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Cuba--Description and travel

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

American Women in Cuba photograph album

Identifier: SC 01885
Content Description

This collection contains a thirty-leaf photograph album. It is illustrated with eighty-five mounted sepia-toned photographs and fifteen mounted cyanotypes, as well as nineteen photographs. The photographs document the lives of a group of American women who appear to be living in or near Havana, Cuba in the early twentieth century.

Dates: 1910-1911

Jean Champion Letters

Identifier: SC 00026
Scope and Contents

The collection contains letters written by Jean Champion to her parents while visiting Havana, Cuba with her friends in 1939. In the letters, Jean describes her contact with diplomatic officials in Cuba, impressions of presidential candidate Fulgenico Batista, visiting clubs, and going to the beach.

Dates: 1939 July-August

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.

Dates: 1962-2018

Diary (Cuba)

Identifier: SC 00757
Scope and Contents

Diary, 1929, of the trip of an unnamed person from New York to Cuba and then back through the eastern United States. Includes descriptions of Havana, automobile rides through the mountains of Cuba, and stays at hotels in Cuba. It also includes descriptions of the trip through Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington D.C., Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.

Dates: 1929

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...
Dates: 1808-1897 and undated; Majority of material found in 1853-1865

Helen Mantel Diary

Identifier: SC 00790
Scope and Contents Diary, 1959, of Helen Mantel of Brooklyn, New York. Includes her daily activities, people with which she meets, and places that they go. It also includes a few very brief entries regarding a trip to Cuba taken in June and July of 1959, months after Fidel Castro had overthrown Fulgencio Batista. Mantel's grandmother lived in Cuba and the family took the trip because she was sick. In a couple of sentences Helen Mantel mentions seeing Batista's daughter in a restaurant, and the fact that her...
Dates: 1959

Ten Years' War Collection

Identifier: SC 00698
Scope and Contents

Two manuscripts and an accompanying letter describing an insurrection in Cuba during the Ten Years' War. The manuscripts give an account of how many insurgents were killed or wounded, name the towns that were ccupied by the insurgents, and give the status of supplies and ammunition. The accompanying letter, from James C. Burnham to Lanman & Kemp of New York, describes the status of the sugar trade in Cuba. Transcripts are included.

Dates: 1869 March-May