Founded in 1992 at The City College of New York, the Dominican Studies Institute of the City University of New York is the first and only university-based research institute in the United States devoted to the study of people of Dominican descent.
Nelson SantanaAssistant Archivist /Assistant Librarian
CUNY Dominican Studies Institute
Nelson Santana is Assistant Archivist and Assistant Librarian at the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, working directly with the Institute's Chief Archivist and Chief Librarian in the management of the Dominican Archives and the daily functions of the Library. As Assistant Archivist Mr. Santana surveys, appraises, accessions, processes, sorts, arranges, classifies, re-houses, digitizes, preserves and provides access to archival materials relating to the Dominican population in the United States. As Assistant Librarian he provides research and reference consultations to researchers and maintains the Library's collections, among other tasks. He supervises college assistants, work-study students and volunteers working in the Archives and Library.
Mr. Santana is a graduate of Baruch College with a B.A. in English Literature.
The City College of New York
North Academic Center (NAC), 4/107
160 Convent Avenue at 138th Street
New York, NY 10031
Institute Main Office: 212.650.7496
Archives and Library: 212.650.7170
CUNY DSI is a member since 1998 of
Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR)