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Guide to the New Leader Collection of Letters from Cuba TAM.039

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Descriptive Summary

Source: New Leader (New York, N.Y. : 1924)
Title: New Leader Collection of Letters from Cuba
Dates [inclusive]: 1961-1963
Abstract: Contains anti-Castro letters by Cuban residents, solicited for a never-published supplement to the New Leader.
Quantity: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Quantity: 5 linear inches (1 box)
Call Phrase: TAM.039

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Historical/Biographical Note

Norman Jacobs of the New Leader, a liberal anti-communist periodical, solicited letters from Cubans for a special supplement on Cuba under Castro, that was never published.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection contains approximately 100 letters by Cuban residents to United States relatives and friends describing conditions in Cuba. The letters, all anti-Castro, describe every-day life, the fates of acquaintances, objections to the regime and provide contemporary anti-Castro jokes and rumors. The collection includes the original letters as well as English translations.

Arrangement

Within each series the folders are arranged alphabetically and numerically.

the collection is organized into two series:

Missing Title

  1. 1.Originals
  2. 2. Translations.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Castro, Fidel, 1926-2016
  • Jacobs, Norman.

Document Type

  • Correspondence.

Subject Organizations

  • New Leader (New York, N.Y. : 1924)

Subject Topics

  • Communism -- Cuba.

Subject Places

  • Cuba -- Social conditions.

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Tamiment Library has no information about copyright ownership for this collection and is not authorized to grant permission to publish or reproduce materials from it. Materials in this collection, which were created in 1961-1963, are expected to enter the public domain in 2084.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; New Leader Collection of Letters from Cuba; TAM 039; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the New Leader in 1963. The accession number 1963.023 is associated with this gift.

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Container List

Series 1: Originals

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Letters from Cuba (Nos. 1-58) Original Copies
1961-1963
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Letters from Cuba (to J. Godoy)
1962

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Series 2: Translations

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Letters from Cuba Before the Blockade
1961-1962
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Letters from Cuba After the Blockade
1962-1963
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Letters from Cuba, typed translations, sent to USIA (Nos. 1-10)
1961-1962
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Letters from Cuba, typed translations, sent to USIA (Nos. 11-25)
1962-1963
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Letters from Cuba, typed translations, sent to USIA (Nos. 26-58)
1962
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Letters from Cuba, translated by A.M. Nicholson
1961-1962
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Letters from Cuba, miscellaneous
1961-1962
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Letters from Cuba, translated by Fagan
1961-1962
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Letters from Cuba, uncorrected copies of translations
1961-1962

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