There are several major libraries with collections of Cuban Newspapers
and Magazines. In most cases, these nespapers are available in microfilm,
although some have also been scanned and are available on line. Some are available as CD-ROMs. Some are in their original
format. Please contact the specific library about details.
Cuban Heritage Collection
The Cuban Heritage Collection at the Otto Richter
Library of the University of Miami has an extensive collection
of Cuban periodical publications, organized in four categories:
Older publications dating from the colonial period
to the 20th century, including
- [ES] La Gaceta de la Habana, 1848-1902
- [ES] La Gaceta Oficial de la Republica de Cuba,
- [ES] El Moro Musa, periodico satirico
econoomico y literario, 1859-1875
- [ES] Juan Palomo, 1869-1874
- [ES] La Charanga, 1857-1859
- [ES] El Curioso Americano, 1892-1920
- [ES] Diario de la Marina, 1832-1960
Periodicals published in Cuba from circa 1910 to the
- [ES] Archivos de Folklore Cubano, 1924-1930
- [ES] Bohemia, 1911-present
- [ES] Carteles, 1911-1960
- [EN] Havana Post, 1913-1960
- [ES] El Mundo, 1901-1969
- [ES] Orto, revista de difusion cultural,
- [ES] Social, 1916-1938
Periodicals published since 1959, including
- [ES] El Caiman Barbudo, 1966-present
- [ES] Granma, 1965-present
- [ES] Juventud Rebelde, 1965-present
- [ES] Revolucion, 1959-1965
- [ES] Trabajadores, 1970-present
Cuban periodicals published in exile, including the
so called "periodiquitos"
- This collection, as of 1998, included approximately 255,000 issues
of 800 titles.
Visit the Cuban Heritage Collection on the web at www.library.miami.edu/umcuban/cuban.html
A few of the documents held in the collection have been digitized and
made available at the Cuban
Heritage Digital Collection web site.
The Diario de la Marina started publishing in 1844 as the "Official Newspaper of the Port of Habana", carrying mostly shipping information and related news. At the conclusion of the War of Independence, the Diario became a "normal" newspaper and carried some columns in the English language. In the 1950's I knew the Diario as a conservative newspaper read by my grandmother and detested by my father.
The University of Florida Digital Library of the Caribbean has digitally scanned several years of the Diario de la Marina. As of this writing (Aug 2011) the following years are available on line. Not every issue is available for every year and many are missing the first page. Unfortunately the image definition when page is zoomed is too poor quality to be able to use it to transcribe passenger lists. Also, printing of a zoomed view does not work with any browser we tried.
Florida International University, has extensive microfilm copies of the Diario de la Marina in their Government Documents Section of the Green Library in their Modesto A. Maidique campus. We found the following dates available at the library:
- 1844-Dec 1882
- Sep 1899-Dec 1905
- Mar 1918-Apr 1960
According to the Cuban Genealogical Society's "Research
Guide for Cuba" there are copies of the Diario de la Marina
in the following US libraries:
- University of California, Los Angeles
- University of California, Berkeley
- University of Miami, Coral Gables (1832-1960)
- University of Florida, Gainsville
- New York Public Library
- University of Texas, Austin
- [ES & EN] Raices de la Perla, Published bi-annually by the Cuban Genealogy Club of Miami, Florida, c/o Martha Ibañez Zervoudakis, Secretary, 5521 SW 163 Avenue, Southwest Ranches, FL 33331-1443. Magazine included with membership in the Club (dues US$25/year).
Many extracted historical articles extracted from newspapers and contributed genealogies.
- [ES & EN] Herencia, Published irregularly by Cuban
Cultural Heritage [Herencia Cultural Cubana], 3934 SW 8th Street - Suite
201, Coral Gables, Florida 33134. e-mail:
(note new name and address of the organization as of Jan 2003). Magazine
included with membership in the Society (dues US$25/year, tax deductible
in the US). For information write to the above address or phone 305-443-1522.
A beautiful bilingual glossy magazine with many articles about historical
- [ES] Hidalguia - La Revista de Genealogia, Nobleza
y Armas, Published by Hidalguia, Aniceto Marinas, 114;
28008 Madrid, Spain. Published 5 times a year. Averages 900 to 1000
pages per issue. Annual subscription rate in Spain 6500 ptas + 4% IVA,
elsewhere 8000 ptas + 4% IVA. Payment must be by bank draft (no credit
Hidalguia also publishes numerous books on Spanish genealogy, nobility
and heraldry. For a catalog of available publications write to them
(preferably in Spanish) at the above address.
[E] REVISTA, Published by the Cuban
Genealogical Society, PO Box 2650, Salt Lake City, UT 84110.
The REVISTA was published from 1988 to 1995 and from 2000 to 2007, with a single Special Issue published in 2009. The magazine was mostly devoted to listing groups of names
appearing in transcriptions from Parish registers and Notary Records in Cuba and articles about historical personalities. The Society closed and the REVISTA ceased publication in 2009. Thanks to the generosity of Mayra Sanchez-Johnson, who ran the Society and published the REVISTA, we have been given permission to digitize and post the Cumulative Index and all 57 issues of the magazine.
The Cumulative Index and digitized isues of the REVISTA are available via this link.
To check whether any of the older books you seek are currently commercially available, please use the following seach box (enter the author's name, title or simply "rare books" in the search box):