Luyanda-Fernández Family Papers
Scope and Contents
The collection provides a glance into the world of competitive track and field in the 1930s through documentation of Juan Luyanda Fernandez’s sporting activities. A small number of photographs depict the life of his cousin Delilah Fernandez, who participated in local beauty pageants in Puerto Rico.
- Luyanda-Fernandez Family (Family)
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Open to researchers without restrictions.
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Copyright held by Centro.
Biographical / Historical
Juan Luyanda Fernandez, born in Cataño, Puerto Rico in 1918, was an outstanding athlete in track and field. He competed in the Central American and Caribbean Games in El Salvador in 1935, Panama in 1938, and Guatemala in 1950, obtaining six medals. From 1937 to 1972 he held the national high jump record at 6 feet 7 inches.
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Language of Materials
Includes materials pertinent to several members of the Luyanda-Fernández family, this collection contains photographs, newspaper clippings and books. Among the individuals covered are Juan Luyanda Fernández, a high jumper who competed internationally for Puerto Rico, and his cousin Dalilah Torres Fernández, who migrated to the U.S. in the 1960s. The collection spans the years 1938-2005 and focuses on family activities in New York and Puerto Rico.
This small collection is arranged by document type.
- Books Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Photographs Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Sports Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Luyanda-Fernández Family Papers
- Archive staff members under the supervision of Pedro Juan Hernandez.
- August 2020
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- May 2021 : Guide was revised in May 2021 by Wendy Jiménez.
Part of the Archives of the Puerto Rican Diaspora Repository
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