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National Latinas Caucus Records

Identifier: MSS 16


The principal goal of the National Latinas Caucus was to empower women in local communities by organizing and developing networks around issues of common concern; provide opportunities for personal and professional advancement; and foster a stronger sense of self-awareness. Community activist and social worker Yolanda Sanchez was its founding member. Special projects included El Barrio Renaissance, an effort to create low and moderate income residential housing units by renovating city-owned vacant buildings and Economic/Leadership Development mini-courses for Latinas. This collection contains early administrative documents including meeting agendas and by-laws, brochures for events and membership, a housing proposal, and almost a complete run of organization's newspaper Visión.


  • Creation: 1985-1991


Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright holder is undetermined.


0.2 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials


Spanish; Castilian

Metadata Rights Declarations

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Diana Caballero, 1991.

Related Materials

The Diana Caballero Papers

Processing Information

Archive staff members under the supervision of Pedro Juan Hernandez.



National Latinas Caucus Records
Archive staff members under the supervision of Pedro Juan Hernandez.
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Revision Statements

  • 2022: Revised by Susan M. Kline

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.