By Amanda Moreno
Creator: Abella, Rosa M.
Extent: 2.0 Linear Feet. More info below.
The Rosa M. Abella Collection contains archival materials related to the 1996 shootdown of Brothers to the Rescue planes over international waters between the United States and Cuba.
The Rosa M. Abella Collection contains clippings, other archival materials and a bibliography, co-authored with Dolores Rovirosa, describing the shootdown of two Brothers to the Rescue planes in 1996.
The collection also contains photographs and clippings related to Lyceum and Lawn Tennis.
Rosa M. Abella was an exiled Cuban librarian who worked at the University of Miami Otto G. Richter Library.
A native of Havana, Abella received her library technician degree in 1955 and a doctor of philosophy in 1958. She served as the head of the circulation department for the National Library of Cuba from 1960 to 1961, at which point she left the island for Miami, Florida, as a political refugee. She worked as a librarian at Assumption Academy until she was hired as an acquisitions librarian for the Otto G. Richter Library in 1962, specializing in Spanish and Hispanic materials.
Abella was instrumental in the preservation of Cuban materials and the founding of the library's Cuban Heritage Collection.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Acquisition Method: Gifts of Rosa M. Abella, 2001 and 2006.
Appraisal Information: A second donation in 2006 added photographs and Lyceum and Lawn Tennis clippings to the collection.
Separated Materials: Photographs from this collection are housed in the photograph section of the compact files.
Original/Copies Note: Selected materials from this collection have been digitized. For more information please see http://tinyurl.com/yjdcnhs.
Related Materials: CHC5117 Phonograph Collection For more information please see http://proust.library.miami.edu/findingaids/?p=collections/controlcard&id=454.
Preferred Citation: Rosa M. Abella Collection, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida
Processing Information: Minimal record added by Amanda Moreno, January 2013.
Other Note: Sponsor Note: Selections from this collection were digitized with a grant from the State of Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Arts Council in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.