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CHC0487 Manuel Ochoa Papers, circa 1925-2006Add to your cart.
The papers document professional activities of Manuel Ochoa, Cuban exile musician and choral and orchestra conductor who founded the Miami Symphony Orchestra.  The materials consist of correspondence, published and unpublished musical scores, photographs, concert programs and pamphlets, clippings, writings about classical music, minutes of the meetings, concert papers, memorabilia, diplomas, magazines, scrapbooks and working papers of Miami Symphony Orchestra.
CHC5281 Mirta Ojito Papers, circa 1970s-2000sAdd to your cart.

The Mirta Ojito papers contain a collection of clippings, press releases, and government documents relating to the Mariel boatlift, and photographs, clippings, and excerpts documenting Cuban history. Ojito used the files for writing the memoir of her exile in the United States, El Mañana (Finding Tomorrow), published in 2005.

The materials found in the collection create a context from which the social and economic cost of the Mariel boatlift, for both Cuba and the United States, can be understood. Various prominent (and at times notorious) figures within the Cuban exile movement are examined.

CHC0486 Miguel Olba Benito Papers, 1960-1993Add to your cart.
The papers document activities of Miguel Olba Benito in a capacity of an Executive Secretary of Human Rights Cuban Commission.  The materials include correspondence, clippings, documents, memorabilia, magazines and typescripts of writings on topics of the treatment of political prisoners in Cuba, presence of the Soviet military in Cuba and the atrocities of the communist regime in Cuba.
CHC5072 Ramiro Oms CollectionAdd to your cart.
The Ramiro Oms Collection contains the personal papers of Cuban Autentico journalist Ramiro Oms. The collection includes numerous photographs and newspaper clippings, mostly pertaining to Autentico politicians, especially presidents Ramon Grau and Carlos Prio Socarras. It also contains correspondence, Autentico party documents and propaganda, and genealogical information and documents about other members of the Oms family.
CHC5349 Operation Pedro Pan Group, Inc. Collection, 1971-2013Add to your cart.

The Operation Pedro Pan Group, Inc. Collection comprises materials in relation to Operation Pedro Pan gathered by its members from 1971 to 2013.

The collection consists of the Historical Structure Form Florida Master Site Plan for the Florida City Camp which includes site plans, an extensive Pedro Pan bibliography and addendums. Also in the collection are memorabilia of Operation Pedro Pan Group, Inc. events, including its 50th anniversary events; multimedia such as interviews, documentaries and musical recordings; newspaper clippings of the Pedro Pan experience and people; and academic materials.

CHC5445 Miguel Ordoqui Papers, 1993-1995, 2000, 2002Add to your cart.
The Miguel Ordoqui papers are comprised of 20 sketches and 1 watercolor by the artist. The collection also includes exhibit catalogs, brochure, newspaper clippings and 1 exhibit poster pertaining to the work of the Cuban born painter, Miguel Ordoqui.
CHC5010 Orishas Collection, 1980-1990Add to your cart.
The Orichas Collection consists of the series of drawings by Cuban-born artist Alberto del Pozo (1946-1992) of the deities of Afro-Cuban Santería.  The Collection includes 17 original framed illustrations in pen, crayon, and ink on paper; signed and unsigned lithographs of these drawings; and catalogs and notecards of the Orichas series.  Lithographs, catalogs, and notecards are available for purchase.
CHC0517 Orquesta Típica Cubanakán Records, 1939-1991Add to your cart.

The records reflect business and artistic activities of Orquesta Típica Cubanakán, a Miami-based group founded in 1968. It cultivated a traditional Cuban genre, the danzón.  The orchestra consisted of nine members: conductor and flutist Simon Hernandez Padrino; pianist Raquel Valladares; bassist Juan T. Sanchez; saxophonist L. Borrel; drummer M. Socarras; "guiro" player M. Garcia de la Vega; and vocalists Marta Escauriza and Guillermo Ramos. Other musicians also participated in the Orchestra during its history. The materials document the group's mandate of preserving Cuba's cultural musical traditions, and its involvement in social, festive, religious, and cultural events.

The bulk of materials consists of danzón music scores, both manuscript and published. The materials also include four scrapbooks illustrating the group's history through photographs, clippings, correspondence and business cards. The collection also includes programs, proclamations, a book with annotations and diplomas.

CHC5315 Fernando Ortíz Papers, circa 1940s-1950sAdd to your cart.

The Fernando Ortíz Papers principally contain original manuscript and typescript notes taken by Fernando Ortíz (1881-1969) on vernacular Cuban architecture and the history of Cuban architecture. Ortíz was specifically researching the indigenous, African and other folk influences on architecture and building construction.  Other materials related to his research, such as pamphlets and clippings, represent a small part of the collection.

The collection also contains preservation photocopies of the original manuscript material and one folder of scholarly research on the work of Fernando Ortíz.

CHC5346 Osvaldo Pradere PapersAdd to your cart.
The Osvaldo Pradere Papers consist of materials pertaining to Osvaldo Pradere, a Cuban theater performer who has spent most of his career in New York City writing, producing, and acting in bilingual children's theater. The collection contains tapes, DVDs, and audiovisual materials of Pradere's performances, as well as clippings, pictures, and personal papers related to his activities in Cuba, Spain and the United States. Two handmade puppets used by Pradere are also included.

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