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A Guide to the Historia Gráfica de la Marítima Parreño Scrapbook

Finding aid created by Dept. Staff

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections

July 2007



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Parreño, Desiderio.
Title: Historia Gráfica de la Marítima Parreño Scrapbook
Dates: 1921-1941
Abstract: Scrapbook documenting the development of the Marítima Parreño port facilities in Santiago de Cuba during the 1920s and 1930.
Extent: 1 Linear feet. 1 scrapbook; 34 leaves.
Identification: MS Group 217
Language(s): Spanish
Note: This guide is available in Spanish at https://www.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/parreno_es.pdf
Online ContentItems from this collection have been digitized and are available online in the UF Digital Collections. For more information please see the note below.

Scope and Content

Scrapbook documenting the development of the Marítima Parreño port facilities in Santiago de Cuba during the 1920s and 1930s. The items in the scrapbook primarily document the renovation and expansion of the docks, warehouses, and other facilities of the Parreño company. The album was kept by Desiderio Parreño, who was responsible for the expansion of the firm. Included are over 140 photographs with detailed handwritten captions, and a small number of news clippings, letters, and postcards. Also included are staff photos and a "Bacardí" souvenir folio with views of Santiago. Among the topics and events covered in the scrapbook are the dredging of the harbor, repair of damage after the 1932 earthquake, installation of telephones, and several trains and steamships.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Alternate Form of Material

A digital reproduction of this item is available online via the University of Florida Digital Collections (UFDC). Please read the Permissions for Use statement for information on copyright, fair use, and use of UFDC digital objects.

Alternate Form of Finding Aid

This guide is available in Spanish at https://www.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/manuscript/guides/parreno_es.pdf.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Historia Gráfica de la Marítima Parreño Scrapbook, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Cuba -- Santiago de Cuba.
Harbors.
History.
photographs
Shipping.




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