Historical Note: The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute at The City College of New York (CUNY DSI) is the nation’s first university-based research institute devoted to the study of people of Dominican descent in the United States and other parts of the world. CUNY DSI’s mission is to produce and disseminate academic research and knowledge about the Dominican people, particularly those who live in the U.S. In addition to its research unit, the Institute also houses the Dominican Archives and the Dominican Library. The archives, the first and only of its kind, outside of the Dominican Republic, is dedicated to preserving the records reflecting the experiences of Dominicans in the U.S., and the library, are the largest depository of bibliographical resources in the U.S. related to Dominican Studies.
Scope and Content Note: The collection consists of administrative records produced by the Institute as part of the fulfillment of its research, library archival programs, as well as its interaction with other branches of the City University of New York, and the twenty-five campuses. It also includes materials related to the Institute’s interaction with the state, local, and federal government agencies and the related institutions of the government and academic community of the Dominican Republic. The collection also contains financial and human resources records of its employees as well as archival, research, library, and administrative materials generated by the professional and administrative staff, and the Institute director. Including the following records series: photographs album; annual expenses; auditor reports; book reviews; emails; flyers; reports; correspondence, and press releases.