Carlos Franqui Collection


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Carlos Franqui Collection

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Creation dates

1952-1981 (mostly 1957-1962)

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General notes

The Carlos Franqui Collection contains works and correspondence of Cuban journalist, poet, and essayist Carlos Franqui, who moved to Europe in 1968 after becoming dissatisfied with Castro's Cuban regime. Included are manuscripts for Diario de la Revolucion Cubana (1976), Cuba, Libro de los Doce (1977), and Retrato de Familia con Fidel (1981) concerning the Cuban revolution of 1959 and Franqui's association with Fidel Castro.

Content notes

The collection is divided into the following series:                    Series 1: Writings, 1921-1959 January
Series 2: Correspondence, dates not examined
Series 3: Radio Broadcasts, 1957 July-1958
Series 4: Papers of Movimiento Nacional 26 de Julio, 1957 May-1958
Series 5: Fidel Castro: Speeches and Interviews, 1959 March 25-1962 December 13
Series 6: Additional Materials, circa 1958-1969



9.6 linear feet, 24 boxes


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