A Preliminary Guide to Historical Records Sources On Latinos In New York State
New York State Repositories
M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives
- University Archives
Fuerza Latina Records, 197996
Consists of administrative records, 198596; meeting minutes; budget reports; welcome letters; planning and publicity related to Christmas Balls, 198594; programs and flyers, 197995; La Voz newsletters, 199097; and information regarding the Northeastern Latino Collegiate Conference, 1994. The group was founded in 1970, its mission to provide leadership and representation for the Latino student population at the University.
- Archives of Public Affairs and Policy
Correctional Association Of New York State Records, 18441988
11 reels of microfilm or 42 ft. (APAP-14)
Includes microfilm of the printed annual reports, 18441979; scrapbook, ca. 1915; Board of Directors' files, 196288; subject files, 196280; and prison visit reports, 1974-1980. Founded in 1844 as the Prison Association of New York, the group is interested in all aspects of corrections in the state; specifically, it works toward a more balanced criminal justice system and improved jail and prison conditions.
The collection contains a large number of letters written by prisoners, some of whom were Latino, ca. 1965-85 (bulk 1975-85). Most of the letters written by Latino prisoners concern issues of concern to all prisoners: prison conditions, vocational and academic education, parole hearings, family problems, and efforts to find employment and housing after release. However, a few of the letters discuss ethnic tensions within the prison population or between inmates and prison employees, shortages of Spanish-language reading material and classes, and lack of classes designed to increase fluency in English.
- State University of New York College at Fredonia.
Folklore and Popular Culture of Ethnic Groups Western New York in Public School Education, 1978-1979.
This project was supported by the Ethnic Heritage Studies Program. Contains: Lesson Plans an 87 page series of curriculum units for intercultural education and Dunkirk Ethnic Traditions a 60 minute 3/4" color U-matic tape featuring ethnic traditions observed in Dunkirk by representatives of four ethnic groups.
Subject: Intercultural education Puerto Ricans -- New York (State) -- Dunkirk. Dunkirk (N.Y.) -- Ethnic groups.
Topics: ed, so
Archives, Library/Media Center
P.O. Box 229
Old Westbury, NY 11568
- State University of New York/College at Old Westbury.
65 cubic ft. Includes photocopies and printed material.
The State University of New York College at Old Westbury was founded in 1965; classes began in 1968 at the Planting Fields estate in Oyster Bay, L.I. In 1971, the College moved to the campus in Old Westbury, formerly the estate of F. Ambrose Clark. The College is known for its innovative curriculum, procedures, and academic policies, as well as for having the highest minority enrollment in the SUNY system. Abstract: Records of the administration, deans, faculty, library, student groups, and various departments at SUNY Old Westbury.
Records of student groups include those of the Women's Caucus, the Afrikan [sic] People's Organization, Alianza Latina, and social and fraternal groups. There are campus plans and maps, including plans, drawings and specifications for the library; catalogs, class schedules, curricula, and syllabi; college calendars, telephone directories, yearbooks, and handbooks; programs, posters, fliers and ephemera from student strikes, demonstrations and protests, as well as from lectures, concerts, recitals, and other events; publications of students and faculty including newspapers, reviews, and literary magazines; speeches by faculty members and a bibliography of faculty publications; histories of the college; articles, reports, studies, minutes, and administrative records of the college while at the Planting Fields estate; evaluations by the Middle States Association and self-evaluation reports; material about The Feminist Press; and records relating to financial aid, grants, affirmative action programs, and disabled students.