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Lisandro Pérez Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SPC6000

Scope and Contents

This collection of five boxes of papers represents the academic background of Dr. Lisandro Perez. The collection is a compilation of papers that represent his work as a professor from Louisiana State University and Florida International University. In addition, the collection has papers related to his research studies, the Cuban Research Institute (CRI), Hispanic Faculty Association, the Cuban American Foundation, migration Initiative, as well as articles written by him from Miami Herald.


  • Created: 1985 - 2003
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/13/2012


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Rights: In copyright. Standardized rights statement:

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Biographical or Historical Information

Lisandro Pérez received his Ph.D in Sociology and Latin American Studies from the University of Florida. Until the summer of 2010 Dr. Pérez served for twenty-five years on the faculty of Florida International University (FIU) in Miami where he founded and directed its Cuban Research Institute after two terms as Chair of its Sociology and Anthropology Department. He also served as the editor of the journal Cuban Studies from 1999 to 2004 and is the co-author of the book The Legacy of Exile: Cubans in the United States, published by Allyn & Bacon. He authored the chapter on Cubans for the The New Americans: A Guide to Immigration Since 1965, published by Harvard University Press. During the 2004-2005 academic years, Dr. Pérez was a fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers of the New York Public Library, where he carried out research for a book on the Cuban community in New York City during the nineteenth century, under contract with New York University Press. An essay based on that research project appeared in the edited book New York 400 published in 2009 by the Museum of the City of New York. He served as consultant for the 2010 exhibit Nueva York sponsored by the New York Historical Society and exhibited at the Museo del Barrio and wrote a chapter for the exhibit’s companion book, published by Rizzoli Publishers. In addition to the Cullman Center, Dr. Pérez has received fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.  Dr. Perez areas of research interests are ethnicity, immigration, Latinos (esp. Cubans) in the U.S., Cuban society and culture, historical research methods, New York ethnic history, political culture, and Cuban Americans and U.S. policy towards Cuba.

Note written by John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies.


5.00 boxes

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Arrangement Note

Special Collection kept the arrangement given by the creator, Dr. Lisandro Perez. The collection is compiled into five boxes. The files are arranged in alphabetical, except the correspondence which is organized in chronological order.

Physical Access Requirements

There are no physical restrictions on this collection

Technical Access Requirements

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Source of Acquisition

Lisandro Pérez

Method of Acquisition


Lisandro Pérez Papers
Annia Gonzalez
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Repository Details

Part of the Florida International University Repository

Green Library
11200 SW 8th Street, GL 422
Miami FL 33199 US