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Adria Catalá Casey Papers

  • CHC5224
  • Collection
  • 1938-1954

The papers document personal and professional activities of Adria Catalá Casey, "Cuban Shirley Temple,"  who was also a dancer in Grupo Folklórico.  Grupo Folklórico was established by Ministry of Education of the Republic of Cuba in 195...

Catalá Casey, Adria

Alpha 66 Records

  • CHC5157
  • Collection
  • n.d., 1958-2003

The Alpha 66 Records document the political, propaganda, paramilitary, and administrative activities of the organization as collected by Andrés Nazario Sargén, one of it's founders and longtime leaders.  The Records include correspondence, ci...

Nazario Sargén, Andrés, 1916-2004

Andrew Giel Photograph Collection

  • CHC5256
  • Collection
  • 1955-1959

Andrew Giel visited Cuba as a tourist 10 times between September 1955 and December 1959, traveling as far as Trinidad in Santi Spíritus. Fifty years later, Mr. Giel printed 8 x 10 enlargements from the original transparencies. Those prints are fou...

Giel, Andrew

Armando R. de Blanck Papers

  • CHC5049
  • Collection
  • 1884-1950

The papers include letters from various prominent Cuban figures; among them Tomás Estrada Palma, Salvador Cisneros, Lola R. de Tió, Armando Menocal, Mario Menocal and others.  The materials also consist of newspaper clippings about sugar industry ...

Blanck, Armando R. de

Arva Moore Parks Photograph Collection

  • CHC0464
  • Collection
  • 1960s

The Ava Moore Parks photograph collection consists of images of Cuban exile owned restaurants, stores and other businesses in Miami in the 1960s.

Asociación Cubana de Mujeres Universitarias (ACMU) Records

  • CHC0509
  • Collection
  • 1994-2004

The records document activities of Asociación Cubana de Mujeres Universitarias.  The materials include minutes, financial reports, by-laws, correspondence, election advertisements, newspaper clippings, invitations and photographs.

Asociación de Antiguos Empleados de El Encanto Collection

  • CHC5139
  • Collection
  • 1951-2008

The papers document the activities of the employees of El Encanto, an upscale department store in Havana before Castro's regime.  The materials include photographs, newspaper clippings, documents, correspondence, diplomas, advertising, tear s...

Asociación de Antiguos Empleados de El Encanto

Atalá Duarte Carranza Photograph Collection

  • CHC0118
  • Collection
  • 1930-1970

The collection documents activities of Atalá Duarte Carranza in capacity of a teacher.  The materials consist of predominantly photographs of Atalá Duarte Carranza during her school years in Cuba, her professional career as a teacher in Distrito E...

Duarte Carranza, Atalá

Carlos Espinosa Domínguez Papers

  • CHC5136
  • Collection
  • 1976-1999

The papers include correspondence with important Cuban, Spanish and Latin American writers, photographs, manuscripts, programs, pamphlets with printed poems and programs.  The writers discuss exile experience, existential topics and the solitude o...

Espinosa Domínguez, Carlos

Carlos G. Bidot Papers

  • CHC5093
  • Collection
  • 1962-2002

The papers consist of albums with photographs, clippings and memorabilia related to the 25th anniversary celebration of Spanish newspaper "La Tribuna de North Jersey". Carlos G. Bidot and his wife Lydia were the founders of this publicat...

Bidot, Carlos G.

Carlos and Rosa Felipe Papers

  • CHC5243
  • Collection
  • 1939-2000

The papers document professional activities of Carlos Felipe in a capacity of a playwright and of Rosa Felipe in a capacity of an actress.  The materials consist of manuscripts of Carlos Felipe's plays, in which he deals with human passions, ...

Felipe, Carlos

Carmen Puig Papers

  • CHC0484
  • Collection
  • 1866-2008

The Carmen Puig papers document Carmen Puig's family ties to Jennings Cox, Puig's step-grandfather and the American credited with inventing the daiquiri cocktail. Cox was an engineer with Bethlehem Iron Works in charge of mines in Daiqui...

Puig, Carmen

Celia Cruz Collection

  • CHC5070
  • Collection
  • 1948-2008

The collection documents the professional activities of the Cuban singer Celia Cruz from the 1950s until 2003. The bulk of materials in this collection include photographs documenting Celia Cruz's career in Cuba, the U.S. and internationally....

Cruz, Celia

Cuban Medical Photograph Collection

  • CHC0526
  • Collection
  • 1850-1950

Collection consists of 34 photographic reproductions of images of Cuban hospitals and portraits of important figures in Cuban medicine such as Carlos J. Finlay.

Cuban Medical Convention

Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture Records

  • CHC5066
  • Collection

The Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture Records contains institutional records and historial materials produced and/or collected by the Cuban Museum of Arts in Culture during its operation in the late 20th century in Miami.The institutional records s...

Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture (Miami, Fla.)

Cuban Refugee Center Records

  • CHC0218
  • Collection
  • 1960-1994

The Cuban Refugee Center Records include correspondence, reports, publications, photographs, and clippings created and collected by the Cuban Refugee Center (CRC), in Miami in 1960 as part of a federal program to assist Cubans arriving at the Unit...

United States. Cuban Refugee Program.

Dulce Beatriz Papers

  • CHC5251
  • Collection
  • 1967-2008

The Dulce Beatriz papers contain photographs and other documents related to Cuban painter Dulce Beatriz (b. 1931) and her husband, Spanish flamenco guitarist Leonardo Beatriz. The papers consist of two scrapbooks and other materials. The first scr...

Beatriz, Dulce

Eduardo Martín Sansaricq Papers

  • CHC0453
  • Collection
  • 1894-1952

The papers consist of correspondence with Generalísimo Máximo Gómez, General José Miguel Gómez as Governor of the Province of Santa Clara, and Colonel Benigno Alonso among others. Also in this collection are included documents pertaining to differ...

Martín Sansaricq, Eduardo

Enildo A. García Collection

  • CHC5148
  • Collection
  • c. 2001-2006

Enildo A. García was a Spanish and Latin American Literature professor at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York. His collection is comprised of research materials about the Guiteras family from Matanzas, Cuba. Writings, photographs, correspond...

García, Enildo A.

Eugenio Castillo Papers

  • CHC0045
  • Collection
  • 1934-1987

The papers document activities of Eugenio Castillo who was a lawyer and a Consul of Cuba before 1959.  He was associated with the following places: Cuba, London, New York, Paris and Baltimore.  The materials include correspondence with prominent C...

Castillo, Eugenio

Federico Sánchez Villalba Papers

  • CHC0476
  • Collection
  • 1917-1943

The papers of Federico Sánchez Villalba contain letters, photographs, clippings costume and stage designs, as well as fashion designs and some original art work.

Sánchez Villalba, Federico

Flotilla de la Libertad Papers

  • CHC5104
  • Collection
  • 1995-1996

The papers document activities of Flotilla de la Libertad, which was created to fight Castro by civil disobedience. Materials include correspondence, clippings, photographs and memorabilia.

Flotilla de la Libertad

Georgia Portuondo Photograph Collection

  • CHC0392
  • Collection
  • n.d., 1969-1976

The Georgia Portuondo photograph collection consists of photographs of the construction and dedication of the Memorial bust of José Martí in Port Chester, New York.

Georgina Golik Photograph Collection

  • CHC0360
  • Collection
  • 1988

This photograph collection contains views of Havana and Marianao, Cuba taken in 1988.

Golik, Georgina

Giulio V. Blanc Papers

  • CHC0455
  • Collection
  • 1930-1982

The papers include correspondence mostly regarding homage to Lydia Cabrera, photographs of Giulio Blanc with Lydia Cabrera and a typescript of a poem by Virgilio Piñera.

Blanc, Giulio V.

Herminio Portell Vilá Papers

  • CHC5269
  • Collection
  • 1960s-1990s

The Herminio Portell Vilá Papers (1901-1992) include research writings, bibliographic notes, and clippings about events in Cuba and Latin America during his exile time in the United States (1960-1992) . Materials also consist of radio transcripts,...

Portell-Vilá, Herminio, 1901-1992

Hortensia Montero Papers

  • CHC5135
  • Collection
  • 1925-1991

The papers document activities of Hortensia Montero (1909-1998), Cuban mezzosoprano and composer. Materials include photographs, autographed notes, programs, diplomas, clippings and music scores.

Montero, Hortensia

Hospital "San Juan de Dios" Scrapbook

  • CHC5052
  • Collection
  • 1926-1952

The scrapbook includes photographs, clippings, and an invitation documenting the activities of the Children Hospital "San Juan de Dios" in Camaguey, Cuba.

Arango, Jorge Luis

Jim Robinson Photograph Collection

  • CHC0475
  • Collection

The collection consists of photographic reproductions of magazine covers and popular Cuban product advertisements, taken from the periodicals holdings of the Cuban Heritage Collection.

José Martín Papers

  • CHC5225
  • Collection
  • 1898-2007

The papers document professional and personal activities of José Martín in capacity of a commercial artist and professor in Cuba and Miami. Martín was a Professor Founder of the Koubek Memorial Center at the University of Miami where he taught for...

Martín, José

José Miró Cardona Papers

  • CHC5122
  • Collection
  • n.d., 1943-2002

The José Miró Cardona Papers consist of 21 boxes the administrative records of the Cuban Revolutionary Council (Consejo Revolucionario Cubano) under Miró Cardona’s presidency in the 1960s.  Central to this group of documents are those that relate ...

Miró Cardona, José, 1902-1974

José Morell Romero Papers

  • CHC5245
  • Collection
  • 1933-2006

The papers document activities of José Morell Romero.  They illustrate his entry into the fight against Machado as one of the leaders of the Directorio Estudiantil Universitario of 1930, his service as general counsel to the University of Havana a...

Morell-Romero, José, 1906-

Julio A. Domínguez Collection

  • CHC0450
  • Collection
  • 1898-1951

Born in Cifuentes, Cuba in 1861, Julio A. Domínguez was a member of the Cuban rebel army better known as Mambises o Ejército Libertador. After the Spanish American War, he held many positions in the Cuban government under American jurisdiction and...

Domínguez, Julio A.

Laura Zarrabeitia Papers

  • CHC5228
  • Collection
  • 1963-1997

The Laura Zarrabeitia Papers consist of four scrapbooks documenting her career as an actress in Cuba in the 1960s and 1970s.  The scrapbooks include photographs, theater programs, contracts, scripts, and clippings.

Zarrabeitia, Laura

Leonardo Fernández Marcané Collection

  • CHC5110
  • Collection
  • 1962-2003

The collection is devoted to the National Catholic Welfare Conference of Miami. The bulk of materials consist of 35 photographs. The materials also include some plaques and diplomas, as well as, a photocopy of Leonardo Fernández-Marcané's art...

Fernández Marcané, Leonardo

Luisa María Güell Papers

  • CHC5162
  • Collection
  • 1966-2008

The papers document professional activities of Luisa María Güell in capacity of an actress, singer and composer.The bulk of material consists of clippings.  The materials also include photographs from concerts and films, covers of Guell's mus...

Güell, Luisa María

Manuel Ochoa Papers

  • CHC0487
  • Collection
  • circa 1925-2006

The papers document professional activities of Manuel Ochoa, Cuban exile musician and choral and orchestra conductor who founded the Miami Symphony Orchestra.  The materials consist of correspondence, published and unpublished musical scores, phot...

Ochoa, Manuel

Manuel Ruiz Barrera Photograph Collection

  • CHC0411
  • Collection
  • 1993-1994

The collection consists of photographs of Camagüey, Cienfuegos, and Havana, Cuba taken by Manuel Ruiz Barrera, a professional photographer and part-owner of Imageland Photography in Miami.

Ruiz Barrera, Manuel

Marcelino Amador Photograph Collection

  • CHC5140
  • Collection
  • 1914-1920

This collection consists of photographs of race car driver Marcelino Amador, many at Oriental Park Racetrack in Marianao, Cuba.

Marciano Gajate Papers

  • CHC0084
  • Collection

The papers consist primarily of facsimilies and copies of documents relating to colonial Cuba.

Gajate, Marciano

Mariana Avilés Collection

  • CHC0554
  • Collection
  • 1850-1964

The papers consist of manuscripts of musical scores, photographs of Avilés family, scrapbooks, drawings and memorabilia of Avilés family. The drawings, in particular, exhibit artistic aptitudes of John and Mariana Avilés.  Of note, is the collecti...

Avilés, Mariana

Martha Frayde Barraqué Papers

  • CHC5223
  • Collection
  • 1957-1966

The Martha Frayde Barraqué Papers consist of letters from the Cuban painter Wifredo Lam (1902-1982) to Frayde dating between 1962 and 1966.  The collection also includes a group photograph of Lam and Frayde in Mexico in 1957.

Frayde, Martha, 1920-

Ofelia González Papers

  • CHC5241
  • Collection
  • 1952-1997

Ofelia González was an actress performing in theatre, mostly in Havana's Palacio de Bellas Artes and New York's Repertorio Español.  She also acted in film and TV. The materials document her acting career especially her portrayals of Ber...

González, Ofelia

Ola S. Howell Collection

  • CHC0338
  • Collection
  • 1936-1962

The collection consists of historical photostat maps of Cuba and the globe, photographs, correspondence and two medals awarded to Luis Howell.

Howell, Ola S.

Orestes Ferrara Papers

  • CHC5147
  • Collection
  • 1925-1989

Orestes Ferrara (1876-1972) was Cuba's Ambassador to the United States and Secretary of State under the administration of Gerardo Machado.  Materials in this collection include correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, newspaper clippings, dr...

Ferrara, Orestes, 1876-1972

Osvaldo Farrés Papers

  • CHC5186
  • Collection
  • 1940-1986

The papers document professional activities of Osvaldo Farrés as a composer who composed both songs and lyrics. The bulk of papers consists of the scores of the songs that were translated into many languages and recorded by top singing stars e.g.,...

Farrés, Osvaldo

Pedro Monge Rafuls Collection

  • CHC5265
  • Collection
  • 1977-2010

Pedro Monge Rafuls is a playwright and the founder of the Ollantay Center for the Arts in Queens, New York and Ollantay Theater Magazine.  His papers include records of the Ollantay Center for the Arts in Queens, New York along with a collection o...

Monge Rafuls, Pedro R., 1943-

Polita Grau de Agüero Papers

  • CHC0356
  • Collection
  • 1882-2000

The Polita Grau de Agüero Papers document two aspects of Polita Grau’s life and family. The correspondence, writings, and memorabilia primarily document Polita’s time as a political prisoner in Cuba as well as her activities in exile on behalf of ...

Maria Leopoldina Grau Alsina, 1915-2000

Rafael F. Risco Papers

  • CHC5267
  • Collection

The Rafael F. Risco papers are comprised of documents regarding Risco's involvement with the Rescate Revolucionario Democrático counter-revolutionary organization in exile. These materials include biographical materials, photographs, and corr...

Risco, Rafael F.

Ramiro Casañas Collection

  • CHC0219
  • Collection
  • 1845-1959

The Ramiro Casañas Collection is composed of historical materials documenting the history of Cuba during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  Included are correspondence and documentation from the Junta Revolucionaria Cubana (Series 1); milita...

Casañas, Ramiro

Regla González Collection

  • CHC5020
  • Collection
  • 1973-1999

The papers document the activities of two Cuban organizations in Boston: Agrupación Abdala and Bandera Cubana.  Regla González held leadership positions in these groups and was also active in the Boston Chapter of LULAC (League of United Latin Ame...

González, Regla

Roberto Gacio Papers

  • CHC5297
  • Collection
  • circa 1940s-2000s

The Roberto Gacio Papers contain personal papers of Cuban actor, professor and theater critic Roberto Gacio (b. 1941), including theater ephemera, photos, a thesis, and other manuscripts.

Gacio, Roberto, 1941-

Rolando Laserie Papers

  • CHC5123
  • Collection
  • n.d., [1930]-1995

The Rolando Laserie Papers consist primarily of photographs but also include correspondence, programs and clippings.

Laserie, Rolando, 1923-1998

Rosa Corpión Photograph Collection

  • CHC5028
  • Collection
  • 1965

This collection consists of seven photographs of a 1965 event of the Comité Católico Cubano (Cuban Catholic Committee) in Dallas, Texas.

Rosendo de Aguilera Papers

  • CHC5109
  • Collection
  • 1921-2002

The papers document activities of Rosendo de Aguilera relating to his military and financial career. The documents also reflect activities of Delfin de Aguilera relating to his military career. Materials include correspondence to and from Rosendo ...

Aguilera, Rosendo de

Rufino E. González Papers

  • CHC5199
  • Collection
  • 1939-1978

The papers document activities of Rufino E. González as a professional golf player and a golf instructor of the Country Club of Havana during the Republican era.  The bulk of the materials consist of photographs of Rufino González playing golf in ...

González, Rufino E.

Rumbaut Family Scrapbook

  • CHC5054
  • Collection
  • 1927-1966

The scrapbook titled "Bienvenido Rumbaut" includes caricatures, photographs, autographs etc., of Cuban personalities.

Sunny Storm Photographs

  • CHC0390
  • Collection

Two photographs of the interior of artist Amelia Pélaez's residence in Havana, Cuba.

Teresa Fernández Soneira Cuban Catholic Schools Collection

  • CHC5158
  • Collection
  • 1940-1996

The materials consist of correspondence, photographs, interviews, statistics, and pamphlets about Catholic education in Cuba collected in research for the book "About Catholic Education in Cuba, 1582-1961."

Fernández Soneira, Teresa

Teresa María Rojas Papers

  • CHC5216
  • Collection
  • 1953-2008

This collection documents the activities of Teresa María Rojas in her capacity as a theater actress, theater professor at Miami-Dade College (MDC, also formerly known as Miami-Dade Community College) for more than 30 years and the founder of the P...

Rojas, Teresa María

Teresa Verdaguer Papers

  • CHC5096
  • Collection
  • 1816-1952

The papers consist of correspondence including two letters of Tomás Estrada Palma, the first president of the Republic of Cuba and one letter of Generalísimo Máximo Gómez. The materials also include a photograph of the Shrine of Our Lady of Charit...

Verdaguer, Teresa

Tom Pohrt Photograph Collection

  • CHC5252
  • Collection
  • ca. 1845-1940s

The Tom Pohrt photograph collection includes photographs from Cuba in the 19th and 20th century collected by Mr. Pohrt: albumen prints, including a group of images from an album dating from 1859 through the early 1860s of the lighthouses of Cuba a...

Pohrt, Tom

Toy Moon Photograph Collection

  • CHC5144
  • Collection
  • n.d., 1936-1957

The collection includes photographs on a variety of Cuban subjects ranging from buildings and monuments to street vendors and musicians.

Valentín Rivas Photograph Collection

  • CHC0549
  • Collection
  • ca. 1900

The Valentín Rivas photograph collection includes photographs of streets, fortifications and other Havana sites, ca. 1900.

Willy del Pino Papers

  • CHC0538
  • Collection
  • 1975-1997

The Willy del Pino papers consist of clippings, photographs, correspondence, awards and an annotated book related to Cuban boxing and the Association of Cuban Journalists in Exile.

Pino, Willy del

Yolanda Arenas Papers

  • CHC5227
  • Collection
  • n.d., 1954?-1991

The papers of Cuban actress Yolanda Arenas include primarily photographs, clippings, and  programs of theater productions in which Arenas performed. Folders for a few productions include scripts with annotations by Arenas.  The collection also con...

Arenas, Yolanda

Zoe Blanco-Roca and Gustavo Roca Collection

  • CHC5172
  • Collection
  • 2004

The collection consists of 340 photographs of Miami including the celebration of Carnival Miami at Calle 8. The photographs were taken by Gustavo Roca.

Blanco-Roca, Zoe