Newsletter of the Cuban Heritage Collection of the University of Miami Libraries, December 2010

Now accepting applications for Graduate Fellowships and Undergraduate Scholars

CHC Graduate Fellowships. We are now accepting applications for the 2011 Graduate Fellowships, available for both pre-prospectus and dissertation research. The Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) Graduate Fellowships provide assistance to graduate students who wish to use the research resources available at the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami. Fellowships are available to doctoral candidates engaged in studies at a U.S. institution and whose families currently reside in the United States. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2011. Application guidelines and form »

CHC Undergraduate Scholars. The College of Arts & Sciences offers research funding for University of Miami undergraduate students. Applications for the Spring 2011 semester are due on Monday, December 6th. Learn more »

These programs are generously funded by The Goizueta Foundation.


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CHC holiday sale

These Carteles holiday cards feature six different covers of the Cuban magazine Carteles from the 1950s with illustrations by Andrés García Benítez.

Have you started thinking about what to get your loved ones for the holidays? All proceeds from the sale of CHC gift shop items support the Cuban Heritage Collection and its programs. To place an order, please call 305-285-4008 or send an e-mail to chc@miami.edu. Browse the gift shop »

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Fluttering love: the language of the fan in Havana, 1895-1898

The Prado, from Charles B. Reynolds’ Standard Guide to Havana.

By Clarisa Mondejar, 2010 Graduate Fellow and Ph.D. student at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The language of the fan and its incorporation into the routines of love in nineteenth and early twentieth century Cuba is commonly known, but rarely examined by historians of Cuba. The CHC’s holdings of travel diaries from the war of independence period are critical sources that demonstrate how in spite of the war in the countryside, Havana residents continued to enjoy the luxuries of city life even in times of extreme crisis. These travel diaries show that life continued with its daily struggles, routines and traditions, and that love was, as ever, infectious. The use of the fan was inextricably connected to the creation of familial and romantic bonds. The CHC’s travel diaries from the 1880s and 1890s document visitors’ impressions of Cubans’ “public displays of affection,” and the role that the fan played in these rituals. Learn more »

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December Holiday hours and closures:

  • Wed, Dec 15: 9 am – 12 pm
  • Wed, Dec 22: 9 am – 4 pm
  • Dec 23 through Dec 31: CHC will be closed.
  • Wed, Jan 05: 9 am – 4 pm

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