Collection CHC5024 - Kourí Family Collection

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Kourí Family Collection


  • 1970s-1990s (Creation)


2 Boxes

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Biographical history

The Kouri family was a prominent Cuban family, both before and after the revolution. In 1961, Castro Foreign Minister Raul Roa's sister-in-law, Sarita Kouri, at the time serving with the Cuban Organization of American States delegation in Washington D.C., defected and became a leading anti-Castro activist.

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The Kourí Family Collection consists of family photos, newspaper articles, correspondence, handwritten notes, plaques, and a booklet on the Plataforma Democrática Cubana.

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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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  • English
  • Spanish

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Gift of Silvia Kourí de Pendás, 2004.

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