Watch a short message from Amigos Chair Aldo Leiva

A Message from the Chair

The Amigos of the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami Libraries are a group of volunteers who came together in 1995 to support the work of the great staff of the Cuban Heritage Collection. We have helped identify donations of materials, fund acquisitions, digitize resources, and fund fellowships for students conducting research in the Collection. As Chair of the Board of Directors of the Amigos, I invite you to join or renew your membership today.

The Cuban Heritage Collection is not just a repository warehousing books and magazines. It’s a forward-thinking, proven cultural institution that is committed to collecting, preserving, and providing on-demand access to its materials to scholars from anywhere in the world, whether they are visiting the Roberto C. Goizueta Pavilion in person or using its vast collections of online digital resources. The Amigos are committed to supporting the mission of the Cuban Heritage Collection and, through your membership dues and other fundraising efforts, we contribute directly to the Collection’s programs.  In 2012, The Amigos supported four CHC Graduate Fellowships and provided funding to convert a film collection to digital formats.  These contributions to the Collection are part of the Amigos history of giving since our organization was founded.

Please send your completed membership form with a check or your credit card information to the address included on the form. Memberships start at just $50 for one year. Your membership gift will help ensure that the Amigos can continue to support the collections, services, and programs of the Cuban Heritage Collection.  If you have any questions, I would be happy to answer them – just write to me at or call 305-284-4900.

Thank you for your support,
Aldo Leiva, Esq.