Collection CHC0505 - Armando Couto Collection

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Armando Couto Collection


  • 1961-1990 (Creation)


84 Linear Feet

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Armando Couto (1918-1995) was a famous writer of popular radio programs in Cuba. His most famous work is "Los tres Villalobos," one of Cuba's most well-known radio shows.

He was exiled to Miami in January 1961, where he continued to write radio programs that were broadcast throughout Miami and Latin America.

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The Armando Couto Collection contains photographs, correspondence, and typewritten scripts of radio programs written by Armando Couto (1918-1995) broadcast in Miami, Venezuela, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Nicaragua.

The collection also contains "Revistas Semanales," illustrated reproductions of Couto's radio programs published by Editorial América in Venezuela.

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This collection is open for research.

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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.

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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 Rosa Couto, 1996.

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