Spanish Merchants Association of Philadelphia photographs

The Spanish Merchants Association was founded in 1970 by Puerto Rican businessmen in Philadelphia to distribute Minority Business Development Agency funds in the Latino community. Initially created to foster the growth of local Latino businesses, the association increasingly focused on housing, foo...

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Corporate Author: Spanish Merchants Association of Philadelphia (Creator)
Collection:Spanish Merchants Association of Philadelphia Photographs
Collection Number:PG325
Format: Manuscript
Language:English
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Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet 31 folders (318 items)
Summary: The Spanish Merchants Association was founded in 1970 by Puerto Rican businessmen in Philadelphia to distribute Minority Business Development Agency funds in the Latino community. Initially created to foster the growth of local Latino businesses, the association increasingly focused on housing, food, and other entitlement programs in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The organization was dissolved in 1989. The collection includes photographs of neighborhood buildings and businesses, ground-breaking ceremonies, banquets, mural projects, and various collections of people.