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Guide to the Hispanic Communities Documentation Project records and oral histories ARC.032

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Collection processed by Cesar Garza

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on May 22, 2017
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Revised by Brett Dion 2017

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Brooklyn Historical Society (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
Creator: Marks, Morton
Creator: Velez, Tony
Title: Hispanic Communities Documentation Project records and oral histories
Dates [inclusive]: 1924-1992
Dates [bulk]: 1986-1991
Abstract: Brooklyn Historical Society initiated the Hispanic Communities Documentation Project in 1988. Over fifty interviews were conducted to document the experiences of Brooklyn residents who arrived from Puerto Rico, Panama, Ecuador, and several other Central and South American nations in the latter half of the twentieth century. This collection includes recordings and transcripts of interviews conducted between 1988 and 1989. The oral histories often contain descriptions of immigration, living arrangements, neighborhood demographics, discrimination, employment, community development, and political leadership. Also included are photographs and printed ephemera.
Quantity: 83.76 Gigabytes in 297 files, total running time: 38 hours, 19 minutes, 58 seconds (series 1).
Quantity: 2 Linear Feet in five manuscript boxes.
Language: Materials in English and Spanish.
Text [Box]: ARC.032 1 of 5
Text [Box]: ARC.032 2 of 5
Text [Box]: ARC.032 3 of 5
Text [Box]: ARC.032 4 of 5
Mixed materials [Box]: ARC.032 5 of 5
Call Phrase: ARC.032
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described as part of the project, 'Voices of Generations: Investigating Brooklyn's Cultural Identity,' funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) and The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.