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

Film Collection

    The Centro houses an extensive collection of films documenting the Puerto Rican and Latino experience in the United States, Puerto Rico and elsewhere. The collection, currently at 400 films, is composed of documentary and feature films, special programs, as well as filmed seminars and symposiums. Among the collections available to users is the 96 shows of the WNBC public service program “Visiones “ covering events and issues important to the Puerto Rican and Latino community during the 1970s and 1980s. The film holdings may be used by researchers conducting studies on such topics as history, art, music, politics, social conditions, community history and the stereotypes and images of the Puerto Rican and Latino community represented in feature films and the mainstream media. See below for lending and borrowing procedures: