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Levi Marrero Collection

Identifier: SPC5030


Cuban historian Levi Marrero author of a multi-volume History of Cuba donated a large manuscript collection of the documents used to write his book. In addition he donated other research materials, items selected for inclusion in his books and correspondence. This archive represents his personal papers donated to FIU.


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This collection is open for research.

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Biographical / Historical

Leví Marrero was born in a city called Santa Clara in Cuba. It was in 1940 that he began teaching as the Chair of Geography and History of the Secondary Education Institute of La Vibora, Havana. Then, around 1951, he was the general superintendent of Higher Secondary Education and served as Professor of Economic History of Cuba. He ended up leaving his job in 1960, in a public letter, asking the Minister at the time to abandon the communist revolution. After the public letter, he chose to take refuge in the Venezuelan embassy in Havana and arrived in that country at the beginning of 1961, where he was received by President Rómulo Betancourt. In 1965, he moved to Puerto Rico, practicing as a professor in Humacao, in 1968-69 he lived in Seville, Spain, collecting data in the Archivo de Indias, for his work: Cuba: Economy and Society (17 volumes). Marrero died in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on March 10, 1995


12.00 boxes

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This collection has been kept in the original order that it was received by the university.

Method of Acquisition

Donated by Levi Marrero

Levi Marrero Collection
Annia Gonzalez
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Repository Details

Part of the Florida International University Repository

Green Library
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Miami FL 33199 US