Ruth Glasser Musicians Oral History Project, 1988-1993

Collection, MSS 69

The Ruth Glasser/Puerto Rican Musicians collection consists of 40 audiocassettes dating from 1988 to 1993. The audiocassettes contain interviews conducted by Ruth Glasser while writing her book/dissertation, “My Music is My Flag.” This collection is significant because among those interviewed are prominent musicians, such as Bobby Capó and Johnny Rodríguez, and/or their relatives, such as Victoria Hernández, sister to composer Rafael Hernández and owner of Almacenes Hernández in East Harlem, now known as Casa Amadeo, possibly the first Puerto Rican-owned music store in New York City. The audiocassettes were digitized between 2015-2016 and are organized by interview subject. 

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