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Felix Cruz-Álvarez Papers

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Articles, Essays, and Interviews

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Felix Cruz-Álvarez Papers, 1952-2002 | University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection

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Collection Overview

Title: Felix Cruz-Álvarez Papers, 1952-2002Add to your cart.

ID: CHC5031

Creator: Cruz-Álvarez, Felix (1937-)

Extent: 3.0 Boxes

Arrangement: The papers are arranged into five series by type of material. Series I contains articles, essays, and studies; Series 2 contains conference papers given by Cruz-Álvarez; Series 3 consists of correspondence arranged by correspondent; Series 4 contains various drawings and illustrations; and Series 5 consists of manuscripts.

Languages: Spanish;Castilian, English

Abstract

The Felix Cruz-Álvarez Papers contain the personal and literary papers of author and poet, Felix Cruz-Álvarez (b. 1937).

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Félix Cruz-Alvarez Papers contain a collection of personal papers, consisting of articles, essays, and studies; conference papers; correspondence; illustrations; manuscripts of published and unpublished works; and vita. The papers cover Cruz-Álvarez's life as as a writer and academic in the United States.

Biographical Note

Félix Cruz-Álvarez was born in the town of Cárdenas, of Matanzas province, Cuba, on October 18, 1937. He attended primary and secondary school in his home town of Cárdenas at the Colegio Presbiteriano La Progresiva, graduating in June 1955 with a degree in Bachiller en Letras and went on to study law law and social sciences at the University of Havana in 1955-1956 and 1959-1960. In 1960 he discontinued his studies for political reasons.

In 1957-1958 Cruz-Alvarez served public office as secretary in the city council at Cárdenas.  During this time period, he also was elected president of the conservative group, Juventud Demócrata, and in 1959 he joined the Ministry of the Sugar Industry, where he worked until 1965.

From 1959 to 1965 Cruz-Alvarez participated in acts of conspiracy against the Communist government of Cuba, and in 1965-1968 he was directed to engage in a series of forced voluntary works for the government. As a result of his anti-government actions, he endured political persecution until he left Cuba via the Freedom Flights, on November 6, 1968.  He resided in Chicago between 1968 and 1971 and then resettled in Miami.

Cruz-Alvarez received the Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974 at Biscayne College (currently, St. Thomas University), the Master of Arts degree (1979) and the Ph.D. degree in philosophy from the University of Miami.  The title of his dissertation is: Los poetas del grupo de Orígines, which is currently in the holdings of the Otto G. Richter Library at the University of Miami.

He has been a professor of Spanish since 1976, teaching at various local institutions, including Miami-Dade Community College (1976-1981), Florida International University (1981-1982), the Miami-Dade County public school system since 1983, and Miami Springs Senior High School.

Félix Cruz-Alvarez wed the former Xiomara Carbot Estabil on March 7, 1964 in the town of Carlos Rojas, Matanzas province, Cuba.

Subject/Index Terms

Authors, Cuban - 20th century
Cuban poetry - 20th century
Cubans - Political activity - United States
Exiles - 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 chc@miami.edu for more information.

Acquisition Method: Gift of Felix Cruz-Álvarez, 2001.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid edited by Natalie Baur, July, 2012.


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[Series 1: Articles, Essays, and Interviews, 1971-1990],
[Series 2: Conferences, circa 19702-1980s],
[Series 3: Correspondence, 1962-1989],
[Series 4: Audio-visual materials],
[Series 5: Manuscripts, 1952-2001],
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Series 1: Articles, Essays, and Interviews, 1971-1990Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Articles, published, 1971-1990Add to your cart.
Cruz-Alvarez's works and political opinions on the condition of Cuba published in various periodicals.
Folder 2: Articles and essays, published, 1973-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Articles and essays, original clippings, circa 1970sAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Articles and correspondence, 1977-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Essays and studies, unpublished, circa 1970s-1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Interview by Sandra M. Saborio, 1989 November 21Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Curriculum Vitae, 2000Add to your cart.
Series 2: Conferences, circa 19702-1980sAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 8: ConferencesAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Conferences, unpublishedAdd to your cart.
Series 3: Correspondence, 1962-1989Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence, Abello-ConsuegraAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence, Cova-FloritAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Correpsondence, García-MachadoAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence, Marquez-PitaAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence, Prado-VillaAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence, unknown authorsAdd to your cart.
Series 4: Audio-visual materialsAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photographs, color, circa 1970s-1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Illustrations, 1983-1985Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: VHS, "Mesa Revuelta" television program, 1963 December 20Add to your cart.
Series 5: Manuscripts, 1952-2001Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "Introducción a Gongora," unpublished, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Poems, published, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Novela, El Sitio Más Hermoso, part I, 1995-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Novela, El Sitio Más Hermoso, part II, 1995-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Poems published in book format, 1982-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 8: La Poesía de Emilia Bernal, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 9: "Presencia de Ti", 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Poem, "Conversación," unpublished, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Poems, published, 1952-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Poems, unpublished, 1960-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Excerpt from Varadero: Sueño Con Mareas, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Reception for Ateneo de Matanzas, 1967 November 18Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Speeches, 1978-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Poems, 2000-2001Add to your cart.

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[Series 1: Articles, Essays, and Interviews, 1971-1990],
[Series 2: Conferences, circa 19702-1980s],
[Series 3: Correspondence, 1962-1989],
[Series 4: Audio-visual materials],
[Series 5: Manuscripts, 1952-2001],
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