The current LACIC display features the Díaz-Ayala Cuban and Latin American Popular Music Collection.
In 2001, Cristóbal Díaz Ayala donated to FIU what can be considered one of the finest and largest collections of Cuban music in the world. FIU Libraries will receive the collection over the next couple of years, with
immediate plans to provide access in digital format.
Díaz-Ayala built his collection over a period of 25 years. Made up of over 100,000 items, the collection includes 25,000 LPs, 14,500 78 rpms, 4,500 cassettes containing radio interviews with composers and musicians, 4,000
pieces of sheet music, 3,000 books, and thousands of CDs, photographs, videocassettes and paper files. The collection spans Cuban and Latin American music from 1909 through the 20th century.
Stop by LACIC in UP Green Library 225 to view highlights of the collection.
For more information on the collection, please click here.