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The Jack Agüeros Collection contains the script for the television drama He Can’t Even Read Spanish, as well as promotional materials, a letter to Lillian López of the New York Public Library’s South Bronx Project and a New York Times article for a similar series on WNBC titled They Can’t Even Speak Spanish. Material dates from 1971.
Vicente "Panamá" Alba Pérez was a activist and community organizer. This collection consists of the manuscript for his book titled PanaRican.
The collection consists of 86 photos depicting different labor groups participating in the Puerto Rican Day Parade from 1963-1973.
Community activist and senior citizen advocate. This collection documents the history of various East Harlem/ El Barrio organizations specially those dealing with the concerns of senior citizens. Includes correspondence, articles, minutes, local newspapers, clippings, publications, programs, photographs and memorabilia.
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.
Lawyer and civil rights activist. Collection documents leftist movements and radical politics in Puerto Rico and the United States and the role of the Puerto Rican Socialist Party in the United Nations. Also contains information on the decolonization of Puerto Rico as an issue before the UN, the Wells Fargo robbery in Hartford, and Puerto Rican political prisoners. Includes letters, memoranda, reports, flyers, pamphlets and newspaper clippings.
Community activist and journalist. Collection contains correspondence, articles, photographs, and printed matter pertaining to the participation of Juanita Arocho in the Masons and the movement for the independence of Puerto Rico.
Carlos "Mister Cha-Cha Taps" Arroyo grew up in El Barrio in New York City and went on grace the legendary stage of the Palladium and travel around the world as a professional dancer for over twenty years in the 1950s and '60s. His collection documents his time on the stage with promotional material, photographs and news clippings of his storied career.
The Records of ASPIRA of New York, Inc. are an integral resource for the study of early and innovative efforts to aid and increase the educational attainment of Puerto Rican and Latino youth in New York City. The collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, minutes, photographs, flyers, clippings, proposals, reports, speeches, videotapes, slides and financial statements.
Juan Avilés was a poet from Puerto Rico who was the editor and director of publicity for the Hispanoamerica film company and Commissioner of the Commission for Human Rights of New York He also held leadership positions in several Hispanic writers organizations. This collection includes newspaper articles, certificates, correspondence, poems, a copy of Aviles’ book, personal writings, flyers, publications, photographs and pocket diaries.
The Herman Badillo Public Relations Records were collected by Jim Vlasto, who served as press secretary and spokesman for Badillo during various stages of his political career. These records include press releases, clippings, correspondence, election campaign materials and other historical documents highlighting his political career in Congress, accomplishments, and setbacks as a candidate for New York City mayor.
The Alfredo Barela Collection consists of 35 photographs of the theatrical actor, including portraits, scenes from performances and cast shots.
Efraín Barradas is a literature scholar. This collection documents his early years as a Professor of Spanish/Latin American Studies in the University of Florida, Gainseville, It includes clippings on literature and theater, correspondence, event programs, articles and a number of books and other publications. The materials predominately date from the 1960s and 1970s.
The Pura Belpré Papers are an important source for the study of Puerto Rican children's literature and Puerto Rican folk tales and legends. They are valuable for examining relationships between the Puerto Rican community and a major institution such as the New York Public Library. The materials include personal documents, financial statements from publishers, correspondence, manuscripts, flyers, clippings, photographs, and illustrations. There are both Spanish and English documents.
The Frank Bonilla Papers are an important resource for the continued study of the career and contributions of this most seminal of individuals in the fields of Puerto Rican Studies, Latin American Studies and Political Science. The materials in this collection consist of personal documents, clippings, photographs, remarks, speeches, writings, awards, certificates and correspondence.
José Federico Burgos was a poet and member of many Puerto Rican cultural organizations in New York City. Burgos received many certificates of merit for his literature and community service. The collection consists of magazine and newspaper article clippings about José Federico Burgos and his sister, famous Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos. The collection is a single folder containing items dated from May 1978 to February 2004.
The Gonzalo Cabassa Ramírez collection consists of personal documents and correspondence belonging or relating to the Puerto Rican independence supporter and member of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party, including government documents, such as Cabassa Ramirez’s resignation of U.S. citizenship, police and judicial records, intelligence reports, clippings and two military photographs. The collection is arranged by subject, rather than chronologically.
Boricua-Hawaiana activist and educator. Her papers are an important source of information on the experience of Puerto Ricans who emigrated to Hawaii. Included in the papers are letters, manuscripts, notes, programs, flyers, photographs, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia.
The Luis A. Cardona Oral History Collection contains 32 interviews on audiocassette tapes from 1976-1989. Cardona interviewed leaders of the Puerto Rican community, many of who were founders of Puerto Rican organizations in New York and throughout the diaspora. These interviews contributed to Cardona's research.
This collection contains over 250 video oral history interviews conducted between 2013-2021. Interviews conducted 2013-2018 were filmed in clips, in which each question is a distinct digital record. Interviews 2018-2021 were conducted as full interviews, with a single interview record per session.
This project consists of audiocassettes and corresponding digital files for 27 oral history interviewees, including community leaders, garment workers and early community settlers who migrated to New York City from Puerto Rico during the Great Migration (late 1940s-50s). Interviewees for the project discussed their lives, including their experiences migrating and getting settled in New York City, their families and relationships, and their work.
- Photographs 67
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 64
- Correspondence 64
- Publications 32
- Puerto Ricans -- New York (State) -- New York 32
- Writings 17
- Memorandums 16
- Arts and Culture 15
- Advertising fliers 14
- Hispanic Americans -- New York (State) -- New York 14
- Programs 14
- Video tapes 13
- Puerto Ricans -- Education -- New York (State) -- New York 12
- Education, Bilingual -- New York (State) -- New York 11
- Organizations and Leaders 11
- Puerto Rico -- Politics and government 11
- Artifacts 10
- Audio-visual materials 10
- Audiocassettes 9
- Corporate minutes 9 + ∧ less
- Spanish; Castilian 164
- Chinese 1
- Latin 1
- Badillo, Herman, 1929-2014 8
- Antonetty, Evelina, 1922-1984 7
- Pantoja, Antonia 7
- Velázquez, Nydia 7
- Dinkins, David N. 6
- Koch, Ed, 1924-2013 6
- Muñoz Marín, Luis, 1898-1980 6
- Serrano, José E. (José Enrique), 1943- 6
- Institute for Puerto Rican Policy (U.S.). New York City Project 5
- New York (N.Y.). Board of Education 5
- Albizu Campos, Pedro, 1891-1965 4
- Burgos, Julia de, 1914-1953 4
- Hostos Community College 4
- Instituto de Puerto Rico (New York, N.Y.) 4
- Marcantonio, Vito, 1902-1954 4
- Movimiento Pro Independencia de Puerto Rico 4
- National Puerto Rican Coalition (U.S.) 4
- Partido Nacionalista (P.R.) 4
- Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre 4
- Vega, Bernardo, 1885- 4 + ∧ less
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.