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Maria Mendoza Kranz Collection


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Maria Mendoza Kranz Collection | University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection

By Esperanza de Varona and Myriam de la Rocha, November 1993. Updated by María R. Estorino, September 2003.

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Title: Maria Mendoza Kranz CollectionAdd to your cart.

ID: CHC0374

Creator: Kranz, Maria Mendoza

Extent: 1.0 Boxes. More info below.

Languages: Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Maria Mendoza Kranz Collection contains family photographs and clippings as well as clippings about Mendoza Kranz's work at an aircraft factory in Miami during World War II. The collection also contains a program with her involvement in the celebration of the International Women’s History presented by the Community Action Center in Hialeah, Florida.

Biographical Note

Maria Mendoza Kranz, was born in Key West, Florida. She is a member of a third generation of the Mendoza family that emigrated from Cuba to Key West in the early 1870s to escape the Spanish rule. Her grandfather, José González de Mendoza, was one of the founders of the school at the Club San Carlos in Key West.

Mendoza Kranz’s father, Enrique González de Mendoza, who was born in Key West, is said to have introduced the Cuban rumba to Miami in the 1930s. He also organized the “El Dulce” rumba band that played at the Roney Plaza Hotel in Miami Beach.

Mendoza Kranz was the first Spanish-speaking salesperson employed by S.H. Kress & Co. in downtown Miami and also among the first women to work at a Miami aircraft factory during World War II. Since 1979, she has taught line dancing to Hispanic senior citizens.

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Mendoza Kranz, Maria

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 0.50 linear ft. (1 box)

Access Restrictions: This collection is unrestricted.

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 Maria Mendoza Kranz, 1990

Preferred Citation: Maria Mendoza Kranz Collection, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Processing Information:

Esperanza de Varona and Myriam de la Rocha, November 1993. Updated by María R. Estorino, September 2003. Encoded by: Giselle Fernandez, October 2003

Retrospectively converted from HTML to EAD XML September, 2008 by Lyn MacCorkle and Kyle Rimkus based on a crosswalk by María Estorino.

Finding Aid Revision History: Revisions to the collection-level record made by Beata Bergen, June 2009. Container list added from Legacy PDF container list, February 2014.

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Folder 1: Clippings: González de Mendoza, JoséAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: González de Mendoza, EnriqueAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Club San Carlos: Board of DirectorsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: International Women’s History ProgramAdd to your cart.

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