The Carmen Puig Papers primarily document Puig's family ties to Jennings Cox, Puig's step-grandfather and the American credited with inventing the daiquiri cocktail. Cox was an engineer with Bethlehem Iron Works in charge of mines in Daiquirí, a town in Cuba's southeast region. Cox reportedly invented the famous daiquiri cocktail in 1898 by mixing together white Bacardi rum, mineral water, sugar, lemon juice, and crushed ice.
From this collection, selected photographs and the original daiquiri recipe are digitized and available online. Of note are photographs of Santiago de Cuba after an earthquake in 1932.