Puerto Ricans -- Political activity -- New York (State) -- New York
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.