January 27, 2022

Newspapers: Columbia University Rare Book & Manuscript Library Acquires El Diario Photo Archive

From Columbia University:

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services’ Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML) is pleased to announce the acquisition of the photo archive of El Diario La Prensa, the nation’s oldest continuously publishing Spanish-language newspaper.

The collection, which dates from the 1960’s and includes over 5,000 photographs, documents the lives of New York City’s Latino population, their struggles and their contributions to the city and its culture.


The collection includes photos of entertainers, politicians, community events, parades, protests, and sporting events: Mayor David Dinkins at the 1990 Puerto Rican Day parade, children at a Three Kings Day celebration in East Harlem, Fernando Ferrer campaigning for Bronx borough president in 1986, and Tito Puente playing the timbales on Sesame Street with Elmo, among many others.

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