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Survey: Centro Cultural Ballet Quisqueya

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1966
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
$0 - $50,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Transient Organization for Performance
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
The mission of Centro Cultural Ballet Quisqueya is a civic organization dedicated to promote Dominican folklore, dance and culture such as the "merengue" and the "mangulina" at the international level; to educate Dominicans and other nationalities about the various musical rhythms and the rich cultural heritage of the Dominican people; and to teach second generation Dominicans in the United States and other interested in learning how to dance Dominican folkloric music. The organization also to provides information relating housing and immigration services to the Dominican and Latino community in needs of such services.
2b. Organization History / Organizational Overview. Index of important events in organization's history.: 
The Centro Cultural Ballet Quisqueya was founded in 1966, by renowned Dominican dancer Normandía Maldonado, who was born in the Dominican Republic in 1929 and migrated to the United Sates in 1960. Centro Cultural Ballet Quisqueya promotes the Dominican Republic and the Dominican community in the United States in local, national and international activities and provides training for youngsters who wish to learn how to dance Dominican folkloric music. Initially, Ballet Quisqueya started to function with 25 pairs of dancers.
2c. Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History.: 
In 1972, it became an integral part of the Hispanic Day Parade. The organization sponsors the Dominican Mother of the Year; Salon de la Fama Casandra Damirón, which was founded in 1982 to recognize Dominican artists and other exemplary personalities; and Tardes Folklóricas, a Dominican folkloric music and dance program. Centro Cultural Ballet Quisqueya has performed locally in Radio City Music Hall, Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan Center, and Channel 41 TV. It has also performed nationally in San Antonio, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; Boston and Lawrence, Massachusetts; and Providence Rhode Island. Ballet Quisqueya perform in Ms. Maldonado’s cultural television show, entitled Folklore International relating to community activities, social events and other information of value to the New York Dominican community.
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
Normandia Maldonado
3b. Could any of these individuals assist in providing an oral history of your organization?: 
Yes
Part 4.
4a. Is organization currently active?: 
Yes
4b. Year activity suspended if no longer active.: 
Organization Still Active
Part 5.
5a. Type of organization at its founding.: 
Non-Profit [IRS certified]
5b. Type of organization currently, or at the termination of activities.: 
Non-Profit [IRS certified]
Part 6.
6a. Does the organization have an archive?: 
Yes
6b. Are there any short or long-term threats to the organization?: 
Fiscal endangerment of organization
End of lease for your space resulting in termination of activities or changing of priorities
6c. Other threats to the organization:: 
Lack of Funding
Part 7.
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Materials has been donated the CUNY-Dominican studies Institute Archives
7a. How important is to the organization to preserve the organization’s historical material. From 1 – Very Important to 5 – Not Important.: 
1. Very Important
7b. Has planning for the preservation and documentation of archive begun?: 
Yes
7c. Does the organization know how and where to seek expertise and assistance?: 
Yes
7d. Does the organization have specific concerns regarding starting an archive working with its historic materials?: 
Other Concerns - Please describe below.
Part 8.
8a. Is the organization's archives in the collection of another institution or promised to one?: 
Yes
8a. Location: 
The CUNY-Dominican Studies Institute"Archives of the Dominican People in the United Sates, The City College of New York, Convent Avenue at 138th Stree, New York, NY 100312 www.ccny.cuny.edu/dsi Telephone: 212-650-8865 The Centro Cívico Cultural Ballet Quisqueya collection consist of correspondence, invitations, speeches, audio and videotapes, newspaper clippings, proclamations, photographs, flyers and other materials relating to the cultural programs, ceremonies, and community activities of the organization; and the founder’s activities in the Dominican Day Parade, the Centro Cívico Cultural Juan Pablo Duarte as well as personal papers and memorabilia relating the artistic accomplishments, career, personal and family life of the r founder and civil leader Normandía Maldonado.
8b. Archival materials are also located at:: 
No
Where are these locations?: 
Where are these locations? [I.E. Home / Office of Private Individual(s) (i.e. Former Board, Staff, Funders, etc)]
Part 9.
9. Does the organization maintain archives for any other organization.: 
No
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Part 10a.
10a. Is the archive accessible to scholars, curators or researchers?: 
Yes
Part 10b.
10b. Are there conditions of access for scholars, curators or researchers?: 
No
Part 11.
The following questions address the historical materials (type, quantity and storage) of the organization. 11a. Paper Files and Documents: 
Correspondence
Board Minutes
Financial Records
Legal Documents
By-laws / Incorporation Documents
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
Audiotapes [Any Format]
Photographs
Videotapes
Other:: 
The Centro Cívico Cultural Ballet Quisqueya collection consist of correspondence, invitations, speeches, audio and videotapes, newspaper clippings, proclamations, photographs, flyers and other materials relating to the cultural programs, ceremonies, and community activities of the organization; and the founder’s activities in the Dominican Day Parade, the Centro Cívico Cultural Juan Pablo Duarte as well as personal papers and memorabilia relating the artistic accomplishments, career, personal and family life of the r founder and civil leader Normandía Maldonado
11c. Press and Promotional Materials: 
Announcements, Mailing Cards, etc.
Newspaper / Magazine / Media Clippings
Posters / Flyers
Other:: 
Other Press or Promotional Materials:
11d. Printed Publications: 
Programs of Events
Other:: 
Other Printed Publications
11e. Other: 
Costumes
Other:: 
Other
Part 12.
12. What years does the materials cover?: 
1960-1969
1970-1979
1980-1989
1990-1999
2000-2005
Part 13.
13a. How is the material stored?: 
Banker Boxes
Other Boxes
File Cabinets
13b. Are some or all of these storage units “archival”?: 
Some
Part 14.
14a. Estimated Number of Boxes or Milk-Crate Sized Storage Units: 
----
14b. Estimated Number of Archive Drawers: 
----
14c. Estimated Number of Archive Notebooks: 
----
14d. Estimated the total Linear Feet. ["Linear Feet" is standard measure of the quantity of archival materials on the basis of shelf space occupied or the length of drawers in vertical files or the thickness of horizontally filed materials. For example, a: 
100 - 150
Other Archive Storage Units - Please describe below.: 
149 cubic feet
Part 15.
15. Is the historical materials - or archives - inventoried or catalogued in any way, either formally or otherwise?: 
Yes
Part 16.
16a. Is there a key, index or finding aid to the materials inventoried?: 
No
16b. Paper-based:: 
Not Applicable
Part 16 / Electronic Files & Archival Management
16f. Does the organization have a back-up program, or back-up schedule, for its electronic records and perform monitoring of its removable media (i.e. floppies, ZIP disks, CD-ROMs, DVDs, portable hard drives, etc.)?: 
We do not have any electronic files
16g. Who is responsible for working with the archival material?: 
Full-Time Archivist
Please describe: 
The CUNY-Dominican Studies Institute Archivist
Part 17.
17. How are new materials processed?: 
Other - Please describe below.
Other: 
Inventorioed and processe according to accepted archival standards
Part 18.
18. What, if any, conservation methods are in place for both physical materials and electronic data?: 
Controlled Access
Acid-Free Housing
Other: 
Awaiting the cosntruction of a new archival facility
Part 19.
19. What type of climate-controls are present in the area[s] in which the archives are stored?: 
Dedicated climate control system
Part 20.
20a. What are the goals for the historical materials for the next year?: 
Continue archiving at the CUNY-Dominican Studies Institute Archives
20b. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these short-term goals?: 
None
20c. What goals are in place for the historical materials for the next three to five years?: 
Accession and preserved by the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Archives
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
None
20e. Are there any additional goals for the organizations historic materials?: 
NA
Part 21.
21. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next year.: 
$45,001 - $50,000
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
$90,001 - $100,000
Part 24.
24. What archival issues could / should visual arts organizations address collectively in the next three to five years? Ranked from 1 (highest priority) to 5 (lowest priority).24a. Shared standards / protocols for digitization: 
Promote professional standards / protocols for digitization
Part 25.
25a. Is the organization a member of, or in contact with, any organizations concerned with archival issues?: 
Yes
25b. Who?: 
The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Archives Thye abpove organization is in the process of establishing and archives and a state-of the-art archival facility to document the experience and contributions of the Dominican community in the United States.