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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.


Date Range
1806 2015


Information on "runaway" worker, Laureano, who escaped from his owner. November 1873

Created Date
1873
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Possibly the first Chinese ambassador from the Peoples Republic of China (post Chinese revolution) to Cuba, Shen Jian with Che Guevara.

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The photograph of a couple.

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This is a Baby photo. The back reads, "To Uncle Enrique, From Lidia Hta y Laux".

Created Date
1926-07-13
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Created Date
1959-03-09

Wu (Eng) family documents. 伍氏家族档案。

Contributors
Wu, Yupu, 伍, 于璞
Contributors
Huang, Zhi Wen
Created Date
1991-08-05

This is a story about a rich lady Josephine and her daily life.

A short story about the life of a fisherman named Philip. 鲨魚翅

Created Date
1898

This is a short story about love.