Arts and Culture
Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:
Bartolo Alvarez Papers
Bartolo Alvarez was a well-known orchestra director. His collection includes: correspondence, song title sheets, music notes, writings, newspaper articles, concert programs, photographs, and music CDs of Alvarez’s, from the period between 1953 to 1971.
Alfredo Barela Collection
The Alfredo Barela Collection consists of 35 photographs of the theatrical actor, including portraits, scenes from performances and cast shots.
Pura Belpré Papers
The Pura Belpré Papers are an important source for the study of Puerto Rican children's literature and Puerto Rican folk tales and legends. They are valuable for examining relationships between the Puerto Rican community and a major institution such as the New York Public Library. The materials include personal documents, financial statements from publishers, correspondence, manuscripts, flyers, clippings, photographs, and illustrations. There are both Spanish and English documents.
José Federico Burgos Collection
José Federico Burgos was a poet and member of many Puerto Rican cultural organizations in New York City. Burgos received many certificates of merit for his literature and community service. The collection consists of magazine and newspaper article clippings about José Federico Burgos and his sister, famous Puerto Rican poet Julia de Burgos. The collection is a single folder containing items dated from May 1978 to February 2004.
Joe Conzo Jr. Photographs Collection
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.
Genoveva de Arteaga Papers
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.
Gloria Quiñones Papers
Lillian López Papers
Susana Martínez Collection
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.
Graciany Miranda Archilla Papers
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.
Pedro Pietri Papers
The Pedro Pietri Papers are an invaluable resource for information on the eclectic career of one of the Puerto Rican community’s most prolific and experimental writers, as well as one of the founders of the Nuyorican poetry movement. Collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, photographs, flyers, posters, writings, artifacts, artwork, videotapes and audiocassettes.
Diana Ramírez de Arellano Papers
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.
Tina Ramírez Ballet Hispánico Papers
Clemente Soto Vélez and Amanda A. Vélez Papers
Susana Torruellas Leval Art Catalogs Collection
Tina Ramírez Papers
Susana Torruella Leval Art Catalogs Collection
Erasmo Vando Rodríguez Papers
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.
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.