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José Martín Papers, 1898-2007 | University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection

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Title: José Martín Papers, 1898-2007Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1947-2007

ID: CHC5225

Creator: Martín, José

Extent: 3.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 07/31/0009

Formats/Genres: Letters, Photographs

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

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The papers document professional and personal activities of José Martín in capacity of a commercial artist and professor in Cuba and Miami.  Martín was a Professor Founder of the Koubek Memorial Center at the University of Miami where he taught for 10 years.  He also founded and headed Martín Technical College until 1979, and his commercial firm, "Martín-Studio Advertising," and founded APLA (Asociación de Publicitarios Latinoamericanos).  Martín's art expresses pain, suffering and joy of people searching for freedom.

The materials consist of autographed letter of Generalísimo Máximo  Gómez, Chief of the Cuban Army during the Cuban Independence War to Victoria Pedraza, dated September 22, 1898, postmarked envelopes with stamp of winning design featuring José Martí and Antonio Maceo by José Martín, postmarked envelopes with stamps of winning design featuring José Martí by Isidro Martín and stamps of first place awards granted to José Martín in a Postage Stamp Contest held in Cuba in 1948 and 1953.  The materials also include correspondence, clippings, post cards with award winning photographs by José Martín, drawings by Martín, photographs, awards, certificates, drawings showing various stages of advertisement, documents related to Commercial Art and Advertising College, information about programs offered in Koubek Memorial Center at the University of Miami, scrap book and DVD with Martín's art.

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Cuban American artists

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Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Requests to publish or display materials from this collection require written permission from the rights owner.  Please, contact for more information.

Acquisition Method: Gift of José Martín, 2009.

Preferred Citation: José Martín Papers, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Finding Aid Revision History: The collection-level record created by Beata Bergen, December 2009.

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