Collection CHC0265 - John Beltrán Collection

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John Beltrán Collection


  • circa 1956-1986 (Creation)


8 Boxes

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John Beltrán was born in Guanabacoa, Cuba. He went to Costa Rica in September 1961 as a Cuban exile. He also lived in Nicaragua for a short period of time. In February 1962, he flew to New York where he lived through 1969. From 1969 to 1972, Beltrán was established in Puerto Rico. Finally in 1972, he moved to Miami where he has been living to the present day.

John Beltrán, the collector, was a friend of Olga Guillot and began to collect material related to her since the beginning of Olga's career.

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The collections consists of 85 music records of Olga Guillot, a famous Cuban singer who was very well known around the world. This collection also includes 16 scrapbooks containing photographs, clippings, correspondence, and memorabilia of Olga Guillot. Olga Guillot left Cuba after Fidel Castro seized power in 1959.

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This collection is open for research.

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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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Gift of John Beltrán, 1997.

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