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Proposal for a Curatorial Intern for Cuban Collections

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Proposal for a Curatorial Intern for Cuban Collections
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Vargas Betancourt, Margarita
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Gainesville, FL
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George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
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Funded internship proposal

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Cuba
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Cuba

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The goal of this internship is to provide a graduate student the opportunity of building curatorial and archival expertise in bilingual collections. The intern will participate with curators in the organization of a bilingual physical exhibit (English/Spanish) on the presence of Cubans in Florida, which will take place during the 2017 UF Latin American Studies Annual Conference whose theme will be “Cuba, US, and Florida: The Impact of Normalization.” The institutional objective is to expand the relationship between the Center for Latin American Studies, College of the Arts, and the Latin American and Caribbean Collection by involving faculty and students from across campus in exhibit development, research, and promotion.
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Funded internship award for Margarita Vargas Betancourt, Curatorial Intern for Cuban Collections (fall 2016 & spring 2017; value of $5,000).

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1 Smathers Graduate Student Internship Program Application Proposal for a Curatorial Intern for Cuban Collections (Margarita Vargas Betancourt) Contents: Project overview/description: Page 2 Plan of activities for each semester covered: Page 5 Draft a brief position description for the internship: Page 7 Appendix: Page 8

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2 Project overview/description (2 3 pages) The internship for a Curatorial Intern for Cuban Collections is proposed for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. Goals and Objectives The goal of this internship is to provide a graduate student the opportunity of building curat orial and archival expertise in bilingual collections The intern will participate with curators in the organization of a bilingual physical exhibit (English/Spanish) on the presence of Cubans in Florida, which will take place during the 2017 UF Latin American Studies Annual Conference whose theme will be Cuba, US, and Florida: The Impact of Normalization. The institutional objective is t o expand th e relationship between the Center for Latin American Studies College of the Arts, and the Latin American and Caribbean Collection by involving faculty and students from across campus in exhibit development, research, and promotion. Activities and Deliverables 1. The intern will review archival and print collections to identify objects for the exhibit. The deliverables will be a spreadsheet and exhibit labels. 2. With the information from the spreadsheet, the intern will propose exhibit subthemes and item groupings 3. The intern will create a bibliography for the topics identified. 4. The intern will do research for the labels. 5. The intern will create labels. 6. The intern will propose a layout for the exhibit. 7. The intern will give tours of the exhibit to the participants of the 2017 UF Latin American Studies Annual Conference. 8. The intern will give a public presentation on their work relating to the exhibit. (This might be part of the annual conference or a separ ate library event) 9. The intern will post about their work on LACCs blog. 10. The intern will be assigned relevant readings on the topics of exhibitions, archival practice, cultural heritage, and visitor engagement. Benefits to the Intern An internship on curat orial practice on Cuban Collections will provide a graduate student skills and knowledge on archival organization and curation in general as well as specific knowledge on the topic of Cuba Florida relations. This will enhance the students skills to s ucceed in an academi c career. At the same time, the internship will provide the skills, competencies, and experience required for the intern to consider a career path in libraries and archives specifically in special collections This is especially important today given the scarcity of jobs for Ph.D. graduates in the social sciences and the humanities Benefits to the Libraries The organization of this exhibit will not only highlight the strength of Cuba holdings in the George A. Smathers Libraries, since it will coincide with the 2017 UF Latin American Studies

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3 Annual Conference Cuba, US, and Florida: The Impact of Normalization, it will help to position the Libraries as a key player in the relationship between Cuban archives and libraries and US institutions during the period of normalization. It is important to note that this will be the first exhibit that involves multiple co lleges participating in the curation of objects since it will involve a faculty member from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Lillian Guerra) and the College of the Arts (Coco Fusco) The internship will also position the George A. Smathers Libraries as a key department in the formation of graduate students who consider career paths in libraries/special collections Since Spanish fluency and knowledge on Latin American studies are requirements for this internship, it is likely that it will al so benefit a minority graduate student. This will in turn allow the Libraries to contribute to the University of Floridas goal of fostering diversity. Benefits to the Academic Unit (Center for Latin American Studies) The national and international recogn ition of UFs Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC) is one of the factors considered for the extension of the Center for Latin American Studies Title VI funding. The organization of an exhibit that will coincide with the Centers annual conference will strengthen the position of LACC, and thus, of the Center which can result in the extension of Title VI The exhibit will also add to the Centers annual conference providing visitors the opportunity to see unique materials held by the Libraries and consider their relationships in new ways. It will also allow the Center to consider the Libraries as a venue where its graduate students can acquire additional skills. F inally, the exhibit will allow the Libraries and the Center to highlight the strength of our Cuban holdings, and thus, the need of continual collaboration of the two to position UF as a key player in the academic normalization of Cuba US relations. Student Learning Outcomes To introduce a graduate student to curat orial practice. To enhance a graduate students knowledge on Cuban and Florida studies. To provide an opportunity for a Latin American Studies /Spanish graduate student to apply the knowledge and skills obtained in his /her discipline to another field. To integrate knowledge on Latin American studies, curation, and archival practice in the representation of the impact of normalization of Cuba US relations for Florida. Metrics for Project Deliverabl es Metrics f or project deliverables include the following items, which will be delivered according to the plan of activities. 1. Spreadsheet of objects for exhibit. In the spreadsheet, the intern will identify the objects for exhibition, their bibliographic information, and their physical location. Most importantly, the objects will be organized into subthemes Such organization requires interpretative and scholarly analysis. 2. Bibliography for selected topics. Such bibliography will also reflect scholarly analysis and the development of an analytical narrative.

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4 3. Exhibit labels Intern will be responsible for writing and researching approximately 30% of the interpretative labels. A previous bilingual exhibit included 53 items, which constitu tes a total of over 100 labels (Each label is in English and Spanish). 4. Physical exhibit. The exhibit will be held in the Smathers Gallery, located on the second floor of Smathers Library. The gallery includes eight cases. Although there is no standard amount of items per case, and exhibit design varies based on object sizes the current exhibit Literature of Rural Florida includes 29 items many of which are reproductions In addition to the ca ses, there is also wall space for interpretative and illustrative material. The selection of the items that will be displayed requires careful analysis of the special collections with Cuban content. In SASC, there are 47 processed collections with Cuban co ntent and one unprocessed collection. These items are include d in the Latin American and Caribbean co llections as well as in collections from the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History and SASCs papers (see Appendix). 5. The intern will review as many of these collections as possibly in order to make the most analytical and scholarly selection. 6. Online component Such component will not constitute an additional project. It will follow the normal workflow for exhibits. For this reason, it will not impact IT nor DPS. 7. One or a couple posts in LACCs blog on the interns work. Roles of the Internship Director and team members The team for this internship will consist of two Faculty Partners from outside the Libraries the Internship Director, the Libraries Exhibits Coordinator, the LACCs coordinator and 1% of the Digital Services Specialists time The Internship Director will direct the internship, whereas the LACCs coordinator will supervise at a daily basis, provide support, and coordinate with the intern to create PR about the project, such as posts in LACCs blog. The Digital Services Specialist (Terry Phillips) will contribute 1% of his time throughout the project to coordinate digitization activities and to liaise with DPS, Conservation/Preservation and Cataloging & Discovery. The personnel in these units will not need to contribute any special time to this intern project because they routinely support the digitization of materials for exhibitions and this exhi bition will occur even without funding for an intern. Once the first deliverables are done (spreadsheet of objects for exhibit, spreadsheet of objects organized into subthemes ), the Intern and the Internship Director will organize meetings with the Faculty Partners to define the intellectual structure of the exhibit, and with the Exhibits Coordinator, to define the physical structure of the exhibit.

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5 Plan of activities for each semester covered Tentative Intern Schedule for Fall 2016 WEEK DATES ACTIVITIES DELIVERABLES 1 8/22 8/26 Review archival SASC holdings Spreadsheet of collections with Cubans in Florida content and possible exhibit objects. 2 8/29 9/2 Review archival SASC holdings Updated spreadsheet. 3 9/6 9/9 Review archival SASC holdings Updated spreadsheet. 4 9/12 9/16 Review archival SASC holdings Updated spreadsheet. 5 9/19 9/23 Review archival SASC holdings Updated spreadsheet. 6 9/26 9/30 Review archival SASC holdings Updated spreadsheet. 7 10/3 10/6 Review archival SASC holdings Updated spreadsheet. 8 10/10 10/14 Prepare draft list of objects Draft spreadsheet of objects. 9 10/17 10/21 Prepare draft list of objects Updated draft spreadsheet of objects. 10 10/24 10/28 Prepare final list of objects utilizing Smathers Style Guide Draft of final list of objects for exhibit 11 10/31 11/4 Prepare final list of objects utilizing Smathers Style Guide Final list of objects for exhibit 12 11/7 11/10 Coordinate with Internship Director, Exhibits Coordinator and Digital Services Specialist t he digitization of items Updated s preadsheet of objects 13 11/14 11/18 Identify exhibit subthemes Updated spreadsheet 14 11/28 12/2 Propose exhibit layout Diagram or photographs of exhibit design 15 12/5 12/7 Label research List of items or groups selected for interpretation

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6 Tentative Schedule for Spring 2017 WEEK DATES ACTIVITIES DELIVERABLES 16 1/4 1/6 Label research List of items or groups selected for interpretation 17 1/9 1/13 Write 2 5 item caption labels in English and Spanish Labels 18 1/17 1/20 Write 2 5 item caption labels in English and Spanish Labels 19 1/23 1/27 Write 2 5 item caption labels in English and Spanish Labels 20 1/30 2/3 Write 2 5 group labels in English and Spanish Labels 21 2/6 2/10 Label review/revision s 22 2/13 2/17 Finalize exhibit layout 23 2/20 2/24 Prepare bibliography for selected topics Bibliography for selected topics. 24 2/27 3/3 Revised bibliography 25 3/13 3/17 Exhibit installation 26 3/20 3/24 Prepare public presentation on internship work Script or powerpoint presentation 27 3/27 3/31 Prepare public presentation on internship work Script or powerpoint presentation 28 4/3 4/7 Prepare tours on exhibit for conference participants Outline of tours focus 29 4/10 4/14 Give talk on internship work Talk 30 4/17 4/19 Prepare tours on exhibit for conference participants Outline of highlights in the exhibit In addition to the scheduled activities, each semester the Intern will: 1. Attend a CV/resume workshop and an orientation to the Libraries (required for Interns). 2. Prepare and deliver a presentation on the academic and professional outcomes of their internship. 3. Attend appropriate talks or meetings at the Libraries to orient the Intern to academic libraries and enhance the Interns scholarly inquiry. Each semester, the Internship Director will: 1. Attend a workshop on supervising and mentoring (required for Internship Directors) 2. Direct the Intern to appropriate opportunities for t heir professional growth, which may include attending a presentation on jobs in academic libraries, a Joint Chairs meeting (or other applicable meeting) to orient the Intern to academic libraries, Curator Talks, and others as appropriate for enhancing scho larly inquiry

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7 3. Provide opportunities for regular assessment and feedback for the Intern Weekly, the Internship Director and Intern will meet to: 1. Review goals for the week 2. Review activities and accomplishments for the prior week 3. Confirm progress and any scheduling for the longer term/semester length objectives Brief position description for the internship Curatorial Intern for Cuban Collections Pay Rate: $15/hour. Number of students needed: 1. Hours: Monday Friday, 8am 5pm, up to 10 hours per week (total of 160 hours/semester) Summary of duties The Curatorial Intern for Cuban Collections will participate with curators and the Libraries Exhibit Coordinator in the organization of a bilingual exhibit (Spanish/English) on the presence of Cubans in Florida, which will take place during the 2017 UF Latin American Studies Annual Conference whose theme will be Cuba, US, and Florida: The Impact of Normalization. The intern will identify pertinent materials in Special Collections, conduct research on the topic and materials write interpretive labels and assist with exhibit installation. Responsibilities The Intern will be responsible for completing the planned activities, collaborating for these and other needs, and participating as a p rofessional team member in the Libraries. Qualifications Fluency in Spanish, knowledge on Latin American, specifically Cuban studies, experience in archival research, a good attitude and professional demeanor; and willingness to work independently and col laboratively. Candidates must be graduate students and will be selected from those recommended through the Center for Latin American Studies and/or the Spanish department Excellent organizational and time management skills Reliable and punctual Flexible, adaptable, and comfortable with experimentation and self directed learning Able and willing to learn new skills, enthusiasm for working collaboratively Excellent oral communication and writing skills in both English and Spanish Familiarity working with w ebsite and social media tools

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8 Appendix. Collections with Cuban Content 1. Braga Brothers Collection. Records related to trade, manufacture, and cultivation of Cuban sugar. The records begin in the second half of the nineteenth century and end shortly after the nationalization of the Cuban sugar industry by the government of Fide l Castro. As a business archives, the Collection provides information on the manufacture and trade of Cuban sugar and the means by which Cuba's annual sugar harvest was financed and brokered. The collection provides descriptions of the social, political, a nd economic environment in which Cuban sugar was manufactured. The collection is an important source of data on the international sugar trade and the commercial and financial ties that once bound Cuba and the United States together. http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/Braga/braga.htm 2. American Photo Company Photographs of the Port of Havana Construction. 19101912. This collection includes 25 duotone photographs of the construction of the Port of Havana in Cuba. [The guide to this collection is available in Spanish: Gua de las Fotografas de la American Photo Company de la construccin del Puerto de La Habana.] http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/apc havana_en.htm 3. Batista, Fulgencio: Inauguration Collection. Engraved invitations and related material to celebrate his inauguration for a third term as president of Cuba (19551958). http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/batista.htm 4. CubanAmerican Land and Lumber Corporation Papers. 19201925. This collection includes 12 letters and documents (20 folios) a map, and one photograph related to the CubanAmerican Land and Lumber Corporation's business in Cuba, specifically the timber and lumber market. [The guide to this collection is available in Spanish: Coleccin de cartas y documentos relativos a la Comp aa Cuban American Land and Lumber.] http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/callc_en.htm 5. Eagle, Arnold. Cuban Sugar Workers and Sugar Mills Photographs, circa 19501960. Group of 11 photographs, 5 negatives, and 6 prints taken by Arnold Eagle detailing views of sugar mills, workers and life in the countryside of Cuba. [The guide to this collec tion is available in Spanish: Gua de la Coleccin de fotografas de trabajadores e ingenios azucareros cubanos.] http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/eagle.htm 6. Gonzl ez Blanco, Carlos. Collection, 19681977. The collection includes the letters that Carlos Gonzlez Blanco wrote to his wife, mother, and daughter while he was a political prisoner in various Cuban jails. It also includes his mother's correspondence with La tin American and U.S. presidents, and international organizations, such as Amnesty International and the Red Cross, regarding the situation of her son and two brothers, who were also political prisoners. Ms Group 24. [The guide to this collection is availa ble in Spanish: Gua de la Coleccin de Carlos Gonzlez Blanco.] http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/gonzalezblanco.htm 7. Peate de Tito, Reina. Collection, 20012009. In 1961, Reina Peate de Tito joined a counter revolutionary group that sought to overthrow Fidel Castro. That same year, along with other members of the group, she was arrested. This collection includes testimonials on her experience as a political prisoner as well as copies of the sentence and of the release documents. Ms Group 22. [The guide to this collection is available in Spanish: Gua de la Coleccin de Reina Peate de Tito.] http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/penatedetito.htm

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9 8. Ray, Manuel. Oral History Collection, 20082009. Two filmed interviews conducted by Lillian Guerra, one with Manuel Ray (aka Manolo) that is nine hours long, and the other with Aurora Chacn de Ray that is one hour and a half in length. Also included is a transcript of both interviews that is 74 pages in length and several photos. Ms Group 88. [The guide to this collection is available in Spanish: Gua de la Coleccin de Hi storia Oral de Manuel Ray.] http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/ray.htm 9. Rodriguez, Jose Ignacio. Papers, 18731890. Letters and documents of lawyer who represented clients whose property was seized by the Spanish government as retribution for their support of Cuban independence. Ms Group 306. http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/Rodriguez.htm 10. Romero Family Papers Regarding Jos Mart. Correspondence, newspaper clippings, photos, and mementos sent to Mara Mantilla de Romero regarding her father Jos Mart. http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/romero.htm 11. Romero, Csar: Interview on El Show de Paul Rodrguez. Filmed interview of Paul Rodrguez with Csar Romero in which the latter discusses his career as an actor and the relationship of his mother M ara Mantilla de Romero with Jos Mart. [The guide to this collection is available in Spanish: Gua de la entrevista a Csar Romero en El Show de Paul Rodrguez.] http: //www.library.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/romeroelshow_en.htm 12. Royal Havana Company. Collection, 1749. Royal Havana Company was a Spanish company based in Havana, Cuba, which specialized in shipbuilding and trading of tobacco and sugar. This collection includes notes about shipments of tobacco, and a letter penned by Martin de Arostegui, defending his role as president of Royal Havana Company. [The guide to this collection is available in Spanish: Gua de la Coleccin de la Royal Havana Company.] http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/royal.htm 13. Sanchez, Bernabe. Letterbook, 18981900. A letterbook containing copies of letters written by cattle rancher and financier Bernabe Sanchez of Cuba between 1898 and 1900. MS Group 179. http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/sanchezb.htm 14. Spanish Volunteer Military in Cuba. Military papers, 18691897. Correspondence, finanical records, and official documents that reveal the presence, organization, and activities of the Sp anish volunteer military in Cuba from 1869 to 1897. 16 folders. MS Group 161. http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/spanish.htm 15. Angrick II, William P.: Collection of Latin American and Caribbean Stereographs. 1860, circa 1890 1910. Collection of 18 stereograph images showing scenes and views from South American countries, Cuba, Jamaica, and Florida http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/angrick_en.htm 16. Hughes, Paul A.: Collection of Caribbean Stereographs. 18981903. This collection includes 88 stereograph images showcasing scenes and views of the Greater and Lesser Antilles in th e Caribbean Sea. http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/paulhughes_en.htm 17. Macaulay, Neill: Collection. 19542005. Papers of University of Florida Emeritus Profes sor of Latin American history Neill Macaulay. Includes interviews with Macaulay and his wife, Nancy. Part of University Archives Manuscript Collections. http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/archome/M S133.htm 18. Mangons, Edmond: Collection. 16551843. A selection of documents (on microfilm) from the private library of Mangons, a Haitian collector and historian of the early 20th

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10 Century. Most of the documents date from before and after the Haitian revolution. http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/mangones.htm 19. Martnez Pupo, Rafael: Papers relating to Comandos Mambises. 19591984. Rafael Martnez Pupo was a successful busines s man in Cuba who lost all of his enterprises and belongings when Fidel Castro nationalized private property in 1959. He went into exile to Guatemala. In 1963, the CIA recruited him to lead a special operations unit of Cuban exiles, known as the Comandos M ambises, whose mission was to sabotage strategic targets in Cuba. The collection includes Martnez Pupo's correspondence with Cuban exiles, presidents, and news agents, as well as expense reports, receipts, and documents related to the Comandos Mambises. http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/pupo.htm 20. Page, James: Correspondence. 19051911. Letters pertaining to Page's position as the engineer in charge of constructing a w ater supply and sewer system in Cienfuegos, Cuba, including a 1910 report on the status of the water system. http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/page.htm 21. James M. Adam s "Pioneering in Cuba" Papers Bulk of collection deals with the notes and letters of James M. Adams trip and stay in Cuba during the first American colonization attempt of La Gloria. These letters and notes of his experience would later be put into his book Pioneering in Cuba which a lso is included. http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/adams.htm 22. Pierce, Robert N: Collection. 1959. Newspaper clippings, contents of an official press packet, and photogra phs from reporter Robert N. Pierce's trip to Cuba shortly after Fidel Castro came to power in 1959. http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/pierce.htm 23. SpanishAmerican W ar Photographs. 1898. Images from the Santiago region of Cuba and the Tampa Bay region of Florida during the SpanishAmerican War. http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/spanisham erican.htm 24. Taco Bay Commercial Company Records. 19081919. Correspondence, financial records, and stockholders' reports of the company's agricultural enterprises in Cuba. http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/taco_bay.htm 25. Business Letters Describing the Financial Market in Cuba. Includes correspondence, dated 18671871, from agents in Cuba reporting on business and market conditions to merchants in Portland, Maine. http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/cubamarket.htm 26. Cuban Slave Insurance Collection. Seventeen documents pertaining to insurance for slaves in Cuba. http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/cubanslave.htm 27. B. S. Hile Correspondence. Letters written by B. S. Hile to his family while he is living and employed in Havana, Cuba. http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/hile.htm 28. John Parker Letters. Letters from John Parker in Havana, Cuba, to his employer, A.C. Johnstone, describing business in Cuba. http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/parkerj.htm 29. Album de la Revolucin Cubana 19521959. Circa 19591960. Children's illustrated album entitled "Album de La Revolucin Cubana 19521959." Ms Group 305. http://www.library.uf l.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/albumcubana.htm

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11 30. Batista, Fulgencio. Collection of four engraved invitations and related material to celebrate his inauguration for a third term as president of Cuba (19551958). Ms Group 127. http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/batista.htm 31. Cuba en 1925 Photograph Album. Circa 1925. Album entitled "Cuba en 1925, Commandante M. Gajate," featuring hundreds of photographs of people and places in Cuba. Ms Group 216. http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/susini.htm 32. Guilln, Nicols. Manuscript of Songoro Consongo, 1931. Dedicated typewritten manuscript of Ni cols Guilln's most critically acclaimed book of poems. MSS 0336. [The guide to this collection is available in Spanish: Gua del Manuscrito Songoro Consongo de Nicols Guilln.] http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/guillen_n.htm 33. Historia de Cuba. Photograph Albums, 1935. Two copies of an album of photographs depicting people, historical sites and landmarks, events, buildings, ships, and documents spanning the hist ory of Cuba. Ms Group 173. http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/cubaalbum.htm 34. Historia Grafica de la Maritima Parreno. Scrapbook, 19211941. Documenting the develo pment of the Maritima Parreno port facilities in Santiago de Cuba during the 1920s and 1930s. Ms Group 217. http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/parreno.htm 35. "Movimiento 26 de Julio" Republica de Cuba $1.00 Note. Circa 19551959. A "Movimiento 26 de Julio" Republica de Cuba $1.00 note issued by Fidel Castro during the Cuban Revolution. MS Group 304. http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/castronote.htm 36. Oberly, Aaron S. Letter describing Havana, Cuba, 1865. Manuscript letter written aboard the U.S. Steamer Santiago de Cuba by U.S. Navy Assistant Surgeon Oberly describing t he people, the climate, the music, and the activity on the roads and docks of Havana. 1 folder. MS Group 164. http://www.library.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/oberly.htm 37. Jose Fra ncisco Barreto y Cardenas petition to King Ferdinand VII. Petition written to King Ferdinand by Spanish nobleman Jose Francisco Barreto regarding the Cuban colony government. http: //web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/barreto.htm 38. Everett C. Brown Papers. Letters written by Everett C. Brown, an engineer and surveyor, while working for the United Fruit Company in Cuba, Costa Rica, Panama and other locations. http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/Brown.htm 39. King Charles IV of Spain's Real Cedula to Cuba. An official copy of a real cedula expressing the King of Spain's displeasure t oward interracial marriages in Cuba. http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/cedula.htm 40. Document Regarding Financial and Property Transactions of the Convento de San Francis co in Havana, Cuba. Document describing transactions of money and land between various individuals and the Convento de San Francisco in Havana, Cuba. http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec /manuscript/guides/convento.htm 41. Lope de Tapia Document Regarding Don Diego Luis Riano y Meneses. A document written by Lope de Tapia, regarding the service of Don Diego Luis Riano y Menesses in Cuba. http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/detapia.htm 42. La presente resena de los acontecimientos... Manuscript "Advertencia" by Antonio Prats, describing the events that resulted in his arrest during the period of political unrest

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12 leading up to the 10 Years War in Cuba. http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/prats.htm 43. Al Burt Papers. Subject files, background notes, interviews, talks, and copies of ar ticles and columns from the noted Miami Herald journalist Al Burt, author of Becalmed in the Mullet Latitudes Al Burt's Florida Tropic of Cracker and other works. http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/burt.htm 44. Spessard L. Holland Papers. Personal and official political papers, dated 19131972, of former U.S. Senator and Florida Governor, Spessard Lindsey Holland. http://web .uflib.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/Hollandfull.htm 45. George A. Smathers Papers. The papers of George A. Smathers (Democrat Florida) documenting his service in the U.S. Senate. http://web.uflib .ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/Smathersfull.htm 46. Charles E. Bennett Papers. Congressional papers of U.S. Representative Charles E. Bennett from Florida. http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/Bennettfull.htm 47. Mary L. Elmendorf Papers. The research and personal papers of anthropologist and author, Mary Lindsay Elmendorf. http://web. uflib.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/Elmendorf.htm