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Santiago Iglesias Educational Society Inc. Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 80
Abstract The Santiago Iglesias Educational Society was formed in 1958 by members of labor unions from various industries, among them the New York City Central Labor Council, the AFL-CIO, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union # 3 to address the needs and concerns of the Puerto Rican and other Hispanic workers and communities in the United States. The collection consists of .5 cubic feet of documents, including correspondence, a constitution and by-laws,...
Dates: 1941-1998

Petra Santiago Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 44
Abstract

Activist and community organizer. A resource for research in grass-roots organizing, community activism, and the history of Puerto Ricans on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Documents the history of numerous organizations. Includes letters, autobiographical information, memoranda, publications, photographs, and programs.

Dates: Majority of material found within circa 1970s-1980s; 1945-1994

Isaura Santiago Santiago Papers

 Collection — Folder: 2
Identifier: MSS 118
Abstract

Educator and former President of Hostos Community College. Collection contains information on Vieques, Hispanic voting, reports, a historical calendar of Puerto Rico and an illustrated historical album of the island. Materials date from 1976 through 1994.

Dates: 1976-1994

Según Lo Veo Radio Scripts Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 29
Abstract Según Lo Veo was a Spanish language public service radio program transmitted by the WHOM station in 1955 and later on broadcasted at WADO radio station in 1962. This program was hosted by Joseph Monserrat (National Director) and other staff members from the Migration Division, an agency of the government of Puerto Rico’s Labor Department, providing services to the Puerto Rican migrants living in New York City. The radio program was an informal conversation between a government official and...
Dates: 1955-1962

Sociedad Cívica de Sangermeños Ausentes Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 6
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, an invitation, an article, and photographs of the society’s events and activities, including its participation in the Puerto Rican Day Parade dating circa 1960s.

Dates: 1960s

Jorge Soto Sánchez "El Paquete" Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 10
Abstract Puerto Rican artist born in “El Barrio” East Harlem, New York City. Jorge Soto is considered among the most gifted and prolific artists from the Puerto Rican diaspora community in New York City. Soto’s legacy can mostly be traced to his involvement with Taller Boricua and the Nuyorican arts movement from the 1970s throughout the 1980s.Jorge Soto’s El Paquete collection is a very important artwork and historical document for those interested in the artist contribution and...
Dates: 1947-1986; Majority of material found within 1971-1986

Clemente Soto Vélez and Amanda A. Vélez Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 60
Abstract Ground-breaking poet and one of the most significant contemporary Puerto Rican writers. Founding member of a vanguard literary movement called Atalayismo. Contains information about literary and artistic trends among Puerto Ricans in New York and Puerto Rico. Is rich in content related to pro-independence topics, political movements and community development. Consists of published and unpublished manuscripts, notes and drafts, letters, poetry, manuscripts, biographies, interviews,...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1960-1994; 1924-1994

Spanish-American War Glass Slides Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 92
Scope and Contents The Spanish-Cuban American War Glass Slides Collection consists of 20 glass slides of scenes from this war, which resulted in Puerto Rico becoming U.S. territory. Included are military figures such as Admiral George Dewey, who commanded the military forces for the U.S., and General Joseph Wheeler, the wreck of the Battleship Maine in Havana, and the Battle of San Juan Hill, as well as President McKinley’s visit to hospitals and medical figures such as nurse Clara Barton, first President of...
Dates: 1898-1900s

Rosalie Stutz New York City Schools Decentralization and Integration Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 218
Abstract The Rosalie Stutz New York City Schools Decentralization and Integration Collection covers a wide range of topics including school decentralization and integration, police brutality, and student’s rights, as well as documenting many public school activist organizations, including EQUAL, the Arthur A. Schomburg Complex, United Bronx Parents, and the West Harlem Liberation school. Other documents of interest include statements from staff members of the Education Division of the Migration...
Dates: 1960-1976; Majority of material found within 1966-1971

SUNY Buffalo Puerto Rican Studies Program Educational Resources Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 200
Scope and Contents This collection consists of diverse educational resources available to instructors and faculty to be used in the classroom or Media Center. There are eight audiocassettes with talks and interviews to three prominent Puerto Rican printmakers artists from DIVEDCO: Rafael Tufino, Antonio Maldonado and Carlos Raquel Rivera. It includes also eight Oral History of Latina Women Poets and Writers among others writer Nicholsa Mohr and poet Susana Cabañas. Two videocassettes delving with ethnic...
Dates: 1974-1998

Austin Torres Fiesta de San Juan & Hispanic Day Parade Slide Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 157
Abstract Austin Torres documented the Hispanic –Spanish- Day Parade (1958) and the Fiesta de San Juan (1959) by creating 80 slides of these two events celebrations in New York City. The Torres family members, Felipe N. (1953-1962) and Frank Torres (1962-1964), father and son respectively served to the New York State Assembly representing the South Bronx same district seat The family fully supported the Hispanic Day Parade of the Americas and the Fiesta de San Juan religious festivity devoted to...
Dates: 1958-1959

Felipe N. Torres Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 75
Abstract

The Felipe N. Torres Papers are an important resource for the study of early Puerto Rican political life in New York City, as well as about the contributions of Puerto Rican pioneros to law, politics and civic life. The materials in this collection consist of personal documents, clippings, photographs, speeches, certificates and correspondence.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1920-1994; 1881-2004

Frank Torres Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 47
Abstract

Supreme Court Judge, civic leader and legislator. Collection consists primarily of biographical, judicial and administrative documents. Contained are letters, programs, legal briefs, minutes, essays and proposals for community projects, newspaper clippings, and information about civic, religious, and advocacy organizations.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1984-1998; 1917-2000

Lourdes Torres Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 34
Abstract

Community activist, educator and organizer. Resource for understanding the role of Puerto Rican activists in the decades of the 1980s and 1990s, for examining the struggles for civil rights of the Puerto Rican community in New York, the history of the National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights and the Committee Against Fort Apache. Included are reports, flyers, letters and memoranda, press releases and news clippings, as well as photographs.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1970s-1990s; 1967-2000

Torres-Ortíz Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 39
Abstract The Torres-Ortíz’s were a three generations Puerto Rican middle class family that migrated to New York in the 1920s. The Torres-Ortíz experiences and successes in a “separate but equal” United States highlights the privileges they brought with them from the island. It seems that the family not only self-identified; but were also often treated as white by other white Americans. Their higher economical standing also accounts for their unique experience in the US compared to other struggling...
Dates: 1911-1984

Susana Torruella Leval Art Catalogs Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 173
Scope and Contents Measuring 1/2 cubic foot, this collection is comprised of exhibition catalogs, publications and journals which document the presence of Puerto Rican and Latinos in the fine art world. Some of the artists and art spaces highlighted include Juan Buján, Jack Delano, Luis Cruz Azaceta, and Edgar Francheschi among others, and Cayman Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art (M.O.C.H.A.) and El Museo del Barrio. Included as well are some materials on non-Latino artists, such as Carrie Mae...
Dates: 1977-2005

Nitza Tufiño / Nuyoricans Poets Café Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 194
Abstract

Nitza Tufiño is a visual artist. In 1970, she became the first female artist of the famed Puerto Rican artist workshop Taller Boricua. This collection includes photographs, correspondence, miscellaneous materials and a video recording of an event/reading at the Nuyorican Poets Café in 1983. Poets include Miguel Piñero, María Mar and Miguel Algarín. The Nuyorican Poets Café has served as a venue for emerging Nuyorican (New York Puerto Rican) artists and writers in New York City.

Dates: 1950s-2010; 1983

United Bronx Parents, Inc. Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 5
Abstract The Records of United Bronx Parents, Inc. are an important resource for anyone studying the development of Puerto Rican community-based organizations in New York City. The records provide information on education and the public school system, community empowerment, local politics, the South Bronx, and the Puerto Rican leadership of New York City in the 1960s and 1970s. To some extent, the records also document the career of the organization's founder, Evelina López Antonetty. Types of...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1970-1983; 1966-1989

John M. Valentin Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 121
Abstract Valentin was a social worker, former Director of ASPIRA of New York's Bronx and Manhattan centers and the Puerto Rican Arts Guild. The collection measures 0.5 cubic feet and is comprised of certificates, photographs, correspondence, clippings and resumes/biographical information. Included as well are documents on ASPIRA of New York and the Puerto Rican Arts Guild, maps and promotional materials pertaining to Puerto Rico, and a long play record of Puerto Rican “danzas.” Materials in the...
Dates: 1957-2003

Erasmo Vando Rodríguez Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 37
Abstract

Activist, writer, actor, producer, and journalist. The Erasmo Vando Papers are an important resource for studying the evolution of the Puerto Rican community in New York from 1919-1945. The Papers, consisting of correspondence, writings, flyers, programs, photographs, news clippings and publications, can support research on organizational development and cultural and socio-political activities.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1920-1979; 1917-1996

Edgardo Vega Yunqué Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 208
Abstract Edgardo Vega Yunqué was novelist and short story writer. This collection documents his life and literary development through several drafts of works, from handwritten notes to published materials. It contains drafts of published novels such as No Matter How Much You Promise to Cook or Pay the Rent You Blew it Cauze Bill Bailey Ain’t Never Coming Home Again and Blood Fugues, as well as unpublished essays, novels, and poems. There is also considerable information on the birth and development...
Dates: 1908-2008

José E Velázquez Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 140
Abstract The José E. Velázquez Papers offer a glimpse into the work of a Puerto Rican activist who devoted himself to advocating for Puerto Rican independence and the democratic rights of Puerto Ricans in the United States as well as racial and class liberation through his involvement with numerous revolutionary organizations active in the 1970s, namely the U.S. branch of the Partido Socialista Puertorriqueño. The collection includes correspondence, clippings, flyers, letters, memoranda, minutes,...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1970-1984; 1950-1999

Emelí Vélez de Vando Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 50
Abstract Political activist and community leader. Collection documents the history of the independence movement, especially the history of the Nationalist Party, the Partido Independentista de Puerto Rico and the Movimiento Pro Independencia. Provides insight on the role of women in the independence movement and women activists. Contains significant information about political repression and the persecution of political activists in Puerto Rico. Consists of letters, articles, photographs, police...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1940s-1970s; 1919-1999

Celia Vice Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 264
Abstract This collection documents female Puerto Rican community leader and business owner Celia Vice's contributions to social, educational, and economic improvement and her stewardship of Puerto Rican culture. The Celia Vice papers contain photographs of Puerto Rico and New York City; correspondence and records of her groundbreaking Puerto Rican Heritage Publishing Company; clippings about Vice’s work in the community organizations; and scripts for Vice's WBAI radio program. The collection...
Dates: 1940s-1991; Majority of material found within 1960s-1970s

VISIONES Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 36
Abstract VISIONES: Latino Arts & Culture is the first PBS series to focus exclusively on Latino artistic expression in the U.S. It examined the nation's diverse Latino communities and how they have been able to keep their artistic expressions alive while creating new and unique visions that contribute to art in America. VISIONES looks at the origins of Latino art and culture through storytelling and vivid imagery, depicting the struggles and victories that the artists endured to continue their...
Dates: 1983-1991

Harriet E. Wagner Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 41
Abstract Harriet Wagner was a young upper class American woman from Minnesota who responded to Puerto Rico’s colonial authorities call for English native speakers interested in having a teaching career experience in the island. She arrived in San Juan, P.R. in 1927 to accept a teaching position in the Central High School, located in Santurce, and recognized among the best schools on the island. Her life experience became an example of the clash of culture between the “natives” and the American...
Dates: 1901-1976

West Coast Puerto Rican Elders / California Oral History Project Collection

 Collection
Identifier: OHC 7
Scope and Contents

An oral history project documenting 24 interviewees from California and Hawaii conducted by the California Puerto Rican Historical Society with funds from the Western Region Puerto Rican Council and Hayward Area Historical Society. Centro provided assistance reformatting the original audio cassettes into digital format.

Dates: 2008



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.