Resources from American Memory
The American Memory collections contain many references about Puerto Rico, including photographs, prints, maps, songs, and oral histories. See the collections listed below for specific references.
African American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murray Collection, 1818-1907 has a pamphlet relating to Puerto Rico.
Architecture and Interior Design for 20th Century America: Photographs by Samuel Gottscho and William Schleisner , 1935-1955 contains photographs of Puerto Rico's Ponce De Leon Calle, and Thaddeus V. Soshe.
Built in America: Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record, 1933-Present includes drawings and photographs of buildings, monuments and parks pertaining to Puerto Rico.
The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920 brings together a variety of materials related to conservation history, among them a statute concerning Puerto Rico.
California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties. Collected by Sidney Robertson Cowell has many folk songs concerning Puerto Rico.
Touring Turn-of-the-Century America: Photographs from the Detroit Publishing Company, 1880 - 1920 has many images of Puerto Rico including photographs of the Governor's palace and of natives of Puerto Rico.
America from the Great Depression to World War II: Photographs from the FSA and OWI, ca. 1935-1945 has many photographs depicting the culture of Puerto Rico.
A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1873 has historical records on Puerto Rico.