Lillian Guerra Collection
Scope and Content
The Lillian Guerra Collection includes photographs, historical documents and ephemeral objects related to Cuba's struggle for independence, revolution, social life, Cuban enterprises, and political parties. This collection includes a collection of portraits from the early 20th century taken at various photographic studios in Havana, photographs from the late 19th century showing Cubans involved in the struggle for independence, correspondence between Tomás Estrada Palma and Juan Francisco O'Farrill, a commemorative sculpture and coin of José Martí, and documents and ephemeral material related to the Partido del Pueblo Cubano and Partido Comunista de Cuba. It also includes unpublished material on Cuban cinema by Raúl Rodríguez, professor at the Instituto Cubano del Arte e Industria Cinematográficos (ICAIC) and cousin of Guerra.
- Guerra, Lillian (Person)
Language of Materials
Includes materials written in Spanish and English.
The collection is open for research.
Born to Cuban exiles who came to the U.S. in 1965, Lillian Guerra has studied and written about Cuba for eighteen years. She received her B.A. from Dartmouth College and her Ph.D. degree in history from the University of Wisconsin.
Before teaching Cuban and Caribbean History at the University of Florida's Department of History, Guerra taught Cuban, Caribbean, and Latin American history at Bates College and Yale University. She is the author of three books Popular Expression and National Identity in Puerto Rico (1998), The Myth of José Martí: Conflicting Nationalisms in Early Twentieth-Century Cuba (2005), and Visions of Power in Cuba: Revolution, Redemption and Resistance, 1959-1971 (2012), which obtained the Bryce Wood Award from the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), as well as many scholarly essays dealing with Cuba and the Caribbean. She has also written four collections of poetry and a book of short stories.
1.41 Linear feet (3 Boxes)
The Lillian Guerra Collection includes photographs, historical documents, ephemeral objects, and manuscripts from Cuba.
The collection is arranged into eight series: presentations, audiovisual material, manuscript documents, promotional material, artifacts, José Martí Pamphlets, Raúl Rodriguez Book Manuscript on Cuban Cinema, and US Material on Cuba. Within each series, items are organized in chronological order.
University of Florida Smathers Library Building
Alternate Form of Finding Aid
This guide is available in Spanish at https://www.uflib.ufl.edu/findingaids/Spanish/mss0392.pdf.
Collection donated by Lillian Guerra in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2018.
- A Guide to the Lillian Guerra Collection
- Finding aid created by Ana D. Rodríguez, Katiana Bagué, and Margarita Vargas-Betancourt
- December 2017. (Updated August 2021)
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- Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is written in English.
Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository
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