Puerto Rican Arts Alliance

El Archivo Project is a community driven digital archive established with the support of the Chicago Cultural Alliance and the Chicago Collections Consortium. El Archivo documents, preserves, and shares the history and contributions of Puerto Ricans in the Midwest.

This project seeks to acknowledge the historical presence of the community, whose narratives have often gone unrecognized within mainstream cultural institutions. The growing archive consists of digitized photographs gathered from family albums dating from the early 1930s to the 1990s. El Archivo Project collections include the Puerto Rican Migratory Experience, Home and Family Life, the Social/Cultural/Political Life, the Workforce/Business/Military Contributions, and the LGBTQ & Allies Activism.

For the review of photographs call or email to schedule an appointment.
Visit our exhibition space Monday to Friday: 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM