Educator, scholar, activist, and university professor. The papers are a valuable resource for the study and understanding of public education and the Puerto Rican/ Latino community in New York City from the 1980s-1990s. The documents in this collection fill a significant information gap on important organizations such as ASPIRA of New York, Inc., the Puerto Rican/Latino Educational Roundtable and the Latino Commission on AIDS. Among the most recurring and most comprehensive topics covered in the papers are: bilingual and multicultural education, minority students, the rights of non-English speakers in the U.S., minority language rights, HIV/AIDS, school dropouts, educational reform, Latino representation on the Board of Education, public school demographics and numerous local and national education associations. The bulk of the materials consist of administrative files. Also included are letters, memoranda, notes, notebooks, minutes, reports, announcements and newspaper clippings.
Finding Aid for the Luis O. Reyes Papers