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Guide to the Carolyn Ratcliffe Collection on La Plaza Cultural
 MS 3051

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Collection processed by Larry Weimer

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Ratcliffe, Carolyn
Title: Carolyn Ratcliffe collection on La Plaza Cultural
Dates: 1980s-2006
Abstract: La Plaza Cultural de Armando Perez is located on the Lower East Side of the Manhattan borough of New York City. Founded in 1976 on the site of an abandoned city lot, the space has become an outdoor community garden, space for play and social gathering, and a performance venue. The collection includes photographs, ephemera and working papers from the files of Carolyn Ratcliffe, an officer in the 1990s to early 2000s of the non-profit organization formed to rebuild the La Plaza Cultural site, acquire grants, and develop programming there. Photographs are the core of the collection and include images of performances; community celebrations of Halloween, springtime, and other occasions; sculpture and other artwork; people gardening, building, and doing other work in the space, as well as enjoying leisure activities; flowers and other plants in the garden; and other related subject matter.
Quantity: 3.0 Linear feet in three record cartons
Call Phrase: MS 3051