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Alex and Carol Stepick Collection

Identifier: SPC6015
Scope and Contents The Alex and Carol Stepick Collection consists of materials depicting the plight of the Cuban and Haitian refugees in the 1980s in Miami, Florida. The documents detail the treatment of refugees once on American soil and the condition in the countries they were escaping from; highlighting the contrasting experiences of Cuban and Haitian refugees. The collection demonstrates the work of Dr. Alex Stepick, Florida International University Professor of Anthropology and Sociology, in emphasizing the...
Dates: Created: 1976 - 2003; Other: Majority of material found in 1981-1998; Other: Date acquired: 2012

Arguelles Family Photo Albums

Identifier: SPC8005
Scope and Contents This collection maintains vast photographs of the Arguelles family starting in the 1930s. The significance of this collection relates directly to what life was like for a typical Cuban family before the Revolution and before Fulgencio Batista seized power. This includes photographs of plantations, farms, local airfields, and even a typical day at the beach with the family. Digital images of these albums are available through the Digital Library of the Caribbean (Dloc). Physical copies are...
Dates: Created: 1937 - 1948

Barinaga Cuban Genealogy Collection

Identifier: SPC7065
Dates: Other: date unknown

Carbonell Cuban Genealogy Collection

Identifier: SPC8025
Dates: Other: date unknown

Carlos Ripoll Collection

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Identifier: SPC7025
Abstract 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.
Dates: Created: 1939-2002

Cuban Living History Project

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SPC2001
Scope and Contents The Cuban Living History Project includes three documentaries and 114 personal interviews. The documentaries are named: Y los Quiero Conocer (And I Want to Meet Them) recounting the era of the Cuban Republic, Calle Ocho: Cuban Exiles Look at Themselves, an Emmy Award-winner, based on the Cuban American exile community and Ni Patria Ni Amo (Neither Motherland Nor Master) which focuses on the exile opposition to Fidel Castro’s regime and is based on testimonies of exile leaders. The...
Dates: Created: 1990-1998; Other: Majority of material found in 1993-1995

Guantanamo Bay Collection

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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,...
Dates: Created: 1994 - 1996; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1996

Isle of Pines Collection

Identifier: SPC6080
Scope and Contents Isle of Pines (Isla de la Juventud) is the second-largest Cuban island and lies almost directly south of Havana and Pinar del Río. At the end of the Spanish–American War under the terms of the Treaty of Paris (1898), Spain relinquished all claims to Cuba. The sixth article of the Platt Amendment, which defined the independent Cuba's boundaries left the ownership of the Isle of Pines undetermined. This resulted in competing claims to the island by the United States and Cuba. The U.S....
Dates: Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2014

Levi Marrero Collection

Identifier: SPC5030
Abstract 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.
Dates: Other: Majority of material found within date unknown

Severo Sarduy Collection

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Identifier: SPC8015
Scope and Contents This collection contains articles, both personal and from newspapers such as the El Nuevo Herald and ABC Madrid reflecting the local life of both Cuban and Hispanic cultures as well as personal documents detailing the life of Severo Sarduy and the political and social difficulties of Cuban life and of facing discrimination for homosexuality. Such documents are “Aprendizaje de la muerte” by Ignacio Echevarría, “En la muerte de Severo Sarduy” by Jose Miguel Ullan, and “Muere en Paris el escritor...
Dates: Other: Majority of material found within Date acquired: 09/28/2015

Vicentico Valdés Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: DAC6020
Abstract Vicentico Valdés was born on December 10, 1919 in Havana, and died on June 26, 1995 in New York. His career began as a singer of “El Nacional”. Later on, he became a member of “El Sexteto Jabón Candado” and “La Orquesta de Cheo Belén Puig y Cosmopolita”. In the 40's he integrated the sextet of “Los Leones” in Cuba and he also recorded with “El Conjunto Tropical de Humberto Cané” in México. Upon moving to New York he sang at the Hispanic Theater, the Million Dollar, the Park Plaza, the...
Dates: Created: 1959-1995; Other: Majority of material found in 1965; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2012