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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.


Records indicating that the courts requested paperwork and information on Pedro Amador, a Chinese settler, from the Chinese Consul in Havana. He was originally from Canton. Court officials could not find any record of previous criminal activity

Created Date
1886-01-30

Records indicating that the courts requested paperwork and information on Pedro Amador, a Chinese settler, from the Chinese Consul in Havana. He was originally from Canton. Court officials could not find any record of previous criminal activity

Created Date
1886-02-01

Records indicating that the courts requested paperwork and information on Pedro Amador, a Chinese settler, from the Chinese Consul in Havana. He was originally from Canton. Court officials could not find any record of previous criminal activity.

Created Date
1886-01-30

Records indicating that the courts requested paperwork and information on Pedro Amador, a Chinese settler, from the Chinese Consul in Havana. He was originally from Canton. Court officials could not find any record of previous criminal activity.

Created Date
1886-01-30

A letter to the judge of the District of Prado concerning Pedro Amador, a Chinese settler. He was originally from Canton, but was working in Havana. Pascual Herra certified that Pedro Amador did not appear to have a criminal record.

Created Date
1886

A letter to the judge of the District of Prado concerning Pedro Amador, a Chinese settler, as the judge investigated Amador's past records. He was originally from Canton, but was working in Havana. Manuel Baños certified that Pedro Amador did not appear to have a criminal record.

Created Date
1886