ProQuest's Cuban Exile Collection Brings Holdings of Acclaimed Research Repository to Libraries
Newspapers, Magazines and Newsletters Enhance Research on Latin American Studies, Immigration, and the Impact of the Cuban Exile Community on U.S. Politics and Culture
ANN ARBOR, Mich., December 6, 2006 - Newspapers and magazines from the premier source of research materials on Cuba, Cubans, Cuban-Americans, and Fidel Castro are now available in addition to newsletters in the Cuban Exile Collection in microfilm from ProQuest Information and Learning. Drawing from the unsurpassed holdings of the University of Miami Libraries, this collection illuminates the global activities and impact of the Cuban exile community.
"ProQuest and the University of Miami's Cuban Heritage Collection share a commitment to collecting and preserving vital materials, and making them available to researchers everywhere," said David "Skip" Prichard, president of ProQuest Information and Learning. "The new additions to the Cuban Exile Collection further enrich ProQuest's microform offerings in Hispanic and Latin American Studies, and expand the reach of researchers by presenting multidimensional views of world events."
The Cuban Exile Collection includes more than 650 newspapers, magazines and newsletters published by the exile community in the U.S., Europe and Latin America, in both English and Spanish, from 1960-2005. Newspapers such as Continental (NY/NJ), Patria (Miami), El Imparcial (Miami), El Gato tuerto (San Francico, CA), Libertad News (Miami), El Clarin (NY/NJ), and El Clarin Latino (Miami). Key titles magazines include Alerta (Miami), Areito (New York, NY), Bohemia Libre / Bohemia (Caracas, Venezuela) El Matancero libre (Miami) reflect the political and societal changes in Cuba from the exile community's pespective. For the researcher, they provide detailed descriptions of events that may not have been covered in-depth by other periodicals publications.
Edited and published by Cuban exiles worldwide, these publications cover a broad range of topics including politics, literature, sociology, and women's issues. They present a picture of the cultural and intellectual life of these active exile communities, and demonstrate their far-reaching influences.
"The Collection provides research and archival materials on the history and socio-economic conditions of the island of Cuba," said Esperanza B. de Varona, Esperanza Bravo de Varona Chair, Cuban Heritage Collection. "Also, it offers a look into the Cuban exile community's experience of almost 50 years of diaspora as result of Fidel Castro's Communist regime. These invaluable materials can serve as the foundation for insightful writing and research on Cuba."
This foundational resource, which is not available in any other medium, becomes part of an institution's permanent collection, ensuring its accessibility to future researchers. For more information, visit ProQuest at www.proquest.com.
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