Fall 2021 Update

Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) materials will be available for use in the CHC Reading Room on Monday – Friday by appointment only until further notice. Please use the following link to book an appointment at least seven days prior to your visit. At the time of booking your appointment please also request the CHC materials to be consulted via our AEON system. Once the appointment has been booked and materials requested, kindly email chc@miami.edu to confirm that we have received your request and if you have any questions about your visit.

In order to assist patrons who are unable to visit in person, we maintain a list of local, University of Miami proxy researchers. If you are interested in proxy research assistance please email chc@miami.edu. All research arrangements are strictly between the patron and the proxy.

Who We Are

The Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami Libraries is home to the largest repository of materials on Cuba outside of the island and the most comprehensive collection of resources about Cuban exile history and the global Cuban diaspora experience. As a premier research destination, the Collection hosts researchers, students, and visitors from around the world who can explore and discover a wide and ever-expanding range of information. These materials include published works such as rare and contemporary books, journals, artists books, and newspapers, as well as archival materials including personal papers, organizational records, correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, maps, works on paper, audiovisual content, ephemera, and growing born-digital and digitized collections.

The Collection organizes a calendar of events and programing and curates exhibitions that showcase the richness of the repository. The span of the University of Miami Libraries’ Cuban Heritage Collection reinforces the University’s hemispheric mission and commitment to a continuing relationship with its neighbors.

Programs & Events

Escuela de Artes y Oficios [School of Arts and Crafts], circa 1940s. Cuban Photograph Collection
The Goizueta Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program engages emerging scholars with the materials available in the CHC and thus contribute to the larger body of scholarship in Cuban and Cuban diaspora studies.

These Cuban hummingbirds, known on the island as zunzún or colibrí, appear in "Historia física, política y natural de la isla de Cuba" edited by Spanish writer, economist, sociologist, and botanist, Ramón de la Sagra. This publication is comprised of 13 volumes published in 1839 through 1856.