Agrupación Abdala Poster Collection

Posters dating from 1967 to 1982 by the anti-communist student organization Agrupación Abdala.

Herman Beller Photograph Collection

Photographs of metal works produced at Herman Beller's company in Havana, including machinery parts, school bus frames, furniture, commemorative plaques, and ornamental public works, as well as his work at the Parque de la Fraternidad in Havana.

Luis J. Botifoll Oral History Project

Videos, outlines, and selected transcripts of oral history interviews conducted principally with members of the first generations of Cubans to leave the island after the Cuban Revolution.

Gregory Bush Community Studies Oral Histories

Interviews with South Florida residents about public spaces, covering topics such as migration, gentrification, class, ethnicity, and community services.

Canary Islands Collection

Twenty-six bound and paginated 16th-century manuscripts describing contemporary conditions and military operations in the Canary Islands, including a series of letters (15 items) and an assortment of other official documents (11 items). Twelve letters bear the imprimatur of King Philip II of Spain.

Caribbean Documents Collection

Correspondence, legal and financial documents from the various islands of the Caribbean such as Antigua, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts, St. Christopher, Trinidad and Tobago from the 16th to the 19th century.

The Carrell

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.

Ramiro Casañas Collection

Correspondence and documentation from the nineteenth century Cuban independence movement, Junta Revolucionaria Cubana [Cuban Revolutionary Committee].

CHC Books

Selected books held by the Cuban Heritage Collection and published before 1923.

CHC Lectures and Presentations

Video recordings of Cuban Heritage Collection lectures, book presentations, and other events from 2005 forward.

CHC Periodicals

Selected journals, newspapers, magazines, and newsletters held by the Cuban Heritage Collection and published primarily before 1923.

CHC Viewbooks Collection

Selected booklets and souvenir albums of Cuba from the end of the 19th century and first half of the 20th century.

Collazo Family Papers

Correspondence from the Collazo family about their commercial activities in the Caribbean from the 1820s-1890s.

Cordovés and Bolaños Families Collection

Letters, documents, and photographs from Cuba's 19th-century Wars of Independence and the 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion.

Alan Crockwell Collection

Correspondence, documents, and photographs chiefly pertaining to Ralph M. Munroe, his family, and friends.

Cuba: Capitanía Collection

"Bandos" (edicts), royal decrees, and official forms published between 1896 and 1898 during the governments of Valeriano Weyler and Ramón Blanco, Captain Generals of the Island of Cuba.

Cuban Historical and Literary Manuscript Collection

Original manuscripts from the 17th to the 20th centuries, including letters, literary manuscripts, slavery and property documents, and other such materials by figures in Cuba's history and culture.

Cuban Law and Governance

Publications related to Cuban law and legislation that were digitized as part of a broader multi-institutional initiative to provide access to the legal history of the island, inclduing La Gaceta de La Habana.

Cuban Map Collection

Maps of Cuba dating from the Colonial period to 1923, including general maps, city and town maps, tourist maps, and other specialized maps.

Cuban Museum of Art and Culture Records

Notable materials include several letters from José Martí, and late 19th and early 20th photographs and documents relating to the Bacardí family in Cuba.

Cuban Photograph Collections

Over 5,000 photographs from the 19th to the 21st centuries, covering a wide range of topics about Cuba and the Cuban diaspora.

Cuban Refugee Center Records

Selected photographs and newsletters from the 1960s and 70s published by the Cuban Refugee Program, a federal program that provided education, medical, employment, and relocation services to Cuban refugees. Photographs primarily depict refugee families and service activities coordinated by the Program.

Tomás Estrada Palma Collection

Letters, photographs, and clippings related to Tomás Estrada Palma (1835- 1908), first president of the Cuban Republic (1902-1906), and his family, particularly his son and grandson.

Fernando Fernández-Cavada Collection

Correspondence of the Fernández- Cavada family during Cuba's Ten Years War (1868-1878), as well as material belonging to Emilio Fernández-Cavada Suárez del Villar, Lieutenant Colonel in Cuba's War of Independence (1895-1898).

Ramiro A. Fernández Collection

Photographs collected by Ramiro Fernandez that document Cuban life, history, and culture from the 1890s through the 1950s.

Florida Documents Collection

Correspondence, diaries, reports, and other materials dating from the 1770s through the 1920s that document various aspects of Florida history, life, business, culture, politics, and military affairs, including the Seminole Indian Wars.

Federico García Lorca Papers

Letters from Spanish poet 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.

Polita Grau de Agüero Papers

Speeches, writings, and photographs that document Polita Grau's (1915-2000) 13 years as a political prisoner in Cuba and her activities in exile on behalf of political prisoners.

Luis Casero Guillén Collection

Scrapbooks containing photographs, clippings, awards, correspondence, and pamphlets related to the life of Cuban politician, Luis Casero Guillén (1902-1998).

Guillermo “Willy” González Collection

Photographs and slides of Guillermo González documenting the Cuban landscape and built environment.  

Historical Documents Collection

Letters, deeds, bonds, receipts, orders, position appointments, and other documents from 1642 to the 1920s from prominent figures in the areas of art, literature, music, science, scholarship, business, law, military, politics, diplomacy, and religion.

Historical Florida Brochures, Pamphlets, and Promotional Materials

Brochures, pamphlets, and other promotional materials related to tourism and development in Florida.

Human Rights Oral History Project

Videos and outlines of oral history interviews with Cuban dissidents, with a focus on the Black Spring of 2003 when the Cuban government arrested 75 activists.

Thomas Jefferson Collection

Four letters written and signed by Thomas Jefferson, dating from 1790 to 1823.

José Miró Cardona Audio

Speeches and radio programs featuring the discourse of Cuban lawyer and politician José Miró Cardona while he was exiled in Miami, Florida and Puerto Rico, primarily from the 1960s.

Junta Provincial de Patronato de Matanzas Records

Official documents from the Junta Provincial de Patronato de Matanzas, including correspondence between local juntas and the main junta, and reports detailing names or numbers of patrocinados that document cases of individual patrocinados.

Latin American and Caribbean Photograph Collection

Photographs and albums depicting life, culture, tourism, business, and missionary work in the Caribbean and Latin America in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Gerardo Machado y Morales Papers

Letters, photographs, manuscripts, financial records, and other documents of Gerardo Machado (1871-1939) and his family, primarily from their years in exile from Cuba. Machado was Cuba's fifth president from 1925 to 1933.

Finlay B. Matheson Collection

Photographs dating from the 1900s through the 1930s depicting the activities, travels, houses, and boats of the Matheson family, South Florida landscapes, and the development of Key Biscayne.

Merici Academy Collection

School yearbooks, photographs, periodicals, and ephemera from Merici Academy, a private, Catholic all-girls school that operated from 1941-1961 in Havana, Cuba.

Model Land Company Records

Correspondence, plats, and other documents from the Model Land Company, which was founded by Henry Flagler in 1896.

Bernhardt E. Muller Collection

Architectural drawings, renderings, sketches and photographs related to the design and construction of Opa-Locka, Florida, the nation’s largest concentration of Moorish Revival architecture.

Orange Bowl Committee Archives

Sketches of float designs for the Orange Bowl parade once held on New Year's Day in Miami.

Pan American World Airways Records

Annual reports, brochures, directories, periodicals, and timetables documenting Pan Am's operations around the world from 1929 to 1991.

Tom Pohrt Photograph Collection

Photographs from Cuba in the 19th and 20th century, including albumen prints, daguerreotype and ambrotype portraits, stereographs, and color slides.

Nicolás Quintana Papers

Photographs and slides from Cuban modernist architect Nicolás Quintana documenting Club Kawama, the Varadero Residential Yacht Club, and Trinidad.

Floyd and Marion Rinhart Photograph Collection

Photogravures, engravings, and stereographs depicting various views of Florida's build environment and natural landscapes from the  towns and landscapes from the 1860s -1930s.

Ruston Academy Records

School yearbooks, photographs, periodicals, and ephemera from the Ruston Academy, a private, bilingual, college preparatory school that operated from 1920-1961 in Havana, Cuba.

Seymour Samet Papers

Correspondence, conference papers, reports, photographs and other materials from the 1940s to the 1980s that document Mr. Samet’ s work in community relations with the American Jewish Committee and the U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service.

Osvaldo Sánchez Film Collection

Commercials of businesses from Miami's Latin community filmed by Cuban cinematographer Osvaldo Sánchez in the 1970s.

School of Architecture Digital Collection

Plans, renderings, drawings, blueprints, personal papers, photographs, and ephemera relevant to the study of architecture and the History of the School of Architecture.

Calvin Shedd Papers

Civil war letters written by Calvin Shedd, a Union Army solider from New Hampshire who was stationed in Florida from 1862-1863.

Edward Spalding Papers

Correspondence and business records from 1800-1825 documenting the activities of Edward Spalding, a shipping agent who worked in Cuba in the early nineteenth century.

Special Collections Books

Selected titles, including publications relating to the African diaspora in the Caribbean, architectural books, and a work on the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain.

Tad Szulc Collection of Interview Transcripts

Transcripts of interviews with Fidel Castro and others recorded by Tad Szulc in preparation for his book Fidel: A Critical Portrait (New York: Morrow, 1986).

Truth About Cuba Committee, Inc. Records

Pamphlets, fliers and newsletters by The Truth About Cuba Committee, Inc. (TACC), a non-profit organization established by Cuban exiles in Miami in 1961 to disseminate information about communist Cuba and its role in promoting communism throughout Latin America.

Woman's Club of Coconut Grove Records

Scrapbooks, architectural plans and photographs documenting the Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove’s history and activities from 1896 to 1923.