CENTRO’s Digital Collections is an ever-growing resource of material digitized from the Archive’s holdings. It provides access to over 32,000 photographs, documents, artifacts, art, maps, oral histories, moving images, audio clips, and other material pertaining to the Puerto Rican diaspora. This Library Lunch Hour explores the process of how we digitize collections at CENTRO, an effort made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Join CENTRO’s Digital Archivist, Lindsay Wittwer, and CENTRO Library Manager, Aníbal Arocho, as we review 2 digital images that have been recently digitized, and explore the unique challenges presented by the digitization process, and digitize a specific piece of history of your choosing!
Lindsay Wittwer is the Digital Archivist and Collections Manager at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, CUNY. In this role she oversees CENTRO’s digital archives and archival collections discovery platforms, digitization program, preservation of the archive’s born-digital holdings, audiovisual archives, accessioning, arrangement and description of the physical holdings of the archives, and reproduction services. She also serves as the coordinator for archives-related grants and special projects. Lindsay is also an adjunct professor in the Archives and Public History program at New York University teaching Digital Archives. She served on the Society of American Archivists Standards Committee from 2016-2022. Lindsay holds an MA in Archival Management and in Public History from New York University and a BA in History and Spanish from Providence College.
Aníbal Arocho is the Library Manager at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archive at CUNY Hunter College. He manages library reference services and a growing collection of over 18,000 items. He holds a Masters of Science in Library and Information Science from the Pratt Institute.
Join us on Tuesday, February 8th at 12 PM EST for the first Library Lunch Hour of the Year! We will be joined with documentary filmmaker and President of Balestra Media, Christina DiPasquale, and Centro Library Manager, Aníbal Arocho, as they discuss the groundbreaking PBS series executive produced and hosted by Humberto Cintrón, Realidades. Realidades … Continued
Join us on Saturday, April 9th, 2022 at 4:30 PM EST for an Afternoon Tertulia Casa Pueblo at The Clemente. We’ll be joined by Centro Research Associates Jennifer Hinojosa Pueblo in discussing community self management and the importance of protecting natural and cultural resources. This event will be streamed on The Clemente’s platforms as well … Continued
Catch Centro at the 35th Annual Loisaida Festival! After a 2 year hiatus, the festival is back on with this years theme of “Taking it back to our streets! – ¡Regresando a nuestras calles!”, highlighting the return of the festivities to Avenue C – renamed Loisaida Ave. in 1987. This conic community celebration will bring … Continued