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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

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

Identifier: MSS 142

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

Arturo Maldonado Collection

Identifier: MSS 4

The collection consists of documents from the papers of Arturo Maldonado. The majority are programs and flyers from various cultural, opera, and theater events and activities, including the 1972-to-1983 Festival Casals in Puerto Rico.

Dates: 1954-1987

Pedro "Piquito" Marcano Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 61
Abstract Pedro “Piquito” Marcano was one of the foremost Puerto Rican bandleaders, composers, and vocalists of the 1930s and 1940s in New York City. He is most remembered as the founder and director of the Cuarteto Marcano. The collection consists of 0.12 cubic feet of documents such as flyers and newspaper clippings, as well as photographs of the musical figure, but also including other artists, and spans the dates from 1920-1972. The collection includes some original photographs and other ephemeral...
Dates: 1920-1972

Justo A. Martí Photographic Collection

Identifier: MSS 3
Abstract Justo Marti was a Cuban photographer and former Merchant Marine. This collection is an important visual record and documentation of the life and activities of individuals, families and organizations that were emblematic of the Puerto Rican experience in New York City, as well as capturing the experience of other Latino groups through his camera lens. These photographs are a visual representation of the major social and political events, leaders, and moments during the 1940s through 1980s....
Dates: 1920s-1990; Majority of material found within 1950-1968

Susana Martínez Collection

Identifier: MSS 138

Susana Martínez is a Puerto Rican poet and an active member of the Puerto Rican community in East Harlem “El Barrio,” New York. The Susana Martínez Collection consists of 1.2 cubic of items, including two unpublished manuscripts, drafts of her writings, copyright registrations for select pieces, correspondence, event programs, newsletters, newspaper clippings, award plaques and certificates from various organizations, and an original painting.

Dates: 1954 - 2002; Majority of material found within 1964 - 1996

Antonio Martorell Collection

Identifier: MSS 154

Martorell is a ainter, graphic artist, writer and radio and television personality. He regularly exhibits in Puerto Rico and the United States and participates in arts events around the globe. This coollection is comprised of 2 posters advertising Quijotextos, a book of writings by Martorell featuring the photography of Guillermo Real. The posters are for events held at spaces in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2005.

Dates: 2000s

Mickey Meléndez Young Lords Book Galleys Collection

Identifier: MSS 106

Mickey Meléndez is an activist for Latino and Puerto Rican rights. This collection is made up exclusively of edited galleys of Meléndez’s manuscript We Took the Streets (2003).

Dates: 2003

Olga A. Méndez Senatorial Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 165
Abstract New York State Senator (1978-2004) and first Puerto Rican woman elected to a state legislature in the continental United States. Senate district included East Harlem, parts of the South Bronx, Roosevelt Island and Washington Heights. Collection spans her 13 consecutive terms in the Senate, documenting her legislative functions and constituent service, as well as her leadership and advocacy on behalf of Puerto Ricans, Latinos and other underserved communities. Collection also serves as rich...
Dates: 1962-2004; Majority of material found within 1978 - 2004

Edward Mercado Papers

Identifier: MSS 65
Abstract Distinguished himself in the area of public service and civil rights. He is also a prolific and capable photographer who has been documenting Puerto Rican subjects for over forty years. He worked for the Equal Economic Employment Opportunity Commission and was Director of the New York City Commission on Human Rights and the New York State Division of Human Rights. He involved himself with Puerto Rican politics on the Island and the pro-statehood party, Partido Nuevo Progresista (PNP - The...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1960-1999; 1924-2001

Microfilm Collections (from other archives)

Identifier: artificial-MICRO
Scope and Contents This artificial collection contains microfilm reels of collections from other repositories that complement exisiting resources held at CENTRO on Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans. Dating from the 18th century through the mid-20th centuiry, the collection predominantly includes government documents, reports, decrees, orders, censuses from colonial Spain, the government of Puerto Rico and the United States. In addition to the government documents there are selections from personal...
Dates: 1767-1982

William Millán Music Collection

Identifier: MSS 148

William Millán is an arranger, guitarist and musical director for the salsa band Saoco. Collection measures 0.5 cubic feet and consists of event flyers, documents, albums, music CDs, audiocassettes, videocassettes pertaining to Puerto Rican artists and other promotional documents for Saoco,. It also includes documents on Puerto Rican poets, writers, theater, playwrights and Taino culture. The materials date from the 1970s through the 1990s.

Dates: 1970-1997

Paul G. Miller Collection

Identifier: MSS 74
Abstract Paul G. Miller served as the Commissioner of Education in Puerto Rico from 1915 to 1930. Miller also wrote Historia de Puerto Rico, which was considered the authoritative text on Puerto Rican History in 1922 and reprinted in 1947. The collection documents the transition of the educational medium from English only, which had been established in 1898, after the American occupation, to Spanish in the lower grades and English in the higher grades. This collection was deaccessioned from the...
Dates: 1915-1930

Graciany Miranda Archilla Papers

Identifier: MSS 8

Graciany Miranda Archilla was a poet, journalist and essayist, and a co-founder of Atalayismo an important literary movement. His papers provide useful insights into the political and cultural milieu of Puerto Rico in the 1930s and 1940s and of the Puerto Rican community in New York of the 1950s and 1960s. They consist of correspondence, published and unpublished poetry, essays, critical reviews, clippings, and photographs.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1928-1943; 1911-1991

Marlis Momber Lower East Side Photograph Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 203

The Marlis Momber Photographs Collection contains original photograph prints and reproductions by photographer Marlis Momber documenting the Puerto Rican community in the Loisaida neighborhood in New York City from the 1970s through 2000s, as well as flyers, news clippings, publications, and personal items relating Momber’s work as a documentary photographer.

Dates: 1940-2009; Majority of material found within 1970-1990

Joseph Monserrat Papers

 Collection — Box: 30
Identifier: MSS 42

A government official and community leader. Collection contains correspondence, speeches, manuscripts, subject files, information about community organizations, and materials related to his positions on the Board of Education of the City of New York, the Migration Division of the Government of Puerto Rico and the Department of Community Affairs in the United States.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1960s-1980s; 1953-2005

José F. Morales The Toxic Avengers Collection

Identifier: MSS 202
Abstract The José F. Morales The Toxic Avengers Collection was created and donated by José F. Morales, an environmental activist and alternative high school teacher. The collection documents the organizational activities of Morales’ brainchild, The Toxic Avengers. The Toxic Avengers (1987-1993) was a youth group formed by Morales at El Puente Community Center in order to educate the community on environmental issues and combat health hazards in the immediate area of Brooklyn. This is a mixed media...
Dates: 1976-1993; Majority of material found within 1986-1993

Mújica Family Collection

Identifier: MSS 149

The Mújica family was a Puerto Rican family living in Brooklyn, New York from 1933 to 1952, the collection contains a few photographs and artifacts.

Dates: 1933-1955

National Latinas Caucus Records

Identifier: MSS 16
Abstract The principal goal of the National Latinas Caucus was to empower women in local communities by organizing and developing networks around issues of common concern; provide opportunities for personal and professional advancement; and foster a stronger sense of self-awareness. Community activist and social worker Yolanda Sanchez was its founding member. Special projects included El Barrio Renaissance, an effort to create low and moderate income residential housing units by renovating city-owned...
Dates: 1985-1991

Sonia Nieto Papers

Identifier: MSS 123
Abstract The Sonia Nieto papers chronicle Nieto's 50 year career as an advocate and educator in the field of bilingual education. The collection, dating from 1950 to 2016, contains files related to her research and scholarship; teaching career at Brooklyn College, New York City's P.S. 25 Bilingual School in the Bronx, and the University of Massachusetts; her postgraduate education; and her books and writings. It is a valuable resource for tracing the history and evolution of bilingual education...
Dates: 1950-2016

José Angel Noriega Collection

Identifier: MSS 54
Abstract José Noriega worked as Special Assistant for Migrant Labor for the State of New York Department of Labor from 1977 to 1983 and was a member of the Governor’s Advisory Committee for Hispanic Affairs from 1984 to 1994. Noriega also formed a production company, Noriega Productions. As part of a documentary project, Noriega researched and interviewed many influential Puerto Rican figures. The José Noriega Project collection consists of .25 cubic feet of items, including documents such as...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1937-1994

Louis Nuñez Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 171
Abstract Civil rights activist, former executive director of ASPIRA of New York, Inc. and ASPIRA of America, former president of the National Puerto Rican Coalition and former staff director for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Measuring 4.10 cubic feet, the collection consists of personal and professional correspondence, annual reports and newsletters from the National Puerto Rican Coalition and remarks from his period as staff director for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. In addition,...
Dates: 1969-1997

Offices of the Government of Puerto Rico in the United States Records

Identifier: OGPRUS
Abstract The Records of the Offices of the Government of Puerto Rico in the United States (OGPRUS) is an artificial collection name created to facilitate access to the records of several agencies of the government of Puerto Rico dealing with the Puerto Rican migration to continental United States. These offices operated from a central office in New York City and throughout various regional and local offices located mainly in the northeast and mid-west region of the country from 1930 to 1993. ...
Dates: 1889-1997; Majority of material found within 1930-1993

Awilda Orta Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 198
Abstract Awilda Orta was a pioneer in bilingual education and was one of the very few Puerto Rican administrators during a turbulent time in the New York city-wide school system and financial crisis. These papers provide important context for emerging bilingual education at a time when the city and specifically the public school system was in financial crisis. This collection chronicles her career as a teacher and principal to the Office of Bilingual Education and beyond. These papers document her...
Dates: 1956-2005; Majority of material found within 1975-2003

Carlos Ortiz Collection

Identifier: MSS 209
Abstract Photographer, documentary filmmaker and co-founder of the Nubia Music Society. The collection includes the research and production materials for various documentary projects as well as an extensive collection of photographs of the City’s Latin music scene, the South Bronx, and Puerto Rican artists, organizations and cultural expressions. Contained are the Nubia Music Society’s papers, correspondence, newpaper clippings, articles, pamphlets, photographs (negatives, prints and slides), and...
Dates: 1940-2006; Majority of material found within 1976-1993

Antonio Pacheco Padró Papers

Identifier: MSS 35
Abstract Antonio Pacheco Padro was a political journalist who founded a Puerto Rican Revolutionary Party in New York in 1934 and served as a volunteer in the Spanish Civil War in 1937. The Antonio Pacheco Padró Papers contain scrapbooks and loose pages of newspaper clippings, both written by Pacheco Padró and later articles in which he is mentioned. Additional materials within the collection include correspondence, a certificate of incorporation for his editorial paper “La Prensa,” session notes from...
Dates: 1934-1979; Majority of material found within 1934 - 1945

Muriel Pagán Escuela Bilingüe Collection

Identifier: MSS 71
Abstract Muriel Pagán is the former director of Bilingual Education for the Division of Special Education within the New York City Board of Education. She was also the Assistant Principal from 1968 to 1979 at PS 25 in the Southeast Bronx, the first totally bilingual school in the United States Northeast region. Throughout the years, Pagán saved many documents pertaining to her professional career as educator and a pioneer of the bilingual programs in New York City, including P.S. 25 – The Bilingual...
Dates: 1968-1989; Majority of material found within 1970-1989

Antonia Pantoja Papers

Identifier: MSS 93

The Antonia Pantoja Papers provide are an invaluable resource for information on organizational efforts within the Puerto Rican community and the strides in community development achieved by one of its greatest advocates. Collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, minutes, photographs, flyers, posters, clippings, proposals, reports, speeches, videotapes and audiocassettes.

Dates: 1922-2002; Majority of material found within 1960-2001

Pepatián Records

Identifier: MSS 132
Abstract A South Bronx-based organization dedicated to creating, presenting and supporting contemporary multidisciplinary work from Latino and Bronx-based artists who speak to and from the Afro-Caribbean-Latino identity of the South Bronx. Originally founded by Pepón Osorio (visual artist, MacArthur Fellow), Merián Soto (Bessie-award winning choreographer) and Patricia Bradshaw (choreographer/dancer) as an artists' collective in 1983. Collection measures approximately 0.5 cubic feet. It contains a...
Dates: 1980s

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.