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Bartolo Alvarez Papers

Identifier: MSS 88

Scope and Contents

The Bartolo Alvarez Papers is a small collection that consists of correspondence, personal writings, photographs, music notes and musical recordings.


  • 1953-1971


Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by Centro.

Biographical / Historical

Bartolo Alvarez was a well-known orchestra director and owner of a record store located at Lexington Avenue and E 110th Street in East Harlem, New York City.


0.12 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials


Spanish; Castilian


Bartolo Alvarez was a well-known orchestra director. His collection includes: correspondence, song title sheets, music notes, writings, newspaper articles, concert programs, photographs, and music CDs of Alvarez’s, from the period between 1953 to 1971.


This small collection is arranged topically.

Bartolo Alvarez Papers
Christopher R. Medina, Archive staff member under the supervision of Pedro Juan Hernandez.
August 2020
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Revision Statements

  • June 4, 2021: Folder names revised for clarity by Victoria Fernandez.

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.