Photographer, documentary filmmaker and co-founder of the Nubia Music Society. The collection documents the creator’s two main interests: Latin music and the South Bronx. It is a resource for research on the history of the South Bronx, and in particular, the Puerto Rican community in the Longwood neighborhood, from the dire 1970s to its rebirth in the 1990s. The collection also serves to understand the New York Latin jazz and salsa scene and its legendary stars in a musical and historical context: Ray Barretto, Celia Cruz, Frank “Machito” Grillo, Charlie Palmieri and Tito Puente. It contains materials on the political movements, demonstrations and protests in the city over the course of 30 years. Community institutions such as the Puerto Rican Day Parade, the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre and the United Bronx Parents are also represented. It includes the Nubia Music Society’s papers, correspondence, newspaper clippings, articles, pamphlets, photographs (negatives, prints and slides), and audiovisual materials.
Finding Aid for the Carlos Ortiz Papers