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Library and Archives Partner Event: Preserving Diasporas

Library and Archives Partner Event: Preserving Diasporas

Event Organizer: Center for Puerto Rican Studies

Cost: Free

February 15 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm EST

Join Centro’s Project Archivist, Herbert Duran, for a virtual tour and presentation of Centro’s archive, focusing on Puerto Rican migration to Hawai’i. Spurred by depressed economic conditions and a hurricane that devastated the island in 1899, between 1900 and 1902 over 5,000 Puerto Ricans left their home island and traveled to the islands of Hawai’i (Maui, O’ahu, and Hawai’i) to work on the sugar plantations. Herbert plans to share some pictures of Centro’s physical archive, and images from the digital collection, in his presentation.

Image Credit: Blase Camacho Souza Papers. Blase Camacho and Julia Robello. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY.

This event is put on in partnership with The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc.

This event is part of the CENTRO 50th Anniversary Celebration! Join us all of 2023 in celebrating 50 years of CENTRO’s work to strengthen, diversify, and reimagine the field of Puerto Rican Studies!


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