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Jose Monserrat Interview (continued)

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Description

Interview with Jose Monserrat, National Director of the Migration Division. Monserrat was born in 1921. For close to two decades, Monserrat served with the Migration Division of New York, an agency of the Puerto Rican government intended to help migrants adjust to the United States. In his tenure as the National Director (1960-1969), he helped to create a program to contract migrant farm laborers and participated in civil rights and community activities, In 1969, Monserrat also became the first Puerto Rican to serve as board president of the New York City Board of Education. His awards include the Pan American Award and the Martin Buber Award.

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Interviewer

Duration

00:44:05 [Side A]

Identifier

centro-oral-history_monserrat_jose_2_a

Digital Format

24-bit/96 kHZ uncompressed WAV

Digital Location

http://files.centro.prattsils.org/batch_2_luis_cardona_collection/wav/centro-oral-history_%20monserrat_jose_a.wav

Notes

At 00:10:22, recording briefly cuts to separate broadcast, returns to Monserrat at 00:10:29, then returns to separate broadcast at 00:30:15. No audio from 00:30:45 onward. Audio is distorted throughout.

Finding aid available: http://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/sites/default/files/faids/pdf/Monserrat_Joseph.pdf