Identifier: MSS 39
Abstract The Torres-Ortíz’s were a three generations Puerto Rican middle class family that migrated to New York in the 1920s. The Torres-Ortíz experiences and successes in a “separate but equal” United States highlights the privileges they brought with them from the island. It seems that the family not only self-identified; but were also often treated as white by other white Americans. Their higher economical standing also accounts for their unique experience in the US compared to other struggling...
Dates: 1911-1984

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.