A Preliminary Guide to Historical Records Sources On Latinos In New York State
New York State Repositories
St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery
131 East 10th St.
New York, NY 10003
- Community Documentation Workshop. St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery
(New York, N.Y.).
.5 cubic ft.
Founded 1975. The Workshop tapes, transcribes, and publishes oral histories of residents of Manhattan's Lower East Side, and exhibits some material. The project is designed to encourage people in the community to see themselves as a part of history and active bearers of that history. Founder and director is Arthur Tobier.
Publications based on the work done by the Community Documentation Workshop. Primarily oral histories of residents of the Lower East Side. Ethnic background of the participants are Puerto Rican, Russian Jewish, Polish, and Japanese. Also, invitation to exhibit openings and official statement of purpose of the Workshop.
- David Allen Garcia, 1944-
Papers , 1969-1986.
1 cubic ft.
Priest in Charge of St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery, 1971-1974, and its rector, 1974 to the present.
Garcia's papers consist of correspondence regarding his ordination to the priesthood and texts of the ceremony of his ordination and marriage, 1970. Material pertaining to Garcia's community work in the Lower East Side of Manhattan with the community school board; and publicity, printed matter, and other material relating to the case of imprisoned Puerto Rican militant Carlos Feliciano who was accused of several bombing attempts in New York City, 1970-1971. Garcia's letters on his behalf are included. Papers on Garcia's role in establishing a law library and library on black and Puerto Rican culture at the Bronx House of Detention, 1971-1972. Administrative records of St. Mark's Church consist of flow charts, staff reports, administrative reports, and report of St. Mark's Church Hispanic Ministry. Also, a newsletter of the Community Service Society of New York, a group dedicated to eliminating poverty in New York City, of which Garcia was the chairperson. In addition, printed material from the Committee for Puerto Rican Decolonization, on which he served, early 1970s. Also, correspondence, minutes, articles, reports, news clippings, and text of a speech he gave about racism and political repression in America.
Some material accessible only to seminarians, authorized biographers and researchers, and family members. Partial item list.
- Allen, J. C. Michael (Jay Cooke Michael), 1927-
0.5 cubic ft.
Rector of St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery from 1959 to 1970. Allen's papers include biographical information; proposals and administrative records about a project in which he was involved, Mobilization for Youth; correspondence with politicians and others about the community's needs; general correspondence; and funding for various Church arts projects. Also, correspondence regarding his involvement in the civil rights movement and reports about the Black and Brown Caucus comprised of black and Hispanic parishioners who demanded a greater participation in Church affairs. Reports about the Black and Puerto Rican Performing Arts Society and black arts in the streets.
Some material accessible only to seminarians, authorized biographers and researchers, and family members. Folder list.
1340 State Route 9
Lake George, NY 12845
Phone: (518) 761-6455
- Warren County
Public Records, 1813-1991
50 cu. ft.
The public records administered by the Warren County Clerk included census records (New York State and Federal), 1830-1925, which provide names, addresses, family and personal information, occupations, education, and economic status of residents of Warren County and its towns. Naturalization records, 1856-1956; also include declarations of intention, 1906-1956, and petitions, 1907-1955. Declarations of intention are particularly valuable, for they contain personal information about he birthplace of applicants, spouses name and birthplace, children, current address, physical description, port and date of entry, name of ship, and renunciation of allegiance to former state. Finally, of possible interest are certificates of incorporation, 1854-1991, providing financial information and the names of directors and officers for each business firm registered.
List of population groups includes Spanish, Mexicans, and South Americans.
Washington County Municipal Center
Fort Edward, NY 12828
Phone: (518) 746-2136
- Washington County Records, 1773-present
5,000 cu. ft.
Washington County records contain assessments, 1950-1981; census compendiums, 1841-1875 (census records, 1825-1925, are available at the Records Room of the Washington county Clerk); court records, 173- ; deeds, 1794-1948; election register, 1915-1966; indictments, 1782-1910; insolvent papers, 1795-1912; jury lists, 1783-1957; military enrollments and exemptions, 1917; muster rolls, 1864; oaths of office, 1848-1969; pension application, 1820-1931; peddlers licenses, 1896-1959; petitions for tavern licenses, 1857-1870; physicians diplomas, 1797-1844; register of architects, attorneys, dentists, engineers, nurses, osteopaths, and physicians and surgeons, 1879-1959; Supervisors proceedings, 1787- ; probate records, 1786-1900; wills, 1787-1903; Town minutes (on microfilm), 1771-192; and vital records, 1847-1849.
Of special interest to researchers seeking information on ethnic groups are naturalization records, 1794-1954, which include declarations of intention, petitions and affidavits, and final certifications. Some declarations of intention provide information on age, physical characteristics, lace and date of birth, foreign residence, and name of ship on which emigrated.
Also valuable are marriage certificates and licenses, 1907-1933, which list places of birth for the bride and groom, along with names of their parents.
List of population groups includes Spanish and Cubans.
New York, NY
- Young Men's Christian Association of Greater New York.
Historical collection, 1861-1971.
5.5 cubic ft.
Contains miscellaneous correspondence, primarily addressed to Edwin Booth, and H.M. Orne from Fletcher Brockman, 1911-1912, Myron Clark, 1902-1912, William Cooper, 1911-1912, L.L. Doggett, 1911-1912, Luther Gulick, 1902, Edwin F. See, 1906, John Sloane, 1912, Fred Smith, 1906-1912, James Stokes, 1912, G.A. Warburton, 1908-1912, Robert McBurney, 1875, 1891, and others involved in Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) activities. Also, letters to Cephus Brainerd on New York Obscene Literature Bill, 1868. Minutes of monthly Conference of Secretaries and Assistants of New York City YMCA, 1890-1901. Correspondence on such topics as Armenian Christian work, 1902, 1929; boxing, 1910-1911; labor relations; and World War II, 1940-1945. Brochures and pamphlets, including soldiers' hymnbook, 1861. Material relating to individual branches, including East Side, ca. 1890-1901, 1915-1916, Harlem, 1898-1906, Union, 1904-1905, German, 1897-1899, West Side, 1896-1904, Bowery, 1900-1905, Colored Men's, 1902, 1905, and Camp McAlister, 1955-1956. Also, miscellaneous reports on needs in Brooklyn, 1950, 1968, Harlem, 1962, >Puerto Rico, and Puerto Rican community in New York, 1952-1959, Westchester, 1963-1967, and Staten Island, 1960-1971. Clippings, 1963-1970. Material relating to Conference of Black and Non-White YMCA Laymen and Staff, 1868-1971.