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Mirta Ojito Papers
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This series contains articles and reports that give insight on how the Marielitos were received in the United States, the social and economic costs incurred by the United States during this process and the progress of the Cuban exile community yea...

Bernardo Benes

This series contains articles and personal papers relating to Bernardo Benes, a prominent figure in Miami's Cuban exile community who spearheaded a dialogue with Fidel Castro that led to the release of political prisoners on the island.


This series contains news clippings, copies of articles with author's notes and official reports relating to the Mariel boatlift.

Mike Howell

This series contains articles relating to Mike Howell, an American fisherman from New Orleans, Louisiana, who covertly took Cuban and Haitian exiles to their respective islands to bring family back to the United States.

Mirta Ojito Papers

  • CHC5281
  • Collection
  • circa 1970s-2000s

The Mirta Ojito papers contain a collection of clippings, press releases, and government documents relating to the Mariel boatlift, and photographs, clippings, and excerpts documenting Cuban history. Ojito used the files for writing the memoir of ...

Ojito, Mirta A.

Napoleon Vilaboa

This series contains news clippings and copies of articles about Napoleon Vilaboa, a Cuban spy embedded in Miami's exile community who orchestrated the Mariel boatlift.

Other Research Materials

This series contains articles and reports that provide statistics on the boatlift and its aftermath for Cubans on the island and in exile, as well as the American government's response to the socioeconomic problems caused by a massive refugee...


This series contains copies of newspaper articles and government memos regarding the storming of the Peruvian embassy in Havana by Cubans seeking asylum, preceding the mass exodus during the Mariel boatlift.

United States Government

This series contains news clippings and copies of original documents that detail the United States government's response to the Mariel exodus.