Puerto Rico Archival Collaboration

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Starting in March 2022, Professor Aldo Lauria-Santiago and the Center for Latin American Studies will be collaborating with sister institutions in Puerto Rico to help them preserve and make accessible important archival collections and periodical publications, in coordination with the research needs of a working group of faculty and graduate students who study Puerto Rico History.

The Collaborations involve the Coleccion Puertorriquena 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 Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña. 

The collaboration is actively recruiting partners (from foundations and professors who do research on Puerto Rico and the institutions that support their work) who can leverage research assistance resources for this project and their own archival goals.

If you would like to receive updates by email on the progress of these multiple projects including the Archival work, please join our email list.

Join us in the Summer of 2023?

The Archival Collaboration is looking for partners for the Summer of 2023. The 2022 summer program with students from Yale and Puerto Rico was a great success. The students organized and cataloged a massive collection of Fomento Economico documents plus worked on guides to other collections. Please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions about participation or read the call.

Check out our updates and photos page for more details or select other project pages below.

  • National Library Diaspora Book Donation Project

    The Puerto Rico Archival Collaboration of the Center for Latin American Studies is sponsoring an effort to organize the donation of all books on Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans authored by diaspora scholars.  So far the effort has yielded a dozens of donations.  The effort will continue through 2025 In a recent forum the Director of the Library and Archive, Hilda Ayala, acknowledged the need for these contributions and the importance of furthering connections between Puerto Rico and state-side... Read More
  • Historians of Puerto Rico Working Group

    As part of the Puerto Rico Archival Collaboration, more than forty historians of Puerto Rico have joined the CLAS-Sponsored History of Puerto Rico Working Group.  The group includes graduate students, faculty and retired faculty based both in Puerto Rico and the US.  We meet every 6 weeks to discuss published works as well as manuscripts from within the group. If interested pleaseThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., the group's coordinator. The workshop will sponsor a major conference on Puerto Rico's history in... Read More
  • Historical Research Resources in Puerto Rico Studies

    In an effort to bring together varied and constantly changing research resources for the study of Puerto Rico history and society, the Workshop on the History of Puerto Rico has created this list of highly specialized resources for researchers. The list includes guides as well as digitized archival collections.   The list will be updated frequently so please visit it regularly.  Send us suggestions for resources. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to Prof. Lauria Santiago for suggestions.  For regular updates please subscribe to... Read More
  • Specialized Bibliographies

    Proper formatting not guaranteed.  If you can't find any of the referenced items please let us know. More specialized bibliographies will be posted here.  If you have any questions please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   PDF Files Read More
  • Digital Bibliography of Historians of Puerto Rico

    This section provides an inventory of the publication work of the most senior and productive historians of Puerto Rico.  We will be updating constantly as we add authors and find and scan publications, or receive them directly from the authors.  Our goal is to locate and digitize the least available of their publications (edited collections, less accessible journals) in collaboration with the historians themselves  For notifications of updates to this page please sign up with this email list. Click... Read More
  • Student Research Blogs

    During the summer of 2022 students from Rutgers, Yale as well as various University of Puerto Rico graduates worked as research assistants organizing and cataloguing collections at the Archivo General de Puerto Rico. These are their blogs!       Amanda Rivera, American Studies, Yale University  Bridging Boricuas in the Constitution State: PRIDCO and Bridgeport, Connecticut Businesses in Puerto Rico, 1954-1992      More Coming soon. Read More
  • PRAC+CEI+PRSI Book Series

    The Libros Perdidos (Lost Books) series is a Collaboration between the Puerto Rico Archival Collaboration, the Centro de Estudios Iberoamericanos of the University of Puerto Rico, Arecibo and the Puerto Rican Studies Institute.  We will publish a new series of books on the history of Puerto Rico.  The book series will promote access to valuable but never published texts.  Books will be published as formatted books in PDF with the option of user-purchased on-demand printing. Read More