Randy Barceló (1946-1994) was the first Hispanic nominated for a Tony Award for costume design for 1972's Jesus Christ Superstar. Selected design drawings, theater production photographs, and posters are available online.
Prints and pencil sketches by Theodore Bolton depicting scenes of urban life, including on the train, in a café, at the theatre, and his travels to the Caribbean.
The Caribbean Diaspora Oral History Collection documents and makes accessible the contributions of people of Caribbean ancestry who share stories of migration to the United States and the challenges inherent in such displacements.
Caribbean Writers Summer Institute Archival Video Collection provides a searchable video archive of talks given at the 1991-1996 Caribbean Writer's Summer Institute sponsored by Caribbean Literary Studies, Department of English at the University of Miami. Participants include Edwidge Danticut, George Lamming, Kamau Brathwaite, Sandra Paquet and others.
The Carrell: Journal of the Friends of the University of Miami Library was published from 1960 to 1996 to promote Richter Library and its notable special collections. It featured articles, poetry, and artwork by a range of contributors including Clark Mixon Emery , Theodore Bolton, Charlton Tebeau and many others. The entire run of the journal was digitized in 2012 to commemorate Richter’s golden anniversary.
Digitized content from CHC's holdings of the papers of theater artists in Cuba and the diaspora, including photographs, playbills, and costume and set designs.
Notable materials include several letters from José Martí, and late 19th and early 20th photographs and documents relating to the Bacardí family in Cuba.
Over 5,000 photographs from the 19th to the 21st centuries, covering a wide range of topics about Cuba and the Cuban diaspora.
The José Curbelo (1917-2012) papers contain photographs, clippings, copies of advertisements, and promotional materials which primarily document Curbelo’s band and its trajectory in New York during the 1940s.
Selected photographs and theater programs from the papers of the Cuban theater director Herberto Dumé (1929-2003).
Letters from 1962 to 1966 from the Cuban visual artist Wifredo Lam (1902-1982) to Dr. Martha Frayde Barraqué (b. 1920).
The Frost School of Music hosts a diverse group of community artists in its performance halls, including the Greater Miami Civic Chorale, and the Miami Symphony Orchestra. This archive features recordings by these and other guest artists. Access is restricted to UM campus.
The Frost Digital Concert Archive, a joint project of the Frost School of Music and the University of Miami Libraries, features recordings of concerts and recitals presented by faculty and students at the Frost School of Music. Access is restricted to UM campus.
Videos and outlines of oral history interviews conducted with musicians, artists, and writers of Haitian ancestry.
Photographs documenting the career of Cuban-born singer Rolando Laserie (1923-1998) in Cuba and in exile, including images of many other Cuban musicians and entertainers.
Production photographs of plays written by Cuban-born playwright and theater director Manuel Martín, Jr. (1934-2000), who founded Teatro Duo/ Duo Theater with Magaly Abalú in New York in 1969.
Selected images, programs, and music scores from the papers of Cuban-born conductor Manuel Ochoa (1925-2006), founder of the Miami Symphony Orchestra.
Seventeen signed lithographs and one catalog of the series of drawings by Cuban-born artist Alberto del Pozo (1946-1992) of the deities of Afro-Cuban Santería.
Letters exchanged between Virgilio Piñera and Adolfo de Obieta during the 1940s and 1950s, and a copy of Piñera’s play Una caja de zapatos vacía.
Musical scores and photographs of Aldemaro Romero, including works for symphonic orchestra, chorus and orchestra, solo concerts for wind and string instruments with orchestra, and chamber music.
Designs and playbills of exhibitions and performances by Leandro Soto, Cuban-born set and costume designer, and a visual and performance artist.
Art and ephemera associated with the Cuban tobacco industry, including commercial tobacco packaging labels, cigar trademarks, and cigar bands.
A selection of photographs of Cuban and Hispanic performing artists in Miami as captured by photographer Asela Torres.