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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Doval Family Collection

Identifier: MSS 66

The Doval Family Collection is a geneaology collection, which contains some family personal documents, family portraits and one copy of an iconic passenger list booklet for the New York and Porto Rico Steamship Company. This family initially moved to New York from Puerto Rico and eventually settled in New Jersey.

Dates: 1914-2000

Rovira Family Papers

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: Rovi_001]
Identifier: MSS 64
Scope and Contents The Rovira Family papers collection consists of official records created by the United States goverment and New York City municipal offices documenting the birth, marriage, death, and legal status of members of the Rovira family from the mid 1930s up to the late 1960s. Also found in the collection are a few records issued by the Catholic church in New York City and fraternal organizations such as the Freemasons that chronicle the baptism of various members of the Rovira family as well as...
Dates: 1944-1966

Torres-Ortíz Family Papers

Identifier: MSS 39
Abstract The Torres-Ortíz’s were a three generations Puerto Rican middle class family that migrated to New York in the 1920s. The Torres-Ortíz experiences and successes in a “separate but equal” United States highlights the privileges they brought with them from the island. It seems that the family not only self-identified; but were also often treated as white by other white Americans. Their higher economical standing also accounts for their unique experience in the US compared to other struggling...
Dates: 1911-1984

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.