Pura Belpré Papers, 1897-1985

Collection, MSS 9

Author, storyteller who wrote and re-interpreted Puerto Rican folk tales and the first Puerto Rican librarian in New York Public Library. These papers are an important source for the study of Puerto Rican children's literature and Puerto Rican folk tales and legends. They are valuable for examining relationships between the Puerto Rican community and a major institution such as the New York Public Library. Additionally, the papers docu­ment the formation and organizational development of the Puerto Rican community in New York City. The materials include personal documents, financial statements from publishers, correspondence, manuscripts, flyers, clippings, photographs and illustra­tions. 

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