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Luis Casero Guillén Collection

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Luis Casero Guillén Collection, 1898-1960 | University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection

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Title: Luis Casero Guillén Collection, 1898-1960Add to your cart.

ID: CHC5372

Creator: Casero Guillén, Luis (1902-1998)

Extent: 8.0 Boxes

Languages: Spanish;Castilian

Abstract

The Luis Casero Guillén Collection contains scrapbook albums relating to the life and work of Cuban politician Luis Casero Guillén (1902-1998) during his time in Cuba.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Luis Casero Guillén Collection contains scrapbook albums relating to the life and work of Cuban politician Luis Casero Guillén (1902-1998) during his time in Cuba.

The scrapbooks contain photographs that detail his early life and later political accomplishments as Mayor of Santiago de Cuba and Minister of Public Works during the presidency of Carlos Prío Socarrás (1948-1952). The collection also contains correspondence, awards, certificates and clippings from Cuba and in exile.

Biographical Note

Luis Casero Guillén (1902-1998) was a Cuban politician, born in Santiago de Cuba. He was elected mayor of Santiago de Cuba in the 1940s and served as Minister of Public Works during the presidency of Carlos Prío Socarrás. In 1952, Casero Guillén was nomiated for Vice President on the Auténtico ticket along with Carlos Hevia for President, but the elections never took place due to the coup d'etat by Fulgencio Batista in March of 1952.

Casero Guillén became a member of the Rotary Club International in 1930 and he continued his involvement with this organization when he arrived in the United States in 1971 with the “Rotarios Cubanos Exiliados” (Cuban Exile Rotarians) until his death in 1998.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Acquisition Method: Gift of Wendy Casero Stelling, May 2014.

Preferred Citation: Luis Casero Guillén Collection, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

Processing Information: Collection-level record by Natalie Baur and Rahid Chadid, May 2014. Box-level inventory and description added by Natalie Baur, March 2015. Updated May 2015 and February 2017.


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[Series 1: Scrapbook albums, 1898-1958],
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Series 1: Scrapbook albums, 1898-1958Add to your cart.
Box 1: 1898-1950Add to your cart.
This scrapbook contains photographs and ephemera relating to Casero Guillén's earlier years and his time as governor of Santiago de Cuba.
Box 2: Grupo Humboldt, 1940sAdd to your cart.
Materials in this scrapbook relate to Casero Guillén's involvement in an outdoors and hiking club, called the Grupo Humboldt, which he organized with friends in Santiago de Cuba in the 1940s.
Box 3: Carmen and Luis, circa 1930s-1950sAdd to your cart.
This scrapbook contains photographs relating to Luis Casero Guillén and his wife, Maria Aurora del Carmen Navarro Caula.
Box 4: 1951 February-1951 OctoberAdd to your cart.
This scrapbook contains photographs and some ephemera relating to Casero Guillén's tenure as Minister of Public Works in the administration of Cuban president Carlos Prío Socarrás.
Box 5: 1951 October-1951 DecemberAdd to your cart.
This scrapbook contains photographs and some ephemera relating to Casero Guillén's tenure as Minister of Public Works in the administration of Cuban president Carlos Prío Socarrás.
Box 6: 1952Add to your cart.
This scrapbook contains photographs and some ephemera relating to Casero Guillén's tenure as Minister of Public Works in the administration of Cuban president Carlos Prío Socarrás and photographs of various political party events. It also contains materials relating to Casero Guillén's nomination for Vice President  with Carlos Hevia on the Auténticos ticket, as well as details of Casero Guillén's two-month imprisonment in 1953 by Fidel Castro following the Moncada Barracks attack.
Box 7: 1952-1958Add to your cart.
Materials in this scrapbook relate to the return of Carlos Prío Socarrás to Cuba in 1955 after being exiled in 1952, as well as Casero Guillén's exile in Kingston, Jamaica, and return to Cuba in 1958 after the takeover of the Batista government.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Oversize album, circa 1930s-1950sAdd to your cart.
Contains certificates, photos, and scrapbook pages.
Series 2: Personal papers, circa 1930s-1970sAdd to your cart.
Awards, clippings and certificates, mostly from Cuba.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Caricatures and memorabiliaAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Personal papers, circa 1970sAdd to your cart.
Awards, certificates and newspaper clippings relating to Casero Guillén, mostly in Exile in the United States.



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