The Cordovés & Bolaños Families Collection contains letters, clippings, documents, and photographs from Cuba's Wars of Independence and the Bay of Pigs Invasion.
The collection contains materials from the Cuban Wars of Independence, including signed letters from famous Cuban statesmen of the period. A separate series contains articles and photographs relating to the Bay of Pigs invasion, as well as photos of Fidel Castro in a meeting with Pedro Tinoco, then-president of the Central Bank of Venezuela. The third series contains genealogical materials, namely photographs, family trees, and investigative research for the Bolaños, Cordovés and Mestre families.
Documents and Files:
Cordovés and Bolaños Families Collection (digital collection)
Series 1: Cuban Independence Wars, 1878-1911 (bulk dates 1896-1898)
Series 2: Julio A. Mestre Papers, 1956-1999
Series 3: Genealogical Materials, 1818-1963