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Jaime Haslip-Peña Family Collection

Identifier: MSS 55

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of biographical information via an interview on audiocassette and 150 photographs. It serves as a documentation of the lives of the steamship merchant marines.


  • Creation: 1918-1951


Conditions Governing Access

The photographs are open to researchers without restrictions. The audiocassette tape is restricted due to format.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is held by Centro.

Biographical / Historical

Jaime Haslip-Peña was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to a Puerto Rican mother and Curaçaoan father. He migrated to New York City and worked on the steamship Borinquen from 1933 to 1941 and for the U.S. Customs Service from 1943 to 1985, during which time he wrote several reports and policy statements.


0.12 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials


Spanish; Castilian


Jaime Haslip-Peña worked on the steamship Borinquen for the U.S. Customs Service. This collection serves as a documentation of the lives of the steamship merchant marines. It includes an audiotape and 150 photographs.

Jaime Haslip-Peña Collection
Christopher R. Medina, Archive staff members under the supervision of Pedro Juan Hernandez.
March 2006
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Revision Statements

  • 2021: Guide was revised in May 2021 by Wendy Jiménez.

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.