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Directorio Revolucionario Estudiantil en el Exilio (DRE) Records

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Directorio Revolucionario Estudiantil en el Exilio (DRE) Records, 1960-1996 | University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection

By Ximena Valdivia and Antonio Mestre 2008.

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Title: Directorio Revolucionario Estudiantil en el Exilio (DRE) Records, 1960-1996Add to your cart.

ID: CHC0510

Creator: Directorio Revolucionario Estudiantil en el Exilio

Extent: 67.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: The Directorio Revolucionario Estudiantil en el Exilio (DRE) Records are organized into five series. Please see the Container List section of this guide for more detailed information.

Languages: Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Directorio Revolucionario Estudiantil en el Exilio (DRE) Records include administrative files, correspondence, clippings, propaganda, subject files, and photographs created, collected, or published by the DRE in exile.

Biographical Note

El Directorio Revolucionario Estudianil en el Exilio (Students Revolutionary Directorate in Exile), also known as the Directorio Revolucionario 13 de Marzo, was founded in Miami in 1960 by former University of Havana students exiled as a result of the Cuban Revolution. Founders included Luis Fernández-Rocha, Juan Manuel Salvat, Pedro Ynterian, General Fatjo Miyares, Luis Gutíerrez, Bernabe Peña, Isidro Borja, Elio Mas Hernández, and Ernesto Fernández Travieso. These exiled students were originally members of Directorio Revolucionario Estudiantil (DRE) in Cuba, one of the largest organizations in Cuba’s insurrectionary struggle. After 1959, the DRE became a revolutionary resistance faction.

The DRE in exile was dedicated to activities that could foment clandestine movements against the communist ideology of the Revolution. The mission of the organization was to make trips to the island with the aim of starting clandestine movements against the communist ideology established in Cuba. The group’s most common activities included infiltration on the island, sabotage, TV and radio programming, propaganda campaigns to save the lives of the political prisoners Alberto Muller and Miguel Garcia Armengol. The DRE established chapters in various US and Latin American countries to extend their reach.

As part of their propaganda efforts, DRE in exile published many pamphlets for distribution in Cuba and throughout Latin America and the US. The organization also published several newsletters and newspapers, including Cuban Report, DRE Boletin Informativo, Entre Nosotros, and Trinchera.

Subject/Index Terms

Communism - Cuba
Cuba - Politics and government - 1959-1990
Cuba - Politics and government - 1990-
Directorio Revolucionario Estudiantil en el Exilio
Exiles - Florida - Miami-Dade County - Political activity
Political refugees

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: Extent: 31.50 linear feet (67 boxes, 1 oversize folder)

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.  Membership records and spy files are restricted for 75 years from their creation.

Use Restrictions:

Directorio Revolucionario Estudiantil en el Exilio (DRE) Records Finding Aid

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 Juan M. Salvat, Alberto Muller, and Luis Fernández Rocha, 1996.

Separated Materials:

Complete lists of separated materials are on file in the Cuban Heritage Collection.

The following periodical titles were removed from the DRE Records and incorporated in the Cuban Heritage Collection’s Cuban Exile Periodicals collection:

Boletín Informativo de Cuba

Boletín DRE: Órgano informativo del DRE de Cuba. Delegación México.

The Cuban Report

D.R.E Cuban Student Directorate

Jóvenes

Suplemento Especial: Noticias de Cuba. Delegación Venezuela.

Trinchera

Trinchera (clandestine edition)

The DRE Records included various posters published by OCLAE in Cuba. These have been integrated in the Cuban Heritage Collection’s Poster Collection.

Pamphlets published by the DRE in exile were removed from the DRE Records and now form part of the CHC Pamphlets collection. Selected pamphlets published about Cuba or by other Cuban organizations have also been integrated in the Pamphlets collection. A second group of pamphlets remains with the collection and can be accessed through Series 6, Pamphlets, in the Directorio Revolucionario Estudiantil en el Exilio (DRE) Records.

Related Materials:

Alberto Müller Collection (CHC0140), Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries

Alpha 66 Records (CHC5157), Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries

José Miró Cardona Papers (CHC5122), Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries

Preferred Citation: Directorio Revolucionario Estudiantil en el Exilio (DRE) Records, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid revised and published online by María R. Estorino, November 2008.

Other Note: Sponsor Note: This collection was processed with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners

Container List (PDF): http://proust.library.miami.edu/findingaids/legacy/chc0510.pdf


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Administrative Files, n.d., 1960-1989],
[Series 2: Correspondence, n.d., 1960-1968],
[Series 3: Political Activity and Propaganda Files, n.d., 1960-1996],
[Series 4: Subject Files, n.d., 1960-1996],
[Series 5: Photographs, Audiovisual Material, and Memorabilia, n.d., 1960-1969],
[Series 6: Pamphlets, circa 1960s-1970s],
[All]

Series 1: Administrative Files, n.d., 1960-1989Add to your cart.
This series includes administrative records of DRE units, delegation files, and membership records. The latter are restricted for 75 years from their creation. financial inscription membership forms, financial records, memorabilia, etc. about the management and internal affairs of the organization.
Extent: 22 boxes (boxes 1-22)
Arrangement: Alphabetical order
Series 2: Correspondence, n.d., 1960-1968Add to your cart.
This series contains correspondence and memorandum to and from the organization.
Extent: 12 boxes (boxes 23-34)
Arrangement: Chronological order within alphabetical order by place.
Series 3: Political Activity and Propaganda Files, n.d., 1960-1996Add to your cart.

This series contains files that include proclamations (broadsides) and circulars, clippings, posters, reports, audiovisual materials, articles, etc. about anti-communist propaganda campaigns in and outside of Cuba. The series also includes plans and strategy reports, intelligence reports (many of them sent to the CIA). Periodicals titles published by DRE, such as Trinchera and Cuban Report have

been removed from this collection and added to the Cuban Heritage Collection’s Cuban Exile Periodicals collection, and DRE pamphlets have been integrated with the CHC Pamphlets Collection.

Extent: 16 boxes (boxes 35-50) and two oversize items
Arrangement: Alphabetical by type of activity
Series 4: Subject Files, n.d., 1960-1996Add to your cart.
This series contains files that include articles, clippings, and pamphlets organized by subjects primarily relating to Cuba, Cubans, and Cuban exiles
Extent: 14 boxes (boxes 51-64) and one oversize item
Arrangement: Alphabetically within four sub-series
Sub-Series 1: Associations, n.d., 1960-1996Add to your cart.
Arrangement: Alphabetical
Sub-Series 2: Individuals, n.d., 1960-1978Add to your cart.
Arrangement: Alphabetical
Sub-Series 3: Congresses and Events, 1960-1969Add to your cart.
Arrangement: Alphabetical
Sub-Series 4: Other Topics, n.d., 1960-1979Add to your cart.
Arrangement: Alphabetical
Series 5: Photographs, Audiovisual Material, and Memorabilia, n.d., 1960-1969Add to your cart.
This series contains photographs related to the organization events, congresses and demonstrations, political and military activities, individuals and groups portraits; reel-to-reel audio recordings; and memorabilia.
Extent: Three boxes (boxes 65-67), 29 sound recordings, and two oversize items
Arrangement: Alphabetical in three sub-series
Sub-Series 1: Photographs, n.d., 1960-1969Add to your cart.
Arrangement: Alphabetical
Sub-Series 2: Audiovisual material, n.d., 1964-1967Add to your cart.
Arrangement: Alphabetical
Sub-Series 3: Memorabilia, n.d, 1962Add to your cart.
Arrangement: Alphabetical
Series 6: Pamphlets, circa 1960s-1970sAdd to your cart.
Series 6 contains pamphlets collected by the Directorio Revolucionario Estudiantil en el Exilio (DRE) organization. All of the pamphlets in this series are pamphlets that have not already been separated and cataloged in the CHC Pamphlets collection.



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