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About Voces

Mission Statement

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños) was founded in 1973. It is a university-based research institute whose mission is to preserve and to provide to the public, access to archival and library resources documenting the history and culture of Puerto Ricans.  For more information about Centro’s collections, contact Senior Archivist, Juan Hernandez at dhernand@hunter.cuny.edu

The Voces Collection

Centro’s online digital collection “Voces”, consists of interviews with Puerto Rican pioneers, community leaders, artist and garment workers. Centro continues to digitize and make publicly available their audio resources that they have amassed, since they began their audio collection efforts in 1982. 


Centro History

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies is a City University of New York institute located at Hunter College dedicated to the research of studying, sharing, and preserving the Puerto Rican experience in the United States.

Centro’s Library and Archive collection is composed of papers, periodicals, audiovisual materials, artwork, photographs and other ephemera. The contents contain matters legal, political and educational about the Puerto Rican Diaspora in New York City.

Visit the Centro Library and Archive, located at:

Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work

2180 Third Ave. (at 119th St.), New York, NY.

Pratt Institute’s School of Information and Library Science

This website was produced by graduate students enrolled in the Projects in Digital Archives course. The class is taught by Professor Anthony Cocciolo at Pratt Institute’s School for Information and Library Science, located in Manhattan, New York. This project took place during the spring and fall semesters in 2014.

Feel free to contact us at  info@centro.prattsils.org 


Terms of Use

The content and materials posted on this website comes from the Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos Library and Archive collection.
Information on the website is intended for educational purposes only and subject to the laws of the United States of America. 
No part of this website or any of its contents may be reproduced, copied, modified or adapted without prior written consent from Centro.


Image Credits

Most photographs are from Centro’s Archives and main website.