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Silvio Acosta Papers

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Silvio Acosta Papers | University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection

By Amanda Moreno, October 2012

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ID: CHC5292

Creator: Acosta, Silvio (1898-1961)

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Abstract

The Silvio Acosta Papers contain scrapbooks of the professional and personal life of Silvio Acosta, architect.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Silvio Acosta Papers contain scrapbooks of the professional and personal life of Silvio Acosta, architect.

Biographical Note

Silvio Acosta was a Cuban architect educated at the University of Havana in the early 20th century. He dedicated his life to education, working actively as the President of El Colegio de Arquitectos de la Habana, where he was a distinguished speaker. He was a professor at Havana's La Escuela de Artes y Oficios for more than 30 years, and principal of the same for 11. Acosta was also professor of physics and chemistry at the Edison School and the English School, where he had future doctor José "Pepe" Lastra as a student. A man of many interests, Acosta was a member of the Junta de Amillaramiento and President of the National Commision of Archaeology. He had the pleasure of winning architectural competitions and other honors, as well as authoring important articles on architecture and industrial technical education from 1920 until his death in 1961.

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Architects - Florida - 20th century
Architecture

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Access Restrictions: The 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.

Acquisition Method: Gift of Liane and Robert Armand y Acosta, January 2012.

Processing Information: Collection level record added by Amanda Moreno, October 2012. This collection is currently unprocessed.




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