The papers document activities of Cuban president Fulgencio Batista Zaldivar and his son Fulgencio Rubén Batista. Colonel Batista Zaldivar served as a Cuban leader from 1933 until 1959 when he fled the country as a result of the Cuban revolution. The papers include records and rosters of Batista Zaldivar's army, speeches given by president Batista, and letters of president Batista to his son and to different people. Colonel Batista Zaldivar founded the Institutos Cívico-Militares in Cuba and the collection includes many accounts of rural military school teachers and their experiences.
The records includes voting results from 1962 and speeches, programs, invitations, and photographs from the "10 de marzo" and the "4 de septiembre" annual celebrations. Included are also articles, poems, clippings, and publications about Batista Zaldivar's resignation, exile, death, and funeral. The materials also include Fulgencio Rubén Batista's funeral memorial programs and clippings and articles and letters of interest to F. Rubén Batista.