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Pregones: The Red Rose/ La Rosa Roja Play Collection

Identifier: MSS 146
Abstract The Pregones Theater is a Bronx-based ensemble performing original plays and musical theater rooted in Puerto Rican/Latin culture. Since 1979, the theater has produced more than 50 new plays and presented twice as many visiting performing artists. In 2005, the theater produced a play based on the life of Jesús Colón called The Red Rose starring Danny Rivera. Colón was a writer dedicated to chronicling the Puerto Rican migrant experience and is today considered an iconic figure in Puerto...
Dates: 2005

Puerto Rican Association of Community Affairs (PRACA) & Muévete Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 85

The Muevete Boricua Youth Conference is a youth conference and organization founded by the National Latinas Caucus and part of the Puerto Rican Association for Community Affairs. It addresses leadership issues and involvement in cultural and community affairs. Comprised of 5 cubic feet the collection includes conference proceedings, programs, posters, announcements a photo album and other promotional materials.

Dates: 1992-1999

Puerto Rican Cuatro Project Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 308

The Puerto Rican Cuatro Project was a cultural organization that focused on the history of the cuatro, a typical Puerto Rican stringed musical instrument, and its relationship to Puerto Ricans. This collection consists of personal and biographical information of musicians, photographs, and negatives dating from 1991 to 1998.

Dates: 1991-1998

Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF) Records

Identifier: MSS 17

Founded in 1972, the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF) is the major civil rights advocacy organization for the Puerto Rican community of the United States. The PRLDEF Records contain litigation files and administrative records from 1973-1993, documenting the significant services provided to the Puerto Rican and other Latino communities.

Dates: 1972-1993; Majority of material found within 1972-1984

Puerto Rican Migration Research Consortium Collection

Identifier: MSS 97
Abstract The Puerto Rican Migration Research Consortium, a non-profit incorporated in 1977, sought to bring together scholars to research immigration and emigration. Under the oversight of Brooklyn College professor Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo, the organization’s primary accomplishment was the publication and distribution of The Puerto Rican struggle : essays on survival in the U.S. This small collection is made up of correspondence, membership forms and financial information for the organization’s...
Dates: 1977-1984

Puerto Ricans in Central Florida 1940s-1980s: A History Oral History Collection

Identifier: OHC 5
Dates: Other: 1940s-1980s; 2008-2009

Quality of Life/La Calidad de Vida in Loisaida Newsletter Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 134
Abstract Quality of Life in/ Calidad de Vida en Loisaida magazine was created and edited by Mary M. McCarthy after she moved to Loisaida (Lower East Side) in 1977. McCarthy wanted to create a neighborhood guide for residents. The bilingual and bimonthly magazine was distributed free of charge within the community. Most of the staff was made up of volunteers. The magazine published articles submitted by community residents regarding issues impacting Loisaida such as education, housing and jobs. Marlis...
Dates: 1978 - 1992

Diana Ramírez de Arellano Papers

Identifier: MSS 63

Author of numerous books of poetry and literary criticism and a Poet Laureate of Puerto Rico. Distinguished academic and founder of the Ateneo Puertorriqueño de Nueva York. Collection documents cultural expression among Puerto Ricans in New York City, artistic and literary activities, and the work and history of the Ateneo Puertorriqueño de Nueva York. Consists of letters, minutes, articles, books, programs, newspaper clippings, audiotapes and phonograph records.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1960s-1980s; 1947-1997

Tina Ramírez Ballet Hispánico Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 228
Scope and Contents The Tina Ramírez papers are divided into three series. In addition to information regarding Ramírez’s career and the history and inner workings of the Ballet Hispánico during her time as its artistic director from 1970 to 2009, the collection contains instructional materials and reflections upon dance programs and routines, literature surrounding dance and performance, and original research regarding dance and ballet.Given her thirty-year tenure as artistic director at the...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1970-2009; 1930-2009

Realidades / Humberto Cintron Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 170
Scope and Contents Realidades / Humberto Cintron Collection includes documents, U-Matic videocassettes, and graphic materials. The materials are dated from 1972 until approximately 1978. Researchers interested in the intersection of Latine representation and news television programming and the hurdles Realidades’ production team went through to produce the show. This collection includes the original proposal for Realidades, correspondence between the creators and the producers in regards to focus...
Dates: 1972-1978

Rehabilitation Program Pioneers Julio Martínez, Carlos Pagán and Pedro Falcón Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 152

The Rehabilitation Program Pioneers Julio Martínez, Carlos Pagán and Pedro Falcón collection is an important resource that documents the contributions that these three Puerto Rican pioneers made to drug treatment and prevention programs in New York City and throughout the country. The collection consists of awards, correspondence, clippings, flyers, notes, programs, publications, photographs, writings and a CD and DVD.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1976-1989

Clara Restrepo and Archilla Family Papers

Identifier: MSS 72

The collection includes five portraits belonging to Clara Restrepo and biographical and historical documents from the Archilla Family Reunion, which took place in June of 1979 in Dallas, Texas. Included among the biographical sketches is a piece by Graciany Miranda Archilla, a poet, journalist, essayist and co-founder of an important literary movement, whose papers we hold in our archives. The collection dates from 1931 to 1979.

Dates: 1931-1979

Luis O. Reyes Papers

Identifier: MSS 51

Educator, scholar, activist, and university professor. Collection contains information on bilingual education and multicultural education, New York City public schools, school dropouts, language rights, minority rights, HIV/AIDS education, ASPIRA of New York, Inc., educational reform, the Board of Education of the City of New York, and numerous organizations. Consists of administrative files, letters, memoranda, notes, notebooks, minutes, reports, announcements and newspaper clippings.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1980s-1990s; 1961-1998

Ruth M. Reynolds Papers

 Collection — Box: 50
Identifier: MSS 12
Abstract The Ruth M. Reynolds Papers can support research in important areas of Puerto Rican hHistory as well as in North American participation in international human rights. While they are exceedingly rich in insight and information about the development of the Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico and its leader, Pedro Albizu Campos, they also contain materials on other pro-independence groups in Puerto Rico, on repression and political prisoners, and on the colonial relationship of the United States...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1944-1983; 1915-1989

Linda A. Ríos Latin Close-Up Video Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 273

Linda A. Ríos was the host and producer of Latin Close-Up, an program that provided a showcase for positive portrayals of Latinos on television and live musical performances. The materials consists of articles, audiocassettes, clippings, correspondence, photographs, and videotapes. The majority of the videotapes, which predominately contain recordings of the show, are on VHS.

Dates: 1976-2002

Dennis Rivera Papers

Identifier: MSS 112

Rivera was a labor leader, former president of New York's largest health care union, 1199 S.E.I.U. United Healthcare Workers East, and former chairman of the million-member health-care division of the Service Employees International Union. The collections include Rivera’s writings, photographs and negatives documenting his personal and professional lives, artifacts and bound volumes of 1199 News.

Dates: 1987-1996

Peter Rivera Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 107
Scope and Contents

The collection is 17 boxes and consists of awards, clippings, photographs, press releases, reports, and posters related to Rivera's tenure as a New York State Assemblyman (1992-2012) representing District 76, which comprised of West Farms, Van Nest, Castle Hill and Parkchester neighborhoods in the Bronx.

Dates: 1992-2012

Raquel Z. Rivera Hip Hop/Reggaeton Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 135

The Raquel Z. Rivera Hip Hop/Reggaeton Collection helps document Puerto Rican contributions to the creation and development of hip hop and reggaeton both in the United States and Puerto Rico. Highlights of the collection include an extensive audiocassette and compact disc collection, essays written by Rivera on hip hop and reggaeton and paper documentation on numerous artists.

Dates: 1977-2008; Majority of material found within 1995-2003

Augusto Rodríguez Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 144
Scope and Contents This collection consists of materials created by Augusto Rodríguez including correspondence, essays, and photographs capturing his musical contributions, scholarship, and personal life as well as newspaper articles, pamphlets, and records created by media outlets, journalists, and cultural foundations that document his life, musical career, achievements, and reflect upon his death. Personal and professional photographs of Augusto Rodríguez dating from the 1900s up to the 1980s comprise a...
Dates: 1900-1987

Áurea Rodríguez Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 260
Abstract Áurea E. Rodríguez (1932-2013) was an educational pioneer working in curriculum development and activist who devoted her professional life to promoting educational practices, beneficial instructional policies for cultural and linguistically diverse students and effective parental and community involvement. She advanced the concept of multicultural education and guided many of today’s leaders to develop appropriate curricula to address the needs and strengths of bilingual learners. She served...
Dates: 1947-2012

Gloria Rodríguez Calero Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 116
Abstract Visual artist. Rodriguez Calero was born in Puerto Rico and raised in New York, and for 20 years worked and resided in New Jersey. Her career and services are active in El Barrio and the Lower East Side Communities. Collection includes correspondence from her mentor and fellow artist Lorenzo Homar, a number of books, exhibition catalogues and other ephemera. Included as well are a significant number of Puerto Rican silkscreen posters, clippings, maps and documents pertaining to her artistic...
Dates: 1920-2006

Rafael Rodríguez Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 13
Scope and Contents Rafael Rodríguez’s papers showcase the literary critics extensive breadth of knowledge. This collection includes his own writings, correspondences with authors, original copies of several literary magazines (La Nueva Sangre, Mester, Epoka) and folders with research on various subjects. This collection includes folders of various prominent Puerto Rican figures and topics. Covering subjects like Pedro Albizu Campos and Puerto Rican Independence to homosexuality in the Puerto Rican...
Dates: 1945-1990

Robert Rodríguez Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 120

Robert Rodríguez was a producer/promoter. His papers contain information on the Tito Puente Scholarship Fund, photographs, New York based Latino magazines and concert programs. It dates from the 1950s through the mid-1980s.

Dates: 1950s-1980s

Sandra Rodríguez Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 137

Sandra Rodríguez is an actress, singer and one of the original members of Pregones Theater. Her collection contains flyers, programs, postcards, videos, CDs, audiocassettes, and publications that document not only Rodríguez’s career, but also the Puerto Rican/Latino theater scene in New York City. A highlight of the materials is an original letter from Julia de Burgos. Materials date from 1953 to 2005, with the bulk concentrating on the period from the 1980s to 2005.

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

Helen Rodríguez-Trias Papers

Identifier: MSS 87
Abstract The Helen Rodríguez-Trías Papers help chronicle the professional activities and contributions of a dedicated and well-respected public health advocate and practitioner. A Puerto Rican pediatrician, public health leader and women’s rights activist, she worked tirelessly throughout her career to expand the range of health care services available to women and children, especially those in underserved and marginalized communities in Puerto Rico and across the United States. The collection is...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1981-2001; 1929-2002

Sandra Roldán Photographic Collection

Identifier: MSS 30

Guitarist and musician that expressed the political struggle of Puerto Ricans and the Latino Community in general. Collection consists primarily of photographs that document Roldán’s performance career. Included as well are a number of photographic negatives. The materials date from the mid-1970s through the late 1990s.

Dates: 1953-2005; Majority of material found within 1974-1999

Rovira Family Papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 64
Scope and Contents The Rovira Family papers collection consists of official records created by the United States goverment and New York City municipal offices documenting the birth, marriage, death, and legal status of members of the Rovira family from the mid 1930s up to the late 1960s. Also found in the collection are a few records issued by the Catholic church in New York City and fraternal organizations such as the Freemasons that chronicle the baptism of various members of the Rovira family as well as...
Dates: 1944-1966

Ana Gloria San Antonio Papers

Identifier: MSS 98
Abstract Ana Gloria San Antonio was Presidente of the Hispanic Parade in New York City and an active member in cultural organizations, specifically Círculo de Escritores y Poetas Iberoamericanos (CEPI) de Nueva York (CEPI) and Asociación Puertorriqueña de Escritores (APE). Her papers consist of newspaper articles and clippings, newsletters, memos, press releases pertaining to these groups; writings concerning East River North Renewal Inc.; Genoveva de Arteaga, and various artists, poets, and writers....
Dates: 1944-2001

Manuel Tómas Sánchez Papers

Identifier: MSS 163
Abstract Reverend Manuel Tomas Sánchez was a Pentecostal Minister, Iglesia Antioquía, Brooklyn, NY. He founded his church in 1933 and became the pastor of the Antioquía Church from 1934 to 1989 with more than 200 followers. Sánchez officially became a licensed advocate in 1935 and a licensed preacher of the Pentecostal Church in 1939. He was honored as Pastor Emeritus from 1939 until the day he died on October 24, 1991. Sánchez was one of the founders and president of the Spanish Eastern District of...
Dates: 1907 - 1995

Elsa Santiago Febus Family Collection

Identifier: MSS 104
Abstract The Elsa Santiago Febus (Elsa De Jesús) Family Papers consists of 16 family photographs documenting her family move to New York City aboard the iconic S.S. Marine Tiger ca. 1947. There are some photographs taken in the roof where they lived. Tomás Santiago (Falin) became crew member in tourist cruiseships travelling around South America. Besides the steamship memorabilia, the collection includes newspaper articles and clippings on Puerto Rican Archbishop Roberto O. González, dating from...
Dates: 1929-1999

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.