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Berta Barreto de Los Heros Papers

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Berta Barreto de Los Heros Papers | University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection

By Amanda Moreno

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ID: CHC0366

Creator: Barreto de Los Heros, Berta (d. 1993)

Extent: 7.0 Boxes

Languages: Spanish;Castilian

Abstract

The Berta Barreto de los Heros Papers contain correspondence, articles and clippings of Berta Barreto de los Heros (d. 1993) relating to her involvement in the release of Bay of Pigs prisoners.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Berta Barreto de los Heros Papers contain correspondence, articles and clippings of Berta Barreto de los Heros (d. 1993) relating to her involvement in the release of Bay of Pigs prisoners.

The collection includes correspondence, documents and clippings of the negotiation and release of Cubans taken prisoner on the island after the Bay of Pigs invasion, including tapes of conversations with former prisoners. The collection also includes an album given to Barreto de los Heros signed by the members of Brigade 2506 that she helped escape after the invasion.

Biographical Note

Berta Barreto de los Heros (d. 1993) was the Coordinator of the Cuban Families Committee for the Liberation of the Bay of Pigs Prisoners of War, Inc. Working from Cuba, Barreto de los Heros was instrumental in negotiating, along with American attorney James B. Donovan, the release of 1,113 political prisoners in exchange food and medicine given to the Cuban government.

She was married to Guy Pérez-Cisneros, Cuban diplomat and art critic, from 1937 until their divorce in 1943.

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 chc@miami.edu for more information.

Acquisition Method: Gifts of Pablo Pérez-Cisneros, 1993, 2002 and 2007.

Related Materials: The Cuban Heritage Collection houses the personal papers of Barreto de los Heros' husband, Guy Pérez-Cisneros. For more information please see http://proust.library.miami.edu/findingaids/?p=collections/findingaid&id=351.

Preferred Citation: Berta Barreto de los Heros Papers, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

Processing Information: Finding aid authored by Amanda Moreno, October 2013.

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