The Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami Libraries 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.
This page provides information that will help you prepare for doing research in the Collection. Other sections of this Research Guide serve as pathways about the Collection's holdings as they pertain to selected subject areas.
Learn more about our collections, services, and programs on our website. You can also visit us in the Roberto C. Goizueta Pavilion on the second floor of the Otto G. Richter Library.
These resources will help you prepare for your visit to the Cuban Heritage Collection or any special collections repository.
A guide (in Spanish) for researchers visiting the Cuban Heritage Collection, authored by Romy Sánchez for the online journal Nuevo Mundo. Includes tips for out-of-town visitors for travel, lodging, and dining options.
A guide by Kirklin Bateman, Sheila Brennan, Douglas Mudd, and Paula Petrik published by the American Historical Association in the Archives and Research column of the January 2005 issue of Perspectives.
A tutorial from the San Diego State University Library that teaches what a finding aid is; how it can help you with research in a special collection; the most important components of a finding aid; some tips to keep in mind when using archival and manuscript collections.
Miami's Metrorail system now offers transportation between MIA and the University. Board the Orange Line to University Station. From there, you can hop on the free Hurry 'Canes Shuttle, operated by the University during the fall and spring semesters with limited service during the summer.
Housing and Accommodations in Miami: On-campus housing is available during the summer from mid-May to early-August. For more information about on-campus housing, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit the University of Miami's Off-Campus Housing website for other accommodation options. You can also contact the Off-Campus Housing Coordinator at 305-284-4505.
Dining Options: There are a variety of on-campus dining options, including a Starbucks on the first floor of Richter Library and a Subway at the Law School near the Library.
All researchers are required to register in Aeon, our patron and requests management system. You can pre-register before your visit or sign up when you arrive. Once registered in our system, you will be able to access your research account online to manage your personal information and make and track requests for CHC materials for your research. For more information, visit the Aeon FAQ page.
General Guides & Special Topics
Cuban Studies Bibliography Stephen Fowlkes, Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute, Tulane University, 2005. Compiled to serve as a beginning point for researchers working in the area of Cuban Studies and referencing sources available in various libraries at Tulane University.
LANIC: Cuba Latin American Network Information Center, University of Texas at Austin, 2012.
Bibliography on Moderate Cuban Politics, 1952-1965 Holly Ackerman, University of Miami Libraries, 2003. Includes 271 annotated primary and secondary resources related to events, groups and individuals that advocated the return to democratic process in Cuba between 1952 and 1965.
Cuban Art Outside Cuba: Exhibition Website This project involves the establishment of a website, administered through the State University at Buffalo and supported by the Samuel P. Capen Chair in Philosophy, about Cuban artists who work, or have worked for significant periods of time, outside of Cuba, and primarily on artists who were active at the time this project was initiated (2006).