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Dr. Antonia Pantoja Fellowship Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 267
Scope and Contents The Dr. Antonia Pantoja Fellowship Collection (DAPF) consists of institutional records including e-mail correspondences, board meeting minutes, financial records, strategic planning, and fundraising. The materials in this collection span from 1976 to 2012 with the bulk concentrating on the years 2005 to 2012.Researchers will be able to look through DAPF’s lifespan as a community-based, Latine led, education focused non-profit, in connection with ASPIRA and Dr. Antonia Pantoja’s...
Dates: 1976-2012; Majority of material found in 2005-2012

East Harlem Common Ground Records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 117
Abstract

A civic, non-partisan association committed to the political education and empowerment of the residents of East Harlem (known as El Barrio). The collection measures 1.25 cubic feet and includes agendas, maps, a guide book and member listings.

Dates: 2001-2003

East Harlem Council for Community Improvement Inc. Records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 119
Abstract This small collection offers insight into the work of community leaders in East Harlem. Founded in 1979 by residents and community leaders in El Barrio, the East Harlem Council for Community Improvement focused on delivering a broad range of human services to the residents of Manhattan’s Community Planning Board #11. It later expanded its reach and provided services in communities in the South Bronx, Lower East Side, and Central and West Harlem. It consists primarily of news articles,...
Dates: 1965-1997

Diego Echeverria Audiovisual Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 131
Abstract

Filmmaker and communications specialist. Collection contains videocassettes, film reels, mixed audio tracks and a number of publications. This collection concerns the PBS Latino-focused program, Visiones, and footage about Los Sures, his 1984 film documentary about five different people who live in this Brooklyn neighborhood.

Dates: 1980s

Efraín Díaz Santiago Iglesias Educational Society Records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 78
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1958-1996

Sandra María Esteves Papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 25
Scope and Contents

The collection contains numerous short stories and poems written by Sandra María Esteves from 1973-1979.

Dates: 1973-1979

Rafael Fragoza Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 210
Abstract

The Rafael Fragoza papers spanning from 1917 to 1955 document his military service during World War I and his life in New York City. This small collection consists of a few personal documents and photographs from his military service and family.

Dates: 1916-1955

Oscar García Rivera Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 53
Abstract Politician, lawyer, community activist. First Puerto Rican elected to public office in the U.S. An important source for the study of early Puerto Rican political life and of the existent conditions of the East (Spanish) Harlem community in the first part of the twentieth century. In addition, it provides a viewfinder into labor politics and the political and social alliances created amongst emerging ethnic communities in New York City. Collection consists of correspondence, speeches,...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1937-1950s; 1912-1988

Robert García Congressional Papers

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MSS 110
Abstract This collection documents Roberts Garcia’s career as U.S. Representative of the South Bronx (1978-1990), at the time, the poorest congressional district in the country. The papers chronicle his work on the Post Office and Civil Service Committee, the Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs Committee, the Foreign Affairs Committee, and his legislative work on issues of interest, such as immigration reform, bilingual education, and teen pregnancy. The collection also contains administrative and...
Dates: 1976-1994; Majority of material found within 1978-1989

Ruth Glasser Puerto Rican Music Oral History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: OHC 6
Abstract

This collection consists of 40 audiocassettes containing interviews with 28 interviewees conducted by Glasser while writing her book/ dissertation, My Music is My Flag. The collection contains interviews of prominent Puerto Rican musicians, composers, music store owners, and their relatives. The interviews date from 1988 to 1993.

Dates: 1988-1993

Kathy Goldman Puerto Rican Community Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 291
Abstract Kathy Goldman is a community activist whose advocacy on New York City public school integration, school meals program, city-side summer lunch program and food security for low income New Yorkers span five decades. For many years, her work was centered in East Harlem “El Barrio” and the Lower East Side or “Loisaida” where an increasing Puerto Rican population fought for community control of local school boards and improving public school curriculum. This collection contains correspondence,...
Dates: 1964-2006

Juan González Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 100
Abstract

Juan González is a Puerto Rican social activist and journalist, as well as a community organizer and labor leader. His papers contain complete set of González’ columns, information on various organizations, unpublished manuscripts, correspondence and research material on a wide range of topics.

Dates: 1945-2012

Jaime Haslip-Peña Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 55
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1918-1951

José Hernández-Álvarez Papers

 Collection — Box: 9
Identifier: MSS 155
Abstract José Hernández-Álvarez was a consultant for the Ford Foundation in Brazil and a professor at the University of Arizona, Tucson; the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; and Hunter College, CUNY (Black and Puerto Rican Studies Department), New York, NY. He had a role in the 1980 Census Advisory Committee and worked at the International Population and Urban Research Institute at the University of California, Berkeley. The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, reports, clippings and...
Dates: 1952-2006

Juan E. Hernández Cruz Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 38
Abstract Juan Hernández Cruz was an activist and organizer of el Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño (the Puerto Rican Independence Party) chapter in New York City. He was one of the main spokespersons for the organization in the United Nations Decolonization Committee. This collection documents the Independence group’s efforts and Hernández Cruz’s work behind the scenes to keep Puerto Rico on the UN Committee agenda after the U.S. succeeded in removing it from its list of colonial territories in...
Dates: 1958-1982

Julio Luis Hernández-Delgado Oral History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: OHC 3
Abstract

The Julio Luis Hernández-Delgado Oral History Collection consists of 16 interviews with 10 people donated by the Hunter College Archivist in the field of Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies. Among them are interviews and book readings, several with children’s books writer, Pura Belpré.

Dates: 1972-1989

Luz Hernández papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 306
Abstract

The Luz Hernández papers offer insight into non-traditonal methods of therapy and intervention programs for at-risk students. Primarily comprised of photographs, the collection documents yoga, art, and movement therapies, and other the other programs Hernández led to support New York City public school students' mental health, social development, and academic needs during the mid 1980s through the 2000s.

Dates: 1986-2000s

Hispanic Ministry Records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 56
Scope and Contents

The Hispanic Ministry collection consists of writings from various church organizations of denominations such as Episcopalian, Baptist, Methodist and Pentecostal, including contact information for the churches and members, as well as writings on language, ethnicity, cultural and socio-economic differences within the church, and various writings on Hispanic congregations. The collection dates from 1951-1991.

Dates: 1951-1991

HoMoVISIONES Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 177
Abstract HoMoVISIONES was a public access television program dedicated to Latine LGBTQ+ issues. The collection is made up of correspondence, topical and administrative files, clippings, flyers, posters, proposals, scripts, reports and multi-format video recordings. Dating from 1980-2002, the collected materials offer rich documentation on queer and Latine social and political movements, as well as their cultural counterparts. It mainly deals with activities in the New York metropolitan area in the...
Dates: 1980-2002

Institute for Puerto Rican/Hispanic Elderly Records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 26
Abstract The Institute for the Puerto Rican Hispanic Elderly, a non-profit organization, has a mission to improve the quality of life of the Puerto Rican Hispanic elderly residing in New York City. More broadly, they also advocate and program for Latinx, minority, immigrant and elderly populations in the United States. The IPRHE materials consist of institutional documents, including programming and fundraising brochures and photograph albums, as well as issues of the Institute’s quarterly newspaper...
Dates: circa 1990s

Joffre-Sureda Family Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 82
Abstract

The Joffre-Sureda Family was a upper middle class family from Mayagüez, Puerto Rico that migrated to New York and New Jersey. The Joffre-Sureda Family Scrapbook is a collection consisting of a leather-bound album created by Theresa Joffre which includes family photographs, mostly of herself and her son, Pedro Antonio (a.k.a. Peter), clippings, flyers, invitation and greeting cards, correspondence and other mementos. The collection dates to the 1930s.

Dates: 1930s

José La Luz Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 19
Abstract José La Luz is a longtime social activist of the Hispanic community and a specialist in labor education programs for the Hispanic trade unionists at the School of Labor and Industrial Relations of Michigan State University. He was also the Socialist Party Chairman in Connecticut. The collection consists of documents, including writings by La Luz and his involvement in the trial of José Torres Cruz and José A. Torres Vega, as well as correspondence, newspaper articles and miscellaneous...
Dates: 1971-1991

Michael Lapp Migration Division Oral History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: OHC 1
Abstract

The Lapp Oral History Collection consists of interviews conducted by Michael Lapp in 1984-85 with several Migration Division officers, including Luis Cardona, Joseph Monserrat, Director from 1951 to 1969, and Alan Perl, the lawyer responsible for the seasonal farm workers’ contracts negotiated by the Division. This collection complements the OGPRUS Migration Division Records.

Dates: 1984-1985

Carlos Laster Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 156
Abstract

The Carlos Laster Collection includes a selection of orginal artworks and artifacts donated to Centro. The pieces include papier-mâché sculptures, digital prints, and a poster.

Dates: 1998-2001

Tato Laviera Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 249
Abstract

Tato Laviera was an acclaimed Puerto Rican poet, playwright, performer, educator, and community leader. Collection provides insight into Laviera’s life and career, as well as into the Nuyorican poetry movement, of which he was an early member. Collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, typescripts, notebooks, press clippings, articles, flyers, event programs, posters, photographs, and audio and video recordings.

Dates: 1964-2013; Majority of material found within 1992-2012

Anthony "Tony" López Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 83
Abstract

The Anthony López Papers highlight the life and work of a charismatic community leader, with a demonstrated commitment to educational opportunity and leadership development for Latino youth, as evidenced by his years at ASPIRA of New York, Inc., among other organizations. The collection consists of letters, clippings, flyers, memoranda, minutes, reports, photographs, proposals, programs, newsletters and notes.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1995-1998; 1932-2001

José López Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 101
Abstract José López was a field representative for the AFL-CIO in New York, served in the 65th Infantry during the Korean War, and a founding member of the Santiago Iglesias Education Society. His papers contain biographical information, documents related to the Hispanic Labor Committee, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and the Santiago Iglesias Education Society, identification cards, correspondence, realia, and photographs. It also includes six VHS tapes documenting the activities of the Santiago...
Dates: 1941-1998

Lillian López Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 45
Abstract Library administrator, among the first Puerto Rican librarians in the New York Public Library system (NYPL) and a pioneer in providing services and creating programs for underserved communities. Collection contains information on the programs developed by NYPL to address the needs of its Puerto Rican and Latino constituents, her activist sister, Evelina Antonetty, and librarian and folklorist, Pura Belpré. Consists of letters, news clippings, photographs, audio and videocassettes,...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1970-1980; 1928-2005

Los Sures Southside United Housing Development Fund Corporation Records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 43
Abstract

The Los Sures Collection (Southside United Housing Development Fund Corporation) consists of newsletters, commemorative journals, a 1981-1982 report, invitations and flyers for events, and a T-shirt from the community organization, which is based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and is dedicated to improving the quality of life of the community.

Dates: 1982-1997

Luyanda-Fernández Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 142
Abstract

Includes materials pertinent to several members of the Luyanda-Fernández family, this collection contains photographs, newspaper clippings and books. Among the individuals covered are Juan Luyanda Fernández, a high jumper who competed internationally for Puerto Rico, and his cousin Dalilah Torres Fernández, who migrated to the U.S. in the 1960s. The collection spans the years 1938-2005 and focuses on family activities in New York and Puerto Rico.

Dates: 1938-2005



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.