Presentation on the Cuban Human Rights Collection,
April 13, 2006
The Cuban Research Institute and the FIU Libraries
invite you to a presentation on
The Cuban Human Rights Collection
by Ariel Hidalgo
Thursday, April 13, 2006
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Special Collections Reading Room, Green Library, 4th Floor
The presentation will be in Spanish. Refreshments will be provided.
Housed in the Special Collections department of the Green Library, the Cuban Human Rights Collection was established in 2005 with an extensive donation by human rights activist Ariel Hidalgo, one of the founding members of the Liga Cívica Martiana in Cuba and the Miami-based Information Bureau of the Human Rights Movement in Cuba. An invaluable source to tell the story of opposition and resistance in Cuba, the collection includes Cuban newspapers and newspapers clippings from the 1980s to the early 2000s, audio interviews with Cuban dissidents, over 300 radio programs from Cuba en vivo y en directo, over 4000 items written by jailed dissidents in Cuba, television programs from Cuba, and over 800 photographs of Cuban dissidents. Most significant among these materials are the unique primary source materials, such as interviews, letters, and personal accounts.
This event is co-sponsored by CRI, the FIU Libraries’ Latin American & Caribbean Information Center and the Richter Library of the University of Miami.