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Hartford History Center Subject Guides: Caribbean Heritage

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Hartford Times Photograph Collection: 
Miss Puerto Rico, box 54, folder 3
Cuban Americans, box 57, folder 17
Puerto Rico Day, box 84, folder 2
Population Characteristics
Puerto Ricans, box 99, folders 17-18
General, box 108, folder 1 (2 photographs of  Cricket)
Bennett, Colin B. 
Sanchez, Maria
Carty, Edwin B. (President of the Caribbean-American Society)
Butch Lewis Video Collection:
Senora Nunez y Sus Vecinos (video in three parts, in Spanish, with English subtitles): Interview with Senora Nunez of Hartford and Her Neighbors
Biggs, Julian
Colin Bennett: a Realtor Speaks (video and transcript)
Biggs, Julian (Creator)
Comerienos Ausentes (video in two parts): Early Puerto Rican Parade, Hartford, 1969
Biggs, Julian (Creator)
Los Puertorriquenos y el Corte (video in two parts, in Spanish, with English subtitles)
Biggs, Julian (Creator)
Una Conversacion (video in two parts, in Spanish, with English subtitles)
Biggs, Julian (Creator)
Y Uno Mas. El Idioma (video in three parts, in Spanish)
Biggs, Julian (Creator)

Collections and Manuscripts

Cricket Hall of Fame Collection 
Programs for the Six-A-Side Tournament  (1998, 2000)
“Connecticut Cricket Classics”. Souvenir  Booklet.  1994.
The Cricket Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony . Program. September 29, 2001.
Friendship Album
Call Number : MS 1827 DICKINSON
Publication Date: 1827-1828
Marc-Yves Regis Collection
Hartford as Home. Exhibition April 2003
50 photographs documenting life in Hartford's North End. 
Subjects include dominoes, cricket, soccer, dance, music, and more.
Hilliman, Elijah
Call Number: MS 2018 HILLIMAN
Publication Date: 2018
West Indies
Real Art Ways Collection
1989 – 2007
None of the Above: Contemporary Work by Puerto Rican Artists.  2004.
Rockstone and Bootheel: Contemporary West Indian Art.  A multimedia exhibit, November 14, 2009 – March 14, 2010.


Hartford Times
The Negro in Hartford
Special report published Novembe 26, 1963.
Bound by the Hartford Public Library Reference Department, April 1964.
The West Indian American.
Publication Date: 1992-2015

Vertical Files

Bennett, Colin B.
Sanchez, Maria
Soto, Mildred Torres
Puerto Ricans
Tobacco Valley

Hartford Imprints

The History of the Pirates: Containing the Lives of Those Noted Pirate Captains, Misson, Bowen, Kidd, Tew, Halsey, White, Condent, Bellamy, Fly, Howard, Lewis, Cornelius, Williams, Burgess, North, and their Several Crews. Also, an Account of the Piracies and Cruelties of John Augur, William Cunningham, Dennis Mackarthy, William Dowling, William Lewis, Thomas Morris, George Bendall, and William Ling, who were Tried, Condemned, and Executed at Nassau, New Providence, on the Tenth of December, 1718: To which is Added, a Correct Account of the Late Piracies Committed in the West Indies; and the Expedition of Commodore Porter.
Benton, Henry, 1803-1863, publisher.
Call Number : HI 1829 BENTON
Publication Date: 1829
West Indies
The Two Putnams, Israel and Rufus, in the Havana Expedition 1762, and in the Mississippi River Exploration 1772-73, with Some Account of the Company of Military Adventurers.
Putnam, Israel, 1718-1790.
Call Number: HI 1931 PUTNAM
Publication Date: 1931
Life of Capt. Joseph Fry, the Cuban Martyr. Being a Faithful Record of his Remarkable Career from Childhood to the Time of his Heroic Death at the Hands of Spanish Executioners; Recounting his Experiences as an Officer in the U.S. and Confederate Navies, and Revealing Much of the Inner History and Secret Marine Service of the Late Civil War in America.
Walker, Jeanie Mort.
Call Number: HI 1875 WALKER
Publication Date: 1875


1968     West Indian Week: Sixth Anniversary
             Independence Celebration
             West Indian Association of Hartford.  32 pgs.
1976     A Week of Puerto Rican Culture to
             Commemorate the 483rd Anniversary of the
             Discovery of Puerto Rico.
             Federation of Hispanic Women. 2 pgs.
1977     West Indian Week: 15th Anniversary Celebration.
             City of Hartford. 54 pgs.
1982      4th Festival San Juan Bautista
              San Juan Bautista. 12 pgs.
1989     Development of Hartford’s Puerto Rican Community.
             La Casa de Puerto Rico. 4 pgs.


The Housing Crisis and the Hispanic Community.
Casa de Puerto Rico, Inc.
Call Number: HD7304.H3
Publication Date: 1979
Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited from Slavery
Farrow, Anne.
Call Number: E441 .F35 2006
Publication Date: 2005-2006
West Indies
Puerto Rico Past and Present: an Encyclopedia.
Fernandez, Ronald.
Call Number: F1954 .F47 1998
Publication Date: 1998
Spanish and English Ruins in Jamaica, with a Brief History of that Tropical Paradise since it was Discovered by Christopher Columbus, the Great Navigator, and Settled by His Son, Don Diego Colon in 1509 as Duke of Veragua.
Goodwin, William Brownell, 1866-
Call Number: F1884 .G6
Publication Date: 1946
Forgotten Patriots: African American and American Indian patriots in the Revolutionary War: a Guide to Service, Sources and Studies
Grundset, Eric.
Call Number: E269.N3 G78 2008 HCOLL OVERSIZE
Publication Date: 2008
West Indies
Soldiers of the Soil
Johnson, Fay Clarke.
Call Number: HD8039 .T62 N6
Publication Date: 1995
Edition: First edition
Jamaica/West Indies
Jamaica Gallery: a Documentary of the Island of Jamaica, West Indies: the Text, Drawings & Designs
Kappel, Philip.
Call Number: F1872 .K28
Publication Date: 1960
Near a Far Sea: a Jamaican Odyssey
Noel, Don.
Call Number: F1868 .N43 2006 HCOLL
Publication Date: 2006
Puerto Rico: Memorias de mi Isla
Rodríguez, Eli S.
Call Number: F1958.5 .R6 J
Publication Date: 1989
Language: Spanish
African American Connecticut: African Origins, New England Roots.
Stone, Frank A.
Call Number: E185.93.C7
Publication Date: 1991
West Indies, Haiti
Puerto Rico es Poesía.
T.J. Quirk Students' Pub. Co., Hartford, CT
Call Number: PQ6172.P8 1989 HCOLL
Publication Date: 1989
Language: Spanish
The Commuter Nation: Perspectives on Puerto Rican Migration.
Torre, Carlos Antonio.
Call Number: JV7381 .C66 1994
Publication Date: 1994
Puerto Rico: Commonwealth Election Law and its Application to a Political Status Referendum: Report to the Chairman, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, U.S. Senate.
United States. General Accounting Office.
Call Number: JL1059 .A2 P83 1990 HCOLL OVERSIZE
Publication Date: 1990
Secretaries of the Moon: the Letters of Wallace Stevens & José Rodríguez Feo (Cuba)
Stevens, Wallace, 1879-1955.
Call Number: PS3537 .T4753 Z496
Publication Date: 1986

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