Recommend candidates for the Cuban Oral History Project

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Recommendations for Interview Candidates sought for the Luis J. Botifoll Oral History Project

The Luis J. Botifoll Oral History Project is dedicated to conducting interviews with members of the first generation of Cubans exiled since the Cuban Revolution. Interviewees include political prisoners, visual artists, community activists, entrepreneurs, and others. The Project was launched in April 2008 with the support of the Amigos of the Cuban Heritage Collection and aims to record and provide access to these testimonies in support of the Cuban Heritage Collection’s efforts to document the Cuban experience on the island and in the diaspora. To date we have recorded 47 interviews, 19 of which are available online.

This May, the Botifoll Oral History Project Selection Committee will meet to choose the next round of interviewees for 2011-2012.  If you know of someone who would be a good candidate to interview as part of this Project, we invite you to submit their name and information by completing the form here »

Tom Pohrt Photograph Collection Now Online

The Tom Pohrt Photograph Collection now available online

Last year, we acquired the Tom Pohrt Photograph Collection, an invaluable collection of photographic images of Cuba . With funding from The Goizueta Foundation, the entire collection has been digitized. We are excited to announce that the digital collection is now available for online viewing.

The Tom Pohrt Photograph Collection includes photographs from Cuba in the 19th and 20th century collected by Mr. Pohrt: albumen prints, including a group of images from an album dating from 1859 through the early 1860s of the lighthouses of Cuba and attributed to the studio of C.D. Fredricks; daguerreotype, ambrotype, carte de visite, and cabinet card portraits, the earliest dating from about 1845; stereographs taken by George Barnard around 1863; over 200 glass stereographs from the late 1890s to the 1920s; and 35 color slides from the 1940s. Barnard’s images include several prints that are among the earliest known photographs documenting slavery in 19th-century Cuba.

Read more at the Cuban Heritage Collection Blog.
View the online exhibit: Tom Pohrt Collection