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Guantanamo Bay Collection

 Collection — Container: 0.83 Linear Feet
Identifier: SPC6035

Abstract

The Special Collections department at Florida International University (FIU) holds items collected by Kenneth (Allegro) Shartz aka Fr. Cyril Shartz between 1994 and 1996 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where he worked as an English teacher, through the World Relief Organization. An important part of the collection is 433 photographs taken by Kenneth (Allegro) Shartz that detail the daily life of the refugees. Images also include pictures of the humanitarian workers, the detention camps, the wildlife, and the naval base. The collections also contains t-shirts, personal items and newspapers such as El Balsero, El Bravo, El Futuro, Exodo, and Qué Pasa, printed by the U.S. military.

Dates

  • Created: 1994 - 1996
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1996

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There are No Restrictions on this Collection

Conditions Governing Use

Florida International University holds all rights of copyright with the exception of the titles “Guantanamero” (Spanish edition) and Guantanamo Man (English edition). The creator holds all rights of copyright for these two documents.

Biographical or Historical Information

Kenneth (Allegro) Shartz

Note written by

Extent

0.83 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Physical Access Requirements

There are No Physical Restrictions on this collection

Technical Access Requirements

There are No Technical Restrictions on this collection

Source of Acquisition

Donated by Kenneth Shartz

Method of Acquisition

Donation

Existence and Location of Originals

http://fiu.sobek.ufl.edu/

Related Materials

Guantanamo Public Memory Project The Guantánamo Public Memory Project seeks to build public awareness of the long history of the US naval station at Guantánamo, Bay, Cuba, and foster dialogue on the future of this place and the policies it shapes. Steered from Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights, the Project is being developed by a growing collaboration of universities, organizations, and individuals.  It was first launched in 2009 from the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.  Support for the Project has come from National Dialogue and Traveling exhibit partners, the Libra Foundation, the New York Council on the Humanities, and the Open Society Foundations. (Guantanamo Public Memory Project, About the Project)

http://gitmomemory.org/
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Guantanamo Bay Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Florida International University Repository

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