The papers chronicle the political trajectory and organizing efforts of one of the Puerto Rican community’s most dedicated advocates and activists. Moreover, they help document grassroots efforts at combating police brutality and racially motivated violence and aiding community struggles for the betterment of social and economic conditions for Puerto Ricans, Latinos and other people of color in New York City. The papers include extensive materials on the National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights and the Justice Committee, numerous files on local community organizations and initiatives, as well as a solid collection of leftist and Latino-focused newspapers. A large selection of audiocassettes, videocassettes and photographs help capture the vibrancy of the political and social movements Pérez was dedicated to. The collection consists of personal documents, clippings, articles, photographs, speeches, certificates, flyers, correspondence, audiocassettes, videocassettes, slides, CDs, DVDs and artifacts.
Finding Aid for the Richie Pérez Papers