Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
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.
William Millán is an arranger, guitarist and musical director for the salsa band Saoco. Collection measures 0.5 cubic feet and consists of event flyers, documents, albums, music CDs, audiocassettes, videocassettes pertaining to Puerto Rican artists and other promotional documents for Saoco,. It also includes documents on Puerto Rican poets, writers, theater, playwrights and Taino culture. The materials date from the 1970s through the 1990s.
The Raquel Z. Rivera Hip Hop/Reggaeton Collection helps document Puerto Rican contributions to the creation and development of hip hop and reggaeton both in the United States and Puerto Rico. Highlights of the collection include an extensive audiocassette and compact disc collection, essays written by Rivera on hip hop and reggaeton and paper documentation on numerous artists.
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.