Sister Deborah Humphreys Papers

About this Collection

Sister Deborah Humphreys, a social worker and Catholic nun, devoted her life to helping Puerto Rican workers and their families. She worked in public health assisting farm workers poisoned with pesticides and families threatened with eviction by misleading developers. Sister Humphreys is a founding member of El Club del Barrio (St. Columba Neighborhood Club) in Newark. It was established in 1975 by local neighborhood leaders concerned with providing a stable living environment to one of Newark’s poorest and most neglected communities. El Club del Barrio has been a provider of services, information, and referrals to neighborhood residents. It sponsors programs that respond to the needs of the community, primarily Latinos from youth to senior citizens. The collection includes photos, documents, newspaper clippings pertaining to El Club del Barrio, and a 1978 Annual Report of the Schumann Foundation. Additionally, this collection contains souvenir items of clothing from El Club del Barrio and contacts and documents pertaining to the 1970s agricultural community of Southern New Jersey.

Portions of this collection have been digitized. For more information, please visit the collection's Archival Description. An interview of Sister Deborah Humphreys is also available in the Latino Oral History Collection: Latino Life Stories.

10 South St. Newark, NJ
Building at 10 South St., Newark, NJ
10 South St., Newark, NJ Demolition
Front of building being demolished
10 South St., Newark, NJ, Demolition
Demolition bucket on flat bed truck
11 South St., Newark, NJ, Demolition
Third story being demolished
12 South St., Newark, NJ, Demolition
Second story demolished
14 South St., Newark, NJ, Demolition
Roof being demolished
15 South St., Newark, NJ, Demolition
Second story being demolished
16 South St., Newark, NJ, Demolition
House completely demolished
An Exploration into the Relationships Among Puerto Rican Migrant Farm Workers' ...
An Exploration into the Relationships Among Puerto Rican Migrant Farm Workers' Cultural Background, Occupational Positions, and Health Attitudes, and the Consequences for the Delivery of Health Services Sister Deborah Humphreys academic work, "An Exploration into the Relationships Among Puerto Rican Migrant Farm Workers' Cultural Background, Occupational Positions, and Health Attitudes, and the Consequences for the Delivery of Health Services"
Assembly Presentation with Community
Man and woman on stage by podium, another man stands off
Assembly Presentation with Community
Assembly members, view from stage
Assembly Presentation with Community
Man on stage speaking, four other men seated on stage
Assembly Presentation with Community
Man on stage pauses to look at something on podium
Awards Ceremony
Man on stage receiving award
Awards Ceremony
Boy on stage receiving award
Awards Ceremony
Woman on stage receiving award
Building Damages
Pipe rust running on floor
Building Damages
Buckets catching water from leaky roof
Building Damages
Rusty pipes in basement