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Olga Jiménez Wagenheim, Ph.D. Papers

Identifier: 2006-03


Professor Emeritus, Dr. Jimenez-Wagenheim, a specialist in Caribbean and Latin American history and author of several books and articles, directed the Puerto Rican Studies Program at Rutgers-Newark for more than 20 years. In 1999, she began volunteering at the Newark Public Library, where she and Ingrid Betancourt founded The New Jersey Hispanic Research and Information Center (NJHRIC) at The Newark Public Library. In 2001, she founded the Friends of HRIC, a support group to help facilitate the development of the NJHRIC. The Olga Jimenez Wagenheim – Papers contains an abundance of information on Puerto Rico, Latin America and Caribbean studies as well as information on the New Jersey Puerto Rican experiences. Some materials consist of publications, personal notes, class material, oral histories, videotapes, dissertations, student work on events such as the Lares Revolt, Puerto Rican and Latino migration and the Newark Riots.


  • 1868 – 2005


83 Cubic Feet (83 boxes; 48 transfer boxes and 35 oversized boxes)

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Spanish language books donated by Olga J. Wagenheim, PhD, were added to the Sala Hispanoamericana's circulating and reserve book collections, as well as the Reference and Puerto Rican Reference book collections.

List of Cataloged Books Donated by Olga J. Wagenheim

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Repository Details

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

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