Guide to the Esther Brinch Cuban Revolution documents, 1960-1967

Esther Brinch Cuban Revolution documents


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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center.
Creator Brinch, Esther
Title Esther Brinch Cuban Revolution documents
Date 1960-1967
Physical Characteristics 0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract This collection contains 12 documents on revolutionary Cuba from the library of Danish Communist Party activist Esther Brinch. Materials include pamphlets, manuscripts, telegrams, and photographs.
Collection Number C0113
Language Spanish. Some material is in Danish or English.

Historical Information

Esther Brinch served as a translator for the Danish government during the 1960s in Cuba. She was a member of multiple organizations, including the World Peace Council and the Women's International Democratic Federation. Brinch's work covered the Cuban Revolution, a violent upending of authoritarian President Fulgencio Batista who was replaced by socialist (and later Communist-backed) Fidel Castro. Her work also covered the Cuban Missile Crisis, a two-week period between October 16 and October 28, 1962 in which tensions escalated between the United States and the Soviet Union over Soviet nuclear missiles stored in Cuba, about 90 miles from the coast of the United States.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains 12 documents on revolutionary Cuba from the library of Danish Communist Party activist Esther Brinch. Materials include pamphlets, manuscripts, telegrams, and photographs.

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Arrangement

Organized by subject.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center also holds the Francis J. McNamara papers and the French Communist Party poster collection.

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Index Terms

Persons:

Castro, Fidel, 1926-2016
Castro, Raul, 1930-
Guevara, Che, 1928-1967

Geographical Names:

Cuba--History--Revolution, 1959.
Cuba--Politics and government--1959-1990.

Document Types:

Photographs.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Esther Brinch Cuban Revolution documents, C0113, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Accquired by Special Collections Research Center before 2008.

Processing Information

Processed by Special Collections Research Center staff. EAD markup completed by Eron Ackerman and Jordan Patty in August 2009. Further processed by Emily Curley in June 2017. Finding aid updated by Emily Curley in June 2017.

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Bibliography

Mariager, Rasmus.'Surveillance of Peace Movements in Denmark during the Cold War' 'Journal of Intelligence History' 12, no. 3 (2013), accessed June, 29 2017.

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Contents List

Box Folder
1 1 Telegram, October 26, 1962
2 Poster, circa 1960s
3 Stenography pad and vi kvinder publication, 1962-1963
4 Gramma Weekly Review newspaper, October 22, 1967
5 Two Danish Manuscripts and Housing in Revolutionary Cuba, 1960s
6 Photographs, circa 1960s
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