Amilkar Velez-Lopez Papers

About this Collection

Judge, attorney, social worker, and community activist. The collection documents Amilkar Velez-Lopez‘s personal life and career as a Municipal Court Judge of Newark, New Jersey. Velez-Lopez became a founding member for La Casa de Don Pedro, the New York Association of Puerto Rican Social Service Workers, and the Newark Borinquen Lions Club. He was also an active member of the Puerto Rican Educators Association (PREA). Velez-Lopez was appointed as Municipal Court Judge by Mayor Sharpe James in 2000 and was reappointed in 2006. Judge Velez-Lopez retired in 2011 after 11 years as a judge, 21 years as attorney in practice, 31 years as a social worker, and a life-long community organizer.

The Amilkar Velez-Lopez Papers consist of his biographical and personal life, community service and organizations, flyers, law and politics, newspaper clippings and research, photographs, programs, Puerto Rico, and school and social work.

Selected materials from this collection have been digitized. For more information, please visit the collection's Archival Description. An interview of Amilkar Velez-Lopez is also available in the Latino Oral History Collection. A second interview with Amilkar Velez-Lopez on the theme of Activist Voices is currently being processed.

"Ay Bendito" by Hilda A. Hidalgo
Dissertation for Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Studies
"Counseling Inner City Adults to Start Higher Education" by Hilda A. Hidalgo
Counseling Inner City Adults to Start Higher Education
"Data Profile: Hispanics in New Jersey" – Puerto Rican Congress of New Jersey
"Data Profile: Hispanics in New Jersey" – Puerto Rican Congress of New Jersey
"Estudios Étnicos, Pluralismo Cultural y Poder" por Dr. Eduardo Seda Bonilla
"Estudios Étnicos, Pluralismo Cultural y Poder" por Dr. Eduardo Seda Bonilla
"Socio-Economic Profile of N.J.'s Puerto Ricans" – Puerto Rican Congress of New Jersey, Inc.
"Socio-Economic Profile of N.J.'s Puerto Ricans" – Puerto Rican Congress of New Jersey, Inc.
"Who are the Poor?" - NEA Research Bulletin
"Who are the Poor," - NEA Research Bulletin
9th Annual Newark "Feast of the Three Kings" A Day of Culture, Love and Rejoicing
9th Annual Newark "Feast of the Three Kings" A Day of Culture, Love and Rejoicing Program
A Celebration for Carmen Padilla-Roman
A Celebration for Carmen Padilla-Roman Program
ASPIRA Clubs Federation Membership Card
ASPIRA Clubs Federation Membership Card
Adjuntas, Puerto Rico
Adjuntas, Puerto Rico Program
Agendas
Latinos for Haiti Relief Coalition Marathon Program
Agendas
Latinos for Haiti Relief Coalition
Agendas
Latinos for Haiti Relief Coalition Agenda
Agendas
Latinos for Haiti Relief Coalition Agenda
Agendas
Notes
Agendas
Notes
Application for Admission - Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Letter from Amilkar Velez-Lopez re Papers for Admission to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court