Francisco Aníbal and Ramón Aníbal Roldán Collection
Scope and Content
The correspondence chronicles the Roldán businesses as they developed over the years. The day-to-day operations of the printing company, periodicals, and import enterprises are revealed in great detail throughout the collection. For example, there is documentation on pricing and shortages during World War II.
- Creation: 1910-1970
The collection is open for research.
Francisco Aníbal Roldán was a businessman in La Ramona, Dominican Republic. He started a stationery store in the early 1900s and later expanded to newspaper publishing, printing, real estate and imports. He established Imprenta Romana, a printing company, in 1918.
Roldan began publication of "El Triunfo" newspaper in 1930, the same year that General Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina came to power in the Dominican Republic. Roldan died in 1961, the year that Trujillo was assassinated. Francisco Roldán's son, Ramón Aníbal Roldán, took over the family's business interests.
The U.S. Marines invaded the Dominican Republic in 1965 and there is documentation in the collection regarding Ramón Roldán's role in the "Constitutional Command" of La Romana, a local militia force.
0.4 Linear feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
Correspondence chronicling the businesses of Francisco Aníbal and Ramón Aníbal Roldán in the Dominican Republic.
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/msgroup150.pdf.
Alternative Format Available
Digital reproductions of some of the photos and documents in this collection are available online via the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC).
- A Guide to the Francisco Aníbal and Ramón Aníbal Roldán Collection
- Finding aid prepared by Carl Van Ness
- August 2004
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is written in English.
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