The Puerto Rico Archival Collaboration

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For the next three years, the Center for Latin American Studies will be collaborating with sister institutions in Puerto Rico to help them preserve and make accessible digitally important archival collections and periodical publications.

The Collaboration began in September 2021 and involved the Coleccion Puertorriqueña of the University of Puerto Rico Library, its Digital Collections held at the Coleccion Digital Puertorriqueña and the General Archive and National Library of the government's Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña.

These collections are valuable resources for researchers, including faculty based at Rutgers.

Rutgers will provide student workers and technical assistance to these institutions as they organize, microfilm and digitize important collections.  Puerto Rico's extended economic crisis, which began in 2005 and has not abated, has resulted in the loss of resources for these critical cultural institutions.

In the next months this project will highlight:

  • Emerging research projects that utilize materials from these institutions
  • The addition of new archives and components to this collaboration
  • On-site visits by Rutgers faculty and graduate students.
  • Local and Rutgers supported staff working in microfilming, indexing and scanning

For More information visit the Project Page for updates.