Latino Arts and Activism Archives


A joint project with Columbia's Rare Book and Manuscripts Library, CSER is currently collaborating to identify and acquire the papers and records of Latinos and Latino organizations in New York that may be of enduring significance as research resources. Areas of principal interest include the arts, politics, and community-based organizations. Among the acquired collections are the papers of poet and activist Jack Agüeros and the 5000-photograph collection of El Diario/La Prensa, the United State's longest running Spanish language daily.

CSER continues to be Columbia's main interdisciplinary space for the study of ethnicity and race and their implications for thinking about culture, power, hierarchy, social identities, and political communities. The Center also offers a wide range of public programming, including Artist at the Center, Indigenous Forum, and Latino Public Speaker Series and the Transnational Asian/American Speaker Series. CSER's most recent spaces include the Media and Idea Lab and Gallery at the Center, a space dedicated to curating artistic and thematic exhibits around the Center’s key areas of interest.

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Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race

420 Hamilton Hall, MC 2880

1130 Amsterdam Avenue

New York, NY 10027

Tel 212-854-0507

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