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Research Resources

The Archives has numerous resources available to assist with research on the Puerto Rican diaspora and to help you plan your visit to view material in person. Below are links to many of our resources with descriptions of what is available to our patrons in person and online.


Collection Descriptions

This section contains a full listing of all the collections held by the Archives along with a brief description. Finding Aids are available for processed collections and inventories and other resources are available for unprocessed collections. 


Digital Collections

This section contains both digitized and born-digital archival material from across Centro’s Archival holdings, including photographs, texts, art, and a substantial collection of both sound and video oral history interviews. Browse by collection, people, organizations, dates, places, or keywords, or use the search feature to find material.


Microfilm Collection

With material spanning the 18th-20th centuries, this section describes the resources available to view on microfilm within the Archives.



This site contains formerly secret files produced by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from the 1930s - 1990s. The files document FBI surveillance activities and counter-intelligence operations that targeted Puerto Rican organizations and individuals.


External Resources

The links below represent other repositories and/or organizations that include documents and images about the Puerto Rican experience.