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Doval Family Collection

Identifier: MSS 66

Scope and Contents

This genealogical collection consists seven family portraits and personal documents of the Doval family, such as identification and a copy of a passenger list booklet for the New York and Porto Rico Steamship Company.


  • Creation: 1914-2000


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by Centro.

Biographical / Historical

The Doval family migrated from Puerto Rico to New York City and eventually settled in New Jersey.


0.05 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials


Spanish; Castilian


The Doval Family Collection is a geneaology collection, which contains some family personal documents, family portraits and one copy of an iconic passenger list booklet for the New York and Porto Rico Steamship Company. This family initially moved to New York from Puerto Rico and eventually settled in New Jersey.

Other Finding Aids

English / Spanish bilingual finding aid available upon request.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection was donated by Debbie Doval.

Existence and Location of Originals

Collection is all duplicates, the originals were retained by the donor.

Related Materials

Other family geneaology collections at Centro: Mújica Family Collection, Joffre-Sureda Family Scrapbook, Elsa Santiago Febus Fammiy Collection, Torres-Ortiz Family Papers, Clara Restrepo and Archilla Family Papers.



Doval Family Collection
Christopher R. Medina. Archive staff members under the supervision from Pedro Juan Hernandez.
February 2005
Language of description
Script of description

Revision Statements

  • January 27, 2021: Revised by Pedro Juan Hernandez.
  • May 2021 : Guides was revised by Wendy Jimenez in May 2021.

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.