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Vicente "Panamá" Alba Pérez PanaRican Manuscript Collection

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 211

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of the manuscript for book titled PanaRican.


  • 2009

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Open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by Vicente Alba Pérez.

Biographical / Historical

Vicente "Panamá" Alba Pérez, activist and community organizer. Panamá together with Richie Perez, Mickey Meléndez and others, acting under the auspices of the Committee for the Freedom of the Puerto Rican Nationalist, organized a takeover of the Statue of Liberty on October 1977.


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Language of Materials



Vicente "Panamá" Alba Pérez was a activist and community organizer. This collection consists of the manuscript for his book titled PanaRican.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Vicente Alba Pérez.

Vicente "Panamá" Alba Pérez PanaRican Collection
Archive staff members under the supervision of Pedro Juan Hernandez.
August 2020
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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.