Dr. Martha Frayde Barraqu√© (b. 1920) served as Cuba's representative to UNESCO in Paris until 1965, when she returned to Cuba and became active in the dissident movement. With Ricardo Bofill, she founded the Comit√© Cubano Pro Derechos Humanos (Cuban Committee for Human Rights) in 1976. Frayde served 29 years as a political prisoner and has lived in exile in Spain since 1979.
The Martha Frayde Barraqu√© Papers consist of letters she received from her friend, the Cuban visual artist Wifredo Lam (1902-1982), between 1962 and 1966, all of which have been digitized and made available online. The online collection also includes a group photograph of Lam and Frayde in Mexico in 1957.