Collection CHC5499 - Dr. Aida Levitan Collection

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Dr. Aida Levitan Collection


  • 1986-2010 (Creation)


3.5 linear feet, 4 boxes

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Biographical history

Aida T. Levitan, Ph.D. is a leading figure in the Hispanic advertising and public relations industry as well as a philanthropist in the arts sector. She transformed Sánchez & Levitan, the agency she co-founded in 1986, into the number one Hispanic advertising agency in the U.S., after selling it to Publicis, and served as its President. In 2006 she founded The Levitan Group, a consulting firm. In 1995 she founded ArtesMiami, a non-profit dedicated to promoting and supporting Hispanic artists and cultural organizations. Dr. Levitan currently serves as Chairman of the Board of U.S. Century Bank, is the Chairperson of the Amigos of the Cuban Heritage Collection and Chairperson of Facts About Cuban Exiles. She was former Vice Chair of the National Smithsonian Latino Center, and served on the federal American Latino Museum Commission. She is a Trustee Emerita of the Perez Art Museum Miami, and serves on the board of the Spanish Cultural Center of Miami.

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The collection consists of scrapbooks containing slides, presentations, and publicity reports for the Marlboro Cup, Coca-Cola, the Fair of Spain, and the Fair of Seville in Miami produced by Sánchez and Levitan, Inc. The donation also included CDs, four VHS tapes, clippings, artist books and exhibition catalogs.

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Original order was maintained.

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This collection is open for research.

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A VHS player is required to view the audiovisual materials in the collection. To access these materials, please contact

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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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Gift of Dr. Aida T. Levitan, September 2018.

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Archivist's note

Collection-level record created by Amanda Moreno, February 2019.

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