Actor and founder of the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater in 1969. Miriam Colón was born and raised in Ponce, Puerto Rico. She studied at the University of Puerto Rico, where she received a scholarship to study at the Dramatic Workshop and Technical Institute in New York. Miriam served as artistic director for the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater. Colón became one of the first Puerto Rican actors to have great success in Hollywood, starring in many films alongside famed actors such as Marlon Brando. She also appeared on Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. The collection consists of personal and biographical information, correspondence, programs and clippings.