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Allen Davis III Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre (PRTT) Playwrights Workshop Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 263

Scope and Contents

Allen Davis III Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre (PRTT) Playwrights Workshop Records are organized by file and date. Included in this collection are actor resumes and headshots, play samples, reviews, playbills, and correspondences.

Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre (PRTT) Playwrights Workshop Records includes sample plays from writers from different backgrounds covering subjects like family, culture, and queerness. A lot of the plays also have written reviews with critiques and suggestions from PRTT staff.

The collection also includes documents from PRTT’s community involvement such as Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).

There are correspondences between Allen Davis III and Miriam Colon.


  • Creation: 1979-2011


Conditions Governing Access

Access to this collection is available at the discretion of the archivist. There are student records found throughout the collection and access will be determined at time of request.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by CENTRO.


6 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials


Spanish; Castilian

Metadata Rights Declarations

  • License: This record is made available under an Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Creative Commons license.


Allen Davis III was the Director of the Puerto Rican Travelling Theatre Playwrights Workshop unit for the period from 1993 to 2011, this collection documents the workshop during his tenure.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Allen Davis III.

Allen Davis III Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre (PRTT) Playwrights Workshop Records
August 2020
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Revision Statements

  • September 2022: Physical material was rehoused and finding aid updated by Herbert Duran.

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.