Collection CHC0086 - Ramón Grau Alsina Collection

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Ramón Grau Alsina Collection



2 Boxes

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Ramón Grau Alsina was the nephew of Ramón Grau San Martín, a prominent physician and president of Cuba from 1933 to 1934 and again from 1944 to 1948. Together with his sister Polita Grau Alsina, Grau Alsina orchestrated Operation Pedro Pan, which smuggled over 42,000 children out of Communist Cuba.

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The Ramón Grau Alsina Collection contains awards, correspondence, memorabilia and photographs centered around Ramón Grau Alsina, including plaques, awards and recognitions from the City of Miami, University of Miami, and several Cuban exile organizations. It also includes correspondence, and photographs, including family photos and pictures with notable public figures.

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This collection is open for research.

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Box 2 of this collection is housed off-campus and must be requested a minimum of seven calendar days in advance for consultation in the Cuban Heritage Collection Reading Room. Please contact to request materials from this collection.

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Requests to publish or display materials from this collection require written permission from the rights owner. Please, contact for more information.

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  • English
  • Spanish

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Collection-level record updated by Juan A. Villanueva, October 2020.

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Gift of Pilar Grau.

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