Ephemera collected primarily in New York City relating to Latino entertainment, especially music.
Scope and Contents:
The materials were collected by Vincent Livelli primarily in New York City. The collection dates from 1991 to 2006 and documents Latino entertainment including music, dance, theater, film and festivals. It is a valuable source of information about activities created for people who were interested in the Latino culture during this time. These materials were generally used for the duration of the event, and more than likely, were intended to be discarded later.
The collection is arranged into three series.
Series 1, Ephemera, 1994-2006, undated
Series 2, Scrapbook, 1991-1999
Series 3, Photographs. 1991-2006
Biographical / Historical:
Vincent Livelli, an Italian American collector of Latin music, was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1920. In the 1930s, Livelli heard the sounds of Spanish Harlem on the radio and immediately became hypnotized. He has dedicated his life to documenting the social and performance culture of Latinos in New York City.
This collection was donated by Vincent Livelli in 1999, 2001 and 2006.
The collection is open for research use. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves.
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.