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Cruzada Educativa Cubana Records


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Cruzada Educativa Cubana Records

La Escuelita Cubana

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María Gómez Carbonell Papers



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Cruzada Educativa Cubana Records, 1962-1987 | University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection

By Edited by Esperanza B. de Varona, October 1992

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Title: Cruzada Educativa Cubana Records, 1962-1987Add to your cart.

ID: CHC0302

Creator: Cruzada Educativa Cubana

Extent: 20.0 Boxes


The Cruzada Educativa Cubana Records are organized into seven series.

Please see the Finding Aid/Inventory section of this guide for more detailed information.

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The records of Cruzada Educativa Cubana, Inc. contain manuscripts, transcripts, printed material, photographs, books, proclamations and a flag.

Biographical Note

Cruzada Educativa Cubana (C.E.C.) was an organization in exile, founded on August 2, 1962, in Miami, Florida by María Gómez Carbonell, the first Congresswoman of the Republic of Cuba.  The organization promoted the diffusion of the main principles of the Cuban education and culture within the framework of freedom and democracy in the United States of America.

The theme of the C.E.C. "A la Libertad por la Educación y la Cultura" ("Toward Freedom for Education and Culture") represents the primary objective of the organization: to avoid the penetration and expansion of the international Communism in education along a path of a clear and strong democratic process.  This organization looked forward to the rejection of the Communist doctrine in order to achieve complete freedom for all by means of democratic education and culture for all.

Cruzada Educativa Cubana was formed by the central Executive body and the delegates designated by the Central Executive for each state of the Union and for each country.  The delegates appointed representatives in other important cities.  Following the main tasks and objectives of the organization, the delegates worked by recruting  professors living in the United States and Latin America.  Each delegate worked towards the C.E.C.  Objectives by using the media and created programs such as "Tertulias Infantiles," weekly workshops for children about Cuban history, democratic ideals, geography, music and poetry.  They also proposed educational projects to the Central Executive Body.

C.E.C. prepared a variety of programs over the years.  Among these programs were "Día del Maestro Cubano" ("Cuban Teacher Day"), "Día de la Cultura Cubana" ("Cuban Cultural Day"), and the "Democratic Rehabilitation of the Cuban Schools."

Cruzada Educativa Cubana also offered lectures such as "Ciclo Juvenil"("Juvenile Cycle") and "Ciclo Sin Verdad no hay Historia"("Without Truth there is no History Cycle").  Homages given to Cuban personalities were also offered by C.E.C.

Various awards were established by C.E.C. honoring Cuban educators and historians who made important contributions to education in general.  Some of these were Candelaria Carbonell Award, Francisco Vicente Aguilera Award, José de la Luz y Caballero Award, Juan J. Remos Award, and José Antonio Saco Award.

Subject/Index Terms

Cruzada Educativa Cubana (Firm)
Gómez Carbonell, Mar¡a, 1903-

Administrative Information

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 María Gómez Carbonell, 1987.

Preferred Citation: Cruzada Educativa Cubana Records, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid revised and published online by María R. Estorino, October 2008.

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[Series 1: Cruzada Educativa Cubana Records, n.d., 1962-1977],
[Series 2: La Escuelita Cubana, n.d., 1963-1970],
[Series 3: Juan J. Remos Award, n.d., 1971-1987],
[Series 4: Other Awards, n.d.],
[Series 5: María Gómez Carbonell Papers, n.d., 1894-1895],
[Series 6: Photographs, n.d., 1968-1983],
[Series 7: Miscellaneous, n.d., 1971-1988],

Series 1: Cruzada Educativa Cubana Records, n.d., 1962-1977Add to your cart.
The series (boxes 1-3) contains a general inventory of the  C.E.C.  organization such as its activities, articles, speeches, correspondence, declarations, homages, periodicals, programs, elections, financial records and awards.
Series 2: La Escuelita Cubana, n.d., 1963-1970Add to your cart.
The series (box 4) contains the records of "La Escuelita Cubana" a C.E.C. program, from 1963-1970.
Series 3: Juan J. Remos Award, n.d., 1971-1987Add to your cart.
The series (boxes 5-11) contains articles, awards, circular letters, correspondence, Cuban Cultural Day records, homages and seminars, all concerning this particular award.
Series 4: Other Awards, n.d.Add to your cart.
The series (box 12) consists of Candelaria Carbonell Award, Francisco Vicente Aguilera Award, José de la Luz y Caballero Award and José Antonio Saco Award.
Series 5: María Gómez Carbonell Papers, n.d., 1894-1895Add to your cart.
The series (boxes 13-16, 20) consists of addresses and speeches, articles by and about M.G.C., information on Fulgencio Batista y Zaldívar, general information on the Carbonell family, correspondence, financial records, homages, memorabilita, Municipios de Cuba en el Exilio (Cuban Municipalities in Exile), publications written by M.G.C. and C.E.C. and poems.
Series 6: Photographs, n.d., 1968-1983Add to your cart.
The series (boxes 17 and 20) contains photographs of Cruzada Educativa Cubana, El Habanero, homages, Municipios de Cuba en el Exilio (Cuban Municipalities in Exile), and miscellaneous.
Series 7: Miscellaneous, n.d., 1971-1988Add to your cart.
The series (boxes 18-19) consists of awards, proclamations and a Cuban flag.

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