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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.
The Records of the Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños are an important resource for the study of the founding, administration, programs and intellectual production of the only research center, library, and archive dedicated to the study and preservation of the Puerto Rican Diaspora. Collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, minutes, photographs, flyers, clippings, proposals, reports, speeches, videos, slides, financial statements and artifacts.
Interviews conducted by members of Centro’s research task forces independent of a specific oral history project.
The CHARAS/El Bohío Cultural and Community Center Records are an important resource for studying Puerto Ricans and other Latino communities in the Lower East Side (known as Loisaida), New York from 1970 to 2010. The collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, minutes, photographs, flyers, clippings, posters, proposals, reports, financial statements, and artifacts.
The Josefina Cintrón collection consists of various personal documents, including certificates, newspaper articles, clippings, programs and correspondence relating to cultural and literary organizations, including Instituto de Puerto Rico of New York and El Círculo de Escritores y Poetas Iberoamericanos (CEPI). The collection spans the years from 1933-1971.
Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center is a resource center that has supported visual and performing artists of the Lower East Side (Loisada) since 1993. The records reveal a glimpse “behind the scenes” of an organization that cultivates and preserves its diverse community. The collection contains correspondence, memoranda, minutes, financial statements, expense reports, flyers, posters, and newspaper clippings.
Political activist, feminist, and writer. Resource for examining the Communist Party of the United States of America and the independence movement of Puerto Rico as well as political persecution, feminism and trade-unionism. Collection consists of manuscripts, notes, letters, press releases, programs, flyers and newspapers clippings.
Ramón Colón was a Puerto Rican politician, member of the Republican Party. He was brother-in-law to distinguished writers Jesús and Joaquín Colón-López. The 0.25 cubic foot collection includes photographs, documents, and a publication from political meetings and events.
This collection consists of photographs, government records, a questionnaire, audiovisual media, and by-laws of the Asociación de Residentes y Descendientes Puertorriqueños en Cuba.
The audiovisual consists of 9 videocassettes, 11 mini digital videocassettes, and 4 DVD-Rs. Includes a paper inventory of DVD-Rs, complete with descriptions of interviews of people who moved to Cuba from Puerto Rico.
Joe Conzo, Jr. is a photographer from the South Bronx, whose photographic work is influenced by the legacy of Puerto Rican activism and musical culture in New York City. The collection consists of photographs of the Committee Against Fort Apache in the 1980s and five photographs from the exhibit The Bronx: Mi Barrio, Mi Orgullo, Photography by Joe Conzo, the Centro Library in 2010.
Félix Luis Meléndez Cordero is a photographer and painter. This collection consists of 0.25 cubic feet of biographical information, slides of photographs, descriptive information, exhibit programs, and photographs.
A resident of Brooklyn since the 1950s, Cortijo is a Puerto Rican artist who created an art form, weaving dolls and other artifacts, such as handbags, baskets and even vests from disposable plastic bags. The María Cortijo collection consists of 0.12 cubic feet of biographical information, a photograph, and woven artifacts. The collection dates to 2003, when Centro exhibited Cortijo’s work in its gallery.
This collection is comprised of 10 audiocassettes of interviews with the poets Clemente Soto Vélez and Carmen Valle, scholar and essayist Nilita Vientos Gastón and the visual artist and essayist Antonio Martorell.
This collection consists of 40 slides of artwork, clippings and exhibit program facsimiles donated by the artist.
1. Resume and exhibit list 1983-1991 2. Clippings (exhibits reviews) from The New York Times, (Feb. 10, 1991; March 20, 1991; May 20, 1990), La Tribuna Hispana, Arts Peak, Newsday 3. Press releases, leaflets, exhibit and facsimile programs 4. Slides of her paintings (35) 1988-1992
Victor Hernández Cruz is a poet who was born in Puerto Rico and moved stateside to New York City where he attended high school. He is a co-founder of both the East Harlem Gut Theatre in New York and the Before Columbus Foundation and a former editor of Umbra Magazine. He has taught at the University of California at Berkeley and San Diego, San Francisco State College and the University of Michigan. This collection contains some of his poem books and handouts.
Cultural Foundations of Puerto Rican Orlando/ Cimientos Culturales del Orlando Puertorriqueño Oral History Collection
An oral history project conducted by a group of Puerto Rican community volunteers in Orlando, FL, with support from staff at Centro, made possible by the Centro Library and Archives Historical Preservation and Research Partnership Program. Taking place in 2012 at two cultural organizations in Orlando, Asociación Borinqueña and Casa de Puerto Rico, the interviews were conducted predominantly in Spanish and are centered around a photograph that accompanies each recording.
Allen Davis III was the Director of the Puerto Rican Travelling Theatre Playwrights Workshop unit for the period from 1993 to 2011, this collection documents the workshop during his tenure.
Genoveva de Arteaga was a pianist, organist, teacher and choir director. Her Papers can support research in the musical and cultural history of Puerto Rico. The collection also documents the development of musical, literary, cultural, and civic organizations among Puerto Ricans in New York. The Papers include personal documents, correspondence, flyers, writings, invitations, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, and photographs.
Edgar de Jesús was a union member and organizer and former member of the Young Lords. The collection measures 0.4 cubic feet and consists of newsletters, biographies and reports. It spans the years 1970-2001 and is concerned mainly with activities in the New York metropolitan area.
This collection consists of a script written by De Lemos for a one act play.
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.
- 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
- Organizations and Leaders 12
- Puerto Ricans -- Education -- New York (State) -- New York 12
- Education, Bilingual -- New York (State) -- New York 11
- Puerto Rico -- Politics and government 11
- Artifacts 10
- Audio-visual materials 10
- Audiocassettes 9
- Corporate minutes 9 + ∧ less
- Spanish; Castilian 168
- Chinese 1
- Latin 1
- Center for Puerto Rican Studies 12
- Badillo, Herman, 1929-2014 8
- Antonetty, Evelina, 1922-1984 7
- Monserrat, Joseph 7
- National Congress of Puerto Rican Rights 7
- Pantoja, Antonia 7
- Puerto Rican Legal Defense & Education Fund (New York, N.Y.) 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
- Ferrer, Fernando 5
- García, Robert, 1933-2017 5
- Institute for Puerto Rican Policy (U.S.). New York City Project 5
- New York (N.Y.). Board of Education 5
- Puerto Rican Community Development Project 5
- Puerto Rico. Department of Labor. Migration Division 5
- Pérez, Richie 5
- Albizu Campos, Pedro, 1891-1965 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.