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Venceremos Brigade research collection

Identifier: MSS0039

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of subject files and serial publications divided into subseries and arranged alphabetically: Castro Speeches, Communications, Cuba: General Information, Cuba: International Affairs, Local Politics (Chicago), Cuban Economy, Cuban Foreign Relations, Cuban History, Culture, Education, Foreign Debt Crisis, Health Care, Homosexuality, Housing, Human Rights, Immigration, International Politics, Labor in Cuba/USA, Lobbying And Legislation, Miscellaneous, Miscellaneous Articles, Newsletters, Peacenet, People, Prisons, Racism, Religious Studies, Sports, US/Cuba Relations, US Domestic Policy, US Foreign Relations, Venceremos, and Women. The books deposited with this collection have been cataloged and are available to use in the Special Collections and Archives Department Reading Room.


  • 1953-1994

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

The Venceremos Brigade (VB), a New York based national organization, was established to increase awareness of the merits of the Castro regime in Cuba. The bulk of the Venceremos Brigade Research Collection (VBRC) contains reference files on a variety of subjects. The files are primarily photocopies of magazine and journal articles, newspaper articles, pamphlets, position papers, and flyers. The VBRC does not contain the files of the organization or any information about specific members of the VB.


42.25 Linear Feet (80 boxes)

Language of Materials


Spanish; Castilian


The VBRC is divided into two series: 1. Subject Files; 2. Serial Publications. The subject names, file folder titles, and arrangement of the collection (alphabetical) replicates the organization system used by the Venceremos Brigade. Serial Publications are also arranged alphabetically, with newspapers in oversized boxes at the end of the collection.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Pat Gleason, Accession 1995.24; Donated by Felix Masud-Piloto, Accession 2013.41

Processing Information

B. Muza and D. Lynn-Zaffron 1995

Guide to Venceremos Brigade research collection
B. Muza and D. Lynn-Zaffron 1995
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the DePaul Special Collections and Archives Repository

John T. Richardson Library
2350 N. Kenmore Ave.
Room 314
Chicago Illinois 60614