Pioneer, community leader, labor organizer and a prolific writer. The papers are a significant contribution to the study of Puerto Rican history, especially for the reconstruction of the Puerto Rican community's history in New York. They support research on such topics as organizational development and political participation among Puerto Ricans in New York, employment, discrimination and the labor movement. Puerto Rican involvement in labor and leftist organizations in New York are also documented. In the collection, there are letters, notes, drafts of published and unpublished works, reports, clippings and photographs. A majority of the papers consist of organizational records such as by-laws, lists, programs and policy statements.
Finding Aid for the Jesús Colón Papers