A beautiful 66-page program of the “Gran Festival Artístico y Bailable” organized by the Centro Asturiano de Nueva York, Inc. (Afiliado a Sociedades Hispanas Confederadas), on Sunday, October 3, 1937.
The photographs, drawings, texts and advertisements contained in this booklet offer us an invaluable snapshot of New York’s Spanish “colonia” just one year and a few months after the outbreak of the horrific Civil War. Of particular interest are the reproductions of drawings by the great Galician artist and intellectual Castelao, with commentary by J. Castilla (pp. 53-55), and the appeal for help made on p. 63 to immigrants on behalf of the Sociedades Hispanas Confederadas.
We are pleased to make this document available, to be viewed and/or downloaded, free of charge. The document was kindly donated by Blanche Agate. ¡Gracias, Blanche!
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New York Premiere of “Dan Albert’s Paella/La paella de Daniel Albert”: Friday, November 8, 7:00 pm at Centro Español/La Nacional, 239 West 14th Street.
We’re in the midst of a very busy and productive fall season. In just the last couple of weeks we’ve scouted locations and done preliminary interviews for “Todo el mundo a las Villas,” our project on the Spanish boarding houses in the Plattekill, NY area, and we’ve made a quick trip to Tampa to tie up some loose ends on the “Legacy of Smoke: Spanish Immigrants in Tampa” chapter. The Tampa film will most likely be premiered in Tampa in late April or early May, 2014.
This Friday, November 8, at 7pm, our first documentary film “Dan Albert’s Paella” will have its New York premiere at Centro Español/La Nacional (239 West 14th Street). Admission is $10, free for members of Centro Español; we’ll also screen a 6-minute short by Isabel Cadenas Cañón, the Spanish writer and poet who lends her voice to “Dan Albert’s Paella.”
The NY premiere has garnered two nice write-ups in the Spanish press: El Comercio here, and La Nueva España here.
Please join us on Friday if you’re in the New York area. And thanks for your interest and support.
An invaluable resource, this book tells the history of Tampa’s first Spanish Club from the vantage point of the organization’s fiftieth anniversary in 1941. The large scanned document (100 megas) is in Spanish; it is a gold mine of information and images, and can be downloaded here: Centro español de Tampa: Bodas de Oro.
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Courtesy of Anthony Carreño.
Este reportaje sobre nuestro proyecto fue emitido durante el telediario de TVE el domingo, 4 de agosto, 2013.
This report on our project aired on the daily newscast of Spanish Television (TVE) on Sunday, August 4, 2013.
Herminia Guerra, from Sada, Coruña, as a babysitter in New York’s Lower East Side, c. 1915.
In the fifty-year period between 1880 and 1930, more Spaniards emigrated to the Americas than in the previous four centuries (1492 – 1880). Most of these emigrants headed to parts of the Spanish-speaking Americas, but tens of thousands of them would wind up in the United States, where, by the time of the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), they were established in tight-knit enclaves all over the United States. This site aims to be a multi-media resource center for the study of this diaspora, and this underexplored aspect of relations between Spain, the US, and Latin America.
Inmigrantes españoles en EEUU
Entre los años 1880 y 1930, emigraron a las Américas más españoles que en los cuatro siglos anteriores (1492 -1880). La gran mayoría de estos emigrantes se dirigieron a distintos puntos de la América de habla española. No obstante, decenas de miles de españoles acabarían en los Estados Unidos. Cuando estalló la Guerra Civil Española (1936-1939), se encontraban establecidos en comunidades compactas a lo largo y ancho de EEUU. Este sitio pretende ser un centro de recursos multi-media para facilitar el estudio de esta diáspora, y de este capítulo poco explorado de las relaciones entre España, Estados Unidos, e Hispanoamérica.