The declassified records that comprise the Paterson collection provide a detailed account of the diplomatic, economic, military, and cultural relationship between the United States and Cuba in the era of Fidel Castro. Included are extensive official records gathered from presidential libraries, government archives, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Department of State (DOS). The records contain:
Other types of records include:
The domestic politics surrounding the controversial U.S.-Cuba relationship are detailed in the papers of U.S. politicians, especially senators, and of interest groups and publicists in labor unions, the business community, pro-Castro organizations, and anti-Castro exile committees.
Particularly noteworthy for comparative purposes are the annual reports for the late 1950s and early 1960s by the British and Canadian ambassadors to Havana and the U.N. Secretary General¿s accounts of his meetings with Fidel Castro and others during the Cuban missile crisis.
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