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LAL01. Latin American Library - Manuscript Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: LAL01
Holdings of collections of personal or family papers, research papers, course papers, corporate records, and includes some rare print and special topic collections.

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Charles G. Davis "A Trip to Panama in 1913" Diary

 File — Box 4, Folder: 49
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(49)
Scope and Contents November 22-December 16, 1913   A 100 page manuscript notebook with dozens of full page and smaller hand-drawn color illustrations. A Trip to Panama in 1913 is the travel journal made by Charles G. Davis, a builder of model wooden naval vessels and author of several books about sailing and ship history, on the S.S. Carrillo from New York to Panama via Cuba and Jamaica in 1913. Davis describes native peoples, traveling companions, and ship personnel. There are...
Dates: 1913

Cuba Political Propaganda

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 89
Scope and Contents 1962-1982.  Collection of 84 pamphlets, clippings, posters, and periodicals from communist Cuba, showing foreign policy and role of Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. Includes issues of Obra Revolucionaria, Trabajo, Bohemia, and Cuba. Also includes a few anti-Castro pamphlets.
Dates: 1962-1982

Cuba will be libre again

 File — Box 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 167-(2)
Scope and Contents Copy of a single page of sheet music for a song about a free Cuba. 1 page
Dates: 1963

Edith Bayne Denègre Papers

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 58
Scope and Contents 1904-1913? Travel journals and albums of commercial photographs of Edith Bayne Denegre, a native of New Orleans. She describes in some detail her trips to Cuba in 1909 and Panama in 1911, where she visited Colonel William Crawford Gorgas and viewed construction of the Canal. Also includes her short history of Mexico written about 1913. 11 pieces; 190 photographs.
Dates: 1904-1913

Elías Barreiro Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 173
Scope and Contents A collection of personal and professional papers and publications of internationally renowned Cuban-American guitar maestro and longtime Professor of Guitar Performance at Tulane, Elías Barreiro (b. 1930). The Elías Barreiro collection measures 18 linear feet of material and documents the maestro’s professional career as guitar maestro, teacher of practice, and performer spanning over five decades and three continents. It contains personal correspondence, photographs, original scores and...
Dates: 1943 - 2016

Geoffrey E. Fox Collection of Cuban Emigre Interview Tapes

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 141
Scope and Contents 1969-1970, 1975. The collection consists of 14 reel-to-reel audio tapes of interviews with Cuban emigres living in Chicago. Primary source material containing the recollections of Cuban emigres about the early years of the Cuban Revolution. The audio tapes have been digitized and derivative digital audio files are available for consultation. Please contact the Latin American office for more information.
Dates: 1969-1970, 1975

Gerardo Castellanos García, Letter to Virgil A. Warren

 File — Box 3, Folder: 47
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(47)
Scope and Contents 1939  A single piece of correspondence in which Gerard Castellanos García provides his biography, he describes his historical and newspaper writings, and he writes about his family. Castellanos also discusses his personal philosophy and his views about Cuba. 7pp.
Dates: 1939

Mrs. J. Luis Baños Collection of Latin American Sheet Music

 File — Box 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 167-(1)
Scope and Contents 1908-1921, 1931. Sheet music of popular songs and scores for piano from Cuba, Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico.
Dates: 1908-1921, 1931

Paul L. Andry Jr. Collection of the Papers of the Moa Bay Mining Company

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 94
Scope and Contents 1957-1958.  A collection of blueprints, letters and notes dealing with design and construction, specifications, and an illustrated newsletters describing the entire operation and totalling 48 pieces.  It all relates to the facilities being built by the Moa Bay Mining Company (a subsidiary of the Cuban American Nickel Company) at Moa Bay, Cuba. The facility was projected to be operational in the summer of 1959 for the mining and concentration of nickel and cobalt.  No indication is given of the...
Dates: 1957-1958

United Fruit Company in Cuba Collection

Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 165
Scope and Contents 1926-1972. A collection of correspondence, ephemera, news clippings, and publications related to the presence of the Preston Division of the United Fruit Company in Cuba prior to, during, and just after the Cuban Revolution. Of note is a photocopy of a letter to the wife of President Richard Nixon from Mrs. Henry Gilbert Smith regarding political prisoners in Cuba. Henry Gilbert Smith ran a travel agency in Havana that became instrumental in helping Cuban families send their children out of...
Dates: 1926-1972

Zabalo Theatre

 File — Box 2, Folder: 14
Identifier: Manuscripts-Collection 50-(14)
Scope and Contents 1970-1986. A set of 15 short original plays for children, all but one of which were written in Cuba by Plácido Zabalo. He copyrighted them in the United States after leaving Cuba in 1981. Included is a taped interview of Plácido Zabalo with Thomas Niehaus of Tulane University made in 1986.
Dates: 1970-1986