Welcome to the Encyclopedia of Puerto Rico

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The Puerto Rico Online Encyclopedia (PROE) is an educational project of the Fundación Puertorriqueña de las Humanidades (FPH). This electronic bilingual publication fulfills the Foundation's purpose to meld the humanistic tradition with technology. The vision of the Encyclopedia is attuned to the advances of digital culture at the dawn of the 21st century. As a non-profit institution affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities, the FPH has worked constantly for 30 years to further our commitment to the values of Puerto Rican culture.
Authoritative information is provided on this site regarding all aspects of Puerto Rico, including the experience and achievements of Puerto Ricans on the island and elsewhere.

The users of this Encyclopedia will have the opportunity to learn about the details of Puerto Rican history, organized in 21 topics, including a special section on the Puerto Rican Diaspora. The content is presented in both Spanish and English.
The history and photographs of the cultural routes pertaining to the 78 municipalities of the island, as well as articles and multimedia galleries on the different aspects that define us as a culture, are included throughout the different sections. The audiovisual resources that are included in these pages are from the FPH collections and different historical archives in Puerto Rico.
We thank the presidents and faculty of the State university and private universities for their collaboration in the development of this first Puerto Rican electronic encyclopedia, as well as for using their talents to serve the Humanities.
The FPH is striving to produce a publication that will be useful locally and internationally, particularly for primary and secondary school students.
Juan M. González-Lamela, Ed.D.
Executive Director
Fundación Puertorriqueña de las Humanidades

Puerto Rico, like all countries who strive for a more abundant, just and harmonious life, needs to look in History's mirror to know itself..and save the best of its social heritage.

-Dr. Arturo Morales Carrión