Newsletter | April 2016
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Now on Display: Objects in the Archive

The exhibition features materials that highlight how the physical characteristics of objects can provide insightful clues about the past and inform the present.

Curated by Meiyolet Méndez, interim chair of the Cuban Heritage Collection, and Dr. Martin Tsang, UM Libraries CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in History and Area Studies, Objects in the Archive includes three-dimensional objects related to education, industry, and religion in Cuba from the Collection and outside materials. Learn more »

Dr. Alejandro Portes Launches Latest Work at CHC

Co-presented with the Miami Institute for the Americas and UM's Department of Sociology

President Julio Frenk delivers the closing remarks at the launch of The State and the Grassroots: Immigrant Transnational Organizations in Four Continents.

On Wednesday, March 30, the Cuban Heritage Collection hosted the North American launch of the book The State and the Grassroots: Immigrant Transnational Organizations in Four Continents. The book, which explores immigration topics through the lens of sociology and public health, was co-edited by Alejandro Portes, University of Miami Professor of Sociology and Law.

A panel of experts, including David Abraham (University of Miami Professor of Law), Jorge Dominguez (Harvard University Academy for International and Area Studies Chair), and Felicia Knaul (University of Miami Professor and Director of the Miami Institute for the Americas), examined Dr. Portes' work in a discussion moderated by Dr. Jomills Henry Braddock II (University of Miami Professor of Sociology). President Julio Frenk delivered the closing remarks. Learn more »

Dinner Welcomes President Frenk and Dr. Knaul to Cuban-American Community

Proceeds to Support the CHC's Pursuit of "The Goizueta Challenge"

"The more I learn about the Cuban Heritage Collection, the more inspired and excited I feel about its future," President Frenk said in his address to more than 250 guests, including community and University leaders, longtime supporters, and new friends of the CHC, gathered at the Newman Alumni Center on March 1.

"An Evening with the Cuban Heritage Collection: Welcoming President Julio Frenk and Dr. Felicia Knaul" was hosted by the Amigos of the Cuban Heritage Collection, the fundraising arm of the CHC that supports a wide array of programming aimed at expanding and furthering access to the collection. Learn more »

Top left : UM President Julio Frenk and Dr. Felicia Knaul with former Amigos Board of Director José P. Bared, former Amigos Chairs Ignacio Carrera-Jústiz, José F. Valdivia, Jr., Carlos P. Quintela, and current Amigos Chair Aldo Leiva. Top Right: Dean of Libraries Charles Eckman, event co-chair Dr. Aida Levitan, UM President Julio Frenk, Vice President for University Advancement and External Affairs Sergio Gonzalez, and Amigos Chair and event co-chair Aldo Leiva.

Collection Highlights

Music Papers

The Cuban Heritage Collection has created a research guide to its archive of music-related documents, distributed in more than 40 collections of papers and/or recordings of musicians, singers, composers, music scholars and music amateurs in Cuba and the diaspora. A wealth of books and various types of published materials on Cuban music from the early colonial times to the present are also available in the Collection. A database of music scores in the CHC is available in the Scores Database tab within the guide.
Featured image: Beny Moré (left), Abelardo Barroso (center) and Rolando Laserie at Los Jardines de la Tropical, Havana, April 26, 1958.
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