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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.


Subject
Date Range
1932 1958


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

A detailed list of the elections conducted by the organization, the Association of the Chinese Settlers's Society of Instruction and Recreation in Holguin, selecting representatives for the positions of President, Vice President, Secretary, Vice Secretary, Treasurer, Vice Treasurer, and speakers. Sent to the Provincial Government of Oriente.

Created Date
1937-12-12

An election roll from the Association of the Chinese Settlers' Palma Soriano delegation of the Society of Instruction and Recreation. It lists the President, Vice President, Secretary, Vice Secretary, Treasurer, Vice Treasurer, and speakers. Sent to the Provincial Government of Oriente.

Created Date
1953-01-31

An election roll from the Association of the Chinese settlers' Palma Soriano delegation of the Society of Instruction and Recreation. It lists the President, Vice President, Secretary, Vice Secretary, Treasurer, Vice Treasurer, and speakers. Sent to the Provincial Government of Oriente.

Created Date
1932-01-06

An election roll from the Association of the Chinese Settlers' Bayamo delegation of the Society of Instruction and Recreation. It lists the President, Vice President, Secretary, Vice Secretary, Treasurer, Vice Treasurer, and speakers. Sent to the Provincial Government of Oriente.

Created Date
1954-01-25

Election roll from the Casino Chung Wah's 1956 leadership election. It lists the names of the President, Secretary, Treasurer, and the Speakers.

Created Date
1956

This is a letter concerning the balance sheet for the Association of Chinese Settlers' Bayamo delegation. It shows the expenses of the group for the year. Sent to the Provincial Government of Oriente.

Created Date
1945-02-17

A letter to Juan Fong of the Society of Intruction and Recreation from the Fong Chei Pin Tong. It certifies the election of a new group leadership.

Created Date
1938-12-31

A letter from the Association of Chinese settlers to the Governor of the Province of Orient detailing when Casino Chong Wah registered to become an official organization in Oriente and when they received their official certificate, confirming their membership.

Created Date
1951-02-12

A letter from the Association of the Chinese settlers' Society of Instruction and Recreation to the Governor of the Province of Oriente. the letter details that the Association of Chinese settlers has sent their election roll, balance sheet, and other required documents to the Governor.

Created Date
1942-10-28