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Cuba Company archives


Cuba Company archives
Cuba Company
Collection number:
273.50 linear feet
Inclusive dates:
Collection Area:
State of Maryland and Historical Collections
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

The Cuba Company was a business firm active in pre-Castro Cuba in railroad construction and operation, as well as in the ownership and operation of sugar and tobacco plantations. Documentation of the company's operations includes the president's correspondence; financial records; land records; blueprints; maps, plats, and land lots; and photographs. Significant topics addressed in the collection are the Negro protest of 1912; labor problems, strikes, and labor importation; manipulation of sugar prices; U.S. sugar tariffs; the revolution of 1917; the company's relationship with the Cuban government; plantation and railroad operations; and sugar and molasses production.

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Yes, some files in this collection are restricted. Please contact the Archives and Manuscripts Department for more information.

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Cuba Company archives, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

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Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.


This collection is PROCESSED. The finding aid is currently unavailable online. Please contact the Curator of State of Maryland and Historical Collections for more information.