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Press Kit, The Latin American Spirit: Art and Artists in the United States 1920-1970 Exhibition

Collection Creator:
Casas, Mel, 1929-2014  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1989
Collection Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Mel Casas papers, 1963-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Mel Casas papers
Mel Casas papers / Series 4: Printed Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a954399d-4c63-4f51-8bff-f9330bfb278a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-casamel-ref24
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Pioneros : Puerto Ricans in New York City, 1896-1948 / Feĺix V. Matos-Rodríguez and Pedro Juan Hernández

Title:
Puerto Ricans in New York City, 1896-1948
Author:
Matos Rodríguez, Félix V. 1962-  Search this
Hernández, Pedro  Search this
Physical description:
128 p. : chiefly ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
2001
C2001
19th century
20th century
1865-1898
1898-1951
Topic:
Puerto Ricans--History  Search this
History  Search this
Ethnic relations  Search this
Call number:
F128.9.P85 M38 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_717627

Aloud : voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe / edited by Miguel Algarín and Bob Holman

Author:
Algarín, Miguel  Search this
Holman, Bob 1948-  Search this
Subject:
Nuyorican Poets Cafe  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 514 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1994
20th century
Topic:
Puerto Ricans--Poetry  Search this
American poetry--Puerto Rican authors  Search this
American poetry  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_479409

Manuel Quiles Films

Donor:
Wood, Priscilla  Search this
Quilles, Mario  Search this
Creator:
Quiles, Manuel, 1908-1989  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion pictures (visual works)
Home movies
Place:
Bronx (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
1944-1947
Summary:
Home movies documenting various events in a small, close-knit, South Bronx, New York community of Puerto Ricans who came to the mainland U.S. in the 1920s and 1930s. The films depict birthdays, weddings and Christmas celebrations.
Scope and Contents:
These films, created by Manuel Quiles, document a small community of Puerto Rican immigrants who arrived in the United States during the 1920s and 1930s. These Puerto Rican families were located mostly in the South Bronx, New York. The films contain footage of family gatherings and holiday celebrations, as well as family trips to the Bronx Zoo, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair, and Mexico.
Arrangement:
The collection is organized into one series that contains all films and videos. The original order of each reel of film was retained. The reels are organized chronologically.
Biographical / Historical:
Manuel Ismael Quiles (June 17, 1908 - October 1989) grew up in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, and moved with his family to the U.S. in the 1920s. Throughout his life, Quiles worked in a number of professions that allowed him to use his artistic talents. During the Depression he traveled to Chicago and joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, which sent him to Wyoming to work as a photographer for a newspaper. Later he returned to New York City and studied tool and die, machine, and patent model making at Gompers High School. After World War II, Quiles continued to pursue his artistic interests by working as a silk screen artist for a sign and showcase company. Later, he designed Spanish greeting cards and created labels for products sold in religious and botanical stores. Throughout his lifetime Quiles worked as a photographer, camera maker, silk screen artist, sculptor, locksmith, and wood carver. Eventually Manuel Quiles gained recognition as an artist through his relationship with Jay Johnson, the owner of America's Folk Heritage Gallery. Quiles began to sell and exhibit his work at Johnson's New York gallery. When working on his sculptures, Quiles relied on woodworking skills he learned as a child from his cousin, a cabinet maker in Puerto Rico. References to his art work can be found in both Jay Johnson's American Folk Art of the Twentieth Century and Carolyn Morrow Long's Spiritual Merchants: Religion, Magic, and Commerce.
Provenance:
Donated by Mario Quilles and Priscilla Q. Wood in 2001.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment. Unprotected films must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
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.
Topic:
Weddings  Search this
Christmas  Search this
Birthday parties  Search this
Puerto Ricans -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Home movies
Citation:
Manuel Quiles Films, 1944-1947, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0765
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Manuel Quiles Films
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82d173d0b-0965-4005-b83f-1cc34eca23f8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0765

Building a Latino civil rights movement : Puerto Ricans, African Americans, and the pursuit of racial justice in New York City / Sonia Song-Ha Lee

Author:
Lee, Sonia Song-Ha  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 332 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
2014
20th century
Topic:
Puerto Ricans--Civil rights--History  Search this
Puerto Ricans--Politics and government  Search this
Puerto Ricans--Social conditions  Search this
African Americans--Civil rights--History  Search this
African Americans--Politics and government  Search this
Civil rights movements--History  Search this
African Americans--Relations with Hispanic Americans  Search this
Ethnic relations  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1022531

Bengali Harlem and the lost histories of South Asian America Vivek Bald

Author:
Bald, Vivek,  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
History
Place:
United States
Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
South Asia
New York (State)
New York
Harlem
Date:
2012
20th century
20th Century
Topic:
South Asian Americans--History  Search this
South Asian Americans--Cultural assimilation  Search this
Muslims--History  Search this
Working class--History  Search this
SOCIAL SCIENCE--Anthropology--Cultural  Search this
SOCIAL SCIENCE--Discrimination & Race Relations  Search this
SOCIAL SCIENCE--Ethnic Studies--General  Search this
SOCIAL SCIENCE--Minority Studies  Search this
HISTORY  Search this
Emigration and immigration  Search this
Muslims  Search this
Race relations  Search this
South Asian Americans  Search this
Working class  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
E184.S69 B35 2012 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
Unlimited users
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1147757

Loisaida as urban laboratory Puerto Rican community activism in New York Timo Schrader

Author:
Schrader, Timo  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
History
Place:
New York (State)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.)
Lower East Side
Date:
2020
20th century
Topic:
City planning--Political aspects--History  Search this
Hispanic American neighborhoods--History  Search this
Puerto Ricans--Ethnic identity  Search this
Puerto Ricans--Social conditions  Search this
Puerto Ricans--Politics and government  Search this
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography  Search this
City planning--Political aspects  Search this
Ethnic relations  Search this
Hispanic American neighborhoods  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Call number:
F128.9.P85 S36 2020 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
1-user
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1147419

An ethnography of New Yorican mural communication / Mary Strong

Author:
Strong, Mary Clare  Search this
Physical description:
362 leaves : ill., maps
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1984
1981
1982
20th century
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Mural painting and decoration, Puerto Rican  Search this
Puerto Ricans in New York (N.Y.)  Search this
Puerto Rico in art  Search this
Street art  Search this
Call number:
ND2638.N5 S923 1981a
ND2638.N5S923 1981a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_187172

Puerto Rican voices in English : interviews with writers / Carmen Dolores Hernández

Author:
Hernández, Carmen Dolores 1942-  Search this
Physical description:
x, 251 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
United States
Date:
1997
20th century
Topic:
American literature--History and criticism--Theory, etc  Search this
Authors, Puerto Rican--Interviews  Search this
Puerto Ricans--Intellectual life  Search this
Puerto Ricans in literature  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_566489

East Harlem the post war years Leo Goldstein ; preface by Juan Gonzalez ; introduction by A.D. Coleman

Photographer:
Goldstein, Leo 1901-1972  Search this
Writer of preface:
González, Juan 1947-  Search this
Writer of introduction:
Coleman, A. D  Search this
Physical description:
159 pages chiefly illustrations 29 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Place:
East Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.)
New York (State)
New York
East Harlem
Date:
2019
20th century
Topic:
Manners and customs  Search this
Social life and customs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1115028

The Young Lords a radical history Johanna Fernández

Author:
Fernández, Johanna 1970-  Search this
Subject:
Young Lords (Organization) History  Search this
Physical description:
468 pages illustrations 25 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
New York (State)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
United States
Puerto Rico
Date:
2020
20th century
Topic:
Puerto Ricans--Politics and government  Search this
Community activists--History  Search this
Political activists--History  Search this
Puerto Ricans--Civil rights--History  Search this
Civil rights movements--History  Search this
Puerto Ricans--Social conditions  Search this
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century  Search this
Civil rights movements  Search this
Community activists  Search this
Ethnic relations  Search this
International relations--Public opinion  Search this
Political activists  Search this
Puerto Ricans--Civil rights  Search this
Social conditions  Search this
History  Search this
Relations  Search this
Public opinion  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1117806

Schomburg : the man who built a library / Carole Boston Weatherford ; illustrated by Eric Velasquez

Author:
Weatherford, Carole Boston 1956-  Search this
Illustrator:
Velasquez, Eric  Search this
Subject:
Schomburg, Arthur Alfonso 1874-1938  Search this
Schomburg Collection of Negro Literature and History  Search this
Physical description:
37 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Type:
Biography
Juvenile literature
Illustrations
Picture books
Biographies
Juvenile works
Paper case bindings
Illustrated case bindings
Book jackets
Place:
United States
New York (State)
New York
Puerto Ricans
Date:
2017
20th century
Topic:
African American historians  Search this
Historians  Search this
African American book collectors  Search this
Book collectors  Search this
Puerto Ricans  Search this
African Americans--Intellectual life  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Picture books for children  Search this
Illustrated children's books  Search this
Children's literature  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1102416

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