The Elba Cabrera Papers


Title of collection or material

The Elba Cabrera Papers

Finding aid

Significant contributors

Creation dates

1924-2015 (bulk: circa 1970s-2014 )

Source institution

General notes

Pioneering advocate for Puerto Rican and Latino arts and culture, affectionately known as “La Madrina de las Artes.” Sister of activist Evelina Antonetty and library administrator Lillian López. Collection chronicles career with organizations including the Association of Hispanic Arts (AHA), Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, Center for the Media Arts, Hostos Community College, Bronx Council on the Arts and Girl Scouts of the USA, as well as her relationships with Puerto Rican and Latino artists, musicians and writers.

Content notes

Collection also contains biographical and personal information, and consists of correspondence, news clippings, publications, programs, artifacts, prints, posters, photographs, and audio and video recordings.



15 cubic feet


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