Rafael Fragoza Papers
The Rafael Fragoza papers spanning from 1917 to 1955 document his military service during World War I and his life in New York City. This small collection consists of a few personal documents and photographs from his military service and family.
- Creation: 1916-1955
- Fragoza, Rafael, 1898-1962 (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Rafael Fragoza was born in the municipality of Caguas, Puerto Rico on August 20, 1898 and migrated to New York City in July 1917. He travelled back and forth between the Island and New York City several times in the early years of his migration. During World War I, Fragoza was drafted into the Army and reached the rank of Corporal. Following the war he joined the American Legion “Borinquen” Post No. 1216 in New York City.
Rafael Fragoza and his family resided in the Bronx, New York through the 1940s.The family moved from the Bronx to Bay Shore, Long Island, looking for some better socio-economic conditions in 1955. Rafael died in March 1962 and buried in the Long Island National Cemetery.
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Donated by Carole Fragoza Fernández in 2009.
Processed as part of Queens College Graduate School of Library and Information Science Advanced Archival Practicum at Centro, 2019. Project Supervisors: Pedro Juan Hernández and Cristina Fontánez Rodríguez.
- Rafael Fragoza Papers
- Richard Moncrief supervised by Pedro Juan Hernández and Cristina Fontánez Rodríguez.
- August 2019
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- September 2022: Notes edited and revised, series designations removed by Lindsay Wittwer.