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Alfredo Barela Collection

Identifier: MSS 139

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of 35 photographs of the theatrical actor, including portraits, scenes from performances and cast shots. The plays selection included classics from different countries in order to please a broader audience including: Puerto Ricans and Spaniards. The company also presented adaptations from internationally known playwrights from France and Italy. The photographs are arranged by subject. This collection was donated by El Diario/La Prensa.


  • circa 1940-1950s


Conditions Governing Access

Open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by Centro.

Biographical / Historical

Alfredo Barela was a theater actor in New York City in the 1940s.


0.25 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials


Spanish; Castilian


The Alfredo Barela Collection consists of 35 photographs of the theatrical actor, including portraits, scenes from performances and cast shots.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by anonymous reader of El Diario/ La Prensa after the publication of a series of articles about Centro Archives.

Alfredo Barela Collection
Christopher R. Medina, Archive staff member under the supervision of Pedro Juan Hernandez.
August 2020
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Revision Statements

  • January 31, 2021: 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.