Collection CHC5361 - Juana de Arcos Babun Collection

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CHC5361

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Juana de Arcos Babun Collection

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  • circa 1960s-1980s (Creation)

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6 Items

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Biographical history

Juana de Arcos Babun was a member of the Cuban Babun family. Immigrants from Palestine in the early 1900s, they became a prominent family of businessmen in Cuba. Teofilo Babun Sr. owned a logging business near Santiago, Cuba, and became an early financier of the Cuban Revolution. Later, he was declared a traitor by Fidel Castro due to his wealth, and was forced to flee to Miami with his sons.

Juana's nephews Lincoln, Santiago, and Teofilo Babun Franco participated in the Bay of Pigs invasion as members of Brigade 2506.

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The Juana de Arcos Babun Collection contains several scrapbooks with newspaper clippings and photographs that Juana de Arcos Babun kept relating to the Babun family. Much of the collection focuses on Lincoln, Santiago, and Teofilo Babun Franco, Juana's nephews who served in Brigade 2506.

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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 chc@miami.edu for more information.

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  • Spanish
  • English

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Gift of  Belen Babun Presas, March 2014.

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