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Guide to the Frank Espada photographs and papers, 1946-2010 and undated, bulk 1975-2010

Frank Espada Photographs - Duke Digital
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Abstract

Political activist and documentary photographer of Puerto Rican extraction based in California.

Collection consists largely of photographic prints, contact sheets, proofs, and negatives, chiefly dating from the mid-1970s through 2010, relating to Espada's Puerto Rican Diaspora Documentary Project, his project work on indigenous Chamorro communities in Micronesia, primarily in Guam, Tinian, and Saipan, and his documentary work on HIV/AIDS outreach and education in San Francisco. The Puerto Rican Diaspora materials include over 100 oral history recordings. A smaller group of photographic and manuscript materials derive from Espada's participation in the Civil Rights Movement on behalf of voter registration and school desegregation in New York City, 1962-1970. Other materials include research files on documentary topics he was currently investigating; materials related to photography project exhibits; teaching materials from his photography courses; and other manuscript and printed materials from his career. Acquired by the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Espada, Frank, 1930-
Title
Frank Espada photographs and papers 1946-2010 and undated bulk 1975-2010
Language of Material
English
Extent
45.0 Linear Feet, Approx. 16,441 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The Frank Espada Papers and Photographs collection consists largely of photographic prints, contact sheets, proofs, and negatives, chiefly dating from the mid-1970s through 2010, relating to Espada's Puerto Rican Diaspora Documentary Project, his project work on indigenous Chamorro communities in Micronesia, primarily in Guam, Tinian, and Saipan, and his work documenting HIV/AIDS outreach and education in San Francisco. The largest body of materials, which includes photographs as well as manuscripts and recorded interviews, derives from Espada's work with the Puerto Rican communities which spanned several decades. A smaller group of materials, nineteen prints, associated contacts and negatives and several folders of documents, were created through Espada's activism in the Civil Rights Movement for voter registration and school desegregation in New York City from 1962-1970.

Other materials include research files on documentary topics he was currently investigating; materials used in preparation for his many photography project exhibits, large and small; teaching syllabi and notes from his photography courses; awards and memorabilia; and other manuscript and printed materials from his career in photography.

The photographic materials have been arranged in series according to format: Contact Sheets and Prints; Negatives; Loose Proofs; Manuscript Materials; Photographic Prints; and Audiovisual Materials. there is also an oversize materials grouping at the end of the collection.

Acquired by the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University.

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Contents of the Collection

Houses Frank Espada's contact sheets and proofs from his work on the Puerto Rican Diaspora Documentary Project, the Chamorro Documentary Project, and his projects documenting San Francisco's Youth Environment Study (YES) in 1989-1990, the Civil Rights Movement in 1964, along with other various small projects. These have been sorted into contact sheets and proofs, arranged by project and then by location or number, using a numbering scheme developed by Espada that reaches across his negatives and contact sheets.

Negatives have been removed to their own non-circulating boxes, beginning at Box 16.

These are not the only proofs present in the collection. There is also a series of Loose Proofs that have not been sleeved, but have been sorted by project. Refer to the Detailed Description for more information on that series.

In addition, a third series in the collection contains Prints from several of Espada's projects.

The photographs from the Puerto Rican Diaspora Documentary Project were taken in over 30 locations throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. They have been grouped according to location, using Espada's own numbering scheme to help connect negatives to contact sheets. Missing numbers have been noted below each heading. Most proofs have only a location or event designation, with no matching numbers accompanying the image. Locations including California, Milwaukee, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Washington, D.C. Most locations have sub-groups that are listed in greater detail below. Bulk dates from the project range from 1979-1981, with some as early as 1976.

Contact sheets, CA 1-32

Missing CA-16, 18, 19, 21, 24, 25, 30, 31.

Box 1
Proofs
Box 1
Contact sheets 1-12
Box 1
Proofs
Box 1
Contact sheets, CH 1-37

Missing CH 2, 7, 10, 24.

Box 1
Proofs
(1 of 2 folders)
Box 1
Proofs
(2 of 2 folders)
Box 2
Proofs
(2 folders)
Box 2
Prints

17 8.5x11 Black and White vintage prints.

Box 2

Scenes include Kona, Kohala, a macadamia farm, Kukuihaele, Honolulu, Shinko House (Honolulu), a Puerto Rican Softball League, Hilo, and Kalihi Valley.

Contact sheets, HI 1-39

Missing HI 28, 32, 25.

Box 2
Contact sheets, HI 40-71

Missing HI 44, 48, 52, 68.

Box 3
Kohala farmers
Box 3
Kona farmers
Box 3
Santos Caravalho
Box 3
Shinko House
Box 3
Johnny Matias
Box 3
Puerto Rican Softball League
Box 3
Various subjects
(1 of 2 folders)
Box 3
Various subjects
(2 of 2 folders)
Box 4
Contact sheets, 1-12
Box 4
Contact sheets, GL 1-15
Box 4
Contact sheets, NY 1-28
Box 4
Contact sheets, NY 134-140

Missing NY 135.

Box 4
Proofs
(1-2 of 4 folders)
Box 4
Proofs
(3-4 of 4 folders)
Box 5
Contact sheets, NY 29-37
Box 5
Proofs
Box 5
Contact sheets, NY 38-54
Box 5
Proofs
Box 5
Contact sheets, NY 55-67

Missing NY 62.

Box 6
Proofs
(3 folders)
Box 6
Contact sheets, NY 68-100
Box 6
Proofs
(3 folders)
Box 6
Contact sheets, NY 102-110, NY 141-156
Box 7
Proofs
(3 folders)
Box 7
Contact sheets, NY 111-118
Box 7
Contact sheets, NY 119-132
Box 7
Proofs
Box 7
Contact sheets, PRD 20, 22-25
Box 8

Includes Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading, Avondale, and Kennett Square.

Contact sheets, PA 1-32

Missing PA 10.

Box 8
Contact sheets, PA 33-65

Missing PA 53-58, 61, 63.

Box 8
Contact sheets, PA 66-88

Missing PA 71, 73, 83.

Box 8
Contact sheets, PRD 1-6
Box 8
Contact sheets, 7-47

Excluding 12, 13, 20, 22-25, 42.

Box 8
Contact sheets, 49-75

Missing 50, 74.

Box 8
Contact sheets, 76-95
Box 8
Contact sheets, 1-25
Box 9
Contact sheets, 2-49

Missing 1, 7, 16, 29.

Box 9
Contact sheets, 50-92
Box 9
Proofs
(1-3 of 8 folders)
Box 9
Proofs
(4-8 of 8 folders)
Box 10
Contact sheets, PRLD 1-10, 17-36, 2C, 5C-10C
Box 11
Contact sheets, DC 1-34
Box 11

This subseries includes contact sheets, proofs, and some prints for a range of smaller projects undertaken by Espada, including his photography from the Civil Rights movement and voter registration in New York, 1962-1970, and the HIV/AIDS crisis in San Francisco.

Contact sheets, C/S 1-6, 13, 14
Box 11
5x7 proofs
Box 11
Contact sheets, C/S 10-12, 15-20
Box 11
5x7 prints
Box 11
Contact sheets, CR 1-33

Missing CR 5.

Box 11
Proofs
Box 11
Contact sheets, 1-26

Missing 10, 11, 13-17, 20, 23.

Box 11
Contact sheets, OSY 1-38
Box 12
Proofs
Box 12
Contact sheets, unnumbered
Box 12
8x10 prints
Box 12
Contact sheets, 1-30
Box 12
Contact sheets, 4-16
Box 12
Contact sheets, 1-12

Missing Number 7.

Box 12
Contact sheets, SRO 1-18

Missing SRO 4.

Box 12
5x7 inch proofs
Box 12
Contact sheets, 1-6
Box 13
Proofs
Box 13
Contact sheets, 1-44

Missing Number 6.

Box 13
Contact sheets, 45-96

Missing Numbers 51, 53, 73, 79-83, 85

Box 13
Contact sheets, 1-6
Box 13
Proofs, 1990-1992
Box 13
Prints, 8x10 inches, 1990
(42 items)
Box 13

Contact sheets and proofs from Espada's documentary project on the indigenous Chamorro people, focusing on Micronesia, primarily Guam, Tinian, and Saipan, 1990. Also includes a set of several hundred images on contact sheets, taken during a festival in support of Chamorro people, held in Vallejo, California in 1989.

Contact sheets, 1-10
Box 14
Contact sheets, 1-50

Missing Numbers 29-32.

Box 14
Contact sheets, 51-99

Missing Numbers 90-96.

Box 14
Contact sheets, 100-144
Box 14
Contact sheets, 145-192

Missing 153, 157, 167, 186-188.

Box 14
Micronesia Proofs
(4 folders)
Box 15

Arrangement parallels the arrangement of the contact sheets and proofs of the Puerto Rican Diaspora Documentary Project, the Other Projects, and the Chamorro Documentary Project subseries.

Original negatives are restricted to access and have been removed into non-circulating boxes for preservation purposes.

California, 1981: CA 1-32

Missing CA 3, 6, 16, 18-21, 24, 25, 30, 31.

Box 16
Dia de San Juan, Cabrillo Beach, CA, 1976: 1-12
Box 16
Chicago, 1982: CH 1-37

Missing CH 2, 7, 10, 24.

Box 16
Hawaii, 1981: HI 1-39

Missing HI 10, 35.

Box 16
Hawaii, 1981: HI 40-70

Missing HI 48, 52, 64, 68, 71.

Box 16
Milwaukee, 1983: 1-12
Box 16
Vineland and Glassboro, New Jersey, 1981: GL 1-16

Missing GL 5.

Box 16
New York-Ballet Hispanico, 1981: NY 1-28
Box 16
New York-Ballet Hispanico, 1981: NY 134-138

Missing 135, 139, 140.

Box 16
New York-Puerto Rican Travelling Theatre, 1981: NY 29-37
Box 17
New York-Museo del Barrio, 1981: NY 38-54
Box 17
New York-East Harlem Music School, 1980-1981: NY 55-67

Missing NY 62.

Box 17
New York-PROMESA, 1980-1981: NY 68-100
Box 17
New York-Manhattan Valley, 1981: NY 102-110 and NY 141-156

Missing 105, 142, 146, 148, 149.

Box 17
New York-Boricua College, 1989: NY 112-118

Missing NY 117.

Box 17
New York-United Bronx Parents, 1981: NY 119-133
Box 17
Pennsylvania: Harrisburg and Lancaster, 1979: PRD 20, 22-25
Box 17
Pennsylvania, 1981: PA 1-29

Missing PA 10.

Box 17
Pennsylvania, 1981: PA 30-88

Missing PA 40, 53-58, 61, 63, 71, 73, 83.

Box 17
Planning Grant, 1979: PRD 1-6
Box 18
Planning Grant, 1979-1980: PRD 8-43

Excluding PRD 7, 12, 13, 20, 22-25, 27, 42, 43.

Box 18
Planning Grant, 1979-1980: PRD 44-95

Missing PRD 48, 50, 55, 72-75, 77, 79, 81, 84, 90, 91.

Box 18
El Puente Documentary, 1984: 1-25
Box 18
Puerto Rico-Returning Migrants, 1981: 2-49

Missing 14, 16, 26.

Box 18
Puerto Rico-Returning Migrants, 1981: 50-92

Missing 55, 66, 86, 87.

Box 18
Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund, 1982: PRLD 1-10, 17-36, 2C, 5C-10C
Box 18
Washington, DC, 1982: DC 1-34
Box 18
Joey Benko: C/S 1-6, 13, 14
Box 19
Garrett Humphrey and Family: C/S 10-12, 15-20
Box 19
Civil Rights: CR 1-33

Missing CR 1-3, 8, 9, 13, 16, 26, 27.

Box 19
ISH Campaign and Food Service: 1-26

Missing Numbers 11, 12.

Box 19
O.S.Y. Youth Project: OSY 1-38

Missing OSY 4, 11, 15, 22, 23.

Box 19
Real Alternatives Program (RAP): 1-30
Box 19
Solivan's Campaign: 1-12
Box 19
SRO Project: SRO 1-18

Missing SRO 4.

Box 19
YES-Sex for Crack: 1-6
Box 20
YES-HIV/AIDS Prevention: 1-45

Missing Numbers 6, 40.

Box 20
YES-HIV/AIDS Prevention: 46-97

Missing 51, 53, 73, 80-82, 85.

Box 20
Chamorro Festival, Vallejo, California, 1989 July: 1-10
Box 20
Micronesia, 1990: 1-50
Box 20
Micronesia, 1990: 51-118
Box 20
Micronesia, 1990: 119-192
Box 20

Along with the sleeved proofs that have been filed with the contact sheets in the Contact Sheets and Proofs series (above), the collection contains thousands of loose proofs that are sorted by event or location, but have not been matched to a contact sheet or negative. This series includes proofs from the Puerto Rican Diaspora and the Chamorro Documentary projects, as well as miscellaneous, unlabelled proofs.

Proofs have been sorted by project and location, and any accompanying information has been transcribed below. Each box contains smaller shoebox-style boxes of proofs, so container types are designated as 21.1, 21.2, and so on, to distinguish between the smaller boxes held within the larger containers.

At a friend's house
Box 21.1
Documentation of Funeral of Ricardo Bordaleo, Former Governor of Guam, who committed suicide on February 1, 1990
Box 21.1
Agaña, Japanese town, 1990
Box 21.1
Japanese baseball players: training in Guam
Box 21.1
Loling's family at Geri's
Box 21.1
Loling's class
Box 21.1
Miscellaneous
Box 21.1
Saipan Party
(68 proofs)
Box 21.1
Saipan Citizens Program
Box 21.1
Boston, 1980
Box 21.1
Nick Arana, Boston, 1980
Box 21.1
Raquel Ortiz, La Plaza, Boston, 1980
Box 21.1
Los Angeles, Cabrillo, San Francisco, Oakland, 1981
Box 21.1
Los Angeles, Cabrillo, San Francisco, Oakland, 1981
Box 21.2
Oakland, 1980
Box 21.2
Argunzoni, Los Angeles
Box 21.2
Doña Lila, Oakland, 1981
Box 21.2
San Francisco, 1980
Box 21.2
Edelmiro Huertas, San Francisco Pionero, May 1981
Box 21.2
O.S.Y. Project, San Francisco, 1986
Box 21.2
Real Alternatives Program, San Francisco, 1986
Box 21.2
Tom Chevere, San Francisco, 1981
Box 21.2
Chicago, 1982
Box 21.2
Cha-Cha Jimenez, Chicago, 1980
Box 21.2
Cleveland
Box 21.2
Hartford Centro
Box 21.3
Eugenio Caro, Hartford, 1981
Box 21.3
Savage N., Hartford, 1981
Box 21.3
Hawaii, 1980
Box 21.3
The Hawaiian Experience, 1980-1981
Box 21.3
The Hawaiian Experience, 1980-1981
Box 21.4
Hawaii, 1980-1981
Box 21.4
Lorain O., 1980
Box 21.4
Milwaukee, 1980
Box 21.4
ACLU Farmworkers Project (CATA), Glassboro, 1981
Box 21.4
CATA, Glassboro-Vineland, 1981
(125 proofs)
Box 21.4
Eladio el Gallito, Jersey City, 1980
Box 21.4
Jersey City, Newark
Box 21.4
Ballet Hispanico
(175 proofs)
Box 21.5
Ballet Hispanico, 1981
(175 proofs)
Box 21.5
Ballet Hispanico, 1981
Box 21.5
Graduation, Boricua College, 1974
Box 21.5
Boricua College, 1980
(200 prints)
Box 21.5
Boricua College, 1980
(100 prints)
Box 21.5
Boricua College, 1980
Box 21.5
Political campaign, Latin Belly, South Bronx, 1975
(175 proofs)
Box 21.5
Food Service Company, South Bronx, 1982
Box 22.6
Political campaign, Bronx, 1982
Box 22.6
Johnny Colon, East Harlem Free Music School, 1980
Box 22.6
Manhattan Valley
Box 22.6
Manhattan Valley, 1981
(225 proofs)
Box 22.6
Museo del Barrio, 3 Kings Day Parade, East Harlem
Box 22.6
Museo del Barrio, 3 Kings Day Parade, East Harlem, 1981 January 6
Box 22.6
Puerto Rican Travelling Theatre, 1980
(60 proofs)
Box 22.6
United Bronx Parents, MLK Memorial, Bronx, 1980
(175 proofs)
Box 22.6
PROMESA, South Bronx, 1974
(775 proofs)
Box 22.7
Flower nursery, Avondale, 1981
Box 22.7
Nursery, Avondale
Box 22.7
Drug abuse prevention, Centro de Vida, Harrisburg, 1981
Box 22.7
Grupo folklorico, Centro de Vida, Harrisburg, 1981
Box 22.7
Grupo folklorico, Harrisburg, 1981
Box 22.7
English class, Centro de Vida, Harrisburg, 1981
Box 22.7
English as a second language, Harrisburg, 1981
Box 22.8
ESL program, Centro de Vida, Harrisburg
Box 22.8
ESL program, Centro de Vida, Harrisburg, 1981
Box 22.8
ESL Program, Harrisburg, 1981
Box 22.8
Kennett Square
Box 22.8
Angel Hernandez, Mushroom worker, Kennett Square
Box 22.8
Mushrooms, Kennett Square, 1981
Box 22.8
Mushroom workers, Kennett Square
Box 22.8
Skills training, Lancaster, 1980
Box 22.8
Bilingual class, Reading, 1980
Box 22.8
Bilingual program, Reading, 1980
Box 22.8
Bilingual program, Reading, 1981
Box 22.8
The Clock Lesson, Reading
Box 23.9
1979-1980
(700 proofs)
Box 23.9
1981
Box 23.9
Returned Migrants
(725 proofs)
Box 23.9
Returned Migrants
Box 23.10
Hispanic Festival
Box 23.10
Hispanic Festival
(200 proofs)
Box 23.10
Hispanic Festival, 1982
(75 proofs)
Box 23.10
Solidarity, 1981
Box 23.10
Solidarity demonstration, 1981
(100 proofs)
Box 23.10
Solidarity demonstration, 1981
(175 proofs)
Box 23.11
Various loose proofs
(900 items)
Box 23.11

Espada's teaching career is documented in this series, which includes re-foldered class binders as well as evaluations, class rosters, handouts, and other course materials about photography. Original folder titles have been retained in most cases.

Another large sub-series includes materials from the preparations and edits for Espada's book, The Puerto Rican Diaspora: Themes in the Survival of a People, which was published in 2006.

The supporting documentation for the Puerto Rican Diaspora Documentary Project offers insight into the work done by Espada to win the grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as the work he completed during the grant period through site visits, newsletters, and reports. Several folders relate to interviews, including some summaries, quotes, and transcripts. The audiocassette tapes for these interviews are a separate series in the collection. Another component of this subseries is the exhibit preparation and logistics: the project was exhibited in 45 venues over a 15 year period. Finally, there is third-party supporting documentation about Puerto Rico and the various communities highlighted by Espada in the project.

The Chamorro Documentary Project materials, dating 1989-1990, include information about the different locations photographed by Espada, as well as notebooks and exhibit materials.

The remainder of the series includes some supporting documentation about some of Espada's other projects, including HIV/AIDS outreach, Civil Rights, and the Real Alternatives Program. Other materials honor Espada, including some city proclamations.

Documentary Portraiture, slides, 1990
Box 24
Advanced Photography, at the U.C. Berkeley Extension School, Fall 1997
Box 24
Advanced Documentary Projects, at the Academy of Art College, Spring 1994
Box 24
Advanced Black and White Photography, at the U.C. Berkeley Extension School, Fall 1989
Box 24
The Photo Essay workshop, 2005
Box 24
Making Excellent Negatives workshop, 2002
Box 24
Aesthetics seminar and workshop, Fall 1998
Box 24
Street Photography workshop, 2005
Box 24
Black and White Darkroom Technique, at the U.C. Berkeley Extension School, Spring 1989
Box 24
Advanced Black and White Photography, at the U.C. Berkeley Extension School, Fall 1990
Box 24
Aesthetics and Ethics seminars, May-June 1991
Box 24
Black and White Darkroom Technique, at the U.C. Berkeley Extension School, Spring 1994
Box 25
The Photo Essay, at the Academy of Art College, Spring 1996
Box 25
Advanced Black and White Photography, at the U.C. Berkeley Extension School, Fall 1991
Box 25
Fine Print workshop, July 1995
Box 25
Advanced Printing, at the Academy of Art College, Spring 2000
Box 25
Advanced Class, July 1992
Box 25
Aesthetics seminar
Box 25
Evaluations, 2000
Box 25
Rosters
Box 25
Seminar questionnaires, at the U.C. Berkeley Extension School, Fall 2003
Box 25
Art of the Fine Print roster, Summer 1996
Box 25
Advanced Printing, Academy of Art College, Summer 1996
Box 25
Aesthetics seminar, Spring 1997
Box 25
Aesthetics, Spring 1998
Box 25
Questionnaires, Art of the Fine Print, Spring 1995
Box 25
Seminar general
Box 25
Quotes
Box 25
Aesthetics seminar, 5th session handouts
Box 25
On Wholeness, etc., 5th session handouts
Box 25
Evaluations
Box 25
Negatives worksheet handouts
Box 25
Art of the Fine Print, U.C. Berkeley Extension School, Spring 1997
Box 25
Art of the Fine Print
Box 25
Making Excellent Negatives
Box 25
Looking at Photographs
Box 25
Cartier-Bresson Profile
Box 25
Art of the Fine Print, Spring 1996
Box 25
Advanced Class roster, Fall 1995
Box 25
Aesthetics workshop, Fall 1997
Box 25
Art of the Fine Print roster, Spring 1995
Box 25
Aesthetics
Box 25
The Photo Essay
Box 25
Documentary Portraiture
Box 25
Photo Essay, Fall 2005
(2 folders)
Box 25
Emails, 2004
Box 25
Photo Essay
Box 25
Advanced seminar, 2003
Box 25
Art Statement, 1996
Box 25
Portfolio Development worksheet mailing, April 2001
Box 25
Documentary Portrait advisories
Box 25
Independent Study, Spring 1997
Box 25
Photo Essay advisories, 1995
Box 25
Aesthetics and Ethics
Box 25
Academy of Art College model syllabus, etc., 1997
Box 25
Captions, 2006
Box 25
Textual pieces
Box 25
Pagination
Box 25
Changes to book layout, July 2006
Box 25
Copy edits from Martin, November 2006
Box 25
Documents sent to Martin for review, November 2006
Box 25
Edited copy, 14 November 2006
Box 25
Paste-ups
Box 25
Book design
Box 25
Book dummy
Box 25
Copies of text materials
Box 25
Text for book
Box 25
Puerto Rico statistics
Box 25
Some Diaspora documentary quotes from interviews
Box 25
Seven interview narratives
Box 25
Working notes for book
Box 25
Galleys
Box 25
Notebook
Box 25
Grant advisory committee, 1979
Box 26
Grant concept and working papers, 1979
Box 26
Grant site folder, Midwest, 1979-1980
Box 26
Grant first advisory committee meeting, 1979
Box 26
Letter awarding grant, 1980
Box 26
National Board of Advisors, memos, 1981-1982
(2 folders)
Box 26
Correspondence, 1979-1982
(8 folders)
Box 26
Letters-Academic Humanists
(2 folders)
Box 26
Boston, 1980
Box 26
Connecticut
(3 folders)
Box 26
Pennsylvania, 1981
Box 26
Puerto Rico
Box 26
1980 and undated
(3 folders)
Box 26
1981
Box 26
Hawaiian Experience essays, undated
(2 folders)
Box 26
Transcripts, 1981
Box 26
Mushroom workers, 1981
(2 folders)
Box 26
Summaries
(4 folders)
Box 26
Quotes, 1988
Box 26
Narratives, 1980
Box 26
Interviews' drafts, 1981
Box 26
Log of images, 2006
Box 26
Captions
(4 folders)
Box 26
Quotes
Box 26
Text
Box 26
Who am I? article by Espada, 1982
Box 26
Boricua College 10th Anniversary Report, 1984
Box 26
Exhibit announcements, 1985
(3 folders)
Box 26
Left Curve article, 1987
Box 26
Exhibits list and site sponsors
Box 26
Exhibits, 1993-2007
(3 folders)
Box 26
Various correspondence, 1992-2010
Box 26
Mounted captions and quotes from exhibits
Box 34
Tecolate article, 2007
Box 26
Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund brochure, undated
Box 26
Drug abuse prevention materials, 1970s
Box 26
PROMESA publications, 1984 and undated
Box 26
Voices of Protest: The Other Underclass, 1989
Box 26
Poverty Project proposal, 1991
Box 26
Dos milliones abandonados draft
Box 26
Puerto Rico statistics
Box 26
Housing Development and Neighborhood Preservation report, San Francisco, 1989
Box 26
Documentary correspondence, 1989-1990
Box 27
Expense report, July 1990
Box 27
Copy-captions, introductions, sections, 1990
Box 27
Research re: Guam
(2 folders)
Box 27
Micronesia, 1990
Box 27
Exhibit log, July 1990
Box 27
Photo notebook, 1989-1990
Box 27
Exhibit brochure
Box 27
Letter from Loling, also known as Laura Marie Toures Souder, 1990 May
Box 27
School boycotts 1964, 2008
Box 27
Manny, 1965
Box 27
National Civil Rights Museum
Box 27
AIDS Education for youth
Box 27
HIV/AIDS outreach: Mid-city project log, 1989-1990
Box 27
HIV/AIDS outreach: Society article with Espada's photographs, 1990
Box 27
HIV/AIDS outreach: YES manual for outreach to drug users, 1991
Box 27
Real Alternatives Program (RAP) School, 1986
Box 27
Quest International report and position paper, 1985-1987
Box 28
Faces of the Sixties pamphlets, 1988
Box 28
Clippings: exhibits, news, materials about Frank Espada, 1969-1990 and undated
(5 folders)
Box 28
Proclamations honoring the Puerto Rican Diaspora Documentary Project and its exhibits, 1986-1991
Box 28
What Democracy Means to Me, by Espada, 1946
Box 28
Photographs of Espada, 1969-1977
(2 folders)
Box 28
Felicia Kornbluh's book and materials, Battle for Welfare Rights, 2004
Box 28
Lord is this a Psalm?, volume of poems by Jack Aguerros
Box 28
Hanging Loose (volume of poems and fiction), 1988
Box 28
Thank you notes to Espada, 1980-2010
Box 28
Testimonials, 1999-2003
Box 28
Essays by Martin Espada, 1998-2010 and undated
Box 28
Plaque: National Association of Puerto Rican Drug Abuse Programs Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1979
Box 28
Plaque: Special Recognition Award for Leadership and Commitment, to the National Association of Puerto Rican Drug Abuse Programs, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1979
Box 28

Approximately 335 large black-and-white gelatin silver prints, many matted and signed by Frank Espada. Most prints relate to the Puerto Rican Diaspora Documentary Project and contain portraits of Puerto Rican communities in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico itself. Other notable prints date from the Civil Rights Movement in 1963 and 1964, including voter registration drives, school boycotts, and the March on Washington; the Chamorro Documentary Project, with photographs from Guam in 1990; and Espada's documentation of HIV and drug use in San Francisco. Photographs include original descriptive titles.

Prints have been boxed by size, with photographs grouped within boxes as best as possible by content (Puerto Rican Diaspora project materials have been sub-grouped by location, if possible). Prints are listed by the size of the box, which closely reflects the size of the print (15x19 prints are within a 16x20 box, for example). Some prints were assigned a number by Espada as part of his internal documentation. These have been included when present on the print.

Voter Registration, 1964
(19 prints)
Box 29-30
New York: PROMESA
Box 31
New York: PROMESA
Box 32
Marilyn, The Tenderloin, San Francisco, 1990
Box 35
Pennsylvania: Kennett Square, 1981
Box 35
"Freedom in 63", Washington, DC, 1963
Box 35
Abuelita, The Cloisters, New York City, 1961
Box 35
East New York, Brooklyn, 1963
Box 35
Washington, DC, 1973
Box 35
New Jersey: Don Pedro, former migrant worker, Vineland, 1982 (Print 148)
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California: Salsa at Cabrillo Beach, San Juan Day Festival, 1976 (Print 254)
Box 36
Connecticut: David, Hartford, 1981
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Connecticut: Hartford, 1981
Box 36
Connecticut: Hartford, 1981
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Connecticut: Roberto Laboy, former gang member, Hartford, 1981 (Print 131)
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Connecticut: Comerio Restaurant, Park Street, Hartford, 1981 (Print 102)
Box 36
Stephanie, Tenderloin, San Francisco, 1990
Box 36
Stephanie, The Mission, San Francisco, 1990
Box 36
Doris, Transvestite, The Mission, San Francisco, 1991
Box 36
Felipe, The Tenderloin, San Francisco, 1990
Box 36
Gumercindo, Former Dock Worker/Organizer, San Francisco, 1981
Box 36
Outreach worker with clients, The Tenderloin, San Francisco, 1989
Box 36
Suzie, The Tenderloin, San Francisco, 1990 (signed by Espada)
Box 36
Tenderloin (AIDS Hotel), San Francisco, 1990
Box 36
Shirley Green, Fire Survivor, The Mission, 1990
Box 36
John Henry, San Francisco, 1990
Box 36
Kathy at Mission Safe House, 1990
Box 36
New York: Going to Puerto Rico for the first time, New York City, 1972 (Print 107)
Box 37
New York: Sandwich assembly line, food processing plant, South Bronx, 1981 (Print 105)
Box 37
New York: Students at Boricua College, a bilingual bi-cultural institution, Brooklyn, 1983 (Print 221)
Box 37
New York: Reading time in a bilingual classroom, East Harlem, 1982 (Print 121)
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Puerto Rico: 1982
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Puerto Rico: Ismael and Ana Aponte, returned migrants, after 30 years in Patterson, NJ, at their new home in Barrio Pasto Seco, Rio Piedras, 1981 (Print 39)
Box 37
Puerto Rico: Ismael Aponte, Jr., native of Patterson, NJ, son of returned migrants, at home in Barrio Pasto Seco, Las Piedras, 1981 (Print 12)
Box 37
Puerto Rico: Jeanette and Danny Martinez and family, returned migrants, Maunabo, 1981 (Print 124)
Box 37
East New York, Brooklyn, 1964
Box 37
East New York, 1964
Box 37
School Boycott, Brooklyn, 1964
Box 37
South Bronx, New York, 1974
Box 37
Woman and child in window, Brooklyn, New York, 1963
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Central Park, New York, 1960
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Rockaway Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 1954
Box 37
Washington, DC: Young man with Puerto Rico t-shirt, Solidarity Day demonstration, 1981 (Print 98)
Box 38
Wisconsin: Boxing program at Centro Unido, Milwaukee, 1983 (Print 218)
Box 38
Young man at March on Washington, 1963
Box 38
Saipan: Wood worker, 1990
Box 38
Undated, unlabeled
Box 38
Marilyn #2, The Tenderloin, San Francisco, 1990
Box 39
New York: East Harlem, 1981
Box 39
New York: Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 1984
Box 39
Pennsylvania: Welding Instructor, Lancaster, 1981
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East New York, Brooklyn, 1964
(2 prints)
Box 39
Malcolm X, Brooklyn, 1964
Box 39
Malcolm's Audience, Brooklyn, 1964
Box 39
Man by a fence, Washington, DC, 1975
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California: Sonny Arguinzoni, spiritual leader of Victory Temple, a Pentecostal congregation, with Bible students, Los Angeles, 1981 (Print 53)
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Connecticut: Hartford, 1981
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Connecticut: Couple on their stoop, Hartford, 1982 (Print 142)
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Connecticut: Angel, president of Young Nomads, Hartford, 1982 (Print 127)
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Connecticut: Angel and Lenny on Word Street, Hartford, 1982 (Print 167)
Box 40
Connecticut: Christ for Sale, Hartford, 1982 (Print 146)
(2 copies)
Box 40
Connecticut: Hartford, 1981
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Hawaii: Fans at Puerto Rican Softball League tournament, Honolulu, 1981 (Print 169)
Box 40
New York: Patrolman Carlos Gonzales, New York Police Dept., in locker room of 79th precinct station house, Brooklyn, 1982 (Print 119)
Box 40
New York: PROMESA, South Bronx, 1981
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New York: South Bronx, 1981
Box 40
New York: Homeless program resident at PROMESA, Bronx, 1983 (Print 244)
Box 40
New York: PROMESA, South Bronx, 1974
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New York: Doris at PROMESA, South Bronx, undated
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New York: Bilingual class, East Harlem, undated (Print 120)
Box 41
New York: Waiting for mediator at PROMESA, South Bronx, 1981
Box 41
New York: Ballet Hispanico, 1981 (Print 191)
Box 41
New York: Miriam Colon, 1982
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Pennsylvania: Cuco, outside fenced-in hardball court. "We fixed it up and they fenced us out," Harrisburg, 1979 (Print 184)
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Pennsylvania: Cuco and friend, Harrisburg, 1979 (Print 7)
Box 41
Pennsylvania: Kennett Square, 1981
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Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, 1982 (Print 214)
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Puerto Rico: Barrio Tokio, San Juan, 1980
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Puerto Rico: Rosa Santiago, returned migrant, after 16 years in Lorain, Ohio. Barrio la Pica, Maunabo, 1981 (Print 16)
Box 41
Puerto Rico: Avelino Reyes, returned migrant, with his cattle. Las Piedras, 1981 (Print 177)
Box 41
Washington DC: Puerto Rican "Home Town" contingent, Hispanic Festival, 1982
Box 41
March on Washington, 1963
Box 41
School boycott, during Malcolm X's speech, 1964
Box 41
Sister Theresa, Pentecostal service, East New York, Brooklyn, 1965 (Print 152)
Box 41
Maria, East New York, Brooklyn, 1965 (Print 188)
Box 41
Jose Acuna, community organizer, in building burned by arson, Manhattan, New York, 1981
Box 41
Death car (Rose!), Rochester, New York, 1974
Box 41
California: Pareja Tipica, celebrating San Juan Day, Cabrillo Beach, 1976 (Print 255)
Box 42
California: David Santiago, civic leader, chair of El Dia de San Juan Festival at Cabrillo Beach, 1981 (Print 44)
Box 42
California: Dona Lila Romero, early migrant (1926) to Arizona cotton fields, Oakland, 1981 (Print 24)
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California: San Francisco, undated (Print 248)
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California: Tommy Chevere, second generation, at his auto body repair shop, San Leondro, 1981 (Print 52)
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Connecticut: Bridgeport, undated
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Connecticut: Mercedes on her stoop, Word Street, Hartford, 1982 (Print 151)
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Connecticut: El Piraguero, Park Street, Hartford, 1982 (Print 203)
Box 42
Hawaii: Joe and Mina Velez, Big Island, 1981
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Hawaii: Blase Souza, second generation, historian of Puerto Rican experience in Hawaii, founder of Puerto Rican Heritage Society, Honolulu, 1981 (Print 62)
Box 42
Hawaii: 1980
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Hawaii: Santa Rochyuez, first generation Hawaiian-Puerto Rican, in front of her lava oven, Kukuihaele Plantation, 1981 (Print 173)
Box 42
Hawaii: Walter-Shinka house, a drug rehabilitation half-way house in Honolulu, 1981 (Print 91)
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Hawaii: Confessor Riviera, second generation Hawaiian-Puerto Rican, with experimental cutting on his farm, Kona Coast of the Big Island (Print 3)
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Massachusetts: Carlos Esteban, Puerto Rican ex-political prisoner in Chile, English teacher in community social program, Roxbury, 1979 (Print 49)
Box 42
New Jersey: Eladio Rodriguez, proprietor of El Gallito Restaurant, Jersey City, 1982 (Print 113)
Box 42
New York: Grace, resident at PROMESA, South Bronx, 1981 (Print 30)
Box 42
New York: Alberto, resident at PROMESA, South Bronx, 1981 (Print 31)
Box 42
Pennsylvania: Walton, mushroom worker organizer, Kennett Square, 1981
Box 42
New York: PROMESA, South Bronx, undated
Box 43
New York: Grace, resident of PROMESA, South Bronx, 1981 (duplicate of Print 30)
Box 43
New York: Miriam Colon, founder and director of Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, 1981 (Print 40)
Box 43
New York: Manhattan Valley, undated
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New York: Going to Puerto Rico for the first time, New York City (duplicate of Print 107)
Box 43
New York: Young boy with baby carriage, East New York, Brooklyn, 1965
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Ohio: Making a point: Meeting at the Spanish-American committee to discuss a meeting with the mayor, Cleveland, 1979 (Print 223)
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Pennsylvania: Gumercindo at mushroom farm, Kennett Square, 1981 (Print 59)
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Pennsylvania: Manuel and Hazel Molina. He is a native of Puerto Rico and a permanent worker at a mushroom farm; She is a self-described hill-billy, Kennett Square, 1981 (Print 75a)
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Pennsylvania: Marcelino Martinez, foreman at mushroom farm, Kennett Square, 1981 (Print 137)
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Pennsylvania: Kennett Square, 1981
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Pennsylvania: Angelita Inizarry, migrant agricultural worker, Kennett Square, 1981 (Print 57)
(2 copies)
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Puerto Rico: Angel Rosano, returned migrant, after a lifetime in the South Bronx, at home with her hens, Camuy, 1981 (Print 205)
Box 43
Puerto Rico: Destiny Crew, children of returned migrants, at their "hot corners" at Roman Power High School, Las Piedras, 1981 (Print 199)
Box 43
Puerto Rico: El Dueno de la Plaza, Humacao, 1981 (Print 101)
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Puerto Rico: Manuel Garcia, returned migrant and fourth generation fisherman, Luguillo, 1981 (Print 82)
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Unnamed, undated
Box 43
Voter Registration, Brownsville, Brooklyn, undated
Box 44
Piri Thomas, San Francisco, 1985
Box 44
John Santos, renowned musician and musicologist, San Francisco, 1980
Box 44
Michael at Thor Hotel, Mission Agenda, San Francisco, 1986
Box 44
The Mission, San Francisco, undated
Box 44
Tenderloin, San Francisco, 1990
Box 44
Tenderloin, San Francisco, 1990
Box 44
Connecticut: Hartford, 1981
(4 prints)
Box 44
Connecticut: Hartford, 1982
(5 prints)
Box 44
Connecticut: Hartford, undated
(3 prints)
Box 44
Connecticut: Savage nomads, Hartford, 1981
Box 44
Connecticut: Ricky Savage Nomad, Hartford, 1982
Box 44
Connecticut: Young nomads, Hartford, 1981
Box 44

Titles are from original descriptions.

Terry's Chamorro Food Counter, Guam, 1990
Box 45
"Cantan Chamorritas": singing group, Guam, 1990
Box 45
Lunch break under the trees, Guam, 1990
Box 45
Boy on bicycle in front of church, Guam, 1990
Box 45
Above ground cemetery, Guam, 1990
Box 45
Cathedral with statue in front, Guam, 1990
Box 45
Chicago: 1980
Box 45
New Jersey: Jersey City, 1981
Box 45
New Jersey: Newark, undated
Box 45
New York: East Harlem, 1974
(3 prints, one is in mat)
Box 45
New York: East Harlem, 1981
(2 prints)
Box 45
New York: Manhattan Valley, 1981
(2 prints)
Box 45
New York: Ballet Hispanico, 1981 [in mat]
Box 45
New York: Ballet Hispanico, 1982
Box 45
New York: Manhattan Valley, 1982
Box 45
New York: PROMESA, South Bronx, undated
(2 prints)
Box 45
New York: South Bronx
Box 46
New York: PROMESA, South Bronx
Box 46
Pennsylvania: Mushroom farm crew chief, Kennett Square, 1981
Box 46
Pennsylvania: Kennett Square, 1981
Box 46
Pennsylvania: Ricardo Molina, welding trainee, Lancaster, 1981 (Print 73)
Box 46
Pennsylvania: Margarita at bilingual class, Reading, 1982
Box 46
Puerto Rico: Las Piedras, undated
Box 46
Puerto Rico: Canary, 1981
Box 46
Puerto Rico: Juncos, 1981
Box 46
Washington DC: Hispanica Festival, 1983
Box 46
Washington DC: Hispanica Festival, 1982
(2 prints)
Box 46
Wisconsin: Milwaukee, 1980
Box 46
Chinese laundry, Blake Ave., East New York, 1964
Box 46
East New York, 1964
Box 46
Long Island City, 1964
Box 46
School boycott, Brooklyn, 1964
Box 46
Mr. Jackson, Brooklyn, 1963
Box 46
Pennsylvania: Cook's boy, mushroom farm, Kennett Square, 1981
Box 47
Hawaii: Nancy Ortiz, OAHV, 1980
Box 47
Hawaii: Santa Rochiguez, Big Island, 1980
Box 47
New York: Tomas Hernandez, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 1978
Box 47
New York: Miriam Colon, 1982
Box 47
Brooklyn, 1964
(11 prints)
Box 47

Titles are from original descriptions.

Naputi family sitting on bench, Guam, 1990
Box 48 Image CH-1
Nun and children (all children of ROTA), Guam, 1990
Box 48 Image CH-2
Children at desks, pretty girl leaning on desk, Guam, 1990
Box 48 Image CH-3
Loling with her class at Guam U, Guam, 1990
Box 48 Image CH-4
High school students in Guam (on steps), 1990
Box 48 Image CH-5
Senior citizens playing bridge, Guam, 1990
Box 48 Image CH-6
Young woman with cap, Guam, 1990
Box 48 Image CH-7
Politician with Panama hat and alligator shirt, Guam, 1990
Box 48 Image CH-8
High school girls' group sitting on floor, Guam, 1990
Box 48 Image CH-9
Poster girl (Stephanie), Guam, 1990
Box 48 Image CH-10
National Guard leader with sword, Guam, 1990
Box 48 Image CH-11
Sweetheart couple sitting with feet in river, Guam, 1990
Box 48 Image CH-12
Young boy with soda can, Guam, 1990
Box 48 Image CH-13
Pretty little girl with bangs, Guam, 1990
Box 48 Image CH-14
Four teenagers on couch outside house, Guam, 1990
Box 48 Image CH-15

Titles are from original descriptions.

Tour guide, Saipan, 1990
Box 49 Image CH-16
Wood carver with bandana, Saipan, 1990
Box 49 Image CH-17
Young people performing native dance, Guam, 1990
Box 49 Image CH-18
Gay leader, Guam, 1990
Box 49 Image CH-19
Man with flower shirt (son of dispossessed family, land taken by US Air Force), Guam, 1990
Box 49 Image CH-20
Mr. Naputi (fisherman), Guam, 1990
Box 49 Image CH-21
Young man with gold chain and amulet, Guam, 1990
Box 49 Image CH-22
Two boys in friendly embrace, Guam, 1990
Box 49 Image CH-23
Man with aviator glasses, Guam, 1990
Box 49 Image CH-24
Young woman with class ring, Guam, 1990
Box 49 Image CH-25
Classroom in ROTA, Guam, 1990
Box 49 Image CH-26
Man with mustache and hand on face, Guam, 1990
Box 49 Image CH-27
Young man with "DLN" and heart-shaped tattoo on arm, Guam, 1990
Box 49 Image CH-28
Young woman with striped shirt playing ukulele, Guam, 1990
Box 49 Image CH-29
Beautiful children of various backgrounds in story-telling class, Guam, 1990
Box 49 Image CH-30

Titles are from original descriptions.

Very old lady with big glasses (senior citizens' club), Guam, 1990
Box 50 Image CH-31
Beautiful child with puppy, Guam, 1990
Box 50 Image CH-32
Brother and his sister--she has a Barbie necklace, Guam, 1990
Box 50 Image CH-33
Girl receiving Loling's gold necklace as present--total surprise!, Guam, 1990
Box 50 Image CH-34
Woman with big glasses and hand to chin, Guam, 1990
Box 50 Image CH-35
Young man with crew cut, Guam, 1990
Box 50 Image CH-36
Young kid sitting on stoop, Guam, 1990
Box 50 Image CH-37
Young girl with hand on head, Guam, 1990
Box 50 Image CH-38
Inside Chamorro grocery store, Guam, 1990
Box 50 Image CH-39
Little kid looking at big hogs in pen, Guam, 1990
Box 50 Image CH-40
Young woman in refuge house--cross earrings, Guam, 1990
Box 50 Image CH-42
"I Love Justice" on way to Bordallo funeral march, Guam, 1990
Box 50 Image CH-43
Young man with flag in Bordallo funeral march, Guam, 1990
Box 50 Image CH-44
Farmer with cigarette--holding leaves, Guam, 1990
Box 50 Image CH-47
Doctor examining patient at clinic, Guam, 1990
Box 50 Image CH-49

Titles are from original descriptions.

Woman in wheelchair, Guam, 1990
Box 51 Image CH-51
Good-looking kid with Aloha shirt, Guam, 1990
Box 51 Image CH-52
Japan Town, Guam, 1990
Box 51 Image CH-53
Old man with big glasses, Guam, 1990
Box 51 Image CH-54
Man with raised hand at political meeting, Guam, 1990
Box 51 Image CH-55
Woman with five children at Bordallo funeral, Guam, 1990
Box 51 Image CH-62
Little girl with ponytail, Guam, 1990
Box 51 Image CH-65
Little girl standing at beach, Guam, 1990
Box 51 Image CH-66
Little boy with sandals sitting on steps, Guam, 1990
Box 51 Image CH-67
Future Guam representative (man), Guam, 1990
Box 51 Image CH-71
Man with glasses and Zapata mustache, Guam, 1990
Box 51 Image CH-73
Mother cuddling her daughter (old lady in background), Guam, 1990
Box 51 Image CH-77
Girl leaning on concrete fence, Guam, 1990
Box 51 Image CH-80
Woman sitting in park with indigenous totems, Guam, 1990
Box 51 Image CH-81
Two young girl friends--with earrings, Guam, 1990
Box 51 Image CH-82

Titles are from original descriptions.

Building Japan Town, Guam, 1990
Box 52 Image CH-84
Tailor cutting material, Saipan, 1990
Box 52 Image CH-94
Loling and students in her classroom, Guam, 1990
Box 52 Image CH-101
Four doctors standing in front of clinic (educated in US and returned to Guam), Guam, 1990
Box 52 Image CH-106
Man in front of sign: "Guam's quest for commonwealth," Guam, 1990
Box 52 Image CH-107
Young girl with striped blouse--loving look and bright smile, Guam, 1990
Box 52 Image CH-110
Old lady laughing--covering her mouth (Senior Center), Guam, 1990
Box 52 Image CH-111
Blonde woman with hands on face--Star of David on right hand, San Francisco, 1990
Box 52 Image Y-1
Woman with dark hair and tear running down her face, San Francisco, 1990
Box 52 Image Y-3
Woman with long hair--holding her face, San Francisco, 1990
Box 52 Image Y-4
HIV Couple, San Francisco, 1990
Box 52 Image Y-5
Black man with curly hair and oxygen tube in his nose, San Francisco, 1990
Box 52 Image Y-7
Man with round glasses smoking cigarette, San Francisco, 1990
Box 52 Image M-1
Black man--bare chest, San Francisco, 1990
Box 52 Image M-2
Blonde woman talking into microphone--holding a rose to her head, San Francisco, 1990
Box 52 Image M-3

The majority of this series consists of interview cassette tapes 1-129 (a total of 160 interviews) from the Puerto Rican Diaspora Documentary Project. There are also three videos of interviews with Espada.

[Original audiovisual materials are closed to use. Use of these materials may require production of listening or viewing copies. Please contact a reference archivist before coming to use this collection.]

Frank Espada interviews, WMHT 17 Arts Panorama, 1991 March 30 (VHS)
Box 28
Frank Espada interview on Diaspora (BETA video cassette)
Box 28
Frank Espada interview, Instruction video (VHS)
Box 28
1: Jorge Piniero, Oakland, January 4, 1980
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2: Western Council, Oakland, January 4, 1980
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3: Blase Souza, Honolulu, January 10, 1980
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4: Faith Evans, Honolulu, January 11, 1980
Box 33
5: Solomon Vega, Kawai, January 14, 1980
Box 33
6: Pablo Cardona, Milwaukee, WI, December 11, 1979
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7: Angel Acevedo, Milwaukee, WI, December 11, 1979
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8: Jose Hernandez, Milwuakee, WI, December 11, 1979
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9: Spanish American Community, Cleveland, OH, December 13, 1979
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10: Ricardo Fernandez, Cha Cha Jimenez, Chicago, IL, December 13, 1979
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11: Rocky Ortiz, Lorrain, OH, December 14, 1979
Box 33
12: Ramon Crespo, Jose Ortiz, Reading, PA, December 26, 1979
Box 33
13: Carlos Ponce, Reading, PA, December 26, 1979
Box 33
14: Ramon Crespo Sr., Reading, PA, December 26, 1979
Box 33
15: Centro Hispano, Harrisburg, PA, December 26, 1979
Box 33
16: Centro Hispano, Harrisburg, PA, December 26, 1979
Box 33
17: Ed Roman/Seda, Lancaster, PA, December 28, 1979
Box 33
18: Ramon Santiago/El Centro, Lancaster, PA, December 18, 1979
Box 33
19: PROMESA, So. Bronx, NY, January 9, 1980
Box 33
20: (A) Mike Laguna/Crossroads, New Haven, CT, January 29, 1980
Box 33
20: (B) Gumercindo del Rio/JUNTO, New Haven, CT, January 29, 1980
Box 33
21: (A) Gabriel Cabrera/JUNTO, New Haven, CT, January 29, 1980
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21: (B) Menen Osorio, New Haven, CT, January 30, 1980
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22: Edith & Melvin Colon/Burgos Ctr., Hartford, CT, January 30, 1980
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23: (A) Armengol Domenech/Burgos Ctr. , Hartford, CT, January 30, 1980
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23: (B) Tony Soto/La Casa, Hartford, CT, January 31, 1980
Box 33
24: Nelson Dawes, Hartford, CT, January 31, 1980
Box 33
25: Calixtro Torres/CAMINEMOS, Hartford, CT, February 1, 1980
Box 33
26: Antonio Gonzalez/City Hall, Hartford, CT, February 1, 1980
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27: Luis Rodriguez/IBA, Boston, MA, February 19, 1980
Box 33
28: Nick Arana/CONCILIO, Boston, MA, February 19, 1980
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29: (A) Gladys Rodriguez, Boston, MA, February 20, 1980
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29: (B) Ana Hernandez Perez/ALIANZA, Boston, MA, February 21, 1980
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30: (A) Raquel Ortiz/LA PLAZA/WGPH, Boston, MA, February 21, 1980
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30: (B) Inez Stewart/PR COMMONWEALTH, Boston, MA, February 21, 1980
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31: Gil Valdiris, Gregorio Rivera, Jose Delgado, AREYTO, Boston, MA, February 21, 1980
Box 33
32: Oscar Alers/MIGRATION CONSORTIUM, New York City, March 7, 1980
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33: Manny Diaz Jr., New York City, March 20, 1980
Box 33
34: Jack Agueros/Museo del Bario, New York City, March 20, 1980
Box 33
35: Robert Roriguez, Councilman, New York City, March 21, 1980
Box 33
36: Evelina Antonetti/UNITED BRONX PARENTS, Bronx, NY, March 21, 1980
Box 33
37: Angel Dominguez/CATA, Vineland, NJ, April 1, 1980
Box 33
38: (A) Tommy Rodriguez, Vineland, NJ, April 1, 1980
Box 33
38: (B) Alfonso Roman/CONGRESO de NJ, Trenton, NJ, April 1, 1980
Box 33
39: Alfonso Roman/CONGRESO de NJ, Trenton, NJ, April 1, 1980
Box 33
40: Miguel Torres, Jersey City, NJ, April 3, 1980
Box 33
41: (A) Jose Rosario/FOCUS, Newark, NJ, April 3, 1980
Box 33
41: (B) Eliu Rivera/PACO, Jersey City, NJ, April 3, 1980
Box 33
42: Miriam Colon/PR TRAVELING THEATRE, New York City, January 1, 1980
Box 33
43: Jose Acuna/Manhattan Valley Development, New York City, January 1, 1981
Box 33
44: Johnny Colon/East Harlem Music School, New York City, January 1, 1981
Box 33
45: Boricua College students, New York City, January 1, 1981
Box 33
46: Robert Torres, Las Piedras, PR, February 26, 1981
Box 33
47: Students at Ramon Power High School, Las Piedras, PR, February 26, 1981
Box 33
48: Jose Figueroa, Las Piedras, PR, February 26, 1981
Box 33
49: Rosa Santos, Urb Country Club, PR, February 28, 1981
Box 33
50: Avelino & Wilma Reyes, Rio Piedras, PR, March 4, 1981
Box 33
51: Peter Rios and family, Santurce, PR, April 5, 1981
Box 33
52: (A) Maria & Juan Hernandez, Las Piedras, PR, March 7, 1981
Box 33
52: (B) Ismael & Ana Aponte, Las Piedras, PR, March 7, 1981
Box 33
53: (A) Ada Castro, Juncos, PR, March 7, 1981
Box 33
53: (B) Janet & Orlando Encarnacion, Juncos, PR, March 7, 1981
Box 33
54: Shinka House Residents, Oahu, HI, March 30, 1981
Box 33
55: Rodney and Ann Morales, Oahu, HI, April 2, 1981
Box 33
56: John Vegas, Kalihi Valley, Honolulu, HI, April 3, 1981
Box 33
57: Tana & Ralph Rios, Kalihi Valley, Honolulu, HI, April 3, 1981
Box 33
58: Young People in Oahu, Honolulu, HI, April 4, 1981
Box 33
59: Johnny & Julia Matias, Honolulu, HI, April 5, 1981
Box 33
60: Joe Velez, Kapala, HI, April 6, 1981
Box 33
61: Confessor Riveria & Tony Diaz, Kona, HI, April 6, 1981
Box 33
62: Confessor Riveria & Tony Diaz, Kona, HI, April 6, 1981
Box 33
63: At Confessor's Riveira's house , Kona, HI, April 8, 1981
Box 33
64: At Confessor Riveira's house, Kona, HI, April 8, 1981
Box 33
65: Santos Caravalho, Hilo, HI, April 10, 1981
Box 33
66: Carmen Rodriguez, NYC, March 18, 1980
Box 33
67: Jaime Rodriguez & Rafael Diaz, Las Piedras, PR, February 27, 1981
Box 33
68: Tony Collazo, Los Angeles, CA, April 19, 1981
Box 33
69: David Santiago, Los Angeles, CA, April 19, 1981
Box 33
70: Eddie Batis, Los Angeles, April 20, 1981
Box 33
71: Sonny Aguizoni, East Los Angeles, CA, April 22, 1981
Box 33
72: Tommy Cheveres, Los Angeles, CA, April 28, 1981
Box 33
73: Lila Calderon De Romero, San Leandro, CA, April 29, 1981
Box 33
74: Edelmiro Huertas, San Francisco, CA, May 1, 1981
Box 33
75: Eddie Rivera, San Francisco, CA, May 1, 1981
Box 33
76: Moises Rodriguez, Hayward, CA, May 2, 1981
Box 33
77: Young People/CENTRO DE VIDA, Harrisburg, PA, May 27, 1981
Box 33
78: Angel Luis Jimenez, Reading, PA, May 28, 1981
Box 33
79: ESL Program- Basic, Harrisburg, PA, May 1, 1981
Box 33
80: Manuel y Sandra Molina, Kennet Square, PA, May 29, 1981
Box 33
81: Margarita Quinones, Kennet Square, PA, May 29, 1981
Box 33
82: Mushroom Workers: Marcelino Martinez & Ped Lopez, Kennett Square, PA, June 1, 1981
Box 33
83: (A) Ricardo Molina, Lancaster, PA, June 2, 1981
Box 33
83: (B) Edgardo Exia, Clara Carrion, Lancaster, PA, June 2, 1981
Box 33
84: Angel Luis Pereira, Adela Valentin, Lancaster, PA, June 2, 1981
Box 33
85: Raquel Yiengst, Bilingual Program Director, Reading, PA, June 4, 1981
Box 33
86: Angie Echevarria, Los Angeles, CA, April 19, 1981
Box 33
87: Margarita Morales Kerns, ESL Program, Harrisburg, PA, May 1, 1981
Box 33
88: Cesar Perales, New York City, June 1, 1981
Box 33
89: Doris Moises/PROMESA, So. Bronx, NY, November 11, 1983
Box 33
90: Ismael Bentencourt at Plant, So. Bronx, NY, June 1, 1981
Box 33
91: Ismael Bentencourt at LaGallera, So. Bronx, NY, June 1, 1981
Box 33
92: (A) Jose Acuna, Manhattan Valley, NYC, June 1, 1981
Box 33
92: (B) Pacheco-Baez Family, Manhattan Valley, NYC, June 1, 1981
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93: Willie Vazquez, Washington, DC, August 1, 1981
Box 33
94: Eugenio Caro, Hartford, CT, October 19, 1981
Box 33
95: Eugenio Caro, Hartford, CT, October 19, 1981
Box 33
96: Robert Laboy, Hartford, CT, October 21, 1981
Box 33
97: Max Fernandez, Hartford, CT, October 21, 1981
Box 33
98: Maria Sanchez & Maria Serrano, Hartford, CT, October 21, 1981
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99: Edna Negron, Hartford, CT, October 22, 1981
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100: Mildred Torres, Hartford, CT, October 22, 1981
Box 33
101: Housing Meeting, Hartford, CT, October 22, 1981
Box 33
102: Maria Borrero, Hartford, CT, October 22, 1981
Box 33
103: Tony Soto, Hartford, CT, October 22, 1981
Box 33
104: Tony Soto, Hartford, CT, October 22, 1981
Box 33
105: Alberto Garcia, Bronx, NY, November 1, 1981
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106: Juan Gonzalez, Philadelphia, PA, February 11, 1982
Box 33
107: Juan Gonzalez, Philadelphia, PA, February 11, 1982
Box 33
108: Samuel Betances, Chicago, IL, February 14, 1982
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109: Samuel Betances, Chicago, IL, February 14, 1982
Box 33
110: Angel Dominguez, Glassboro, NJ, May 1, 1982
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111: Petra Gonzales, Penn's Grove, NJ, May 1, 1982
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112: Juan Ortiz, Vineland, NJ, May 1, 1982
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113: Pedro Caravallo, Vineland, NJ, May 1, 1982
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114: CATA meeting, Vineland, NJ, May 1, 1982
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115: Lenny Durio, Hartford, CT, June 1, 1982
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116: At Cookie's House, Hartford, CT, June 1, 1982
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117: Centro san Lazaro/Marta de Jesus, Hartford, CT, June 1, 1982
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118: Marta Jimenez, Chicago, IL, August 1, 1982
Box 33
119: Tommy & Angel Jimenez, Chicago, IL, August 1, 1982
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120: Richard Gonzalez, Chicago, IL, August 1, 1982
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121: Collazo Family, Chicago, IL, August 1, 1982
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122: Carlos Aulet, Chicago, IL, August 1, 1982
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123: George & Carmen Caraballo, Maui, HI, February 1, 1983
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124: Solomon Vega & Maria Espinoza, Oahu, HI, February 1, 1983
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125: Tony Baez, Milwaukee, WI, May 1, 1983
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126: Tony Baez, Milwaukee, WI, May 1, 1983
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127: Luis & Pablo Baez, Milwaukee, WI, May 1, 1983
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128: Pedro Cruz & Cesar Pabon, Milwaukee, WI, May 1, 1983
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129: Israel Acosta & Tony Gonzalez, Milwaukee, WI, May 1, 1983
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Oversize manuscript materials, including proclamations, essays or writings by Espada, and certificates from Espada's photography courses.

Faces of the Sixties introduction, 1988 (signed)
Oversize Folder 1
YES Outreach Program to Combat AIDS introduction, 1991
Oversize Folder 1
New York Institute of Photography certificate for Commercial Photography graduation, February 1958
Oversize Folder 1
New York Institute of Photography certificate for Portrait Photography graduation, June 1958
Oversize Folder 1
New York Institute of Photography merit award for Portraiture, September 1958
Oversize Folder 1
Honorary Doctor of Arts degree, Herbert H. Lehman College, 2008
Oversize Folder 1
Village Camera Club Outstanding Photographic Achievement certificate, January 1960
Oversize Folder 1
Puerto Rican Community Day, formal Boston Proclamation, December 1985
Oversize Folder 1
Posters and other promotional material from Espada's exhibits, particularly from the Puerto Rican Diaspora Documentary Project
Oversize Folder 2

Historical Note

Chronology List

DateEvent(s)
1930Born, Utuado, Puerto Rico
1939Emigrated with his family to New York City
1952Married Marilyn Espada
Late 1950sStudied photography at the New York Institute of Photography and with Gene Smith
1967Joined the City-Wide Puerto Rican Development Program
1979-1981Received National Endowment for the Humanities grant to carry out the Puerto Rican Diaspora Documentary Project, which resulted in a book and 45 exhibits over a 15-year period
1985-2010Taught photography courses and workshops in San Francisco, California
1989-1990Worked with Mid-City Coalition for HIV Prevention in San Francisco, documenting the work of the community organizers
1990-1992Undertook the Chamorro Documentary Project, documenting life for indigenous peoples in Micronesia
2006Published The Puerto Rican Diaspora: Themes in the Survival of a People
2008Received an honorary Doctor of Arts degree from Lehman College, Bronx, New York

Espada's documentary photographs have been exhibited around the world: at the Museum of Art in Chicago; Museo del Barrio, New York City; Honolulu Hale; and the Museo de Arte in Ponce, Puerto Rico, among others.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Frank Espada Photographs and Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Frank Espada photographs and papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase from 2010-2013.

Processing Information

Processed by Meghan Lyon, January 2011

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, January 2011

Addition of 2013 processed and encoded by Levi Crews and Paula Jeannet Mangiafico, October 2013.

This collection is scheduled for further processing: materials may not have been ordered and described beyond their original condition.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

Accessions described in this collection: 2010-0230, 2011-0037, and 2013-0150.