Salvador Miranda (Librarian)

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Salvador Miranda (born October 18, 1939 in Havana , Cuba ) is a Cuban exile librarian and church historian living in the United States .


Salvador Miranda attended the Jesuit college Colegio de Belén in Havana from 1948 to 1958 and, according to his own memory, led a sheltered life. He then attended the law school of the University of Havana for two years before he had to leave his home during the Cuban Revolution . As a 21-year-old Cuban exile, he was part of the Cuban-American expeditionary force during the Bay of Pigs invasion . From 1963 to 1966 he studied humanities at the University of Puerto Rico and received a bachelor's degree from Biscayne College (now St. Thomas University ) in Miami . In 1974 he was awarded a Masters Degree in Modern European History from Villanova University , and in 1976 he received a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from Florida State University . He then worked from 1976 to 1986 as a librarian and archivist specializing in Latin America and the Caribbean at the library of the University of Florida in Gainesville , Florida . Subsequently, until his retirement on June 30, 2001, he was deputy director responsible for the collections of the libraries of Florida International University in Miami.

Since the death of Cardinal Massimo Massimi in 1954, about whom he read in the newspaper when he was thirteen, Miranda has been interested in the history of the College of Cardinals . He later researched and compiled the dates and biographies of cardinals from all historical periods over many years. He wrote his master's thesis in history on the subject: The Sacred College of Cardinals in the Twentieth Century (1903–1973): Developments, Documents and Biographies . At the invitation of Cipriano Calderón Polo , with whom he has corresponded on friendly terms since 1972, he took part in a two-week symposium in 1999 on the centenary of the first Latin American bishops' meeting in the Casa Santa Marta in Rome , a guest house in the Vatican that has been intended since 1996 to house the cardinals during the conclave .


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Individual evidence

  1. ^ A b Bob Nardini: Issues in Vendor / Library Relations - "I Am the Only Bay of Pigs Librarian" , in: Against the Grain , Vol. 22, Issue 2, Article 39, pp. 80f. (Interview with Miranda, 2010).