Puerto Ricans -- New York (State) -- Civil rights
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Suleika Cabrera Drinane Institute for Puerto Rican/ Hispanic Elderly Records
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
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
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
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
José E Velázquez Papers
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
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.