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Manuel Antonio (Tony) de Varona Collection



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Manuel Antonio (Tony) de Varona Collection | University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection

By Fernando Espino

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ID: CHC0196

Creator: Varona, Manuel Antonio "Tony" (1908-1992)

Extent: 34.0 Boxes

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian


The Manuel Antonio Varona Papers contain the personal papers of Cuban politican and counterrevolutionary Tony Varona.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Manuel Antonio Varona Papers contain the personal papers of Cuban politican and counterrevolutionary Tony Varona. They include interviews and articles by and about him, as well as books and pamphlets authored by him, a curriculum vitae, correspondence, photographs, speech transcripts, and documents from Frente Revolucionario Cubano.

Biographical Note

Tony Varona was a major figure, both in Cuba, and later in the Cuban exile community in the United States. He was a loyal supporter of President Carlos Prio and served as Prime Minister of Cuba from 1948-1950. When the Cuban Revolution began, he worked with Prio and the Central Intelligence Agency to instigate a counter-revolution, ultimately having to flee to Miami. He co-founded Movimiento de Recuperacion Revolucionario (MRR) and later headed Consejo Revolucionario Cuba, the Cuban government-in-exile. He was a notable anti-Castro leader in the United States.

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Counterrevolutionaries - United States
Cubans - Political activity - United States
United States. Central Intelligence Agency
Varona, Manuel Antonio de, 1908-1992

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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 Manuel A. Varona

Preferred Citation: Manuel Antonio (Tony) de Varona Collection, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Processing Information: Minimal Record added by Fernando Espino, December 2013. Updated by Juan A. Villanueva, January 2016.

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