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.
The Dominican Archives organizes exhibits of materials from its collections, often in collaboration with the Dominican Library, as an educational outreach to the community. Exhibits also travel to schools, colleges, and other venues. If you are interested in hosting an exhibit from the Dominican Archives in your organization or school, please contact the Dominican Archives by phone at (212) 650-8865, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dominicans in New York: An Exhibit from the Dominican Archives
Dominicans in New York highlights the experiences and contributions of the New York Dominican population. It uses primary source materials from the archival collections of the Dominican Archives as well as secondary source materials from the Dominican Library including documents, photographs and memorabilia to create a visual history of Dominicans as they developed communities that became an integral part of New York’s diverse human landscape. These communities are a prime example of the new historical currents affecting the major cities of the world during the last fifty years. The purpose of the exhibit is to introduce, through carefully selected images, the complexity of the Dominican experience in New York to the general public, students, scholars and policy makers. The images display glimpses of the community’s history, culture, traditions, and population changes.
Dominicans in New York was made possible by a major grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.
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