This oral history with Antonio "Tony" Nadal, musician and co-founder of the Department of Puerto Rican Studies at Brooklyn College (BC), is filled with personal stories, anecdotes, and singing about his work within the field of Puerto Rican Studies. Professor Nadal shared his experiences as first, a student-activist in the late 1960s at BC, and then as a faculty member in the department for over four decades eventually retiring as Professor Emeritus.
This item is part of the Puerto Rican Studies at Brooklyn College (PRSBC) Collection, which covers the largely Puerto Rican-led student movement at Brooklyn College (CUNY) during the late 1960s and early 1970s that fought for the creation of the Puerto Rican Studies Department at the college. The collection includes oral history interviews with pioneering student activists, photographs of participants and their struggles, and other archival materials on the fight to create the Puerto Rican Studies Department drawn from the Archives and Special Collections library at Brooklyn College.
Source | Alliance for Puerto Rican Education and Empowerment Creators | Sporn, Pam ; Gold, Tami Date Created | October 19, 2019 Interviewer | Pam Sporn and Tami Gold Interviewee | Antonio Nadal Rights | Copyright Alliance for Puerto Rican Education and Empowerment Item Type | Oral History (Digital) Cite This document | Sporn, Pam and Gold, Tami, “Oral History Interview with Antonio "Tony" Nadal,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed December 8, 2023, https://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/14092.