Collection CHC0219 - Ramiro Casañas Collection

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Ramiro Casañas Collection


  • 1845-1959 (Creation)


8 Boxes

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The Ramiro Casañas Collection is composed of historical materials documenting the history of Cuba during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  Included are correspondence and documentation from the Junta Revolucionaria Cubana (Series 1); military orders from Cuba and Puerto Rico; slavery documents; nominations written by Isabel II (Queen of Spain) and Alfonso XII (King of Spain); photographs of Cuba; letters and postcards; periodicals; music scores and memorabilia.

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This collection is arranged into two series. Series I contains documents relating to the Junta Revolucionaria Cubana. Series two contains historical documents, musical scores and periodicals collected by Ramiro Casañas.

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This collection is open for research.

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Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to

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  • Spanish

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13 boxes were originally donated. Some items such as books and artwork were sorted out and removed from collection to other parts of CHC (books, periodicals, and ephemera). 8 boxes pertain to the final processed collection.

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Selected materials from this collection have been digitized.

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