Yale Ph.D. Students Gabriel Rivera Cotto and Ana G. Calderon joined the team of interns working in the Archivo General de Puerto Rico collections. Supported by the Yale Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity and Transnational Migration and professors Ramos Zayas, Anne Eller and Steven Pitti, the students will also be researching their own projects at the AGPR, BNPR and other repositories. Amanda Rivera will join the group in July. The team is working on organizing a collection created by Fomento Economico between the 1950s and 1990s. The factory-based files will be available for public use eventually, after the group produces a folder-level listing of the collection. The team continues to work under the skilled direction of archivist Pedro Roig.
Yale Joins June
Soon the team will move to working on the Departamento del Trabajo collection, a far larger and more challenging collection. They will also move to other collections as assigned by Director Hilda Ayala.