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Manuscripts/15. Women

 Record Group Term
Identifier: Manuscripts/15

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Carmen A. Pola papers

 Collection
Identifier: M159
Overview Community activist Carmen A. Pola was born Carmen A. Villanueva Garcia in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, in 1939. In 1955 she moved to the continental United States with her family, settling briefly in the Bronx, New York, before moving to Oakland, California, where the family worked in agriculture. In 1960 she married Juan Pola, and they have five children. While in California, Pola became involved in community activism, participating in a number of grassroots organizations concerned with education...
Dates: 1970-2006; Majority of material found within 1975-2000

Frieda Garcia papers

 Collection
Identifier: M222
Abstract Frieda Garcia is a community activist and leader who has worked primarily in Boston's South End and Roxbury neighborhoods since the mid 1960s, when she first settled in Boston. She initially found work under Hubie Jones, who became a mentor, at the Roxbury Multi-Service Center. A few years later, in 1969, Jones urged her to become a part of a new organization that was forming to meet the needs of Boston's growing Hispanic community. Garcia became the first director of the resulting...
Dates: 1886-2022; Majority of material found within 1963-2014