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Creator: El Colectivo Puertorriqueño de Boston.
Title:La Alternativa Newsletters
Dates:1984-1999 (bulk 1984-1987)
Call Number:M98
Volume:0.35 cubic ft. (1 flat box)
Scope and Content Abstract: The collection includes 19 issues of CPB's newsletter, La Alternativa, dating from the first issue in June 1984 to October 1999. The collection is an incomplete set, with 17 of the issues from 1984-1987 missing. The newsletters focus on issues facing the Puerto Rican and Latin American community in Boston, including bilingual education, union/labor issues, housing, racism, police brutality, violence against women, civil rights and violence in South America. Most issues include photographs, poetry, calendars of upcoming events, artwork and obituaries.
Historical Abstract:El Colectivo Puertorriqueño de Boston (CPB) was formed in March 1982 to raise awareness of issues facing the Puerto Rican community in Boston.
Arrangement:Arranged in one chronological sequence.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • El Colectivo Puertorriqueño de Boston

  • Puerto Ricans -- Massachusetts -- Civil Rights -- Periodicals
  • Puerto Ricans -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Education, bilingual -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Puerto Rican women -- Massachusetts -- Boston

Restrictions:The collection is unrestricted.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Lisa Luna, April 5, 2004