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West Coast Puerto Rican Elders / California Oral History Project Collection

Identifier: OHC 7

Scope and Contents

An oral history project documenting 24 interviewees from California and Hawaii conducted by the California Puerto Rican Historical Society with funds from the Western Region Puerto Rican Council and Hayward Area Historical Society. Centro provided assistance reformatting the original audio cassettes into digital format.


  • Creation: 2008

Conditions Governing Access

Selected interviews are available through the Digital Collections.


1 Gigabytes (1 hard drive)

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the California Puerto Rican Historical Society.

West Coast Puerto Rican Elders / California Oral History Project Collection
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Lindsay Wittwer
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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.