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Albors Photographic Collection

Identifier: MSS 90

Content Description

Photographs from various Puerto Rican Day Parades/ Labor Groups in chronological order. Groups include District 65, Local 6, Labor Committee, ILGWU, Migration Division, El Diario, Isabela Social Club, and Hispanic Auxiliary Police Associartion.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 86 photos of the Puerto Rican Day Parade and labor groups photos. Labor groups included are: District 65-Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union, Local 6-Hotel and Club Employees Union, 1199, Local 60-Luggage Workers Union, Labor Committee, International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU), Club 1380, Isabela Social Club, Migration Division, El Diario, Hispanic Auxiliary Police Association, Local 485 and Liga Puerta De Tierra. The photos are arranged in chronological order from 1963 to 1973.


  • 1964-1973


Conditions Governing Access

Open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by Centro.

Biographical / Historical

The Puerto Rican Day Parade is an annual celebration to recognize the heritage and cultural impact of the Puerto Rican diaspora in the United States. It is held annually on the second Sunday of June along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Since beginning in 1958, the Puerto Rican Day Parade has grown to be one of the largest parades in the country.

The Albors Photograph Collection contains images of the Puerto Rican Day Parade from 1963, 1964, and 1973. The subjects within the photographs features several labor union groups, floats, and parade spectators.


0.25 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials


Spanish; Castilian


The collection consists of 86 photos depicting different labor groups participating in the Puerto Rican Day Parade from 1963-1973.

Custodial History

Original donor unknown.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deaccessioned from Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Archives at New York University in 2002.

Albors Photographic Collection
Christopher R. Medina, Archive staff member under the supervision of Pedro Juan Hernandez
January 2006
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Revision Statements

  • October 2017: Processing revised by Archives staff members
  • January 2021: Finding aid revised by Pedro Juan Hernandez.

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.