Puerto Ricans -- Political activity -- United States
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Juan E. Hernández Cruz Collection
Identifier: MSS 38
Abstract Juan Hernández Cruz was an activist and organizer of el Partido Independentista Puertorriqueño (the Puerto Rican Independence Party) chapter in New York City. He was one of the main spokespersons for the organization in the United Nations Decolonization Committee. This collection documents the Independence group’s efforts and Hernández Cruz’s work behind the scenes to keep Puerto Rico on the UN Committee agenda after the U.S. succeeded in removing it from its list of colonial territories in...
José La Luz Collection
Identifier: MSS 19
Abstract José La Luz is a longtime social activist of the Hispanic community and a specialist in labor education programs for the Hispanic trade unionists at the School of Labor and Industrial Relations of Michigan State University. He was also the Socialist Party Chairman in Connecticut. The collection consists of documents, including writings by La Luz and his involvement in the trial of José Torres Cruz and José A. Torres Vega, as well as correspondence, newspaper articles and miscellaneous...
Olga A. Méndez Senatorial Papers
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 165
Abstract New York State Senator (1978-2004) and first Puerto Rican woman elected to a state legislature in the continental United States. Senate district included East Harlem, parts of the South Bronx, Roosevelt Island and Washington Heights. Collection spans her 13 consecutive terms in the Senate, documenting her legislative functions and constituent service, as well as her leadership and advocacy on behalf of Puerto Ricans, Latinos and other underserved communities. Collection also serves as rich...
Dates: 1962-2004; Majority of material found within 1978 - 2004
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.