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Alejandro Rodríguez Fornés (Alucho) Collection

Identifier: MS 00118
Scope and Contents

Graphic art posters in physical and digital form by Alejandro Rodríguez Fornés, known as Alucho. The theme of the posters is primarily film-related and include commemorative posters for Cuban films and or for film festivals. Many are signed by the artist.

Baltimore Woman's Committee for Cuban Freedom

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2008.121
Scope and Contents

Includes newspaper clippings, photographs of and correspondence with committee members and politicians, and a scrapbook, all concerning the activities of the Baltimore Woman's Committee in Maryland, also referred to as the Baltimore Women's Committee for Cuban Freedom.

Baptismal records of enslaved and emancipated Cubans

Identifier: SC 01636
Scope and Contents

Four separate letters directed to Catholic Priests in various localities in Cuba asking for the Baptism of children of enslaved individuals. One letter asks for Baptism from an emancipated man by the direction of Public Works for the state. Translations provided.

Collection of Spanish Language Manuscripts

Identifier: Mss. 1.16
Scope and Contents

Includes printed and manuscript material written in Spanish and originating from Spain and Spanish-speaking countries in North America and South America. The collection is currently being processed and new items will be added on an ongoing basis. For this reason, the indicated date range is approximate at this point. This collection has multiple creators, which have not been indexed at this time.

Christopher Columbus Collection

Identifier: SC 00236
Scope and Contents A handmade and handwritten booklet by Giovanni de Simoni, dated October 14, 1849, entitled “Transcript of three Autograph Letters of Christopher Columbus and of one Letter to Him from Old Bank of Saint George in Genoa:  Dated in the years 1502 and 1503. Copied from the Originals in the Doge’s Or Ducal Palace at Genoa."  Includes an October 14, 1849 from Giovanni Desimoni, Genova, to "Signore" about the transcript.  Written in Italian. Letter from F. Rogue Cocchia, Archbishop of...

Cuban Collection

Identifier: MS 00052
Scope and Contents

This is an artificial collection of various collected manuscripts relating to Cuban culture.

Cuban Document Concerning Vice Consul of the United States in Trinidad

Identifier: SC 01374
Content Description

Three page document written in Havana, Cuba concerning the Vice Consul of the United States in Trinidad.

Cuban Film Poster Collection

Identifier: MS 00080
Scope and Contents

Posters, from 1962 to 2018, of feature films, documentaries, animated films, film events, and others that were produced in Cuba by Cuban artists. Posters were primarily created by using a silk screen process and were made for both Cuban and non-Cuban films.

Cuban Television Scripts

Identifier: SC 01546
Scope and Contents Two early Cuban television scripts on original mimeographed sheets produced by CMQ Television in Cuba. The scripts are for Cabaret Regales El Cuna and Cascabeles Candado. These scripts are from the early inceptio of CMQ television station, which became an NBC affiliate prior to the Cuban revolution. CMQ was established in December of 1950 and officially launched March 11, 1951. At the time, Cuba was only the second country in the world, after the United States, to have a National Television...

Dale Lengua Cuban posters collection

Identifier: MS 00337
Content Description

"Dale Lengua", a Cuban popular expression, is a series of 40 seriagraphs, including one by Alucho, one by Alucho in collaboration with emerging female designer Alicia Fundora Rangel, and several by other designers. Collection contains an accompanying Arte journal issue containing information about this important limited edition commissioned for the Havana Bienal (International Biennial Art Fair).

Document of Enslaved Persons in Peru

 Collection — Box: Small Collections Box 103, Folder: 1
Identifier: SC 01443
Content Description

Two page document written in Spanish of an agreement to purchase two enslaved persons in the colony of Peru in 1561. Included in the agreement are illustrations of the unique identifying brands on the legs of the two individuals.

Edward C. Dyer Papers

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2014.024
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence, ephemera, and financial documents related to Edward C. Dyer's business as an auctioneer and importer of cigars (segars) from Havana, Cuba. The majority of the documents are dated between 1853-1865 with the full scope of the collection ranging from 1808-1897. The bulk of the letters were written by John Benjamin Belt, a cigar exporter in Havana, detailing the Cuban import-export cigar trade including suppliers, brands, quality of various tobacco...

Judith Ewell Papers

Identifier: UA 6.076
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two boxes of material created and collected by Judith Ewell, a professor of History at the College of William and Mary between 1971 and 2004. It includes papers Ewell wrote in college and graduate school; conference papers and programs; teaching materials from her year as a Fulbright Lecturer in Venezuela; correspondence about her publications; and contracts and other administrative material regarding her appointments at William and Mary.

John Roberts Fisher Papers

Identifier: UA 6.035
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of nine teacher class books (8.75" x 5") kept by Fisher for French, German, Spanish, Latin, and History classes. These are not William & Mary class books.

Ghost Posters

Identifier: MS 00103
Content Description

Collection of 24 posters created for Cuban films that were started but not finished and released to the public. The curators of these posters, along with another collection, Final Scenes a tribute to Tomas Gutierrez Alea, were Agapito Martinez and Eduardo Marin. A digital link of the posters for both collections is provided along with this collection. The link provides robust detail regarding the descriptions, translations, and citations for each poster.

Grigsby-Galt Papers

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2009.308 and 2011.269
Scope and Contents This collection contains the family papers of members of the Grigsby and Galt Families. Mary Blair Grigsby married William W. Galt in 1881.  The collection contains papers of various members of the Grigsby family, particulary Hugh Blair Grigsby who was a historian and Chancellor of The College of William and Mary and his son, Hugh Carrington Grigsby who lived his entire life at the family farm, Edgehill, in Charlotte County, Virginia. The collection also contains the personal...

Ernesto Che Guevara Interview Transcript

Identifier: SC 00417
Content Description

A 52 page stenographic transcript of an interview given by Ernesto "Che" Guevara in front of television and radio of a program called "Cadena de la Liberad." The front of the transcript is stamped with an ink seal from the "Oficinas Primer Minestro- Dpto. de Divulgacion". Translated, this is the Office of the Prime Minister- Office of Disclosure. At the time of this interview, Guevara was the President of the National Bank of Cuba and was introduced as such.

Jamaican Letters Regarding Unrest Among the Enslaved

 Collection — Container: Small Collections Box 126, Folder: 1
Identifier: SC 01788
Content Description

Four letters addressed to the Capitan General de la Isla de Cuba from the consulate in Jamaica. They were written by consular officers Antonio Brosa and Carlos Duquesnay. Brosa and Duquesnay report on "disorder" and "disruptions" they attribute to enslaved people and "los emancipados."

James Glenn Driver 1936 Berlin Olympics Collection

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2014.044
Scope and Contents Printed ephemera, newspapers, and other publications, related to the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin, Germany, collected by James G. Driver, one of the trainers with the US team. Also included is a photo album, individually assembled with commercially produced photo prints and several postcards. This photo album includes pictures of Olympic village, the torch relay, the opening ceremony, and athletes (including Jesse Owens and Luz Long, among others). Other items included are: a...

Jennifer Bickham Mendez Papers

Identifier: MS 00238
Scope and Contents This collection details the vast women’s labor movement in Central America (mostly concentrating on Nicaragua) in the 1990s and early 2000s as a part of Dr. Jennifer Bickham Mendez’s dissertation research. The collection includes newspaper clippings, secondary source articles, publications from various women’s labor organizations in Central America, personal field notes and contacts, along with many other materials pertaining to her research. Dr. Bickham Mendez’s research acquainted her with...

John Tuthill Papers

Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2001.03
Scope and Contents Papers of John Wills Tuthill, a United States 20th century diplomat. The collection includes papers from Tuthill's years as a student and professor, his State Department career, his private career with international organizations and his retirement years.  He held many positions within the State Department, mostly in Germany and Europe, with his final posting as Ambassador to Brazil. As a private citizen, he was Director of the Atlantic Institute, President of the Salzburg Seminar, and...

Juan Tomás Mejía Letter with Estate Inventory

 Collection — Box: Small Collections Box 117
Identifier: SC 01720
Content Description

A six page letter including a preliminary estate inventory from Juan Tomás Mejía, a Dominican friar. In the letter, Mejía requests that he be granted a license to make an official inventory of the estate of his late sister, María de Buitrón y Mujica, who owned property in Mexico City, as well as in Guanajuato. Included in the preliminary inventory are the names and ages of three people enslaved, Magdalena, Petrona, and Nicolás.

Latin American Student Union Records

Identifier: UA 7.057
Scope and Contents This collection contains administrative records, fliers, and posters created by the Latin American Student Union (LASU), a student group at the College of William & Mary. Included in the records are drafts of the group's consitution, agendas from meetings, and posters and fliers related to the LASU sponsored event "State Terrorism in Latin America Awareness Week" in March 2011. More information about the Latin American Student Union can be found on their webpage...

Últimas Escenas (Final Scenes) Posters

Identifier: MS 00104
Content Description Collection of 30 Cuban film posters, titled "Últimas Escenas", was created to commemorate Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, an acclaimed Cuban film director known also as "Titon". These were films that he envisioned but never completed before his death in 1996. Alea was an active supporter of socialism and used his film work to espouse positive change in Cuba. A link to these posters, which includes robust descriptions, translations, and citations of each poster is included in the digital objects of...

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