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Marithelma Costa Literary Oral History Collection

Identifier: OHC 8

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of 10 audiocassettes of interviews with the poets Clemente Soto Vélez and Carmen Valle, scholar and essayist Nilita Vientos Gastón and the visual artist and essayist Antonio Martorell.


  • Creation: 1985-1986


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is currently on audio cassette tapes and restricted due to the fragile nature of the format.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by CENTRO.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Marithelma Costa is a Medieval Spanish & Modern Latin American Literature Professor at Hunter College, CUNY.


10 Cassettes

Language of Materials


Spanish; Castilian

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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.