Collection CHC5227 - Yolanda Arenas Papers

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Yolanda Arenas Papers


  • n.d., 1954?-1991 (Creation)


3 Boxes

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Yolanda Arenas is a Cuban actress who trained in dance and theater in Havana, Cuba. Among her various credits in Cuba, she formed part of the theater group Prometeo under the direction of Francisco Morín for two years in the late 1950s and acted in the story "Los Novios" in the 1960 film "Cuba '58."

In 1968, she went into exile in New York, where she acted with Repertorio Español. Arenas also performed in commercials and did voice over work. She currently resides in Miami, Florida.

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The papers of Cuban actress Yolanda Arenas include primarily photographs, clippings, and  programs of theater productions in which Arenas performed. Folders for a few productions include scripts with annotations by Arenas.  The collection also contains headshots and other portraits and audio and video recordings.

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The Yolanda Arenas Papers are arranged into two series.  Please see the Finding Aid/Inventory section of this guide for more detailed information.

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Collection is open for research.

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  • Spanish

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Gift of Yolanda (Arenas) Sabbatini

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A VHS copy of the film "Cuba '58" was moved to the Videotape Collection.

Repertorio Español Records (CHC5257); INTAR Theatre Records (CHC5159); Herberto Dumé Papers (CHC5141); Ofelia González Papers (CHC5241); and Laura Zarrabeitia Papers (CHC5228).  Available in the Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

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Sponsor Note: This collection was processed with the support of a grant from The Goizueta Foundation.

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