The Chinese Immigrants in Cuba collection includes hundreds of original documents, manuscripts and photos covering the migration of 125,000 Chinese who signed up to be cheap labor in Cuba from 1847 until the later 1890s. The archive continues until the 1970s and records the Chinese community in Cuba and is rich with photos. This massive collection, from the archive of James and Ana Melikian Collection, is probably the largest one in private hands concerning Chinese in Cuba. At present, the physical collection contains over 1,341 records and about 8,000-9,000 pages.

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Created1946-01-20
DescriptionA letter from the Association of the Chinese settlers Victoria de las Tunas Delegation to the Governor of the Province of Oriente. The Victoria de las Tunas delegation was sending their election roll detailing who makes up their new leadership body.
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Created1950-10-01
DescriptionThis election roll lists the new leadership for the Association of the Chinese Settlers' Victoria de las Tunas delegation. It lists the names of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Vice Secretary, Vice Treasurer, and the speakers. Sent to the Provincial Government of Oriente.
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Created1945-06-18
DescriptionA letter from the Association of the Chinese Settlers' Victoria de las Tunas Delegation to the Governor of the Province of Oriente. It concerns the laws governing the Province of the Orient.
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Created1956
DescriptionElection roll from the Casino Chung Wah's 1956 leadership election. It lists the names of the President, Secretary, Treasurer, and the Speakers.
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Created1951-04-06
Description
This is a letter from the Secretary Correspondent in Spanish, J. Leon Aguila to the Governor of the Province of Oriente in Santiago. J. Leon Aguila works for Casino Chung Wah in Victoria de las Tunas. The letter contains information about new laws and the instructions pertaining to the new

This is a letter from the Secretary Correspondent in Spanish, J. Leon Aguila to the Governor of the Province of Oriente in Santiago. J. Leon Aguila works for Casino Chung Wah in Victoria de las Tunas. The letter contains information about new laws and the instructions pertaining to the new laws.
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Created1955
DescriptionThis is a balance sheet for the Casino Chung Wah's Society of Instruction and Recreation. It is based in Bayamo, Cuba in the Park of the Revolution. It shows the balance in the treasury for each month.
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Created1983
DescriptionThis is a certificate from the executive secretary of the Municipal Director of Education. This certificate was for Hector Fund for completing his class evaluations.
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DescriptionThis is a certificate from the executive secretary of the Municipal Director of Education. This certificate was for Hector Fund for completing his class evaluations.
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Created1983
DescriptionThis is a certificate of completion from the Congress of the Center of Workers of Cuba to Hector Fund.