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Diego Trinidad Papers

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Diego Trinidad Papers, 1958 | University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Diego Trinidad Papers, 1958Add to your cart.

ID: CHC5280

Creator: Trinidad, Diego (d. 1980)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: This collection is arranged by material type and correspondent.

Date Acquired: 06/10/2008

Abstract

The Diego Trinidad Papers contain correspondence, photographs, and notes relating to 20th century Cuban entrepreneur Diego Trinidad, Jr. (d. 1980).

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Diego Trinidad Papers contain correspondence, notes and photographs related to the Castro Revolutionary period in Sierra Maestra and El Escambray. The majority of the correspondence is between Diego Trinidad Valdés, Ernesto “Che” Guevara and Fidel Castro. Other correspondence relates to Cuban Revolutionary officers, including Otten Mesana, José Figueredo, Armando Quesada and Luis Orlando Rodríguez.

Biographical Note

Diego Trinidad, Jr. (d. 1980) was the son of Cuban tobacco entrepreneur, Diego Trinidad (d. 1946), who founded Trinidad y Hermanos in 1905. Diego Trinidad, Jr. grew up in Ranchuelo, Cuba learning the tobacco trade and took over the family business in 1920 at the age of twenty-one. After expanding business operations, Trinidad eventually incorporated the business and renamed it TTT Trinidad in 1958.

Diego Trinidad was at first sympathetic with Fidel Castro’s efforts during the revolutionary period. However, in 1960, Castro seized control of the company and nationalized the tobacco industry. The Trinidad family left Cuba for Miami in November, 1960 where they attempted to reestablish their tobacco firm. The Trinidad tobacco business went through many forms over the years, and as of 2002 manufactures the TTT Trinidad brand of cigars. In 2005, the firm celebrated 100 years of business.

Subject/Index Terms

Castro, Fidel, 1926-

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 chc@miami.edu for more information.

Physical Access Note: Only color copies of the original materials are available for researchers at this time.

Acquisition Source: Gift of Diego Trinidad, III, 2008.

Processing Information: Processed and encoded by Natalie Baur, July, 2012.


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Folder 1: Photographs, 1958 December 15-1958 December 22Add to your cart.
Photographs taken in the field of Cuban Revolutionary officers during the Escambray campaign, including Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Armando Quesada and Otten Mesana.
Folder 2: Correspondence, Fidel Castro Ruz, 1958Add to your cart.
Item 1: From Fidel Castro to Diego Trinidad, 1958 June 16Add to your cart.
Item 2: From Fidel Castro to Diego Trinidad, Sierra Maestra, 1958 September 12Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, Ernesto "Che" Guevara, 1958Add to your cart.
Item 1: From Diego Trinidad Valdés to Ernesto "Che" Guevara, 1958 November 15Add to your cart.
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Item 2: From Diego Trinidad Valdés to Ernesto "Che" Guevara, 1958 December 8Add to your cart.
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Item 3: From Diego Trinidad Valdés to Ernesto "Che" Guevara, 1958 December 10Add to your cart.
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Item 4: From Ernesto "Che" Guevara to Diego Trinidad Valdés, 1958 December 10Add to your cart.
Item 5: From Ernesto "Che" Guevara to Diego Trinidad Valdés, 1958 December 16Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, others, 1958Add to your cart.
Item 1: Document signed by Otten Mesana to Mr. Vega, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 2: From Luis Orlando Rodríguez to Armando "Coco" Quesada, 1958 December 18Add to your cart.
Item 3: Note signed by Otten Mesana to "Querida prima", 1958 December 22Add to your cart.
Item 4: Military pass to enter "Zona Libre" signed by Lieutenant José Figueredo, 1958 December 22Add to your cart.



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