United Fruit Company in Cuba Collection, 1926-1972
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Brief Description: 1926-1972.  A collection of correspondence, ephemera, news clippings, and publications related to the presence of the Preston Division of the United Fruit Company in Cuba prior to, during, and just after the Cuban Revolution.  Of note is a photocopy of a letter to the wife of President Richard Nixon from Mrs. Henry Gilbert Smith regarding political prisoners in Cuba.  Henry Gilbert Smith ran a travel agency in Havana that became instrumental in helping Cuban families send their children out of post-revolutionary Cuba between 1960 and 1976.  31 total pieces.
Held at:
The Latin American Library at Tulane
7001 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: 5048655605
Email: chernand [at] tulane.edu
Record Series Number: Manuscripts/Collection 165
Volume: 31.0 Items
Acquired: 01/01/2012.
Arrangement: 1 Hollinger document box containing 13 folders and 1 map in oversize flat file
Access Restrictions: Open to the public. No known restrictions.
Subject Index
Banana trade
Communism -- Cuba
Cuba -- History -- Revolution, 1959
Fidel Castro
Henry Gilbert Smith
Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev, 1894-1971
Opal Louise Flood
Pat Nixon, 1912-1993
Prisoners of war -- Abuse of -- Cuba
Sugar trade -- Cuba
United Fruit Company
Walter W. Schuyler, 1889-1983
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Related Materials: The Man who Invented Fidel: Cuba, Castro, and Herbert L. Mathews of the New York Times by Anthony DePalma (2006) For more information please see http://voyager.tcs.tulane.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=2210594&pds_handle=.