Collection CHC5372 - Luis Casero Guillén Collection

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Luis Casero Guillén Collection


  • 1898-1960 (Creation)


8 Boxes

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Luis Casero Guillén (1902-1998) was a Cuban politician, born in Santiago de Cuba. He was elected mayor of Santiago de Cuba in the 1940s and served as Minister of Public Works during the presidency of Carlos Prío Socarrás. In 1952, Casero Guillén was nomiated for Vice President on the Auténtico ticket along with Carlos Hevia for President, but the elections never took place due to the coup d'etat by Fulgencio Batista in March of 1952.

Casero Guillén became a member of the Rotary Club International in 1930 and he continued his involvement with this organization when he arrived in the United States in 1971 with the “Rotarios Cubanos Exiliados” (Cuban Exile Rotarians) until his death in 1998.

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The Luis Casero Guillén Collection contains scrapbook albums relating to the life and work of Cuban politician Luis Casero Guillén (1902-1998) during his time in Cuba.

The scrapbooks contain photographs that detail his early life and later political accomplishments as Mayor of Santiago de Cuba and Minister of Public Works during the presidency of Carlos Prío Socarrás (1948-1952). The collection also contains correspondence, awards, certificates and clippings from Cuba and in exile.

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This collection is open for research.

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  • Spanish

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Some materials from this fonds were donated to the archives of Rotary International in 2010, mostly documenting Casero's involvement with that group in Cuba and the United States.

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Gift of Wendy Casero Stelling, May 2014.

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