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Puerto Rican Oral History Project records
||New York City Community College. Puerto Rican and Latin Studies Program.
||Ramos, Maria C.
||Puerto Rican Oral History Project records
||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.
||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.
||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.