The Pura Belpré Papers

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The Pura Belpré Papers

Description

The Pura Belpré 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. The materials include personal documents, financial statements from publishers, correspondence, manuscripts, flyers, clippings, photographs, and illustrations. There are both Spanish and English documents.

The Papers span the years from 1896 to 1985, but the bulk of them ranges from 1950-1970s. There are both Spanish and English documents.

18 cubic feet (33 boxes)

Items in the The Pura Belpré Papers Collection

The Pura Belpré Papers: Finding Aid
The Pura Belpré Papers are an important source for the study of Puerto Rican children's literature and Puerto Rican folk tales and legends. They are also valuable for examining relationships between the Puerto Rican community and a major institution…

Juan Bobo and the Queen's Necklace
Manuscript of the folktale by Pura Belpré; typewritten, 7 leaves.

Pérez and Martina : a Porto Rican Folk Tale / by Pura Belpré [Book cover]
Book cover of Pérez and Martina : a Porto Rican Folk Tale / by Pura Belpré ; illustrated by Carlos Sánchez M. -- New York, London : Frederick Warne & Co., c. 1932. 1 v. (unpaged) : ill.