The records of La Alianza Hispana document the founding, administration, and programs of this pioneering Latino social service agency; its personnel and financial operation; its fund-raising activities; and its role within the Latino community from 1969 and in the Boston community at large. Some of the materials, particularly those from the 1970s, are in Spanish.
A highlight of the collection is the material on the agency's past and current programs, including adult education, housing, youth development, elder services, business development, counseling, and public health. Also of special interest is the proposal submitted to Model Cities for the establishment of a multi-service center for the Spanish-speaking. Other highlights are the materials on outside organizations, which documents La Alianza Hispana's relationship with other community and governmental agencies and La Alianza Hispana's role in furthering Latino interests and needs; and the resource files on Latino population, culture, and society. These reference materials were collected by La Alianza Hispana to provide a social and historical context in order to better meet their clients' needs.