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COLLECTION Identifier: MC 1053

Papers of Lisa Garcia Quiroz, 1966-2018


Photographs, scrapbooks, certificates, travel journals, and clippings of Latina magazine publisher and businesswoman Lisa Garcia Quiroz.


  • 1966-2018


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Lisa Garcia Quiroz is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


1.88 linear feet ((2 file boxes, 1 folio box) plus 2 folio+ folders, 1 folio folder, 16 photograph folders)

The papers of Lisa Garcia Quiroz consist of awards, certificates, articles about Quiroz, photographs and photograph albums, a childhood scrapbook, printed materials, and travel journals. The collection documents Quiroz's early years as a student and her professional life as a magazine publisher, primarily through materials about or collected by Quiroz, including awards and certificates, articles and photographs. The collection also contains a few items created by Quiroz including journals and photographs from her travels to Asia, Europe, and Latin America, and a scrapbook containing her drawings and artworks while a student at St. Theresa grammar school.

Prior to the collection's arrival the Schlesinger Library, Noreen McLeary organized the materials and sorted some items into labeled envelopes. The archivist retained most of these original titles created by McLeary. Any folder titles created by the archivist appear in brackets. Arrangement of the collection is loosely chronological with photographs listed at the end of the inventory.

Most of the photographs in this collection are or will be digitized and available online.


Lisa Garcia Quiroz was born on January 10, 1961, the oldest of three siblings, and grew up on Staten Island, New York. Her mother Neida Quiroz emigrated to New York from Puerto Rico in 1956 and worked as a homemaker and her father Armando Quiroz emigrated from Mexico and worked for the United States Department of Labor. Quiroz graduated from Harvard University (B.A., 1983; M.B.A., 1990). In 2010, Quiroz married the writer Guy Garcia in New York City. Quiroz built a career in media and publishing. She worked at Time Inc. in the 1990s, where she launched two magazines, People en Español which complements the content of People magazine and targets Latino/a readers, and Time for Kids, a weekly current events magazine for children. Later, Quiroz worked at Time Warner, Inc. In 2003 she was named President of the Time Warner Foundation and Senior Vice President of Corporate Responsibility. She became the company's first Chief Diversity Officer in 2012. In 2009, New York Governor David Paterson appointed Quiroz to the New York State Business Development Council. In 2010, Quiroz was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve on the Board of the Corporation for National and Community service. She also served on the New York City Commission on Human Rights and as co-chair of the NYC Latino Media and Entertainment Commission. Quiroz was named one of five Latina Executives of the Year by Latina Style magazine (ca.2012). Quiroz died on March 16, 2018 from pancreatic cancer in Denver, Colorado.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2019-M217

The papers of Lisa Garcia Quiroz were given to the Schlesinger Library by her sister Noreen McLeary in December 2019.

Processing Information

Processed: September 2021

By: Laura Peimer.

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Quiroz, Lisa Garcia, 1961-2018. Papers of Lisa Garcia Quiroz, 1966-2018: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible by the Sibyl Shainwald Fund at the Schlesinger Library, Class of 1956 Schlesinger Library Fund, and Mary Mitchell Wood Manuscript Processing Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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