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Chinese Immigrants in Cuba: Documents from the James and Ana Melikian Collection


The Chinese Immigrants in Cuba collection includes hundreds of original documents, manuscripts and photos covering the migration of 125,000 Chinese who signed up to be cheap labor in Cuba from 1847 until the later 1890s. The archive continues until the 1970s and records the Chinese community in Cuba and is rich with photos. This massive collection, from the archive of James and Ana Melikian Collection, is probably the largest one in private hands concerning Chinese in Cuba. At present the collection contains over 1341 records and about 8,000-9,000 pages.


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Date Range
1821 1983


Balance sheet for the Min Chih Tang or the Chinese Democratic Party's Guantanamo delegation detailing income and expenses of the group for the year. Sent to the Provincial Government of Oriente.

Created Date
1949-06-30

This is a balance sheet for the Casino Chung Wah's Society of Instruction and Recreation. It is based in Bayamo, Cuba in the Park of the Revolution. It shows the balance in the treasury for each month.

Created Date
1955

This balance sheet lists the monthly income of the Association of Chinese Settlers. Kong Ky, the treasurer certifies that the amounts are correct. Sent to the Provincial Government of Oriente.

Created Date
1952-01-31

Balance sheet for the Kuo Min Tang's Guantanamo delegation detailing income and expenses for 1954. Sent to the Provincial Government of Oriente.

Created Date
1955-02-01

Balance sheet for the Kuo Min Tang's Bayamo Delegation in 1946.

Created Date
1946

Balance sheet for the Association of the Chinese settlers. It includes the income, spending, and net worth of the group. Signed by the President, Treasurer, and Secretary of the group. Sent to the Provincial Government of Oriente.

Created Date
1929-01-02

Balance sheet for the Kuo Ming Tang or the Nationalist Party of China’s Jobado delegation detailing income and expenses for one year. Sent to the Provincial Government of Oriente.

Created Date
1926

Balance sheet for the Association of Chinese Settlers, detailing income and expenses for one year. Sent to the Provincial Government of Oriente. It also lists that the Association of Chinese Settlers changed its name to Casino Chong Wah

Created Date
1948-12-31

Record of business deal for various agents with Torices, Ferran, Dupierris y Co and La Positiva concerning the importation of Chinese settlers to Cuba to work.

Created Date
1875

Record of business deal for Benigno Gonzalez Alvarez with the Society of Asian Colonization concerning the importation of Chinese settlers to Cuba to work.

Created Date
1860-05-19