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United Fruit Company in Cuba Collection


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Title: United Fruit Company in Cuba Collection, 1926-1972Add to your cart.

ID: Manuscripts/Collection 165

Extent: 31.0 Items

Arrangement: 1 Hollinger document box containing 13 folders and 1 map in oversize flat file

Date Acquired: 01/01/2012

Subjects: Banana trade, Communism -- Cuba, 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

Forms of Material: Obituaries, Postcards

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Subject/Index Terms

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

Administrative Information

Repository: The Latin American Library at Tulane

Access Restrictions: Open to the public. No known restrictions.

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=.

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Box 1Add to your cart.
Series 1: PapersAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1972Add to your cart.
Photocopy of a letter sent by Mrs. H. Gilbert Smith to First Lady, Pat Nixon, dated March 22, 1972 asking for help with the plight of political prisoners in Cuba.
Folder 2: Ephemera, 1983Add to your cart.
1 newspaper clipping of the obituary of Walter S. Schuyler in 1983 and an envelope with United Fruit Company logo.
Folder 3: Postcards, n.d.Add to your cart.
17 black and white postcards of United Fruit Company installations in Cuba.
Folder 4: Commemorative retablo by Luis M. Montalvo, 1951Add to your cart.
Framed handmade retablo by Luis M. Montalvo giving thanks to the Virgen de Ocotlan for saving him from mortal danger on November 29, 1951. It is unknown how this piece relates to the rest of the collection.
Series 2: PublicationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: United Fruit Company's Overseer's Cane Sugar Manual, 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 6: United Fruit Company division map, 1942Add to your cart.
Photostat of a Preston Division map of the United Fruit Company in Cuba, scale is 1:60,000.  In Oversize flat file.
Folder 7: Some Facts Regarding the Development and Operation of the United Fruit Company Sugar Properties in the Republic of Cuba, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Progress of Farm Mechanization, United States Department of Agriculture Miscellaneous Publication No. 630, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Something About Bananas, United Fruit Company, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Cubazucar, vol. II, number 9, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 11: The Story of a Revolution, TIME booklet, 1959Add to your cart.
A compendium of TIME magazine newstories creating a timeline of the Cuban Revolution.
Folder 12: Newsweek, vol. LVII, number 18, May 1, 1961Add to your cart.
Issue dedicated to the Cuban Revolution.
Folder 13: Analysis of the Khrushchev Speech of January 6, 1961, Hearing before the Subcommittee to Investigate the Administratio of the Internal Security Act and Internal Security Laws of the Committee on the Judiciary United States Senate, Eighty-seventh Congress, First Session, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1961Add to your cart.

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