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The Cordovés and Bolaños families were involved in Cuba's Wars of Independence against Spain. Rosario (Charo) and Encarnita Lastra were members of the Cuban Liberation Army within the brigade headed by José María Aguirre, Chief of the Division of Havana, and served under Generalísimo Máximo Gómez.

This collection contains letters and documents from Cuba's Wars of Independence as well as clippings, documents, and photographs regarding the Bay of Pigs Invasion of 1961, in which the collection donor, Julio Mestre, was involved. Genealogical materials including correspondence and photographs related the family history of Julio Mestre, a descendant of the Cordovés and Bolaños families, have also been digitized.