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Giberga Angulo (Manuel Rafael) papers
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  • Title: Manuel Rafael Giberga Angulo papers
    Date (inclusive): 1943-1980
    Collection Number: 88020
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
    Language of Material: In English and Spanish
    Physical Description: 100 manuscript boxes, 5 oversize boxes, memorabilia (48.3 Linear Feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, speeches, reports, notes, financial and legal records, and printed matter relating to political conditions in Cuba, Cuban political prisoners and emigrants, political and other activities of Hispanic Americans, Republican Party activities (especially during the administration of Richard M. Nixon), and the National Republican Heritage Groups Council.
    Creator: Giberga Angulo, Manuel Rafael, 1916-1974
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

    Access

    The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the collection, they must be reformatted before providing access.

    Use

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1988.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Manuel Rafael Giberga Angulo papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

    Biographical Note

    1916 Born, Havana, Cuba
    1958 Left Cuba and settled in the United States
    1959-1970 Worked as a business consultant to the sugar industry and various construction companies
    1963 Became an American citizen
    1968 Appointed by President Richard Nixon to the Committee on Opportunities for Spanish Speaking People
    1971-1974 Served on the National Republican Heritage Groups Council
    1974 Died

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Manuel Rafael Giberga Angulo papers document the political and professional careers of a Cuban American prominent in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Appointed by Richard M. Nixon as vice president of the Agency for Equal Opportunity for Spanish Speaking Americans, Giberga Angulo was also a member of the National Republican Heritage Groups Council. He acted as general liaison with the Cuban American community for the Nixon administration and was active in enlisting Cuban American support for the Republican Party. Giberga Angulo's papers include significant materials relating to Cuban refugees and to Cuban exile organizations opposed to the government of Fidel Castro. There is also a substantial amount of correspondence and printed matter pertaining to Cuban American community life, especially in Florida.
    Following Giberga Angulo's death in 1974, his wife Lillian Giberga was appointed to succeed him in his official posts, and the papers include correspondence and other materials concerning her activities. The papers also contain materials relating to Giberga Angulo's career as a business consultant to the sugar industry and a number of construction companies. There is also a significant amount of materials concerning another of Giberga Angulo's business interests, the breeding and sale of thoroughbred horses.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States -- Politics and government -- 1969-1974
    Cuba -- Politics and government -- 1959-1990
    Hispanic Americans
    Political prisoners -- Cuba
    Cuban Americans
    Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
    National Republican Heritage Groups Council