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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Centro Library

Collection Development Policy

The mission of the library is to collect in all areas of Puerto Rican Studies and in all formats. The collection is particularly strong in the areas of migration and the diasporic experience. The following guidelines are intended to assist in the process of collection development: 1. To acquire materials in all subject areas of Puerto Rican studies regardless of language. Titles focusing on the diaspora receive the highest priority. 2. Materials are acquired in all standard library formats. 3. We collect newspapers and periodicals from Puerto Rico as well as other Latino publications in the United States. 4. We also acquire materials in Latino Studies that document the experiences of other Latino groups in the United States using a comparative studies approach. 5. Materials are usually acquired through purchase and by donation.