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Puerto Rican Oral History Project records 1976.001

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Morgen Stevens-Garmon under the supervision of Chela Scott Weber, with revision by Brett Dion

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on January 10, 2017
Finding aid is written in English and Spanish using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Revised by Brett Dion 2016

Descriptive Summary

Creator - Interviewer: Barreto, Jaime
Creator: New York City Community College. Puerto Rican and Latin Studies Program.
Creator - Translator: Ramos, Maria C.
Creator - Translator: Santos, William
Creator - Interviewer: Vazquez, John
Title: Puerto Rican Oral History Project records
Dates [inclusive]: 1960-1984
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1973-1975
Abstract: 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.
Quantity: 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
Language of Materials: Materials are in Spanish and English.
Call Phrase: 1976.001
Sponsor: The oral histories were 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). Series 1 Oral histories in the Puerto Rican Oral History Project records were processed by Mariama Diallo, Cristina Fontánez Rodríguez, Joe Teutonico, and Brett Dion in 2016.