Efraín Díaz Santiago Iglesias Educational Society Records
Scope and Contents
The collection ranges is from 1958-1996. In the collection, Díaz includes internal information such as S.I.E.S constitution and by-laws, as well as meeting agendas and minutes. The collection has a folder for S.I.E.S's credit union, which made loans to Hispanic members at reasonable rates. There are also flyers for the different events and programs S.I.E.S put together. Also included in the collection are examples of labor courses S.I.E.S offered to it's members, courses like "History of Industrial and Labor Relations" and "Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector".
- Creation: 1958-1996
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Open to researchers without restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright held by Centro.
Biographical / Historical
Efraín Díaz was a member of the Board of Directors of the Santiago Iglesias Educational Society (S.I.E.S.), he also sat on different committees within the organization.
S.I.E.S was made up of members of labor unions from various industries, among them New York City Central Labor Council, the AFL-CIO, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union #3. It was created to address the needs and concerns of Puerto Rican and other Hispanic workers and communities in the United States. The organization worked towards justice and employment equality to the Puerto Rican and the Spanish speaking community in New York City.
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Metadata Rights Declarations
Established in 1958, the Santiago Iglesias Educational Society (S.I.E.S) served as a resource to Puerto Rican and other Spanish speaking communities in New York City. Efraín Díaz was a board member of the Santiago Iglesias Educational Society and the collection he donated contains mostly photocopies of newspaper clippings, photographs, flyers, correspondences, certificates, meeting agendas and minutes.
Other Finding Aids
English / Spanish bilingual finding aid available upon request.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Efraín Díaz.
- Efraín Díaz Santiago Iglesias Educational Society Records
- Cynthia Sanchez and Ana Rosa Perez, Archive staff members under the supervision from Pedro Juan Hernandez.
- August 2020
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- June 2022: Descriptive notes for the collection were revised by Herbert Duran.