Frank Espada Photographs
NMAH.AC.1395

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1395
Creators:
Espada, Frank, 1930-
Espada, Jason
Dates:
circa 1970-2000
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
12 cubic feet
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photographs and negatives taken by Frank Espada, mostly comprised of images from his most well-known body of work, The Puerto Rican Diaspora Documentary Project, which consist of several hundred prints and thousands of negatives of Puerto Rican communities across the Unites States.

Arrangement note
Arrangement note
Collection is unarranged.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Espada was born in Puerto Rico, and came with his family to New York City as a child. After serving in the Air Force, he began his career in documentary photography. He specialized in photographing the Puerto Rican diaspora. He produced a book entitled "The Puerto Rican Diaspora: Themes in the Survival of a People." He later taught photography at the University of California, Berkeley. He died in 2014.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation note
Frank Espada Photographs, ca. 1970-2000, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Use note
Reproduction restricted due to copyright or trademark.
Conditions Governing Access note
Collection is open for research.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C., 20013-7012
Phone: 202-633-3270
archivescenter@si.edu