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José A. Soler Papers

1936-2016 (Bulk: 1970-2010)
13 boxes (16 linear ft.)
Call no.: MS 864

A scholar of labor studies and activist, José Soler was born in New York City to a Dominican mother and Puerto Rican father and has been an activist in the cause of Puerto Rican independence and human rights since the 1970s. While a student at the University of New Mexico (BUT 1972), Soler emerged as a leader in the Chicano rights organization, the Brown Berets, and while living in Puerto Rico in the late 1970s, he joined the Puerto Rican Socialist Party. Soler has subsequently worked in the labor movement as a shop steward, union organizer with UAW District 65, and labor journalist. As a committed Marxist and prolific writer and editor, he has taken part in causes ranging from anti-imperialist work in the Caribbean and Central America to the anti-apartheid struggle, and he has served on the Executive Board of the US Peace Council. From 1993 until his retirement in 2015, Soler worked as Director of the Arnold M. Dubin Labor Education Center at UMass Dartmouth where he has continued to work on behalf of public education and human rights and national self-determination.

The Soler Papers chronicle over forty years of a life-long activist’s interests and participation in left-wing political, labor, and social justice movements. There is a particular focus on topics relating to socialism and the pro-independence movement in Puerto Rico, anti-imperialist movements in South and Central America and Africa, and issues affecting Puerto Rican and Hispanic workers in the United States, New England, and the New York City area. Published and promotional materials such as periodicals, magazines, newsletters, and pamphlets make up the bulk of the collection, with extensive coverage of the concerns of the Puerto Rican Socialist Party (Partido Socialista Puertorriqueño, PSP), the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA), as well as New Jersey chapters of the unions Communications Workers of America (CWA) and District 65, which eventually joined the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW).

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Background on José A. Soler


An image of: José Soler, seated second from the right, at the 1983 Congress of the United States section of the Partido Socialista Puertorriqueño (PSP).

José Soler, seated second from the right, at the 1983 Congress of the United States section of the Partido Socialista Puertorriqueño (PSP).

Activist and scholar of labor studies, José Antonio Soler del Valle was born in New York City to a Dominican mother and Puerto Rican father and has been an activist in the cause of Puerto Rican independence and human rights since the 1970s. While a student at the University of New Mexico (B.U.S. 1971) Soler was radicalized by the Chicano rights movement, and with others founded the Black Berets in Albuquerque, following the model of the Brown Berets (Los Boinas Marrones). Developing as an activist and leader, Soler took interest and action in the movement’s causes, such as anti-imperialism, self-determination, social justice, minority education and employment, and the protest of military action abroad in Vietnam and elsewhere. During this time Soler also met his first wife, Ester “Pepi” Bloom, a staff member at the graduate school. The couple married in 1969, and had their first son, Pedro Ramón Soler-Bloom, in 1971.

Soler’s concerns as an activist blossomed as he turned to his own heritage after graduation, moving to Puerto Rico and joining movements for Latin American self-determination, before returning to the east coast and New York City to care for his ailing father around 1976. While in Puerto Rico, Soler worked as a history teacher in Mayagüez and joined the Puerto Rican Socialist Party (Partido Socialista Puertorriqueño, PSP); a Marxist- Leninist party dedicated to Puerto Rican independence and socialism as fused ideals for an improved and liberated Puerto Rico. His wife, Pepi, was also a PSP member and militant in Puerto Rico and New York. During much of this time Soler was under investigation by the Puerto Rican secret police, who were compiling thousands of carpetas (files) on individuals and organizations deemed political threats, particularly those involved in the independence movement. The Party was not only involved with political, social, and labor activism locally, but also abroad, and was especially active in US cities with significant Puerto Rican populations such as New York City and Chicago. After leaving Puerto Rico, Soler was active in the PSP US Section for over ten years, serving as an organizer, leader, journalist, and editor for the New York and New Jersey PSP community, including time as the National (US) President of the PSP.

Soler’s interests in left-wing politics and social reform energized his involvement with numerous organizations working for social change and justice. He joined the Communist Party, USA, worked as a field development coordinator and National Organizing Director for Clergy and Laity Concerned, helped found the Coalition of the Latin American Trade Unionists (CLATU) and the National Alliance of Third World Journalists, and continued to support Puerto Rican self-determination and other independence movements. He became particularly devoted to union work and the labor movement, joining District 65, the New York based, national union known for its social and political activism, which eventually joined the UAW. He worked for several years as the managing editor of The Distributive Worker, the District 65 periodical, with responsibilities at the paper but also more broadly within the union and as its representative.

No longer married during this time, Soler married Grace DuBreuil in 1981, herself an ardent activist and communist, particularly involved with labor, women workers, Union 1199, and the anti-apartheid protest movement. DuBreuil was one of the first members of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) and was also central to Soler’s interest and activism against apartheid. He brought these interests to the PSP, which garnered the Party and its mission additional global recognition. Soler testified at the United Nations Special Political Committee of the General Assembly meeting on apartheid in South Africa on behalf of the PSP, and along with other rank and filers and district union leaders also founded Latinos Against Apartheid in the early 1980s in New York, a broad based coalition of community, labor, and religious activists and organizations.

Soler continued his work as a labor organizer, photographer, and bi-lingual journalist, holding formal union staff positions at multiple unions, most notably CWA Local 1040, while also pursuing his labor interests academically, earning a Master of Arts in Labor Studies from Rutgers University in 1991. He taught as an instructor and lecturer for the Labor Education Department and Extension Program at Rutgers, for the Labor Studies Program at Cornell University, and took over as Director at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Labor Education Center in 1993, a post he held until his retirement in 2015. Soler taught academic courses on the impact and history of the labor movement, the role of Latinos and other minorities in the labor movement, labor films, and on other related topics. These positions also involved continued work and collaboration with union leaders and members, and the running of workshops on organizing, worker duties and rights, collective bargaining, fundraising, and professional skill development. Soler completed his own formal education in 2001, studying at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

While happy to state an opinion or take a stand alone, as he did in a critical letter to a museum director who Soler felt required correcting on Puerto Rican history, Soler’s efforts as an activist and organizer are at their heart about community, solidarity, and bringing people together for sharing knowledge and creating action. Discussing his life’s commitments, Soler says that he has always been, and will always be, "married to the struggle." With over twenty years as Director at the UMass Dartmouth Labor Education Center, and twenty additional years as a political, labor, education, and social change activist, Soler’s impact on southeast New England, New York, and New Jersey communities is immeasurable, and continues to this day.

A tireless protester, organizer, writer, educator, colleague, and comrade, Soler has led and joined numerous others in working for both local and global equality, justice, and peace. His Latino and minority identity was influential in some of his concerns, particularly in labor and in the primary political pursuit of his life’s work, the continued fight for Puerto Rican independence. Soler can trace this fight back to his great-grandfather, who participated in the Intentona of Yauco in 1897, and joined Puerto Rican patriots in Cabo Rojo fighting against the US invasion of Puerto Rico in July 1898. A century later, many still see Puerto Rico as under US imperialism and control. As Soler wrote,

"On the verge of entering the 21st century, Puerto Rico has become the principal colony of a planet where colonialism has practically disappeared. This fact has become unsustainable... The decolonization of Puerto Rico, the oldest colony in the world, is definitely an item to be included in everyone’s agenda..." ("No to a False Plebiscite, Yes to the Decolonization of Puerto Rico," 1992).

While officially retired in 2015, Soler continues his work as a social and labor activist, documentary photographer, and fighter for Puerto Rican self-determination.

Scope of collection

The José A. Soler Papers chronical over forty years of a life-long activist’s interests and participation in left-wing political, labor, and social justice movements. There is a particular focus on topics relating to socialism and the pro-independence movement in Puerto Rico, anti-imperialist movements in South and Central America and Africa, and issues affecting Puerto Rican and Hispanic workers in the United States, New England, and the New York City area. Published and promotional materials such as periodicals, magazines, newsletters, and pamphlets make up the bulk of the collection, with extensive coverage of the concerns of the Puerto Rican Socialist Party (Partido Socialista Puertorriqueño, PSP), the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA), as well as New Jersey chapters of the unions Communications Workers of America (CWA) and District 65, which eventually joined the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW).

The PSP materials, with strong coverage of the 1970s and 1980s, include several different Puerto Rican and United States’ based periodicals, newsletters, organizational papers, and meeting reports, and are particularly rich. They reflect the Marxist- Leninist ideology and educational efforts of the Party, and its shifting struggle for Puerto Rican independence and socialism, both locally and in its US based chapters, of which Soler was a leader in New York. These materials are predominantly in Spanish.

Numerous other organizations are represented, reflecting Soler’s depth and breadth of involvement around issues of civil rights, labor rights, social justice, and social change. Photographs, syllabi, limited correspondence and articles by Soler offer a more detailed look into his family life as well as his professional and personal work as an organizer, journalist, educator, and advisor.

The collection has been divided into four series, and arranged alphabetically within each series:

All four series contain material in both English and Spanish.

Series descriptions

1962-2016
2.75 boxes (2.6 linear feet)

This series contains a number of biographical materials of Soler’s, including certificates, correspondence, personal items, newspaper clippings, and educational, professional, and legal records. All reveal deep-rooted interconnections between the personal and public in Soler’s life and passions. His commitments to Puerto Rican independence and social and labor rights are evident from the earliest items documenting his involvement with socialism in Cuba and labor education in New York, to the last materials, covering his work as an educator and advisor at the UMass Dartmouth Arnold M. Dubin Labor Education Center. Soler’s views on the history of Puerto Rico and the labor movement there and in the United States, particularly in relation to Hispanic workers, are well documented in published and unpublished articles, as well as in his syllabi, readers, and assignments for labor courses taught at Rutgers and UMass Dartmouth. Offering the perspective of an educator deeply ingrained and active in the labor and left movements, these items reflect Soler’s commitment to taking up the actions behind his words.

Of course, engagement for change and dissatisfaction with the status quo is not always seen in a virtuous light, and Soler was also among the thousands of individuals who came under secret police surveillance in Puerto Rico during the 1970s and 1980s. Extensive carpetas (files) were collected, often for political reasons, with the independence movement as the primary target both in Puerto Rico and in the Puerto Rican communities in the US. Soler’s carpeta, covering nine years of investigations, documents the intelligence patterns and concerns of the police and powerful in Puerto Rico during this period, and offers a unique view into Soler’s various activities as well as those of the PSP and larger independence movement.

The series contains several interesting visual and physical items as well, including posters, LPs, and board games, such as Sociopolio, about an imaginary socialist Puerto Rico where the currency has pictures of famous Puerto Rican pro-independence figures, and the object of the game is to become a national work hero.

1936-2015 (bulk1971-1989)
4 boxes (5.2 linear feet)

Predominantly in Spanish, the items in this series offer a rare view into the Puerto Rican Socialist Party (Partido Socialista Puertorriqueño, PSP) and its United States sections during the years of its highest activity and influence. Published and unpublished materials such as periodicals, newsletters, organizational papers, educational manuals, as well as official meeting programs, declarations, and reports reflect the attempts of the PSP to understand and articulate its platform of socialism and independence as intertwined solutions for a Puerto Rico it saw weakened by a US colonialist-capitalist regime. Heavily influenced by Marxism, Leninism, and the Cuban revolution, the Pro-Independence Movement (Movimiento Pro-Independencia, MPI), which became the PSP in 1971, saw Puerto Rico as formed by coupled economic and political forces, and argued that the popular mobilization of a workers movement and party was necessary for independence and a better political, economic, and social future on the island.

The various iterations of these arguments and the discourse of the PSP around them as it gained influence in the 1970s, and then slowly waned over the course of the 1980s and beyond, can be traced in the rich collection of published materials that make up the majority of the series. While the collection has only later editions of the principal periodical of the PSP, Claridad, it does contain several other distributed serials, such as early editions of the magazine Nueva Lucha, and the highly ephemeral newsletters of the PSP and the PSP Central Committee: Carta Obrera, Carta Quincenal, Carta Semanal, and Carta Sindical. The collection also has the similarly rare Carta Obrera and Carta Roja newsletters of the US section of PSP, of which Soler was the editor at the time. These regularly produced and distributed materials, offering Party updates on activities, interpretations of national and international news, and continued promotion of socialist theories on independence, labor, and class struggle, highlight not only the ideologies and discussions of importance to the PSP at the time, but also their methodologies for promoting and cultivating radical organization and social mobilization. A unique example of these efforts is a coloring book produced with political cartoons from Claridad. The series also contains some visual materials, including PSP insignia and flags.

A more formal aspect of the PSP is found in the numerous official declarations and reports, often stemming from an annual party meeting, or Congress. These materials include Congress programs and procedures, declarations of formal political theses, agreed upon projects and resolutions, and regulations covering Party undertakings, organization, membership, and representation. Further organizational, educational, and promotional strategies are documented in materials from the PSP Secretary of Education and Propaganda, in the documents collected and used by the PSP in schools to educate and mobilize socialist political and militant activists, and in the articles authored by the Party, on topics including Marxism-Leninism, unions, and the US military.

One such report, "La Alternativa Socialista," or the "Socialist Alternative," is the notable and most thorough political thesis of the PSP, issued in 1974, available in English in several forms in the series. All sectors of the political, economic, and social reality of Puerto Rico are described as false, harmful, and unbalanced as imposed by US money, desire, and geopolitical and military needs. The PSP proposed in this thesis that with careful planning, education, and activity, a united and mobilized workers movement would break the corrupt status quo of US imperialism, capitalism, and environmental destruction, and eventually establish Puerto Rico as an independent and self-determined socialist nation.

It was imperative that the PSP, in seeking to be a mass working class movement, connect all levels of Puerto Rican society to its program, and that they advocate for more incremental change via education, political action, and alternative power structures, (while still conceding the need at times for more violent disruptions,) and that they garner international support by casting their struggle in a larger global context of anti- imperialist and colonialist movements. These connections are described in the 1974 thesis, but also documented in the series. Newsletters from the PSP mission in Cuba are available, as are materials concerning PSP involvement with the Anti-Imperialist Organizations of the Caribbean and Central America, the United Nations, and on the topic of apartheid in South Africa.

The most significant global link was of course with the large Puerto Rican community living abroad in the US, with whom the PSP imparted a key role in its ultimate mission, stating in 1974,

“Colonial exploitation in Puerto Rico has an important particularity: More than one third of our nation has been forced to abandon their homeland and live in U.S. cities as a colonized people...

The effective participation of Puerto Rican workers in the radical struggles of U.S. society will be an important contribution to the class struggle there in addition to the movement for independence and socialism in Puerto Rico.

In the United States, the primary function of our Party is to unleash in full force the national liberation struggle of Puerto Rico in the heart of U.S. cities where a significant portion of our colonized population is forced to live, and to link this struggle to the general fight for revolutionary change in the United States" (The Socialist Alternative: Strategy and Tactics).

The series has a rich collection of documents from the PSP US based section given Soler’s substantial engagement and leadership roles with the Party. It is also clear that many of his and others’ activist and labor commitments beyond the official congregation of the PSP were influenced by the Party’s vision and mission, and that the legacy of the PSP is strong not only in Puerto Rico, but in the United States as well.

1970-2015
5.25 boxes (7 linear feet)

This series contains materials from Soler’s efforts as a labor, political, and social justice activist, outside of his involvement with the Puerto Rican Socialist Party (Partido Socialista Puertorriqueño, PSP) and as a professional teacher and mentor. Numerous organizations are represented, some with more materials than others, epitomizing the endless energy of Soler towards his social, political, and labor commitments, including: Puerto Rican independence, anti-imperialism, socialism, communism, unions, Hispanic workers, civil rights, and the anti-nuclear, anti-apartheid, and pro-peace movements. Printed materials make up the majority of the series, including periodicals, newsletters, pamphlets, proceedings, reports, fliers, advertisements, posters and other memorabilia. While involved in movements of a global scale, Soler was also dedicated to local issues, so many organizations or their concerns are focused on New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts communities.

Of note are two large collections of printed material, one covering over forty years of published reports from the North American Congress on Latin America, and the other covering over thirty years of publications from the Communist Party, USA, including a folder of printed speeches and reports by Gus Hall and a nearly full run of the CPUSA magazine, Political Affairs, from the 1980s through the 1990s and beyond. Several labor organizations are also well represented, including the somewhat radicalized union District 65, as well as CWA New Jersey Local 1040.

Materials from Puerto Rican organizations are also available, including highly ephemeral and rich educational and organizational materials from the Instituto Laboral de Educación Sindical (ILES), established in 1977 to provide education and training for laborers and union workers in Puerto Rico. Early materials include course syllabi and literature from courses on economics and politics, industrial relations, and current labor laws, as well as documentation on collective agreements, unions, and public sector strikes. Materials from the early 1980s include promotional materials, introductory correspondence, Articles of Regulation, and coverage of the ILES sponsored Conferences for Women Workers.

The series contains several interesting visual and physical items as well, including posters, protest bumper stickers and buttons, and coloring books. Of note is a poster-sized screen print by Norman Ramírez Talavera protesting the arrest of fifteen Puerto Ricans on August 30, 1985 for association with the Puerto Rican clandestine organization Ejército Popular Boricua (also known as Los Macheteros) and the robbery of $7.1 million from a Wells Fargo depot in West Hartford, CT in September 1983 (the largest cash heist in US history at the time). Talavera was one of those arrested, and it is believed he created the print while out on bail in 1986. He was later convicted, fined, and served five years in prison. The case remitted under the terms of President Bill Clinton's clemency offer in September 1999.

ca.1949-2015 (bulk1970-1990)
1 box (1.2 linear feet)

This series contains photograph albums, photographs, contact sheets, negatives, and slides documenting Soler’s life and his interests as a photographer. Early albums show Soler as a college student and his family life and travels, particularly during his marriage to his first wife Ester "Pepi" Bloom. Pepi’s childhood and family are also documented. Many photographs reveal Soler’s activist concerns, as well as his interests in journalistic and documentary photography. There are numerous images of protest movements, activist groups, and labor union gatherings. The slides include the New York/New Jersey US section of the PSP and their 1983 activities and Congress.

Inventory

Series 1: Personal and Professional
1962-2016
2.75 boxes (2.6 linear feet)
Address books
ca.1990
Box 1: 1
Appointment books
1991-1995
Box 1: 2-3
Awards, Certificates
2007
Box 13
Awards, Certificates, Honoree and Speaking Engagements
1990-2015
Box 1: 4
Board game - Anti-Monopoly
ca.1973
Box 13
Board game - Class Struggle
1987
Box 13
Board game - Sociopolio
ca.1974
Box 13
Business cards
ca.1970-1995
Box 1: 5
"Celebración 1 - 15 songs" - song list
ca.2005
Box 1: 6
Coins (money) - Cuban centavos
1962-1978
Box 1: 7
Colombian Higher Education Project: Survey of Higher Education in the U.S. course reader
1995
Box 1: 8
"Conference planners/invitees"
n.d.
Box 1: 9
Cornell University: New York State School of Industrial & Labor Relations - The Puerto Rican Manpower & Leadership Training Project, Puerto Rican-Latino Leadership Studies Program
ca.1978
Box 1: 10
Cornell University: New York State School of Industrial & Labor Relations - "Challenges for Latino Trade Unionists" invitation
1987
Box 1: 11
Correspondence
1979-2015
Box 1: 12
"Course outline for People's School: 'Puerto Rico: Past, Present, & Future'"
1986
Box 1: 13
Curriculum Vitae
ca.2001
Box 1: 14
Drawing - Puerto Rican and PSP flags; Marx, Engels, and Lenin; Ramón Emeterio Alacán, Pedro Albizu Campos, and Eugenio María de Hostos; and the PSP logo
n.d.
Box 13
Drawings - political drawings from sketchbook
n.d.
Box 13
Drawings and Children's Poems
n.d.
Box 1: 15
DuBreuil, Grace M. - obituary, tribute
2006
Box 1: 16
Festival Mundial de la Juventud y los Estudiantes, Hubana, Cuba
1978
Box 1: 17-18

Contents include address book, commemorative medal, delegate's credentials, map, Fidel Castro photograph, and songbook.

Festival Mundial de la Juventud y los Estudiantes, Hubana, Cuba [poster]
1979
OS folder
Festival Mundial de la Juventud y los Estudiantes, Hubana, Cuba [poster]
1979
Box 13
First Unitarian Church, New Bedford, MA
2015
Box 1: 19
Hoagland, Everett - poems
1999, 2002, 2005
Box 1: 20
Identity cards
1970-1995
Box 1: 21
Interview transcript
2016
Box 1: 22

"José Soler: A Life Working at the Intersections of Nationalism, Internationalism, and Working-Class Radicalism. An Interview with Eric Larson.

Long-playing records
ca.1969-1985
Box 11

Includes 18 albums, all of Puerto Rican protest and folk music or history. The majority are releases of Disco Libre, a label owned by the PSP. Artists include Roy Brown, Noel Hernández, Pepe y Flora, Taoné, and Antonio Cabán Vale.

Membership cards
1981-2012
Box 1: 23
Name tags
1978-2015
Box 1: 24
News clippings
2002-2009
Box 1: 25
New York Institute - Digital Photography Course
ca.2010
Box 1: 26
Passport and travel documents
1986
Box 1: 27
Puerto Rican coquí frog wooden collectable
n.d.
Box 1: 28
Policia de Puerto Rico Unidad de Intellegencia carpeta - documentation
1982
Box 1: 29
Policia de Puerto Rico Division de Intellegencia carpeta - volume 1
1973-1974
Box 1: 30
Policia de Puerto Rico Division de Intellegencia carpeta - volume 2
1974-1976
Box 1: 31
Policia de Puerto Rico Division de Intellegencia carpeta - volume 3
1972-1982
Box 1: 32
Rutgers University: Development of the Labor Movement course reader
1992
Box 1: 33
Rutgers University: Development of the Labor Movement course reader
1993
Box 1: 34
Rutgers University: Labor Education Center - Latino Labor Leadership Program
ca.1988
Box 1: 35

Collaboration between Rutgers University Labor Education Center, Latino Labor Committee of New Jersey, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, Latin American Center for Popular Education and Communications, and Parish of La Asuncion in Perth Amboy.

Rutgers University: Labor Education Department - newsletter
1992
Box 1: 36
Rutgers University: Organized Labor & the Latino Worker course assignments
1992
Box 1: 37
Rutgers University: Organized Labor & the Latino Worker course reader
1992
Box 1: 38
Soler, José - "Latinos and the Labor Movement: In Search of Equality and Justice"
ca.1992
Box 1: 39
Soler, José - news clippings and newsletters - authored articles and coverage
1989-2011
Box 1: 40

Topics include: Puerto Rican independence, The Young Bill (United States-Puerto Rico Political Status Act (H.R. 856)), US colonialism in Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico and Iraq, union support, and support for undocumented immigrants.

Soler, José - "No to a False Plebiscite, Yes to the Decolonization of Puerto Rico"
1992
Box 1: 41
Soler, José - "The Puerto Rican Labor Movement: Organizing in the Colonial Context"
ca.1989
Box 1: 42
Soler, Pedro - Baby book
1971
Box 1: 43
Soler, Pedro - Cuba
ca.1981
Box 1: 44
Soler, Pedro - Father's Day cards (drawings)
ca.1987
Box 1: 45
Subject file - Black Russians and Soviets, International Organization of Journalists (IOJ), Don Rojas, United Nations Department of Public Information, Joe Walker
1979, 1984-1985
Box 1: 46
Subject file - Brazil, Cuba, Marxism, Socialism, South Africa
1982, 1990-1993
Box 1: 47
Subject file - Hispanic Labor, Unions
1975-1989, 1994
Box 1: 48
Subject file - Economics, Puerto Rico, Self-Determination, Social Classes
ca.1986, 2004
Box 1: 49
Transportation token - New York City Subway, Diamond Jubilee, 75th Anniversary Of NYC Subway
1979
Box 1: 7
UMass Boston: Graduate College of Education - Current Issues in Higher Education seminar topic rankings
1995
Box 1: 50
UMass Boston: Graduate College of Education - Doctoral Program in Higher Education Administration - Student/Faculty Directory
1998-1999
Box 1: 51
UMass Boston: The Harbor Gallery - Work in Progress: Workers See Themselves Through a New Lens
2012
Box 1: 52
UMass Boston: Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy - Latino Public Policy Conference
1999-2000, 2010
Box 1: 53
UMass Dartmouth: African/African American Studies Conference
1998, 2000
Box 1: 54
UMass Dartmouth: African/African American Studies Conference [poster]
2000
Box 13
UMass Dartmouth: Arnold M. Dubin Labor Education Center - 40th Anniversary
2015
Box 12: 1
UMass Dartmouth: Arnold M. Dubin Labor Education Center - administrative and financial
1994-2000
Box 1: 55
UMass Dartmouth: Arnold M. Dubin Labor Education Center - correspondence
1995, 2000
Box 2: 1
UMass Dartmouth: Arnold M. Dubin Labor Education Center - event marketing and programs
1998-2014
Box 2: 2
UMass Dartmouth: Arnold M. Dubin Labor Education Center - Latino Workers' Project proposal
ca.1995
Box 2: 3
UMass Dartmouth: Arnold M. Dubin Labor Education Center - news clippings, press
1994-1997
Box 2: 4
UMass Dartmouth: Arnold M. Dubin Labor Education Center - newsletters, pamphlets
1994-1996
Box 2: 5
UMass Dartmouth: Arnold M. Dubin Labor Education Center - Soler, José - annual reviews and evaluations
1998-2004
Box 2: 6
UMass Dartmouth: Arnold M. Dubin Labor Education Center - Soler, José - application for position of director
1993
Box 2: 7
UMass Dartmouth: Arnold M. Dubin Labor Education Center - tribute, "Dedicated to José A. Soler"
2014
Box 2: 8
UMass Dartmouth: Course Syllabi
1994-2005
Box 2: 9
UMass Dartmouth: Event programs
2001-2013
Box 2: 10
UMass Dartmouth: Frederick Douglass Unity House
2006, 2010, 2015
Box 2: 11
UMass Faculty Federation Local 1895
2014-2015
Box 2: 12
UMass Labor Extension Program - "Corporate Globalization & Its Impact on Massachusetts Workers"
2001
Box 2: 13
Videocassette (BASF T120): "Puerto Rico - Digna Sánchez y José Soler"
ca.1990
Box 2: 14
Videocassette (3M Scotch UCA30): You Have Struck a Rock
1981
Box 2: 15
Wedding Book
1969
Box 2: 16
Wedding certificate and clippings
1969
Box 2: 17
Series 2: Partido Socialista Puertorriqueño (PSP)
1936-2015 (bulk1971-1989)
4 boxes (5.2 linear feet)
Buttons
1975-1984
Box 12
Censo de Simpatizantes
ca.1972
Box 2: 18
Claridad - correspondence, stickers
1986
Box 2: 19

Includes letter certifying Soler as Bureau Chief of the newspaper's staff in the US.

Comite Central: "Apuntes para una Politica Sindical"
1977
Box 12: 2
Comite Central: Published materials - Carta Quincenal [newsletter]
1972
Box 2: 20
Comite Central: Published materials - Carta Quincenal [newsletter]
1977-1979
Box 2: 21
Comite Central: Published materials - Carta Semanal [newsletter]
1971-1977
Box 2: 22-31
Comite Central: Published materials - Carta Semanal [newsletter]
1973-1974
Box 12: 3
Comite Central: Published materials - Carta Socialista [newsletter]
1979
Box 2: 32
Comite Central: Published materials - Carta Socialista [newsletter]
1981-1983
Box 2: 33
Comite Central: Published materials - Reglamento, Material Pre-Congreso
1978, 1982
Box 2: 34
Comite Central: Seminario Nacional de Dirigentes, Resolucion sobre disolución del Partido Socialista Puertorriqueño
1978, 1988, 1993
Box 2: 35
Comite de Zona de Estados Unidos: Published materials - Adelante [newsletter]
1971-1972
Box 2: 36
"Cuadragésimo Aniversario de la Derrota del Fascismo, 9 de Mayo 1945-1985" [screen print, poster]
1985
OS folder
Cuarto Congreso PSP
1987
Box 2: 37
"Décimo Aniversario Partido Socialista Puertorriqueño 1971-1981" [screen print, poster]
1981
OS folder
Escuela de Formación de Militantes notebook
ca.1985
Box 2: 38
Escuela de Formación Politica course reader
ca.1989
Box 2: 39
Flags
n.d.
OS folder

Includes five flags with the PSP logo (two white, three red), one flag of PSP (red with white star).

Gallisa, Carlos - "Statement by Carlos Gallisa, Secretary General, Puerto Rican Socialist Party, Presented before Committee On Interior and Insular Affairs, Congress, Washington, D.C."
1986
Box 2: 40
"La Jornada de 1978 en Naciones Unidas (un capítulo de historia contemporánea)", por Juan Mari Brás
1981
Box 2: 41
Logo
n.d.
Box 2: 42
Misión Permanente en Cuba: Published materials - Boletin Puerto Rico Libre, Documento [newsletters]
1981-1984
Box 2: 43-44
"Papeleta Socialista, 2 de noviembre de 1976" [poster]
1976
OS folder
"Political Thesis of the Puerto Rican Socialist Party: The Socialist Alternative", NACLA publication
1974
Box 2: 45
Published materials - articles, pamphlets
ca.1980, 1985
Box 2: 46

Items include: Article on economic and military intelligence of USA, PSP pamphlet, PSP political project and declaration, parliamentary procedures, and basic dates about Puerto Rico.

Published materials - Carta Internacional Partido Socialista Puertorriqueño
1985, 1989
Box 2: 47
Published materials - Carta Obrera [periodical]
1973
Box 2: 48
Published materials - Carta Sindical [periodical]
1974-1975
Box 2: 49
Published materials - Claridad [periodical]
1998, 2003-2007
Box 9
Published materials - Claridad [periodical]
2008-2009, 2013-2015
Box 10
Published materials - Chispa [periodical]
1973
Box 2: 50
Published materials - Manual del Afiliado: Breve Historia del Partido Socialista Puertorriqueño
ca.1980
Box 2: 51
Published materials - Manual de Organización
ca.1973
Box 2: 52
Published materials - Nueva Lucha [magazine]
1970-1976
Box 2: 53-54
Published materials - "Pintando la Colonia con las Caricaturas de Claridad: Libro de pintar para niños terribles (y sus papás)" [coloring book]
ca.1973
Box 3: 1
Published materials - Programa Electoral
ca.1980
Box 3: 2
Published materials - Programa Socialista PSP
1975, 1978
Box 3: 3
Published materials - Reglamento, Reglamento Articulo 4 - Himno del Partido
1974, 1995
Box 3: 4
Published materials - The Socialist Alternative: Strategy and Tactics
1974
Box 3: 5
Published materials - Tribuna Roja [magazine]
1982-1983
Box 3: 6
Published materials - "United States Military Presence in Puerto Rico: A Threat to Peace in the American Hemisphere" [article]
ca.987
Box 12: 4
Resumen Noticiosos
1975
Box 3: 7

News summaries which are an overview of topics for each month deemed important by the Secretary of Information and the Press for the political and economic analysis.

Seccional de EEUU
1978-1989
Box 3: 8
Seccional de EEUU: Anti-Imperialist Organizations of the Caribbean and Central America, Don Rojas, Maurice Bishop Patriotic Movement (MBPM)
1986-1987
Box 3: 9
Seccional de EEUU: Ballots
ca.1987
Box 12: 5
Seccional de EEUU: Comisión de Educación Poltitica: Escuela de Candidatos a Militantes
1980-1982
Box 3: 10
Seccional de EEUU: Comité San Francisco-Area Bahía
1983
Box 3: 11
Seccional de EEUU: Mobilization for Justice and Peace in Central America and Southern Africa
1987
Box 3: 12
Seccional de EEUU: Published materials - Carta Obrera [newsletter]
1972
Box 3: 13
Seccional de EEUU: Published materials - Carta Roja [newsletter]
1978-1982
Box 3: 14-16
Seccional de EEUU: Published materials - "Desde Las Entrañas" Political Declaration of the U.S. Branch Puerto Rican Socialist Party
1976
Box 3: 17
Seccional de EEUU: Segundo Congreso [poster mock-up and poster]
1978
Box 13
Seccional de EEUU: Subject file - Puerto Rican right to self determination and march to the United Nations - petition signatures, flier, clipping
1989
Box 12: 6
Seccional de EEUU: Tercer Congreso Seccional PSP
1983
Box 3: 18
Seccional de EEUU: United Nations Special Political Committee of the General Assembly meeting on apartheid in South Africa
1987
Box 3: 19
Seccional de EEUU: Zona de Nueva York
ca.1971, 1979
Box 3: 20
Secretaría Asuntos Obreros y Sindicales: Published materials - El Atrevido [newsletter]
1972 Feb
Box 3: 21
Secretaría Asuntos Obreros y Sindicales: Published materials - El Proletario [newsletter]
ca.1971
Box 3: 22
Secretaría Educación/Informacion y Propaganda
ca.1980
Box 3: 23
Secretaría Nacional de Finanzas: Memorandum
1975
Box 3: 24
Segundo Congreso Extraordinario
1978
Box 3: 25
Segundo Congreso PSP - "Trabajar hacia el segundo congreso, 7 de diciembre de 1975" [screen print, poster]
1975
Box 13
Subject file - Communism, Labor, Leninism, Marxism
1936, 1939, 1975
Box 3: 26
Subject file - Puerto Ricans in New York, Puerto Ricans in North America, Puerto Rican Labor Movement
1976, 1979, 1989
Box 3: 27
Subject file - Uruguay, Movimiento de Liberación Nacional-Tupamaros (MLN-T )
ca.1971
Box 12: 7
Taller de Comunicación Gráfica, Los Muñequitos: El PSP [comic book]
1974
Box 3: 28
Tercer Congreso PSP
1982
Box 3: 29
Series 3: Activism
1970-2015
5.25 boxes (7 linear feet)
1199, National Health and Human Service Employees Union - hat
ca.1990
Box 3: 30
Buttons - assorted
ca.1975-2011
Box 12
African National Congress (ANC): 75th Anniversary
1987
Box 3: 31
African National Congress (ANC): South African Women's Day - press packet
1981
Box 3: 32
Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU) - Statement on Section 936
1993
Box 3: 33
Areito [magazine]
1989, 1991-1992
Box 3: 34
Black World Foundation: The Black Scholar [journal]
1976, 1980
Box 3: 35
Bumper stickers - assorted
n.d.
Box 12: 8
Centro Comunitario de Trabajadores (CCT)
2015-2016
Box 3: 36
Clergy and Laity Concerned (CALC)
ca.1983-1985
Box 3: 37
Clergy and Laity Concerned (CALC) - CALC Report [newsletter]
1983-1986
Box 3: 38
Coalition of the Latin American Trade Unionists (CLATU)
1983
Box 3: 39
Comite de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agricolas (CATA): Asamblea Annual, "El Obrero Migrante y su Familia"
1990
Box 3: 40
Comite Lares en la O.N.U. - Celebration of the "Grito de Lares" at the UN
1983
Box 3: 41
Comite Puertorriqueño Contra la Estadidad [poster]
ca.1980
Box 13
Communications Workers of America (CWA): New Jersey - The CWA State Worker [periodical]
1989-1991
Box 3: 42-44
Communications Workers of America (CWA): New Jersey: Local 1040 - Monmouth Medical Center
ca.1987
Box 3: 45
Communications Workers of America (CWA): New Jersey: Local 1040 - Monmouth Medical Center - training video [VHS ™]
1988 Apr 16
Box 3: 46
Communications Workers of America (CWA): New Jersey: Local 1040 - pamphlets
ca.1988, 1992
Box 3: 47
Communications Workers of America (CWA): New York City: Local 1180 - Labor Against Apartheid [newsletter]
1986
Box 3: 48
Communist Party, USA (CPUSA): Constitution of the Communist Party of the United States of America
1975
Box 3: 49
Communist Party, USA (CPUSA): Massachusetts District
2002-2005
Box 3: 50
Communist Party, USA (CPUSA): 28th National Convention, Chicago, IL - pre-convention bulletins, keynote address, resolution on Puerto Rico, workshop list
2005
Box 3: 51
Communist Party, USA (CPUSA)- published materials [pamphlets, reports]
1977-2004
Box 3: 52
Communist Party, USA (CPUSA)- published materials - Hall, Gus [pamphlets, reports, speeches]
1979-1996
Box 3: 53
Communist Party, USA (CPUSA)- published materials - People's Weekly World [newspaper]
1998, 2004
Box 3: 54-56
Communist Party, USA (CPUSA)- published materials - People's Weekly World [newspaper]
2005-2007
Box 4: 1-4
Communist Party, USA (CPUSA)- published materials - People's Weekly World: "Cuba: Beacon in the Caribbean," speech by Marc Frank
1990
Box 4: 5
Communist Party, USA (CPUSA)- published materials - Political Affairs [magazine]
1978-1979, 1981-1992
Box 4: 6-30
Communist Party, USA (CPUSA)- published materials - Political Affairs [magazine]
1993-2008
Box 5: 1-23
Education Justice Communication Summit - summit materials
2014
Box 5: 24
Embassy of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - Soviet Life [magazine]
1987-1988
Box 13
La Escalera [magazine]
1970-1973
Box 5: 25-27
Flags - Pan-African flag, Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN)
n.d.
Box 13
Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional (FMLN) - pennants
ca.1995
Box 13
Greater Southeastern Massachusetts Labor Council - Labor Film Festival
2006-2008
Box 6: 1
Instituto Laboral de Educación Sindical (ILES)
1978
Box 6: 2
Instituto Laboral de Educación Sindical (ILES)
1981-1982
Box 6: 3
Instituto Laboral de Educación Sindical (ILES): Conferencia de la Mujer Trabajadora
1981-1982
Box 6: 4
Instituto Laboral de Educación Sindical (ILES) - "Estudia, Trabajador" [poster]
ca.1981
OS folder
International Centre for Trade Union Rights - International Union Rights [journal]
2013-2014
Box 6: 5
International Conference in Solidarity with the Frontline States [poster]
1983
Box 13
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union - ruler bookmarks
n.d.
Box 6: 6
International Organization of Journalists (IOJ) Congress, Sofia, Bulgaria - pins
1986
Box 6: 7
"Ser internacionalista es saldar nuestra propia deuda con la humanidad", Fidel Castro [poster]
1978
OS folder
Labor Education and Research Project - Labor Notes [periodical]
1989
Box 6: 8
Labor Education and Research Project - Labor Notes [periodical]
2006-2014
Box 6: 9-12
Labor Research Association (LRA) - Farm Labor Organizing Committee, International Trade Union Unity, Multinational Corporations, Trades Union Congress, Economic Notes [newsletter]
1978-1982
Box 6: 13
Latin American Bishops Conference (CELAM) Proceedings
1979
Box 6: 14
Liga Socialista Puertorriqueña: El Socialista [newsletter]
1985
Box 6: 15
List of peace, justice, and labor organizations in Central and South America
ca.1980
Box 6: 16
Martorell, Antonio - "Quién le tiene miedo a Antonia Martínez?" [poster]
1970
OS folder
Movimiento Ecuménico Nacional de Puerto Rico (PRISA) Inc.
1979-1991
Box 6: 17-18
Movimiento de Liberacion Nacional Puertorriqueño (MLN): Programa e Ideoloía del MLN
ca.1987
Box 6: 19
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) New Bedford Branch
2015
Box 6: 20
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights - National conference
2008
Box 6: 21
New Jersey Alliance for Solidarity with Latin America and the Caribbean - declaration of unity
ca.1990
Box 6: 22
Newsletters, Periodicals, Publications- assorted
1984-2013
Box 6: 23
Newsletters, Periodicals, Publications- assorted, Puerto Rico
1981-1992
Box 6: 24
North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA): NACLA's Latin America & Empire Report [newsletter]
1971-1977
Box 6: 25-29
North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA): NACLA Report on the Americas [magazine]
1977, 1979
Box 6: 30
North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA): NACLA Report on the Americas [magazine]
1981, 1985
Box 6: 31
North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA): NACLA Report on the Americas [magazine]
1990-1992
Box 6: 32-33
North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA): NACLA Report on the Americas [magazine]
1997-2002
Box 6: 34-35
North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA): NACLA Report on the Americas [magazine]
2004, 2007
Box 6: 36-37
North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA): NACLA Report on the Americas [magazine]
2013-2015
Box 7: 1
North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA): publications
1970
Box 7: 2

Includes NACLA Research Methodology Guide; The University-Military-Police Complex: A Directory and Related Documents; and U.S. Military and Police Operations in the Third World.

North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA): publications
1971-1973
Box 7: 3

Includes The Great South Asian War: U.S. Imperial Strategy in Asia (ca. 1971); Yanqui Dollar: The Contribution of U.S. Private Investment to Underdevelopment in Latin America (1971); The U.S. Military Apparatus (1972); and NACLA's Bibliography on Latin America (1973).

Northeast Puerto Rican/Latino Roundtable on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
1992
Box 7: 4
Northwest Hispanic Labor Conference - "First Northwest Hispanic Labor Conference" [videocassette]
1989 Feb 25
Box 7: 5
Oficina de Información Internacional para la Independencia de Puerto Rico
1985
Box 7: 6
Organization in Solidarity with the People of Africa, Asia, and Latin America (OSPAAAL): Day of World Solidarity with the Struggle of the People of Puerto Rico [poster]
certainty="approximate"1973
Box 13
Pamphlets - assorted
ca. 1977-2011
Box 7: 7
Peace for Cuba International Appeal - International Rally Peace for Cuba poster
1991
Box 13
Puerto Rican Committee Against Repression
1985-1987
Box 7: 8
Puerto Rican Congress of New Jersey: Hispanic Labor Task Force
1989-1990
Box 7: 9
Puerto Rican Congress of New Jersey: New Jersey Hispanic Labor Symposium
1990
Box 7: 10
Rhode Island Jobs With Justice - Solidarity School
2012
Box 7: 11
Signatures sheet
ca.1985
Box 7: 12
Southeast Massachusetts and Rhode Island Coalition to Save our Schools (SOS)
2014-2015
Box 7: 13
Southeast Massachusetts and Rhode Island Coalition to Save our Schools (SOS) - T-shirt
ca.2014
Box 12
Southwest Network for Environmental and Economuic Justice - Building a Net that Works [newsletter]
1995-1996, 2005
Box 7: 14
SouthWest Organizing Project (SWOP) - 10th Anniversary
1991
Box 7: 15
SouthWest Organizing Project (SWOP) - coloring books
1989-1990
Box 7: 16
SouthWest Organizing Project (SWOP) - Voces Unidas [newsletter]
1991-2012
Box 7: 17-18
Subject file - "Boricuas/Comision Puertorriqueña"
1967, 1994-1997
Box 7: 19
Subject file - Cuba
1979, 1991-1992
Box 7: 20
Subject file - El Salvador
1984, 1988
Box 7: 21
Subject file - Puerto Rican political prisoners - appeals to President Clinton, July 25 march
1998
Box 7: 22
Subject file - South Africa - bumper stickers and stickers
ca.1982-1986
Box 12: 9
Subject file - South Africa - Conferencia Caribeña en Solidaridad con los Pueblos de Sudafrica y Namibia [poster]
1987
Box 13
Subject file - South Africa - Conference in Solidarity with the Liberation Struggles of the Peoples of Southern Africa
1981
Box 7: 23
Subject file - South Africa - Conference in Solidarity with the Liberation Struggles of the Peoples of Southern Africa [poster]
1981
Box 13
Subject file - South Africa - Latinos Unidos por la Paz en Centro America y el Caribe
1989-1990
Box 7: 24
Subject file - South Africa - pamphlets
ca.1978-1986
Box 7: 25
Subject file - Vieques, Puerto Rico - bumper sticker, pamphlet, petition signatures
ca.2001
Box 7: 26
Talavera, Norman Ramírez - "Libertad para los 15 de Puerto Rico arrestados 30 Agosto" [screen print, poster]
1986
Box 13

Talavera was one of the 15 Puerto Ricans arrested on August 30, 1985 for association with the Puerto Rican clandestine organization Ejército Popular Boricua (also known as Los Macheteros) and the robbery of $7 million from a Wells Fargo depot in West Hartford, CT in September 1983. He was a graphic artist for Caribe Graphics, believed to be a front for the EPB. He most likely created the print while out on bail in 1986. Talavera was later convicted, fined, and served five years in prison.

Taller de Comunicación Gráfica, Los Muñequitos: El Primero de Mayo: Dia Internacional de los Trabajadores [comic book]
1974
Box 7: 27
Treatment on Demand, Inc. - personnel policy and procedure handbook
2005
Box 7: 28
UAW: District 65 - correspondence
1982
Box 7: 29
UAW: District 65 - The Distributive Worker [newspaper]
1980-1982
Box 7: 30
UAW: District 65 - The Distributive Worker stationary
ca.1985
Box 7: 31
UAW: District 65 - District 65/Rutgers Program - pamphlet
ca.1990
Box 7: 32
UAW: District 65 - hat
ca.1985
Box 7: 33
UAW: District 65 - Organization Kit
1978-1980
Box 7: 34
Unión de Trabajadores de la Industria Eléctrica y Riego (UTIER) - Brecha [newsletter], license plate
1982
Box 7: 35
Union materials - assorted
1998-2015
Box 7: 36
United Association for Labor Education (UALE)
2009
Box 7: 37
United States Government reports on Puerto Rico
1989, 2011
Box 7: 38
US Peace Council: Central Jersey Peace Council
ca.1985-1987
Box 7: 39
US Peace Council: International Meeting for Nuclear-Weapon Free Zones
1988
Box 12: 10
US Peace Council - membership
1985, 1987
Box 7: 40
US Peace Council: National Executive Board
1987-1988
Box 7: 41
US Peace Council - printed materials, pamphlets, Peace and Solidarity [newsletter]
ca.1984-1987
Box 7: 42
US Peace Council: Tenth Anniversary National Conference
1989
Box 7: 43
US/Puerto Rico Solidarity Network (USPRSN): The Oldest Colony in the Americas: A Conference on Puerto Rico's Struggle against U.S. Colonialism
1992
Box 7: 44
US/Puerto Rico Solidarity Network (USPRSN): Puerto Rico Update/Puerto Rico al Dia [newsletter]
1992, 1994
Box 7: 45
Venceremos Brigade - patch
ca.1975
Box 7: 46
World Festival of Youth
2005
Box 7: 47
Young Communist League, USA: Dynamic [magazine]
2004-2005
Box 7: 48
Series 4: Photographs
ca.1949-2015 (bulk1970-1990)
1 box (1.2 linear feet)
1199, National Health and Human Service Employees Union
ca.1985
Box 7: 49
"10,000 marcharon desde la 125 en Harlem, 14/6/86)", anti-apartheid in South Africa, H.R. 997
1986
Box 7: 50
CWA Local 1037
ca.1985
Box 7: 51
District 65, UAW
ca.1985
Box 7: 52
Hispanic Labor Committee swearing in (contact sheet)
ca.1989
Box 7: 53
International Meeting for Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones, Berlin, East Germany
1988
Box 7: 54
International Organization of Journalists (IOJ) Congress, Sofia, Bulgaria
1986
Box 7: 55
"Jobs, Peace, Freedom, End Racism Now! In New Brunswick & Everywhere" march
ca.1985
Box 8: 1
"José Submissions" - photo CD
ca.2010
Box 8: 2
"José Submissions" - Fish market photograph
ca.2010
Box 13
Labor unions, portraits, Puerto Rican Alliance, SANE
ca.1985
Box 8: 3
May Day protest and march - Puerto Rican independence, anti-apartheid in South Africa, H.R.1398 - Quality of Life Action Act
ca.1987
Box 8: 4-5
Naval Weapons Station, Earle, NJ
ca.1984
Box 8: 6
Soler at events
ca.1990-2015
Box 8: 7
U.S./Cuba Labor Exchange
ca.1990
Box 8: 8
World Trade Center, New York, NY; Soler, José and DuBreuil, Grace
ca.1982, 2000
Box 8: 9
Contact sheets
ca.1990
Box 8: 10
Contact sheets - District 65, UAW
ca.1985
Box 8: 11
Negatives
ca.1980-1990
Box 8: 12-14
Photograph album - family, Pepi
ca.1954-1978
Box 8: 15-17
Photograph album - family, travel, university
ca.1965-1980
Box 8: 18-20
Photograph album - "Primeras semanas del nene: Pedro Ramón"
1971
Box 8: 21
Photograph album - wedding to Ester "Pepi" Bloom
1969
Box 8: 22
Scrapbook
ca.1959-1974
Box 8: 23
Scrapbook - Pepi
ca.1949-1975
Box 8: 24
Slides
ca.1983
Box 8: 25-27

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Provenance

Acquired from José A. Soler, 2015-2016.

Separated Material

Books that came with the José A. Soler Papers were removed from the collection and will be cataloged separately. These books include:

  • Allen, J. S. (2000). Organizing in the Depression South: A Communist's Memoir [Special Issue]. Nature, Society, and Thought: A Journal of Dialectical and Historical Materialism, 13(1).
  • Bradlee, B. (1964). That Special Grace (1st ed.). Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott Company.
  • Cannon, T. (1972). Vietnam: A Thousand Years of Struggle. San Francisco, CA: Peoples Press.
  • Center for Research on Criminal Justice. (1975). The Iron Fist and the Velvet Glove: An Analysis of the U.S. Police. Berkeley, CA: Center for Research on Criminal Justice.
  • Debray, R. (1970). Strategy for Revolution: Essays on Latin America. Blackburn, R. (Ed.). New York, NY: Monthy Review Press.
  • Dementyev, I. (1979). USA: Imperialists and Anti-Imperialists. Moscow, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics: Progress Publishers.
  • Dreiser, T. (1961). Sister Carrie. New York, NY: Signet Classics.
  • Dreiser, T. (1964). An American Tragedy. New York, NY: Signet Classics.
  • Dreiser, T. (1965). The Titan. New York, NY: Signet Classics.
  • Fast, H. (1945). Patrick Henrey and The Frigate's Keel. New York, NY: Book Find Club.
  • Fast, H. (1948). My Glorious Brothers. New York, NY: Jordan Publishing Co.
  • Fast, H. (1949). Departure, and Other Stories. Boston, MA:Little, Brown and Company.
  • Fast, H. (1954). Silas Timberman. New York, NY: Blue Heron Press, Inc. (Signed copy).
  • Fast, H. (1956). The Story of Lola Gregg. New York, NY: Blue Heron Press, Inc.
  • Fast, H. (1961). April Morning. New York, NY: Bantam Books.
  • Fast, H. (1964). The American. New York, NY: Duell, Sloan and Pearce.
  • Fast, H. (1966). Conceived in Liberty. New York, NY: Signet.
  • Fast, H. (1966). Torquemada. Garden City, NY:Doubleday & Company, Inc.
  • Fast, H. (1968). The Jews: Story of a People. New York, NY: Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
  • Fast, H. (1972). Freedom Road. New York, NY: Bantam Books.
  • Fast, H. (1972). The Hessian. New York, NY: Bantam Books.
  • Fast, H. (1977). The Immigrants. New York, NY: Dell Publishing Co.. Inc.
  • Fast, H. (1985). The Immigrant's Daughter. Boston, MA:Houghton Mifflin Company.
  • Fast, H. (1988). The Pledge. Boston, MA:Houghton Mifflin Company.
  • Fast, H. (1990). Being Red. Boston, MA:Houghton Mifflin Company.
  • García, N. Puerto Rico y la Mineria. San Juan, Puerto Rico: Grupo de Evaluacion Borinquen, Ediciones Libreria Internacional.
  • International Defence and Aid Fund. (1983). Apartheid: The Facts. London, England: International Defence and Aid Fund for Southern Africa.
  • Lowe, J. (1961). Portrait: The Emergence of John F. Kennedy. New York, NY: Bramhall House.
  • Marquit, E. (Ed.). (1996). Nature, Society, and Thought: A Journal of Dialectical and Historical Materialism, 9(1).
  • Marquit, E. (Ed.). (1996). Religion and Freethought [Special Issue]. Nature, Society, and Thought: A Journal of Dialectical and Historical Materialism, 9(2).
  • Marquit, E. (Ed.). (2005). Nature, Society, and Thought: A Journal of Dialectical and Historical Materialism, 18(3).
  • Marquit, E. (Ed.). (2005). Nature, Society, and Thought: A Journal of Dialectical and Historical Materialism, 18(4).
  • Morales, F. & Newton, E. (1975). Tupac Amaru y los Rebeldes de Peru - The Story of the Inca Revolt Against Spanish Rule in Peru. Albuquerque, NM: Chicano Communications Center.
  • Mosley, W. (1995). RL's Dream. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company.
  • Osborn, C. (Ed.). (1968). I Have a Dream: The Story of Martin Luther King in Text and Pictures. New York, NY: Time-Life Books.
  • Ponomarev. B. N. (1979). Marxism-Leninism: A Flourishing Science/A Reply to Critics. New York, NY: International Publishers.
  • Salinger, P. & Vanocur, S. (Eds.). (1964). A Tribute to John F. Kennedy. Chicago, IL: Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.
  • Shirokov, Y. & Creighton, C. (Trans.). (1980). The International Working-Class Movement: Problems of History and Theory (Vol. 1).Moscow, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics:Progress Publishers.
  • Sivachyov, N. & Yazkov, E.(1976). History of the USA since World War I. Moscow, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics: Progress Publishers.
  • Tse-Tung, M. (1965). The Foolish Old Man Who Removed the Mountains. Peking, China: Foreign Languages Press.
  • Tse-Tung, M. (1965). On Contradiction. Peking, China: Foreign Languages Press.
  • Tse-Tung, M. (1965). On Practice. Peking, China: Foreign Languages Press. (2 copies)
  • Tse-Tung, M. (1966). Acerca de la Practica. Peking, China: Foreign Languages Press.
  • Tse-Tung, M. (1966). Serve the People. Peking, China: Foreign Languages Press.
  • United Press International & American Heritage Magazine. (1964). Four Days: The Historical Record of the Death of President Kennedy. Rockville, MD: American Heritage Publishing Co., Inc.

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  • Anti-apartheid movements--United States.
  • Anti-imperialist movements.
  • Communism--United States--Periodicals.
  • Hispanic Americans--Employment.
  • Labor movement--United States--History--20th century.
  • Labor unions--Periodicals.
  • Labor unions--United States--New Jersey.
  • Protest movements--United States--History--20th century.
  • Puerto Rico--History--Autonomy and independence movements.
  • Puerto Rico--International status.
  • Socialism--Puerto Rico--Periodicals.
  • United States--Foreign relations--Puerto Rico.

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  • José A. Soler. [main entry]
  • Partido Socialista Puertorriqueño--Seccional de Estados Unidos

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  • Magazines.
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  • Periodicals.
  • Photographs.

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