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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
1840 1960


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

A detailed list of the elections conducted by the organization Kuo Ming Tang in ____, selecting representatives for the positions on several commissions, nclude propoganda, diplomacy, and correspondence. Each Commission has one president and then a secondary member. Sent to the Provincial Government of Oriente. i

Created Date
1940-02-19

A list of commissions of the Kuo Ming Tang. The commissions concern propaganda, diplomacy, and correspondence. Sent to the Provincial Government of Oriente in order to update their records.

Created Date
1948

A detailed list of the elections conducted by the organization, Kuo Min Tang, selecting representatives for the positions of President, Secretary, Treasurer, and the Speakers. Sent to the Provincial Government of Oriente.

Created Date
1949-01-06

A detailed list of the elections conducted by the organization, Kuo Min Tang, selecting representatives for the positions of President, Secretary, Treasurer, and the Speakers. Sent to the Provincial Government of Oriente.

Created Date
1953

Election roll from the Kuo Min Tang's 1955 leadership election. It lists the names of the President, Secretary, Treasurer, and the Speakers. Sent to the Provincial Government of Oriente.

Created Date
1955-01-02

Election roll from the Kuo Min Tang's 1956 leadership election. It lists the names of the President, Secretary, Treasurer, and the Speakers. Sent to the Government of Oriente.

Created Date
1956-02-01

Details the election roll of the Kuo Ming Tang's leadership election in 1954, sent to the Provincial Government of Oriente. Listed are the names of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Vice Secretary, Treasurer, Vice Treasurer, and Speakers.

Created Date
1954

A letter from Miguel Cuan and Cecilio Perro Camache, the President and the Secretary of Kuo Min Tang's delegation of Manzanillo to the Provincial Governor of Oriente. It lists the President, Vice President, Secretary, the Vice Secretary, Treasurer, and Vice Treasurer.

Created Date
1952

A letter from Armando Lay and Alfredo Joa, the President and the Secretary of the Kuo Min Tang's Manzanillo Delegation to the Provincial Government of Oriente. It lists the President, Vice President, Secretary, the Vice Secretary, Treasurer, and Vice Treasurer.

Created Date
1957