Collection CHC5349 - Operation Pedro Pan Group, Inc. Collection

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Operation Pedro Pan Group, Inc. Collection


  • 1971-2013 (Creation)
  • 1986-2013 (Creation)


3 Boxes

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Operation Pedro Pan Group, Inc. is the charitable organization founded in 1991 by the unaccompanied minors who came to the United States from Cuba from 1960-1962. Operation Pedro Pan was the largest migration of unaccompanied minors in history, totaling more than 14,000 children who immigrated to the United States under the auspices of the Catholic Welfare Bureau. Masterminded by Monsignor Bryan O. Walsh, James Baker with Cuban notables Ramon and Polita Grau among many others, they worked to secure visa waivers for the children to leave Cuba. Once in the United States, Monsignor Walsh organized the housing of those children with no family or friends to stay with, resulting in various notable Camps around the Miami Area, most notably Camp Matecumbe. Operation Pedro Pan Group, Inc.’s mission to repay the kindness shown to them motivates their continuing events and charities.

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The Operation Pedro Pan Group, Inc. Collection comprises materials in relation to Operation Pedro Pan gathered by its members from 1971 to 2013.

The collection consists of the Historical Structure Form Florida Master Site Plan for the Florida City Camp which includes site plans, an extensive Pedro Pan bibliography and addendums. Also in the collection are memorabilia of Operation Pedro Pan Group, Inc. events, including its 50th anniversary events; multimedia such as interviews, documentaries and musical recordings; newspaper clippings of the Pedro Pan experience and people; and academic materials.

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This collection is arranged in one series and is organized by year.

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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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  • Spanish
  • English

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This collection was separated based on provenance from the Pedro Pan Collection CHC0350 in October, 2013.

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Pedro Pan Collection, 1961-2010

Alberto Cuartas Papers, 1960s-1970s

Antolin García Carbonell Papers, 1962-2003

Sara Yaballí Papers, 1961-1963

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