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Elián González Collection, 1999-2005 | University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection

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Title: Elián González Collection, 1999-2005Add to your cart.

ID: CHC5226

Creator: Cuban Heritage Collection

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Formats/Genres: Clippings

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Elián González Collection consists of copies of newspaper clippings and court orders documenting the case of the Cuban refugee child Elián González.  In 1999 when he was five years old, González was rescued at sea off the Florida coast. His mother had drowned during their passage from Cuba on a raft.  Relatives in Miami took custody of him and fought to keep him in the United States instead of being returned to Cuba with his father. In addition to clippings, the collection also includes memorabilia and photographs.  Clippings have been added to the collection following up on González, who returned to Cuba with his father in April 2000 after a months of court cases and protests in Miami's Cuban-American community.

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González, Elián, 1993-
Refugee children

Administrative Information

Accruals: Material was added in 2000, 2001 and 2005.

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: Collection created by the Cuban Heritage Collection in 1999.

Preferred Citation: Elián González Collection, 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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