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ID: CHC5208

Creator: Núñez Portuondo, Emilio (1898-1978)

Extent: 12.0 Boxes

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian


The Emilio Nuñez Portuondo Papers contain the personal papers and collections of former Cuban Prime Minister Emilio Nuñez Portuondo.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Emilio Nuñez Portuondo Papers contain the personal papers and collections of former Cuban Prime Minister Emilio Nuñez Portuondo. They include hundreds of newspaper clippings, sorted by date, mostly dealing with talks, conferences, and speeches given by Nuñez from the late 1950s to mid-1970s. The collection also includes correspondence with Richard Nixon, his supporters, and others; articles and papers written by and about Nuñez; and a personally signed portrait from Nixon.

Biographical Note

Emilio Núñez Portuondo was a Cuban lawyer, politician, and diplomat. He held a number of important positions in the Cuban government before the 1959 revoultion, including senator, Minister of Labor, Ambassador to the UN, and most notably, Prime Minister of Cuba in 1958. He served as president of the UN Security Council during the USSR invasion of Hungary in 1956. In exile, he was a leading anticommunist speaker, and a clsoe supporter of US President Richard Nixon.

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Anti-communist movements - United States
Politicians - Cuba

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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.

Physical Access Note: This collection is housed off-campus and must be requested a minimum of seven calendar days in advance for consultation in the Cuban Heritage Collection Reading Room.

Acquisition Method: Gift of Brunilda Nunez Baeza.

Preferred Citation: Emilio Nuñez Portuondo papers, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Processing Information: Collection-level record added by Fernando Espino, December 2013.

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