The Cuban Heritage Collection

Alicia Alonso, painters Wifredo Lam and Mariano Rodríguez, and the actresses Raquel Revuelta and Gina Cabrera Alicia Alonso, painters Wifredo Lam and Mariano Rodríguez, and the actresses Raquel Revuelta and Gina Cabrera

Alicia Alonso, painters Wifredo Lam and Mariano Rodríguez, and the actresses Raquel Revuelta and Gina Cabrera from the CHC.

The Cuban Postcard Collection The Cuban Postcard Collection

The Cuban Postcard Collection is a continuously growing collection of postcards of Cuba and the Cuban experience outside of Cuba.

Works by Alberto del Pozo Works by Alberto del Pozo
On February 25th 1998, the Campilli Family, in memory of Carlos Campilli, donated the Oricha Collection.

The Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami collects, preserves, and provides access to primary and secondary sources of enduring historical, research, and artifactual value which relate to Cuba and the Cuban diaspora from colonial times to the present.

The Collection supports the teaching, learning, and research needs of the University of Miami and the broader scholarly community, and works closely with the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies.

The work of the Collection focuses on five programmatic areas, including collection of research resources; preservation of resources and providing access; teaching and learning for students and faculty; research endeavors for scholars; and community outreach through events and exhibits.

As early as 1926, faculty from the University of Havana came to teach at the University of Miami. The University’s collection of library materials related to Cuba grew to support course work and scholarship in Latin American and Caribbean studies.

The rate of growth and diversity of materials greatly expanded in the early 1960s when thousands of Cubans came to live in the United States.

Cuban materials could be found throughout the University of Miami’s Otto G. Richter Library, which was dedicated in 1962 and included a reserve collection of Cuban books.

With the growing acquisition not only of books but also of periodicals, maps, posters, photographs, and other materials, the library’s Archives and Special Collections Department established the Cuban Collection in 1980. The collections documenting Cuba and the Cuban diaspora expanded to become the most important body of resources on these topics outside the island. In 1998 the vast and growing collections were brought together as the Cuban Heritage Collection.