Celebrating Cuba! Collaborative Collections of Cuban Patrimony seeks to advance and centralize current digital surrogates of Cuban historical and cultural material with the ultimate goal of providing global access to Cuba’s patrimony.
Celebrating Cuba! currently contains more than one million pages organized in ten different collections: Cuban Newspapers and Periodicals, Archives and Manuscripts of and about Cuba, Cuban Monographs, Cuban Ephemera, Cuban Law, Cuban Thinkers and Intellectual Leaders, Maps of Cuba, Theses and Dissertations about Cuba, U.S. Government Publications about Cuba, and Cuban Judaica. This is the result of more than three years of collaborative work between the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida (https://cms.uflib.ufl.edu/) and Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba José Martí (BNJM, http://www.bnjm.cu/) as well as other partner universities and contributors in the United States such as Cornell University, Duke University, Florida International University, Harvard University, HistoryMiami, Kent State University, Library of Congress (US), LLMC-Digital, New York Public Library, University of California Los Angeles, University of Kentucky, University of Miami, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Yale University.
Materials are available at BNJM and through Celebrating Cuba! (www.ufdc.ufl.edu/CUBA) which is part of the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC, www.dLOC.com). Digital files are also available to partner institutions who wish to locally host materials. Specific current priority projects and links to digital collections for each one are below. If you are interested in learning more about specific initiatives or wish to participate in one or more of the projects, please contact CubaSteering@uflib.ufl.edu.
The Celebrating Cuba! team produces four reports a year that detail major achievements for each of the collections' goals. The 2019 reports in Spanish and English are available in the University of Florida Digital Collections' Cuban Collections site. Also, users may access the reports by following the links below:
|Enero - Abril, 2019||Mayo - Julio, 2019||Junio - Septiembre, 2019||Septiembre - Diciembre, 2019|
|January - April, 2019||May - July, 2019||June - September, 2019||September - December, 2019|
|Enero - Marzo 2020||Mayo - Junio, 2020||Julio - Septiembre, 2020||Octubre - Diciembre, 2020|
|January - March 2020||May - June, 2020||July - September, 2020||October - December, 2020|
|Enero - Marzo, 2021||Mayo - Junio 2021||Julio - Septiembre 2021||Octubre - Diciembre 2021|
|January - March, 2021|
|Hispaniola||‘Hispaniola’ was the English version of the name given to the island by Columbus in1492. It fell out of use until it was revived by the US Hydrographic Department in the 1930s(see Montague,1940). It is not ideal, but it is frequently necessary to have one name to describe the territory that embraces two countries, and other words are confusing. ‘Haiti’ is an Amerindian word that originally described the whole island, but by the end of the nineteenth century it referred only to the western part, and ‘Santo Domingo’ in the nineteenth century could mean either the eastern part of the whole island (‘San Domingo’ was a corruption of Santo Domingo used by US officials) [Source: Bulmer-Thomas, V. The Economic History of the Caribbean Since the Napoleonic Wars. Cambridge University Press, 2012]|
|THIS DICTIONARY IS A WORK IN PROGRESS - PLEASE COME BACK LATER FOR MORE DETAILS|
The partnership and collaboration between BNJM and UF go back to 2012 when Dr. Eduardo Torres Cuevas and Dean Judith Russell signed an agreement in Gainesville, Florida, by which BNJM joined the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) as a partner. Both parties agreed to digitize and to make Cuban published material freely accessible in dLOC and the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC). The agreements generated an immensely fruitful collaboration that has made thousands of pages of serials uniquely held at BNJM available worldwide:
|Revista Cubana de Derecho||Carteles||La Habana Elegante||Bohemia|
|El Crisol||Prensa Libre||Patria||Diario de la Marina|
|Lunes de revolución||Revista INRA||Revista Cayo Hueso|
The convenio between the Oficina del Historiador and UF was signed in 2016.