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Panama Silver, Asian Gold: Materials on West Indians in the Panama Canal Museum Collection

Great Fire of Colon, April 13-14, 1940

West Indians during the Great Fire of Colon 1940. West Indians work together to put out the Great Fire of Colon 1940. Entire buildings were burned to the ground forcing West Indian tenants to migrate out of the city.

Oral Histories

SAMAAP (The Society of Friends of the West Indian Museum of Panama


Panama and the Canal at the University of Florida

Panama and the Canal is a joint project from the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries and the Panama Canal Museum. Panama and the Canal builds from the Panama Canal Museum's rich collection of Panama and Canal Zone materials and the extensive holdings on Panama and the whole of Latin America from the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries' Latin American & Caribbean Collection, Government Documents Collection, and the Map & Imagery Library. The Government Documents Department of University of Florida Libraries is the Center of Excellence for the U.S. Panama Canal Commission and its predecessor agencies.


If the item is digitized it is noted as such. Otherwise the links connect to the George A. Smathers Library Catalog.

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Margarita Vargas-Betancourt
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