Collection CHC0307 - Antonio Maceo y Mackle Papers

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Antonio Maceo y Mackle Papers


  • 1960-1967 (Creation)


8 Boxes

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Dr. Antonio Maceo y Macke was born on August 9, 1920 in Havana, Cuba.  He attended Colegio Mimó  and Instituto de la Habana.  Maceo graduated from the University of Paris in 1936 and the University of Havana in 1938 with a doctor of medicine degree.  After graduation, Maceo offered his medical services in emergency rooms in Havana, and worked as a surgeon in Havana's General Hospital,  in General Hospital of Freyre de Andrade and in Maternity Hospital.  He then joined the army at a rank of a Captain and served at Carlos Finlay Hospital.  Subsequently, he became Deputy to the Secretary of Health.

On July 11, 1960, Maceo moved to Miami, Florida. Between 1961 and 1963 he was a member of the Consejo Revolucionario Cubano.  He also participated in a program of rehabilitation of the sick and injured members of Brigade 2506 offered by the Dade County Medical Association.  Maceo appeared regularly in a radio program aired in Cuba and Latin America called "El Medico y usted" (The Doctor and You).  In 1963, he began to offer his medical services to the Department of Public Health of Dade County, and in 1971, to the Center of Cuban refugees.  From 1976 to 1984, Maceo was in charge of infectious diseases in the Department of Public Health  of Dade County.

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The Antonio Maceo y Mackle papers contain papers related to Cuban medical doctor and political activist Antonio Maceo y Mackle (b. 1920). Contents include personal correspondence; materials relating to the Consejo Revolucionario Cubano; items relating to Cuban exile radio programs in the 1960s; and a group of topical files collected by Dr. Maceo y Mackle.

The collection is divided into four series: Series 1 contains personal correspondence (1965-1967) and correspondence related to the Consejo Revolucionario Cubano (1960-1963), Cuban Refugee Emergency Center (1961-1963) and the YMCA (1967). Series 2 includes materials relating to the members and operations of the Consejo Revolucionario Cubano. Series 3 contains manuscripts, press releases and other program materials for the radio program, El Medico y Usted. Series 4 contains topical files on organizations of interest to Dr. Maceo y Mackle, including Brigada 2506, Colegio de Abogados de la Habana, Comandos Delta, Commision Interamericana de Paz, Confederación de Trabajadores en el exilio, Operación Alpha, Solidaridad Cubano Americano, Union Nacional Demócrata, and the YMCA. The files also contain papers on sugar legislation, Manita Castro, the United States State Department, and Dr. Manuel Antonio de Varona Laredo.

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This collection is open for research.

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  • English
  • Spanish

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Gift of Antonio Maceo Mackle, 1988. The materials were added in 1992.

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