Newsletter of the Cuban Heritage Collection
of the University of Miami Libraries, July 2014

CHC Research Colloquia July Schedule

The Cuban Heritage Collection’s 2014-2015 Research Colloquia continues in July, highlighting the work of CHC Graduate Fellows. Colloquia are scheduled for 3 p.m. unless otherwise noted. RSVP to 305-284-4900 or chc@miami.edu.

Tuesday, July 8
Fernanda Bretones Lane, Vanderbilt University (CHC Graduate Fellow)
Cuba and the Caribbean in the Age of Revolutions

Thursday, July 24
Kaitlyn Henderson, Tulane University (CHC Graduate Fellow)
The Gospel of José Martí: Cuban Racial Discourse in the Twentieth Century

Thursday, July 31
Alexander Eastman, Washington University in St. Louis (CHC Graduate Fellow)
Binding Freedom: Cuba’s Black Public Sphere, 1868-1912

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Exhibition Puts Spotlight on the Cuban Engineer

It’s all about innovation this summer at the University of Miami Libraries Cuban Heritage Collection, where the exhibition “Honoring the Cuban Engineer” is now on view. The exhibition, organized with the Association of Cuban Engineers (ACE) and the Cuban-American Association of Civil Engineers, highlights works of Cuban engineers that have broken new ground in Cuba and in the United States.

Featuring historical resources from CHC and materials lent from its partnering organizations, “Honoring the Cuban Engineer” highlights some of the wonders of Cuban engineering, from early water systems such as the 1938 Dam of Charco Mono, to IBM’s first personal computer, which was released in 1981 with the support of fifty Cuban-American engineers. Continue reading »

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From Spain to Cuba: Federico García Lorca Papers

The Cuban Heritage Collection’s Federico García Lorca Papers have been digitized and are available online through the University of Miami Libraries Digital Collections. The papers include letters from renowned Spanish poet and dramatist Federico García Lorca (1898-1936) to Cuban diplomat and writer José María Chacón y Calvo (1892-1969) and photographs of García Lorca’s visit to Cuba in 1930 and in Spain. Continue reading »


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Mujeres de La Patria event photos, video available online

The Cuban Heritage Collection co-sponsored the presentation of the book Mujeres de La Patria: Contribución de la mujer a la independencia de Cuba by Teresa Fernandez Soneira on Wednesday, June 25 at the University of Miami’s Casa Bacardi. The author conducted much of her research for this work in the Collection with the assistance of Lesbia O. Varona, retired CHC Librarian.  Photos and video of the presentation are available online.

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