The Jesús Colón Papers, 1901-1974


Title of collection or material

The Jesús Colón Papers, 1901-1974

Finding aid

Significant contributors

Creation dates

1901-1974 (bulk dates: 1920-1970)

Source institution

General notes

The Jesús Colón Papers are a significant contribution to the study of Puerto Rican history and especially to the reconstruction of Puerto Rican community history in New York. They support research on such topics as organizational development, political participation among Puerto Ricans in New York, employment, discrimination, and the labor movement.

Content notes

There are letters, notes, drafts of published and unpublished works, reports, clippings, and photographs with a majority of the papers consisting of organizational records such as by-laws, minutes, membership lists, programs, and policy statements.



21.52 cubic feet


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