Puerto Rican Cultural Center collection

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This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

4 linear feet of material consisting of printed documents produced and published by the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, Chicago, including newspaper, flyers, programs and books. Photographs, ephemera, and memorabilia from the center are also included. Series III, Photographs, contains a selection of photographs of community murals hosted by the Puerto Rican Cultural Center.

Biographical Historical Note

Chicago's Puerto Rican and Latina/o community established the Juan Antonio Corretjer Puerto Rican Cultural Center in 1973 as a non-profit community based organization. The Puerto Rican Cultural Center was located on North Claremont Avenue in the West Town community area in Chicago before moving to its current location on West Division Street near Humboldt Park (in West Town).

Additional Notes

Digital files have been created for many of the items in this collection and can be found online at: www.uic.edu/depts/lib/prcc.