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Latin American & Caribbean Microfilm Sets, October 2000

With the generous support of Title VI funding from FIU's Latin American & Caribbean Center, the FIU Libraries recently made substantial contributions to its Latin American & Caribbean holdings. The Libraries purchased The United States and Castro's Cuba, 1950-1970: The Paterson Collection and expanded its holdings of The Princeton University Libraries Latin American Microfilm Collection.

The United States and Castro's Cuba or The Paterson Collection, named after the renowned historian Thomas Paterson, is a collection of declassified records that provide a chronological account of the diplomatic, military and cultural relationship between the U.S. and Cuba throughout the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Included are memoranda, letters, telegrams, diary entries, intelligence and military reports, minutes of meetings, speeches, oral history interviews, accounts of trips, etc. from the CIA, the FBI, the Department of State, and U.S. and foreign archives and libraries. This collection, along with a guide, can be found in the Microform area of the Government Documents Department of the UP Library.

The Princeton University Libraries Latin American Microfilm Collection contains primary resources, such as pamphlets, serials, fliers, posters, government reports, conference proceedings, speeches, labor union tracts, etc. that document the changing situation in Latin America during the 20th Century. FIU Libraries recently acquired microfilm rolls on Colombian politics, socioeconomic conditions and culture and on Peruvian politics, government, socioeconomic conditions, human rights and women's issues. The Libraries also own the church and religion pamphlets for South American and Central American countries and Cuba. This microfilm set can be found in the UP Microform Collection on the 4th floor. A guide to the collection is in the UP Reference collection.

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