Segnaliamo la ricca pagina dedicata alle collezioni digitali della Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) delle Biblioteche dell’Università di Miami.
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«Photographs can be found in almost every archival collection held by the Cuban Heritage Collection. These include images from Cuba and the Cuban diaspora spanning from the 19th to the 21st century».
«The Cuban Postcard Collection is a continuously growing collection of postcards of Cuba and the Cuban experience outside of Cuba produced from the turn of the 20th century to the present. It includes real photo, printed photo, and artist drawn postcards and provides views of many parts of the island as well as various aspects of Cuban communities in the United States and abroad.
Postcards in this collection have been purchased by or donated to the Cuban Heritage Collection for several decades. Several hundred postcards are acquired each year, allowing us to continue providing them as valuable research tools».
«Viewbooks are published booklets or souvenir albums primarily consisting of views of particular places, events, and activities. They most often include photographs, photomechanical prints, or postcards. This collection consists primarily of viewbooks of Cuba published on the island or in the United States from the 1850s to the 2000s».
«One of the strengths of the Cuban Heritage Collection is its holdings of the papers of theater artists in Cuba and the diaspora, principally the papers of playwrights, designers, performers, directors, and theater companies. Included here are items digitized from these collections, primarily photographs, playbills, and costume and set designs».
«The Cuban Refugee Program was established by the U.S. government in 1961 in response to the growing number of Cubans fleeing Fidel Castro’s regime and arriving in South Florida. The Program provided educational, medical, employment, and relocation services to Cuban refugees at the Cuban Refugee Center, also known as Freedom Tower and located in the building in downtown Miami that was the former headquarters of the newspaper The Miami News. The Cuban Refugee Program was phased out gradually by the terms of the Refugee Act of 1980 that merged it with other federal refugee initiatives. Over the course of 20 years, the Program assisted over half a million Cuban exiles.
The Cuban Refugee Center Records include correspondence, reports, publications, photographs, and clippings created and collected by Cuban Refugee Program staff and administrators. The records include information about efforts to relocate Cuban refugees to other parts of the United States and the work done by voluntary agencies such as Catholic Charities and the International Rescue Committee to carry out various aspects of the program. Digitized from this collection are selected photographs and samples of the newsletters published by the Cuban Refugee Program».