Puerto Rican Oral History Project records, 1960-1984

Call number: 1976.001

Extent: 42.2 gigabytes in 445 files, total running time: 45 hr., 14 min., 51 sec. (series 1); in five manuscript boxes and seven audio cassette tape boxes

This collection includes recordings and transcripts of oral histories narrated by those in the Puerto Rican community of Brooklyn who arrived between 1917 and 1940. The Long Island Historical Society initiated the Puerto Rican Oral History Project in 1973, conducting over eighty interviews between 1973 and 1975. The oral histories often contain descriptions of immigration, living arrangements, neighborhood ethnicities, discrimination, employment, community development, and political leadership. Also included are newspaper clippings, brochures, booklets about Brooklyn’s Puerto Rican community, and administrative information on how the project was developed, carried out, and evaluated.

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Names:

  • Acosta, Flora, 1894-1975
  • Colon, Jesus, 1901-1974
  • Cruz, Celia
  • Dennis, Antonia
  • Grevi, Santiago
  • Kelly, James
  • Weber, Louis
  • International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union
  • La Prensa
  • Long Island University
  • Museo del Barrio
  • New York City Public Schools
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Puerto Rican Merchants Association
  • Puerto Rican Writers Association
  • Puerto Rico Winter League (Baseball league)
  • Universidad de Puerto Rico . Centro de Investigaciones
  • Acosta, Magda, 1905-
  • Acosta, Ramon, 1880-
  • Acosta, Rosenda, 1908-
  • Ally, Trina, 1921-
  • Armas, Encarnacion, 1910-
  • Arroyo, Angel M., 1912-
  • Arroyo, Carmen R., 1909-
  • Barreto, Jaime
  • Bermudez, Justina, 1921-
  • Bonilla, Carmelita, 1908-
  • Carrasquillo, Magdalena, 1910-
  • Carrero, Jean, 1914-
  • Colon, Ramon, 1900-
  • Correa, Elba
  • Cortes, Esther M., 1910-
  • Cortiella, Mayda
  • Cresente, Mercedes
  • Cresente, Pedro
  • De Jesus, Pastor, 1889-
  • Diaz, Mercedes
  • Estepa, Julio, 1918-
  • Ferrell, Julio, 1893-
  • Festa, Josephine, 1927-
  • Figueroa, Rosario, 1902-
  • Fontanez-Soto, Santiago, 1905-
  • Fortun, Maria, 1899-
  • Garden , Maximina, 1914-
  • Giboyeaux, Jose Ramon, 1901-
  • Gonzalez, Carmen, 1926-
  • Guanhill, Elizabeth, 1924-
  • Guanhill, Pedro, 1915-
  • Hernandez, Julio, 1925-
  • Hernandez, Luis, 1920-
  • Homar, Lorenzo
  • Hostalaza, Emilio, 1900-
  • Irizarry, Honorina Weber, 1906-
  • LaRosa, Ramon, 1898-
  • Larrequi, Dicky, 1927-
  • Loperena, Felix, 1906-
  • Maisonet, Jovita, 1904-
  • Malabe, Orlando, 1919-
  • Marinez, Gumercindo, 1935-
  • Marrero, Luis, 1901-
  • Marti, Anaberta, 1915-
  • Marti, Nereida, 1934-
  • Martinez, Gregorio, 1906-
  • Medina, Felipe, 1896-
  • Melendez, Angel, 1897-
  • Melendez, Filomena, 1885-
  • Mercado, Peter O., 1909-
  • Mongtignier, Gilbert, 1938-
  • Mulero, Mildred, 1928-
  • Negron, Sophie, 1891-
  • Oliveras, Edna Rosado, 1934
  • Padron, Lucila
  • Perez, Nick, 1905-
  • Plasencia, Gonzalo, 1909-
  • Pratts, Francisco, 1902-
  • Ramirez, Encarnation
  • Ramos, Juan, 1908-
  • Ramos, Maria C.
  • Rivera, Cecilia, 1903-
  • Rivera, Monte
  • Rivera, Pedro
  • Rivera, Tomas
  • Rodriquez, Juana Weber, 1897-
  • Rodriquez, Maria, 1911-
  • Rodriquez, Pedro, 1912-
  • Rodriquez, Ramon, 1902-
  • Rosado, Roberto
  • Ruiz
  • Santiago, Georgina, 1890-
  • Santos, William
  • Sepulveda, Ernesto, 1903-
  • Simmons, Rafaela, 1903-
  • Tapia, Carlos
  • Tejada, Gloria, 1925-
  • Torres, Clemente, 1905-
  • Torres
  • Torres, Olga, 1917-
  • Vazquez, John
  • Vazquez, Juan, 1912-
  • Velasquez, Carolina, 1911-
  • Vice, Celia M., 1913-
  • Villa, Betty, 1919-
  • Hunter College. Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos
  • New York City Community College. Puerto Rican and Latin Studies Program

Places:

  • Astoria (New York, N.Y.)
  • Bay Ridge (New York, N.Y)
  • Bronx (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Bushwick (New York, N.Y.)
  • Cobble Hill (New York, N.Y.)
  • Flatbush (New York, N.Y.)
  • Flushing (New York, N.Y.)
  • Fort Greene (New York, N.Y.)
  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
  • Ponce (P.R.)
  • Puerto Rico
  • Red Hook (New York, N.Y.)
  • San Juan (P.R)
  • San Lorenzo (P.R.)
  • San Tulce (P.R.)
  • South America
  • Staten Island (New York, N.Y.) — Maps
  • Sunset Park (New York, N.Y.)
  • United States — Emigration and immigration
  • Williamsburg (New York, N.Y.)

Subjects:

  • El Diario La Prensa
  • Armed Forces
  • Citizenship — New York (State) — New York
  • Depressions — 1929
  • Factories — New York (State)
  • Korean War, 1950-1953
  • Local transit — New York (State) — New York
  • Parades — New York (State) — New York
  • Political clubs — New York (State) — New York
  • Puerto Rican families — New York (State) — New York
  • Puerto Rican poetry
  • Puerto Rican women
  • Puerto Rican women — Employment — New York (State) — New York
  • Puerto Rican women — Political activity — New York (State) — New York
  • Puerto Rican women — New York (State) — New York — Social conditions
  • Puerto Rican youth
  • Puerto Ricans
  • Puerto Ricans | z New York (State) — New York — Social condititions — 20th century
  • Puerto Ricans — Cultural assimilation — United States
  • Puerto Ricans — Education — New York (State) — New York
  • Puerto Ricans — Employment — New York (State) — New York
  • Puerto Ricans — Health and hygiene — New York (State) — New York
  • Puerto Ricans — Housing — New York (State) — New York
  • Puerto Ricans — Poetry
  • Puerto Ricans — Race identity
  • Puerto Ricans — New York (State) — New York
  • Puerto Ricans — New York (State) — New York Region — Religion
  • Puerto Ricans — New York (State) — New York — Interviews
  • Puerto Ricans — New York (State) — New York — Newspapers
  • Puerto Ricans — New York (State) — New York — Economic conditions
  • Puerto Ricans — New York (State) — New York — Ethnic identity
  • Puerto Ricans — New York (State) — New York — History — 20th century
  • Puerto Ricans — New York (State) — New York — Intellectual life
  • Puerto Ricans — New York (State) — New York — Language
  • Puerto Ricans — New York (State) — New York — Music
  • Puerto Ricans — New York (State) — New York — Politics and government — 20th century
  • Puerto Ricans — New York (State) — New York — Social life and customs — 20th century
  • Puerto Ricans — New York (State) — New York — Societies, etc.
  • Race discrimination — New York (State) — New York
  • Race relations — United States
  • Racism — New York (State) — New York
  • Transportation
  • Wages — New York (State) — New York
  • Work environment — Puerto Rico
  • Work environment — United States
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1939-1945

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