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- Castro, Fidel, 1926-2016.
- Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
- Fidel Castro Photographs Collection
- Manuscripts Division
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- 1 box and 0.3 linear feet
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 1
This collection contains approximately 200 black and white photographs of Cuban prime minister, lawyer, and revolutionist Fidel Castro and associates.
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection contains approximately 200 black and white photographs of Fidel Castro. Thirty of these were taken during a state visit to the Soviet Union and picture Castro with several high-ranking Soviet officials, including Leonid Brezhnev, Mikhail Gorbachev, Nikita Kruschev, Anastas Mikoyan, and Eduard Shevardnadze. In addition, there are photographs taken in Cuba of Castro and other notable figures, such as Baudilio Castellanos, Camilo Cienfuegos, Osvaldo Dorticos Torrado, Ernesto Che Guevara, and Celia Sanchez, and photographs of various political events are included as well. The collection also includes several photographs of "Balseros."
- Collection Creator Biography:
Born on August 13, 1926, Fidel Castro is a Cuban revolutionary leader who led his country from January 1959 until his resignation in February 2008.
Purchased from Howard Karno Books, Inc. in 1999 (AM 2000-47). Later additions purchased in 2018 (AM 2018-109).
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No materials were removed from the collection during processing beyond routine appraisal practices.
- Processing Information:
This collection was processed by Heather A. Shannon in 1999. Finding aid written by Heather A. Shannon in 1999.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
Collection is open for research use.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
- Credit this material:
Fidel Castro Photographs Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-3184
- Subject Terms:
- Communist leadership -- Photographs.
Revolutionaries -- Cuba -- Photographs.
Visits of state -- Soviet Union -- Photographs.
- Genre Terms:
- Brezhnev, Leonid Ilʹich, 1906-1982
Castro, Fidel, 1926-2016.
Gorbachev, Mikhail S.
Guevara, Che, 1928-1967
Kruschev, Nikita, 1884-1971
Mikoyan, Anastas I.