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Government Section
Municipal Assembly
Military Commander
Agricultural, Industrial and Commerce Board
Port Board
War Lieutenant

Secretariat Section
Public Security
Public Instruction
Public Works

Finance Section
Finance Director
Property Control
Auctions Board

Plan (Draft) Section
City Drafts
Street Draft
Public Buildings Draft
Private Buildings Draft
Aqueduct Draft
Electrical Energy Draft

Prepared by architects such as:  Francisco Valls, Manuel V. Doménech, Alfredo Weichers, Blas C. Silva, Antonin Nechodoma, Adolfo Nones, Juan Bértoli, Eduardo Salich, José Serra Baztambide, Rafael Carmoega, Francisco Porrata Doria y Pedro Méndez.

Newspaper Library Section
La Gaceta de Puerto Rico, since – 1874
El Águila de Puerto Rico, since – 1905
El Día, desde – 1948
El Mundo, desde – 1948
El Universal
El Diario de Puerto Rico
El Reportero
El Nuevo Día
El Vocero
San Juan Star
Puerto Rico Ilustrado
La Perla del sur

Includes both out-of-print and currently published newspapers.

Photographs Section
Municipal Activities Photograph Collection

Video Section – Magnetic Tape
Parades and Municipal Activities
Interviews and Visits Collections
Community Programs Collections

Private Collection Section
Alfredo Weichers Collection
Fortuño Collection
Valdecilla Collection 

The Municipal Historical Archive holds a vertical file arranged by topics.  The material included is related to Ponce and Puerto Rican history not available in current textbooks.

The Twentieth Century documentation generated by the Ponce City Council is in the preparation/cataloguing phase. 

The Ponce Archive has an Intermediate Archive Unit that is responsible for receiving, cleaning, organizing and inventorying all documents generated by the Municipality. This unit archives documents that, by law, must be held for a period of time, such as personnel files and payrolls for employees held for 50 years following their retirement.  It preserves all of the Municipal documentation generated during the 21st century from each of its departments, later transferring them to the Historic Archive.

Service Hours and Facility Access
Monday thru Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 12 noon and from 1:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Postal Address:
Archivo Municipal Autónomo
Apartado 331709
Ponce, PR  00733-1709

Facility Location:
Calle Marina #9215
Ponce, Puerto Rico

Telephone / Fax
(787) 843-1422 ó (787)843-3222

The Archive has a professional staff in each of its units. The Historical Archive has ten persons, including archivists, receptionists and maintenance. The Intermediate Archive has 14 persons, including archivists and office staff that clean, inventory and maintain documents.


Lic. Gladys Tormes, Archive Director
Mr. José Caraballo
Mrs. Genoveva Colón
Mr. José Luis Torres
Mr. Andy Alvarado