GARCIA, Robert, 1933-2017


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

Guide to Research Collections

Hunter College, City University of New York
Archives of the Puerto Rican Diaspora
New York, NY
Papers: ca. 1976-1994, 60 cubic feet.
This collection documents Roberts Garcia’s career as U.S. Representative of the South Bronx (1978-1990), at the time, the poorest congressional district in the country. The papers chronicle his work on the Post Office and Civil Service Committee, the Banking, Finance, and Urban Affairs Committee, the Foreign Affairs Committee, and his legislative work on issues of interest, such as immigration reform, bilingual education, and teen pregnancy. The collection also contains administrative and case files, personal and biographical information, records pertaining to his reelection campaigns, public relations materials, and subject files. Also included are photo graphs, artifacts, and audio and video recordings. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.


Rutgers University Libraries
Special Collections and University Libraries
New Brunswick, NJ
Papers: In the New Democratic Coalition of New York Records, 1960-1978, 49 cubic feet.
Persons represented include Robert Garcia. A finding aid is available in the repository.