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ASPIRA, Inc. of New Jersey Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2008-01


“The ASPIRA Association, a 501(C)(3) organization, is the only national Hispanic organization dedicated exclusively to developing the educational and leadership capacity of Hispanic youth… ASPIRA has been working at the grass-roots level to provide programs that encourage Hispanic students to stay in school, prepare them to succeed in the educational arena, develop their leadership skills, and to serve their community… The ASPIRA Association is a confederation of ASPIRA statewide organizations, which provide various educational, enrichment and support services to Latino youth and their families in schools, community centers and ASPIRA Clubs” (Retrieved from What is ASPIRA?.) The New Jersey chapter of ASPIRA, founded in 1968, is located in Newark, and its records document its business and financial transactions, as well as its various programs such as APEX, Leadership Development, and after school programs. Also found in this collection are student files and ASPIRA produced videos. Portions of this collection have been digitized.


  • 1967 – 2003
  • Majority of material found within 1996 – 2000


17 Cubic Feet (17 Transfer Boxes)

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Repository Details

Part of the Puerto Rican Community Archives, New Jersey Hispanic Research & Information Center, Newark Public Library Repository

5 Washington Street
P.O. Box 630
Newark New Jersey 07101-0630
(973) 733-4791