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Oral history interview with Ricardo E. Alegria, 1997 October 25- November 1

Alegría, Ricardo E., 1921-2011

Historian, Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Educator

Overview

Collection Information

Size: 4 video cassettes (Betacam)

4 video files (1 hr., 42 min) digital, mov

Format: Originaly recorded on 4 beat videocassettes.

Summary: An interview of Ricardo E. Alegría conducted 1997 October 25- November 1, by Luis Cancel, for the Archives of American Art's Puerto Rican Artists Video Project.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ricardo E. Alegría (1921-2011) was an anthropologist, historian, and educator in Puerto Rico. He founded the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña and the Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe. Luis R. Cancel is an artist, arts administrator, and public servant.

Provenance

Other artists interviewed includ Felix Rodríquez Báez, Myrna Báez, Edna Coll, Delta Bravo de Picó, Lorenzo Homar, Antonio Maldonado, Antonio Martorell, Noemi Ruíz, and José A. Torres Martino

Language Note

Interview is in Spanish.

Funding

Funding for this interview was provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Latino Pool Fund.

How to Use This Collection

This interview is not transcribed. The video recording is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Ricardo E. Alegria, 1997 October 25- November 1. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.