Centro Library and Archives Historical Preservation and Research Partnership Program Fall 2016-Spring 2017

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library and Archives seeks Partners to collect, archival material, conduct research, and disseminate new knowledge about the history of Puerto Rican individuals in communities in the United States.

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Artificial Collections



The artificial collections available from the Archives provide access to a range of materials found in our collections. Artificial collections as distinguished from regular collections, typically do notgrow out of a single, specific function, and are often arranged for the convenience of description or retrieval rather than in an order originally established. Inclusive of audiocassettes, postcards, journals and periodicals, posters and identification records, among other things, the collections are a key research tool for the scholar interested in locating a varied listing of images, interviews, performances, articles and ephemera, as well as a rich resource for genealogists.

Audiocassette and Oral History Collections  
The Oral History and Audiocassette Collection is comprised of audio cassettes and oral history transcripts that stand as an invaluable resources of alternative documentation for many of the personal papers and collections within the Archives. Far reaching in their scope, the audio cassettes document lectures, seminars, colloquia and research conducted by journalists, political figures and artists. 

    Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños Records:
    Latino Leadership Opportunity Program/Hispanic Leadership Opportunity Program [PDF] 
    Centro Oral History Project: Latino Educational Media Center [PDF]
    NYC Hispanic Labor Documentation Project [PDF] 
    Task Forces:
    Community Research [PDF]
    Culture and Arts Task Force [PDF]
    General Collection [PDF]
    History Task Force [PDF]
    Language Policy Task Force [PDF]
    Oral History Task Force [PDF]
    Political Economy [PDF]
    Puerto Ricans in New York: Voices of the Migration Project [PDF]
    Summer Institute [PDF]
    Summer Research Institute [PDF]