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Carlos Ripoll Collection

 Collection — Container: 29 Boxes
Identifier: SPC7025

Scope and Contents

The Carlos Ripoll Collection consists of material relating to José Martí, which was accumulated by Mr. Ripoll in the course of his research on the life and work of José Martí.  Material includes including manuscripts, books, papers, and pamphlets, original typescripts, printed material, and clippings of writings by Carlos Ripoll and other writers.


  • Created: 1939-2002


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research. Researchers must contact Special Collections & University Archives in advance for access to unprocessed born digital materials in this collection. Collection restrictions, copyright limitations, or technical complications may hinder the SPCUA’s ability to provide access to unprocessed born digital materials.

Conditions Governing Use

The Carlos Ripoll Collection is owned by Florida International University.  This collection is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s).

Biographical or Historical Information

Carlos Ripoll was born in Cuba in 1922. Carlos Ripoll is considered one of the world’s leading scholars on José Martí, a legendary Cuban figure and important Latin American writer. Carlos Ripoll married Herminia (Mina) Ripoll in 1945 and stayed together for 65 years. Carlos and Mina shared many interests and had an affinity for Cuba. The couple came to the U.S. in the early 1960s. Ripoll devoted his life to studying and writing about Martí. Carlos Ripoll was a professor of Romance languages at Queens College, CUNY. During his time at Queen’s College, CUNY, Ripoll received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and published extensively, well into his 80s. Carlos Ripoll died in Miami in 2011.

Note written by Annia Gonzalez


29.00 boxes

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The Carlos Ripoll Collection contains material collected by Carlos Ripoll in the course of his research on the life and work of José Martí and other Cuban personalities.

Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged into two series.

Method of Acquisition

Donated by Carlos Ripoll.

Carlos Ripoll Collection
Annia Gonzalez and Daniela Estrada
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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