Most of the Cuban collections concern the 1959 Cuban revolution that brought Fidel Castro to power and the subsequent years of Castro's rule. Many document economic, social, and political conditions; others pertain to the situation of Cuban refugees in the United States and the anti-Castro activities of Cuban exile organizations. A few collections deal with the 1962 Cuban missile crisis.

Remarks by Ambassador Smith on the violent crackdown by Cuban police forces

Images from the papers of the Last US Ambassador to Pre-Castro Cuba


Citizens Committee for a Free Cuba Records

US anticommunist organization

Cuban Freedom Committee Records

US anticommunist organization

Theodore Draper Papers

US historian and author

Richard R. Fagen Papers

US political scientist

Georgie Anne Geyer Papers

US journalist and author

Earl E. T. Smith Papers

US ambassador to Cuba, 1957–59

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Cuba Archival Collections     Cuba Library Materials

Bartley, Russell Howard., and Stuart L Wagner. Latin America In Basic Historical Collections: A Working Guide. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1972.

Chilcote, Ronald H. Revolution and Structural Change In Latin America: A Bibliography On Ideology, Development, and the Radical Left (1930-1965). Stanford: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University, 1970.

Duignan, Peter, ed. The Library of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1985.

Palm, Charles, and Dale Reed. Guide to the Hoover Institution Archives. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 1980.


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