The Gerardo Machado y Morales Papers consist primarily of the correspondence, business and legal documents, and photographs of Machado and his family in their years of exile after 1933. The bulk of the materials in this collection make up Series I: Correspondence, 1923-1940 and Series IV: Financial Records, 1913-1939. Most of the correspondence in Series I is between Machado and his son-in-law Baldomero Grau, who was married to Machado’s daughter Laudelina (Nena), and deals with Machado’s business concerns in Cuba as well as matters pertaining to his family’s life in exile.
Of note is Series VIII: Photographs, n.d., ca. 1895-1994, which include several photographs of Machado throughout his life, photographs of his family in Cuba and in exile, as well as photographs of the Machado sugar estate, the Central Carmita. Also included in this collection is a manuscript of Machado’s autobiographical work, Ocho Años de Lucha, in Series II: Works, n.d., 1933 as well as research materials related to Gerardo Machado gathered from the US National Archives and Records Administration by the collection donor, Francisco X. Santeiro (Series V: Extradition and Amnesty, 1925-1938 and Series IX: Funeral, n.d., 1939-1952).
Series X contains materials pertaining to Machado’s son-in-law José Emilio Obregón, who was married to Angela Elvira Machado.
Series 1: Correspondence, 1923-1940
Series 2: Works, undated, 1933
Series 3: Speeches, 1925-1929
Series 4: Financial Records, 1913-1939
Series 5: Extradition and Amnesty, 1925-1961
Series 6: Legal Documents, undated, 1919-1939
Series 7: Publications, undated, 1925-1989
Series 8: Photographs, undated, circa 1985-1994
Series 9: Funeral, undated, 1939-1952
Series 10: José Emilio Obregón Papers, 1873-1989 (bulk dates 1930-1960)