Bobbye Ortiz Sound Recordings Collection, ca. 1950-1985
Spoken word and music sound recordings collected by Ortiz from the early 1950’s until her death in 1990. The items represent a wide variety of popular and political protest songs and poetry from Central America, Latin America, South America, Cuba, Puerto Rico, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, and the United States. The bulk of the collection consists of works by or about Central America, Latin America, South America, and the Caribbean, but there is also considerable material about the United States, including topics such as integration and race relations, the women’s movement, labor movements (including the United Farm Workers), and the Vietnamese Conflict. Women performers and composers are well represented. 316 sound recordings.