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Kathy Andrade Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 76

Scope and Contents

The Kathy Andrade Papers include: correspondence, photographs, event programs, invitations, flyers and pamphlets. It dates from 1959 to 1997 is concerned mainly with activities in the New York metropolitan area.

Dates

  • 1959-1997

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is held by Centro.

Biographical / Historical

A lifelong activist and leader in the labor movement, Andrade first worked as an organizer in Miami and New York after arriving from El Salvador. She was the Director of the Department of Education for the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) where she was responsible for worker education programs. She has been an active participant in Hispanic labor organizations and held various positions in the Hispanic Labor Committee and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement.

Extent

8.2 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Spanish; Castilian

Chinese

Abstract

Andrade has been an active participant in Hispanic labor organizations and held various positions in the Hispanic Labor Committee and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement. A life-long activist and leader in the labor movement, Andrade first worked as an organizer in Miami and New York after arriving from El Salvador. She was the director of the Department of Education for the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU), where she was responsible for worker education programs. The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, event programs, invitations, flyers and pamphlets. It dates from the 1959 to 1997 and is concerned mainly with activities in the New York metropolitan area. She has been an active participant in Hispanic labor organizations and held various positions in the Hispanic Labor Committee and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement. Her collection is especially rich in photographs of women in union activities.

Arrangement

The collection is divided into two series: I. Photographs II. Subject Files

Custodial History

Gift of Kathy Andrade.

Processing Information

Cynthia Sanchez and Ana Rosa Perez, Archive staff members under the supervision of Pedro Juan Hernández.

Title
Kathy Andrade Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Cynthia Sanchez and Ana Rosa Perez, Archive staff members under the supervision of Pedro Juan Hernández
Date
2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of the Puerto Rican Diaspora Repository

Contact:
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.