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Rafael F. Risco Papers


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Rafael F. Risco Papers | University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection

By Ana D. Rodríguez

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Title: Rafael F. Risco PapersAdd to your cart.

ID: CHC5267

Creator: Risco, Rafael F.

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Formats/Genres: Manuscripts, Photographs, Typescripts

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Rafael F. Risco papers are comprised of documents regarding Risco's involvement with the Rescate Revolucionario Democrático counter-revolutionary organization in exile. These materials include biographical materials, photographs, and correspondence between members of the organization.

Biographical Note

Dr. Rafael F. Risco was a cardiologist with a practice in his native city of Camaguey, Cuba, until the year 1960. After fleeing Cuba in October 1960, he became a member of the counter-revolutionary organization Rescate Revolucionario Democrático. The group was part of the larger organization, Frente Revolucionario Democrático.

Subject/Index Terms

Cuba - History - Revolution, 1959 - Sources
Frente Revolucionario Democrático
Medical care - United States
Risco, Rafael F.

Administrative Information

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 María Risco, March 2011

Processing Information: Processed by Ana D. Rodriguez, February 2013

Finding Aid Revision History: Container list added by Ana D. Rodriguez

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Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Biography of Dr. Rafael F. RiscoAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Biography of María Ofelia RiscoAdd to your cart.
daughter of Dr. Risco
Item 3: Photograph of Dr. Rafael Risco, 1905-05-09Add to your cart.
taken at his house in Camaguey
Item 4: Photograph of Dr. Rafael Risco, 1905-05-16Add to your cart.
taken at the Círculo Cubano in Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Item 5: Photograph of Dr. Rafael Risco, 1905-05-16Add to your cart.
taken at the Círculo Cubano in Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Item 6: Photograph of Coronel Eduardo Martín Elena and Comandante González Padrón, 1905-05-14Add to your cart.
taken in Miami, Florida
Item 7: Typescript of Memorias del Dr. Rafael Risco, c.1961Add to your cart.
5 pages
Item 8: Manuscript written by Dr. Rafael Risco regarding the period before the RevolutionAdd to your cart.
2 pages
Item 9: Manuscript of Memorias del Dr. Rafael Risco, c.1961Add to your cart.
7 pages
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Eduardo Martín Elena letter to Rafael Risco, 1960-12-12Add to your cart.
1 page
Item 2: Rafael Risco letter to Jefe del Estado Mayor Conjunto (Eduardo Martín Elena), 1960-12-13Add to your cart.
1 page
Item 3: Form or application regarding medical professional background for the military group, c.1960Add to your cart.
5 pages; Application in Spanish reads: Antecedentes profesionales de médicos para el grupo militar
Item 4: Justo Carrillo Hernández letter to José Ignacio Rasco, Manuel Hernández Puente and Rafael Sardiñas, 1961-01-29Add to your cart.
2 pages
Item 5: Letter sent to Manuel Antonio de Varona, 1961-02-23Add to your cart.
2 pages
Item 6: List of people expected at a meeting with Dr. Rafael RiscoAdd to your cart.
3 pages
Item 7: (1) index card containing notes about snakesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Rescate Democrático Revolucionario letter to Dr. Rafael Risco, 1961-06-01Add to your cart.
letter signed by Dr. Manuel A. de Varona
Item 2: Statement of Principles of Rescate Democrático Revolucionario, c.1961Add to your cart.
20 pages
Item 3: Información sobre posible sabotaje en el fluido eléctrico en Cuba, 1960-01-02Add to your cart.
report was written in Miami. Contains 6 pages and a map of Cuba
Item 4: Medical support plan for a military intervention in Cuba, c.1960Add to your cart.
5 pages
Item 5: Lists of medical equipment and personnel, c.1960Add to your cart.
14 pages and a receipt
Item 6: Organizational system of military equipment and forces written by Eduardo Martín Elena, 1960-12-23Add to your cart.
4 pages
Item 7: Manuscript about Organización de Sanidad Militar (Organization of Military Medical Services)Add to your cart.
6 pages

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