Collection CHC5266 - José Antonio Font Papers

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CHC5266

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José Antonio Font Papers

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  • n.d., 1970-2007 (Creation)

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16 Boxes

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Biographical history

José Antonio Font is a real estate developer who has dedicated many years to public service and Cuban exile interests.

Font was born in Havana, Cuba, on December 17, 1947. Between 1969 and 1971, he was personal assistant to José Elias de la Torriente during the organization of the “Plan para la Liberación de Cuba,” also known as the Plan Torriente. From 1971 to 1974, Font served as the national secretary for foreign relations for the student group Agrupación Abdala, helping to establish the Miami and Washington, DC, chapters. He was a founder of what is today known as the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and was the founding vice president of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. In 1989 he helped establish the Alianza Democrática Cubana in Washington, DC, and later was a founding director of the Institute for Democracy in Cuba, funded by USAID.

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The papers of José Antonio Font document primarily his activities in Cuban exile initiatives and organizations such as Agrupación Abdala, the Cuban American National Foundation, and Alianza Democrática Cubana.  The bulk of the materials in this collection pertain to the latter organization.

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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 chc@miami.edu for more information.

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