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John Beltrán Collection


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Musical Records

Musical Records

Musical Records






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John Beltrán Collection, circa 1956-1986 | University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection

By Unknown; Edited by Beata Bergen, June 2011

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Title: John Beltrán Collection, circa 1956-1986Add to your cart.

ID: CHC0265

Creator: Beltrán, John

Extent: 8.0 Boxes

Formats/Genres: Clippings, Memorabilia, Scrapbooks

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collections consists of 85 music records of Olga Guillot, a famous Cuban singer who was very well known around the world.  This collection also includes 16 scrapbooks containing photographs, clippings, correspondence, and memorabilia of Olga Guillot.  Olga Guillot left Cuba after Fidel Castro seized power in 1959.

Biographical Note

John Beltrán was born in Guanabacoa, Cuba.  He went to Costa Rica in September 1961 as a Cuban exile.  He also lived in Nicaragua for a short period of time.  In February 1962, he flew to New York where he lived through 1969.  From 1969 to 1972, Beltrán was established in Puerto Rico.  Finally in 1972, he moved to Miami where he has been living to the present day.

John Beltrán, the collector, was a friend of Olga Guillot and began to collect material related to her since the beginning of Olga's career.

Subject/Index Terms

Guillot, Olga, 1922-2010
Singers - Cuba

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 John Beltrán, 1997.

Preferred Citation: John Beltrán Collection, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Finding Aid Revision History:

Original finding aid revised and published by Beata Bergen, June 2011.

Finding aid subject terms assigned by Ana D. Rodríguez, February 2013.

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[Box 1: Musical Records, n.d.],
[Box 2: Musical Records, n.d.],
[Box 3: Musical Records, n.d.],
[Box 4: Scrapbooks, 1956-1974],
[Box 5: Scrapbooks, 1975-1982],
[Box 6: Scrapbooks, 1983-1986],
[Box 7: Memorabilia, n.d.],
[Box 8: CDs, n.d.],

Box 1: Musical Records, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 2: Musical Records, n.d.Add to your cart.
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Box 4: Scrapbooks, 1956-1974Add to your cart.
Box 5: Scrapbooks, 1975-1982Add to your cart.
Box 6: Scrapbooks, 1983-1986Add to your cart.
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Box 8: CDs, n.d.Add to your cart.

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