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Material Information

Title:
Centro Asturiano de Tampa Collection
Physical Description:
215.00 : (243 boxes) ;
Language:
English
Creator:
Centro Asturiano de Tampa

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Cigar industry -- Florida -- Tampa   ( lcsh )
Clubs -- Florida -- Tampa   ( lcsh )
Cuba -- Relations -- Florida -- Tampa   ( lcsh )
Tampa (Fla.) -- Social life and customs   ( lcsh )
Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.) -- History   ( lcsh )
Genre:
Playbills – Florida – Tampa   ( lcsh )
Playbills – Florida – Tampa.
ead   ( sobekcm )

Notes

Scope and Content:
The Centro Asturiano de Tampa Collection consists of club and hospital records, meeting minutes, photographs, ephemera, zarzuelas, playbills, financial records, memorias, and cemetery records. Included in the ephemera, are flags, trophies, printing plates, and various artifacts related to the club.
Preferred Citation:
Centro Asturiano de Tampa Collection, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Acquisition:
Centro Asturiano de Tampa
Biographical:
When Spanish immigrants came to Tampa in the 1890s, they brought with them the idea of the mutual aid society, a voluntary association or club that pooled resources to provide members with a variety of social, cultural, and economic benefits. The first such club established in Tampa was the Centro Español, founded in 1891. The Centro Asturiano began in 1902 when a group of members seceded from the Centro Español to create a club that included healthcare. Named for the northwest Spanish region of Asturias from which many of the founding members had come, the new society was chartered as a branch of the Centro Asturiano de Habana, and was known for decades as the “Tampa Delegation” of the Cuban mother house. On January 22, 1909, the club dedicated a handsome red brick building, which cost $75,000. When fire destroyed the building in 1912, the undaunted club members voted to build an even larger and more impressive facility. This columned, neoclassical building, which the iTampa Morning Tribune/i called “the most beautiful building in the South,” opened in 1914 at a cost of $110,000. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 and retains its stature as one of the most outstanding structures in Tampa’s Ybor City historic district. The club’s cantina provided a pleasant atmosphere for members to spend their leisure time, a place to talk, play dominos, and smoke a cigar. The palatial ballroom was the scene of glittering social affairs, balls, tea dances, and other activities. A space was set aside for a library and gymnasium as well to promote the club’s mission of education, good health and the general well-being of its members. The Centro’s building served as a center of social and cultural life for its community and is still owned by the club to this day. A central part of club life was the building’s elaborate theatre. In its heyday, the Centro theatre was the venue for plays, operas, musicals, and other performances featuring both local talent and well-known Cuban, Spanish, and Italian entertainers who made Ybor City part of their tours. During the depression years of the 1930s, the Spanish language unit of the WPA Federal Theatre presented performances in the Centro’s theatre, which was also used for cigar labor union meetings and other events. The largest of all the Tampa fraternal clubs, the Centro expanded and flourished in the early decades of the twentieth century, due in large part to its acceptance of members from various ethnicities and its medical facilities. Following World War II however, membership gradually declined as economic and demographic changes eroded the cigar-making immigrant community. Many of the services offered by the club either became functions of government agencies or were too expensive to maintain, lessening the advantages of membership. With the assimilation of its traditional membership base into the general population, the club was no longer the center of the cohesive ethnic community it once served. Despite adversity, the Centro Asturiano has endured, serving as an icon of heritage to descendants of the Spanish immigrants who played such a significant role in the development of modern Tampa.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
None. The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright.  Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at [url=http://www.copyright.gov/%C2%A0]http://www.copyright.gov/[/url]for more information.
Resource Identifier:
usfldc doi - C16
usfldc handle - u29.144-c16-ead
System ID:
SFS0031961:00001


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p © Copyright 2013 USF Tampa Library Special & Digital Collections. All rights reserved.
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addressline 4202 East Fowler Ave.
LIB122
Tampa, FL, 33620-5400
URL: http://www.lib.usf.edu/
Email: rbernard@usf.edu
Phone: 813-974-1622
Fax: 813-396-9006
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Guide to the Centro Asturiano de Tampa Collection
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USF Tampa Library Special & Digital Collections
4202 East Fowler Ave.
LIB122
Tampa, FL, 33620-5400
URL: http://www.lib.usf.edu/
Email: rbernard@usf.edu
Phone: 813-974-1622
Fax: 813-396-9006
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bioghist altrender Historical 545 Historical Note:
When Spanish immigrants came to Tampa in the 1890s, they brought with them the idea of the mutual aid society, a voluntary association or club that pooled resources to provide members with a variety of social, cultural, and economic benefits. The first such club established in Tampa was the Centro Espaol, founded in 1891. The Centro Asturiano began in 1902 when a group of members seceded from the Centro Espaol to create a club that included healthcare. Named for the northwest Spanish region of Asturias from which many of the founding members had come, the new society was chartered as a branch of the Centro Asturiano de Habana, and was known for decades as the Tampa Delegation of the Cuban mother house.
On January 22, 1909, the club dedicated a handsome red brick building, which cost $75,000. When fire destroyed the building in 1912, the undaunted club members voted to build an even larger and more impressive facility. This columned, neoclassical building, which the emph render italic Tampa Morning Tribune called the most beautiful building in the South, opened in 1914 at a cost of $110,000. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 and retains its stature as one of the most outstanding structures in Tampas Ybor City historic district. The clubs cantina provided a pleasant atmosphere for members to spend their leisure time, a place to talk, play dominos, and smoke a cigar. The palatial ballroom was the scene of glittering social affairs, balls, tea dances, and other activities. A space was set aside for a library and gymnasium as well to promote the clubs mission of education, good health and the general well-being of its members. The Centros building served as a center of social and cultural life for its community and is still owned by the club to this day.
A central part of club life was the buildings elaborate theatre. In its heyday, the Centro theatre was the venue for plays, operas, musicals, and other performances featuring both local talent and well-known Cuban, Spanish, and Italian entertainers who made Ybor City part of their tours. During the depression years of the 1930s, the Spanish language unit of the WPA Federal Theatre presented performances in the Centros theatre, which was also used for cigar labor union meetings and other events.
The largest of all the Tampa fraternal clubs, the Centro expanded and flourished in the early decades of the twentieth century, due in large part to its acceptance of members from various ethnicities and its medical facilities. Following World War II however, membership gradually declined as economic and demographic changes eroded the cigar-making immigrant community. Many of the services offered by the club either became functions of government agencies or were too expensive to maintain, lessening the advantages of membership. With the assimilation of its traditional membership base into the general population, the club was no longer the center of the cohesive ethnic community it once served. Despite adversity, the Centro Asturiano has endured, serving as an icon of heritage to descendants of the Spanish immigrants who played such a significant role in the development of modern Tampa.
!-- CONTROLLED ACCESS SUBJECT TERMS
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Access Terms
This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Corporate Name:
610 lcsh subject Centro Asturiano de Tampa
Genre/Form of Material:
genreform 655 Playbills Florida Tampa.
Topical Term:
650 Cigar industry -- Florida -- Tampa
USFSpecCol Clubs -- Florida -- Tampa
Cuba -- Relations -- Florida -- Tampa
Tampa (Fla.) -- Social life and customs
Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.) -- History
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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
descgrp
Administrative Information
acqinfo 541
Acquisition Information:
Donation
accessrestrict 506
Conditions Governing Access:
None. The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright.  Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at extref linktype simple show embed actuate onrequest href http:www.copyright.gov%C2%A0 http://www.copyright.gov/for more information.
prefercite 524
Preferred Citation:
Centro Asturiano de Tampa Collection, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
relatedmaterial 544 1
Related Materials:
Centro Asturiano De Tampa Membership Records Photograph Collection. Tampa, Fla.: University of South Florida Libraries, 2003.
Centro Asturiano Library Collection, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Centro Espanol De Tampa Collection, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Cuban Club Records, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
arrangement 351
Arrangement of Materials:
The Centro Asturiano de Tampa Collection is arranged into series according to subject. These include organizational, membership, financial and hospital sanatorio records that are arranged chronologically within each series. There is also a separate series for ephemera and photographs.
scopecontent
Scope and Contents
The Centro Asturiano de Tampa Collection consists of club and hospital records, meeting minutes, photographs, ephemera, zarzuelas, playbills, financial records, memorias, and cemetery records. Included in the ephemera, are flags, trophies, printing plates, and various artifacts related to the club.
COLLECTION METADATA
BEGIN SUBORDINATE COMPONENTS
dsc combined
Detailed List of Contents
c01 series
ArchonID internal id84381
LABEL Organizational Records
c02 otherlevel
id84382
container Box 1
Minutes
c03 file
id84383
1
Folder 1
"Libro de Actas de la Concordia"
1922-1929
id84384
1
2
"Actas de General"
1902-1915
id84385
2
General Meetings
id84386
2
1
"Juntas Generales"
1915-1920
id84387
2
2
"Juntas Generales"
1919-1933
id84406
3
General Meetings
id84407
3
1
"Juntas Generales"
1933-1953
id84408
4
General Meetings
id84409
4
1
"Juntas Generales"
1953-1958
id84410
5
Policy Records
id84411
5
1
"Actas de Directiva"
1902-1907
id84412
5
2
"Actas de Directiva"
1907-1912
id84447
6
Policy Records
id84450
6
1
"Actas de Directiva"
1912-1914
id84452
6
2
"Actas de Directiva"
1914-1916
id84463
7
Policy Records
id84465
7
1
"Actas de Directiva"
1914-1922
id84468
7
2
"Actas de Directiva"
1916-1920
id84480
8
Policy Records
id84484
8
1
"Actas de Directiva"
1931-1940
id84485
9
Policy Records
id84487
9
1
"Actas de Directiva"
1940-1958
id84489
10
Policy Records
id84491
10
1
"Actas de Directiva"
1940-1958
id84562
11
Miscellaneous Records
id84564
11
1
"Actas de Directiva"
1958-1962
id84566
11
2
"Actas de Directiva"
1963-1968
id84568
11
3
"Seccion de Declamacion" Miscellaneous Records
1909
id84571
11
4
"Seccion de Instruccion," Libro de Actas
1909-1922
id84575
12
Section Records
id84578
12
1
"Seccion de Instuccion," Libro de Actas
1915-1943
id84580
12
2
"Seccion de Instuccion," Libro de Actas
1923-1943
id84583
12
3
"Seccion de Intereses," Libro de Actas
1915-1919
id84589
12
4
"Seccion de Intereses," Libro de Actas
Scope and Contents
1920-1930
id84592
12
5
"Seccion de Intereses," Libro de Actas
1931-1943
id85220
13
Section Records
id85226
13
1
"Seccion de Intereses," Libro de Actas
1960-1962
id85227
13
2
"Seccion de Propoganda," Minutes
1913-1921
id85228
13
3
"Seccion de Propoganda," Minutes
1926-1934
id85230
13
4
"Seccion de Propoganda," Payment Records
1940; 1945-1946
id85242
13
5
"Seccion de Recreo y Adorno," Libro de Actas
1907-1919
id85243
13
6
"Seccion de Recreo y Adorno," Libro de Actas
1922-1935
id85263
14
Membership, Minutes, and Correspondence
id85269
14
1
Membership and Minutes
1913-1929
id85270
14
2
Correspondence
1915
id85457
15
Correspondence
1940-1942
id85458
15
1
Correspondence with Centro Martiz
1940-1942
id85459
16
Correspondence
1938-1940
id85460
16
1
Correspondence of the Junta General
1938-1940
id85461
16
2
Correspondence of the Main Office
1938-1940
id85462
16
3
Correspondence of the Main Office- Employment insurance
id85463
16
4
Correspondence of the Main Office- Elections
1939-1941
id85464
16
5
Correspondence of the Main Office-"Seguros y Finazas"
id85465
16
6
Correspondence of the Main Office-Patriotic Activities
July 1940
id85466
17
Correspondence
1939-1958
id85467
17
1
Memoria Social
1940
id85468
17
2
"Seccion de Recreo y Adorno"
id85469
17
3
"Seccion de Recreo y Adorno"
id85470
17
4
"Seccion de Recreo y Adorno"
id85471
17
5
"Seccion de Recreo y Adorno"
id85472
17
6
"La Verbena"
1940
id85473
17
7
"La Alegria"
id85474
17
8
"La Alegria"
id85475
17
9
"La Alegria"
id85476
17
10
"Seccion de Intereses"
id85477
17
11
"Seccion de Intereses"
id85478
17
12
"Seccion de Intereses"
id85479
17
13
"Seccion de Intereses"
id85480
17
14
"Seccion de Damas"
id85481
17
15
"Agrupacion de Casados"
1939
id85482
17
16
Social events
1953-1958
id85483
17
17
Theater
id85484
18
Correspondence
1939-1940; 1959-1960
id85485
18
1
Miscellaneous
1939-1940
id85486
18
2
Miscellaneous
1939-1940
id85487
18
3
Spanish Civil War
1939-1940
id85488
18
4
Spanish Civil War
1939-1940
id85489
18
5
Spanish Civil War
1939-1940
id85490
18
6
"Centro Matriz en la Habana y el Gobierno revolucionaries"
1959-1960
id85526
19
Correspondence
1952-1975
id85527
19
1
Miscellaneous
1952-1977
id85541
19
2
Miscellaneous
1961-1975
id85543
19
3
Miscellaneous
1967-1968
id85555
20
Miscellaneous Records
1959-1
id85576
20
1
"Junta General"
1959-1969
id85573
20
2
"Junta Directiva Ordinaria"
1973-1975
id85559
20
3
Membership and Minutes
1975-1981
id85560
20
4
Membership and Minutes
1981
id85616
2 Membership Records
id85620
21
"Registro de Socios"
1902
id85696
22
"Registro de Socios"
1902-1904
id85704
22
1
"Registro de Socios"
1902-1903
id85708
22
2
"Registro de Socios"
1904
id85697
23
"Registro de Socios"
1905
id85698
24
"Registro de Socios"
1906
id85699
25
"Registro de Socios"
1907
id85700
26
"Registro de Socios"
1908
id85701
27
"Registro de Socios"
1909
id85712
28
"Registro de Socios"
1910
id85713
29
"Registro de Socios"
1911
id85714
30
"Registro de Socios"
1912
id85715
31
"Registro de Socios"
1913
id85716
32
"Registro de Socios"
1914
id85717
33
"Registro de Socios"
1915; 1916
id85718
34
"Registro de Socios"
1917;1918
id85719
35
"Registro de Socios"
1951-1955
id85759
36
"Indice- Hombres"
1903; 1904; 1905
id85760
37
"Indice- Hombres"
1906; 1907
id85761
38
"Indice- Hombres"
1908; 1909
id85762
39
"Indice- Hombres"
1910; 1911
id85763
40
"Indice- Hombres"
1912; 1913
id85764
41
"Indice- Hombres"
1914-1916
id85765
42
"Indice- Hombres"
1917-1918; 1930-1931
id85766
43
"Indice- Hombres"
1932-1938
id85767
44
"Indice- Hombres"
1939-1951
id85768
45
"Indice-Mujeres"
1937-1941
id85833
46
Men's Book- With photos of members
1929-1944
id85834
47
Member's Book- With photos of male and female members
1945
id85835
48
Miscellanoeus Records
id85836
48
1
Women's book with photos
1950-1957
id85837
48
2
"Libro de Cambios"
1947-1950
id85838
48
3
"Libro de Cambios"
1950-1953
id85839
48
4
"Seccion Infantil," Index
1935
id85841
3 Centro Asturiano Sanitorio Records
id85842
49
Financial Registers
1915-1932
item
id85843
49
Financial Register
1915-1917
id85844
49
Financial Register
1917-1924
id85845
49
Financial Register
1925-1932
id85846
50
Financial Registers
1930-1941
id85847
50
Financial Register
1930-1936
id85848
50
Financial Register
1935-1937
id85849
50
Financial Register
1937-1941
id85850
51
Financial Registers
1941-1946
id85851
51
Financial Register
1941-1944
id85852
51
Financial Register
1944-1946
id85853
52
Financial Register
1946-1950
id85854
52
Financial Register
1946-1948
id85855
52
Financial Register
1948-1950
id85856
53
Financial Register and Minutes
1950-1951; 1922-1932
id85857
53
Financial Register
1950-1951
id85858
53
"Seccion de Asistencia Sanataria," Minutes
1922-1932
id85859
54
"Seccion de Asistencia Sanataria," Minutes
1932-1952
id85860
55
Miscellaneous Minutes
1952-1956; 1902-1922
id85861
55
"Seccion de Asistencia Sanitaria," Minutes
1952-1956
id85862
55
"Seccion de Beneficencia," Minutes
1902-1922
id85863
56
"Beneficiencia Asturiana," Minutes
1929-1958
id85864
57
"Beneficiencia Asturiana," Minutes
1930-1948
id85865
58
"Arugpacion Beneficiaria"
1913-1948
id85866
58
"Arugpacion Beneficiaria," Libro de Actas
1913-1918
id85867
58
"Arugpacion Beneficiaria," Ledger
1934-1948
id85868
59
Hospital Register
1896; 1903-1910
Scope and Contents
Includes the Junta Patriotica Actas of 1896
id85869
60
Patient entries- "Ingreso de Enfermos"
1911-1926
id85870
61
Patient Registries
1926-1946
id85871
61
"Registro de Enfermos"
1926-1938
id85872
61
"Registro de Enfermos"
1938-1946
id85873
62
Patient Registry
1928-1944
id85874
63
Patient Registries
1944-1948
id85875
64
Patient Registry
1948-1952
id85876
65
Patient Registry
1953-1956
id85877
66
Patient Registry
1957-1958
id85878
67
Patient Registry
1959
id85879
68
Patient Registry and Delivery Room Record
1963-1965
id85880
68
Patient Registry
1963-1964
id85881
68
Patient Registry
1965
id85882
68
Delivery Room Record
1965
id85883
69
Birth records
1950-1965
id85884
69
Birth records
1950-1954
id85885
69
Birth records
1960-1965
id85886
70
"Consultas y Visitas"
1945-1946
id85887
70
"Consultas y Visitas"
1945-1946
id85888
70
"Consultas y Visitas"
1946
id85889
70
"Consultas y Visitas"
1946
id85890
71
"Consultas y Visitas"
1946-1951
id85891
71
"Consultas y Visitas"
1946-1947
id85892
71
"Consultas y Visitas"
1947
id85893
71
"Consultas y Visitas"
1947
id85894
71
"Consultas y Visitas"
1947-1951
Scope and Contents
Includes notes for 1948-1951
id85906
72
Correspondence
1935-1940
id85895
73
Staff Meeting Minutes
1976-1979
id85896
74
Staff Meeting Minutes
1976-1979
id85897
75
Staff Meeting Minutes
1976-1979
id85898
76
Staff Meeting Minutes
1981
id85899
77
Staff Meeting Minutes
1981
id85900
78
Minutes and Documents
1983
id85901
79
Minutes and Documents
1983
id85902
80
Minute and Documents
1984
id85903
81
Board of Directors Minutes- on cassette tapes
1983-1985
id85904
82
Board of Directors Minutes- on cassette tapes
1983-1986
id85905
83
Board of Directors Minutes- on cassette tapes
1984-1985
id85907
84
Newsletters
1978-1982
Scope and Contents
"The Communicator," "Centurion," and "Hospital Hotline"
id85908
85
Personnel
Scope and Contents
Medical staff and by-laws
id85909
86
Personnel
Scope and Contents
Employee handbooks, guidelines, and manuals
id85910
87
Newspaper and article clippings
19475-1980
id85911
88
Newspaper and article clippings
1983-1986
id85912
89
Brochures and correspondence
id85913
90
Miscellaneous Documents and Minutes
1976-1986
Scope and Contents
Board of Directors minutes, expansion feasibility reports, general documents, and minutes
id85914
91
Ephemera
id85915
92
Ephemera
id86440
4 Ephemera
id86441
93
Anniversary "Memorias"
1886-1911
id86442
94
Anniversary "Memorias"
id86443
94
1
Fifty year Anniversary "Memorias"
1902-1952
id86444
94
2
Fifty year anniversary of club building "Memorias"
1914-1964
id86445
94
3
"Memorias"
1902-1940
id86446
94
4
"Memorias"
1902-1914
id86447
95
Printing Plates
id86448
96
Printing Plates
id86449
97
Printing Plates
id86450
98
Printing Plates
id86451
99
Printing Plates
id86452
100
Printing Plates
id86453
101
Printing Plates
id86454
102
Printing Plates
id86455
103
Printing Plates
id86456
104
Miscellaneous Ephemera
id86457
104
Centennial Medallion
id86458
104
Membership Pins
id86459
104
Rubber Stamps
id86460
105
Rubber Stamps and Inkwells
id86461
106
Library Cards
id86462
107
Tokens and Glasses
id86463
108
Member Identification Booklets
id86464
109
Centro Asturiano Seal and Sash
id86465
110
Miscellaneous Ephemera
id86466
111
Scrapbooks
id86467
111
Scrapbook of articles, clippings, and correspondence
1959-1960s
id86468
111
Scrapbook of articles clippings and correspondence
1960s
Scope and Contents
Includes "La Prensa" copies
id86475
112
Miscellaneous Theater Programs and Posters
id86479
113
Theater Programs
1909-1990
id86478
114
Theater Programs
1909-1990
id86469
115
Miscellaneous Ephemera
id86470
115
1
Postcards and member cards
id86471
115
2
Correspondence between Centro Asturiano and Asturias, Spain
id86472
115
3
Centro Asturiano Brochure
id86473
115
4
Historic Centro Asturiano commemorative tile
id86474
115
5
Various "reglamento" books
1910-1941
id86480
116
Centro Asturiano Cemertary records
id86481
117
"Asturias"
id86482
117
"Asturias"
1915
id86483
117
"Asturias"
1917
id86486
118
Miscellaneous Ephemera
id86487
118
1
"El Astur"
June 1927
id86488
118
2
"Traduccion-Prensa"
August 1939
id86489
118
3
"La Alegria:Organo Oficial del Centro Asturiano"
1940-1941; 1949
id86490
118
4
"El Album Maria Guerrero"
1926
id86491
118
5
"Asturias"
Scope and Contents
Published by the Spanish State Tourist Department
id86492
118
6
"Suplemento a el Cubano"
1916
id86493
118
7
Certificate of inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places
1974
id86494
119
Miscellaneous Ephemera
id86495
119
1
"Convoctoria"
November 1911
id86496
119
2
"Comision de Espectaculos y Auxiliar "Alquileres" Ledger
1911-1936
id86497
119
3
"Con Permiso del Madrid"
Scope and Contents
Printed sheet music with handwritten lyrics
id86498
119
4
"II Congreso Mundial de Sociedades Asturianas Pamphlet"
1961
id86499
119
5
"El Ciclon de 1926 Sobre la Habana"
1926
id86500
119
6
Centro Asturiano de la Habana postcard
id86501
120
Miscellaneous Ephemera
id86502
120
1
"Don Sisendo"
Scope and Contents
Zarzuela Comica
id86503
120
2
"Dos Canarios de Cafe"
Scope and Contents
Handwritten zarzuela
id86504
120
3
"Ecos de Sanatorio"
1941
id86505
120
4
"La Gallina Ciega"
Scope and Contents
Handwritten zarzuela
id86506
120
5
"Gran Festival Pro Sanorotio in Asturias"
1927
id86507
120
6
Picnic Pamphlet
1967
id86508
120
7
Inter-social baseball league contracts and correspondence
1941, 1948
id86509
120
8
Inter-social baseball league minutes
1939-1941
id86510
120
9
List of candidates
1923
id86511
120
10
Handbooks
1910-1959
id86512
121
Miscellanoeus Ephemera
id86513
121
1
"Toros de Puntas" and "La Senor Capitana"
Scope and Contents
Handwritten and bound together
id86514
121
2
"La "Miss" mas "Miss"
Scope and Contents
Play transcript
id86515
121
3
"El Progreso de Asturias"
1925, 1927, 1936, 1938, 1941
id86516
121
4
"Centro Asturiano de la Habana: Nuevo Palacio Social"
1928
id86517
121
5
Pollinera Andante
1905
id86518
121
6
"Sensitiva"
Scope and Contents
Handwritten zarzuela
id86519
121
7
"Sociedao Espanola de Auxilio Mutuo y Beneficencia de Puerto Rico: Memoria"
1955
id86520
121
8
"Spain"
1937
Scope and Contents
Published by Spanish press services
id86521
122
Miscellaneous Ephemera
id86522
122
1
"Relacion Mensual de Recibos Pendienties"
1979-1980
id86523
122
2
Hospital campaign fund for new building
1961
id86524
122
3
Correspondence
id86525
122
4
Application for Membership
id86526
122
5
Various "Seccion de Propoganda" documents and correspondence
1939-1946
id86527
122
6
"Sociedad Espanola de Puerto Rico" Application
id86528
122
7
Board attendance
1974-1980
id86529
122
8
"Memoria"
1902-1956
id86530
122
9
Commemorative souviner "memoria"
1914-1964
id86531
122
10
"Album- Maira Guerrero"
1926
id86532
123
Miscellaneous Ephemera
id86533
123
1
underline Cuba Ilustrada
March 1918
id86534
123
2
"Principado de Asturias"
id86535
123
3
"La Cruz de los Angeles," Caja de Abhorros de Asturias
id86536
123
4
Legal documents
1922-1956
id86539
123
5
Funerals and death benefits
1938-1941
id86540
123
6
Members in service during World War II
1941-1945
id86544
123
7
Members in the service during World War II
1945-1948
id86541
123
8
Immigration and naturalization
id86542
123
9
Applicants for membership
1957-1958
id86543
123
10
Members who transferred from Tampa club to Havana, Cuba club
1900-1957
id86537
124
Miscellaneous Ephemera
id86545
124
1
Al Lopez testimonial dinner
1977
id86546
124
2
Autumn picnic
1984
id86547
124
3
Land titles and realty
1916-1931
id86548
124
4
Legal document
1909
Scope and Contents
City of Tampa donation of land for the Centro Asturiano Cemetary
id86549
124
5
Building specifications for the Centro Asturiano Sanotorio
id86550
124
6
Land purchases for the Centro Asturiano Sanatorio
1975
id86551
124
7
Urban redevelopment by the City of Tampa- land sales
id86552
124
8
Cicuentenario
1964
id86553
125
Miscellaneous Ephemera
id86554
125
1
Spanish Art Exposition
1934
id86555
125
2
Spanish Art Exposition Programs
1934
id86556
125
3
Spanish art exposition visitor's log
1934
id86557
125
4
Reglamento General del Centro Asturiano de la Habana
1936
id86558
125
5
Value appraisal of the Centro Asturiano building
1977
id86559
125
6
Miscellaneous Ephemera
id86560
125
7
Amendments to incorporate
1927
id86616
125
8
Miscellaneous programs and playbills
id86561
126
Miscellaneous Ephemera
id86562
126
1
"El Viejo Solar"
1919
Scope and Contents
Play pamphlet
id86563
126
2
Proposed charter for the La Concordia de Tampa
17 October 1921
id86564
126
3
"Manual de los Estados Unidos," Spanish Edition
1932
Scope and Contents
Published by the Daughters of the American Revolution for immigrants
id86565
126
4
Renovation blueprints for club building
1956
id86566
126
5
Comite de finanzas
1970
id86567
126
6
La Concordia documents
id86568
126
7
Junta Directiva Ordinaria
1970-1972
id86569
126
8
77th anniversary celebration
id86570
126
9
"La Alegria"
1940; 1949
id86571
126
10
Directorio Hispano
1981
id86572
126
11
List of Centro Asturiano presidents
1902-1983
id86573
126
12
"Novena noche de gala anual"
1938
id86574
126
13
Newspaper clippings
1983
id86575
126
14
Memoria of the first meeting
1903-1904
id86576
126
15
Terreno de la casa club
id86577
126
16
caja de ahorros
id86578
126
17
Centro Asturiano de Habana accrediting the sanotorio in Tampa
1927
id86626
126
18
"Para los Mios," Madrid
1912
Scope and Contents
Play
id86579
127
Sociedad de Socorro Mutos la Faternidad membership
1929-1932
id86580
128
Sociedad de Socorro Mutos la Faternidad membership
1929-1932
id86581
129
Library Records
id86582
129
1
Libro Indice de la Biblioteca
id86583
129
2
Cataloge of subscriptions to periodicals and magazines
1939-1942
id86584
129
3
List of books in alphabetical order
Scope and Contents
Works in English, Italiand, and Spanish
id86589
130
Memorabilia from USF trip to Asturias, Spain
Scope and Contents
To the Fundacion Archivo de Idianos in Asturias, Spain
id86590
130
1
Photos of USF representatives while on trip to Asturias, Spain
id86591
130
2
Postcards of Asturias, Spain
id86592
130
3
Lapel pin from Principado de Asturias
id86621
131
Oversized paintings of founding members, the sanatorio and its directors
id86622
132
Oversized paintings of founding members, the sanatorio and its directors
id86623
133
Oversized paintings of founding members, the sanatorio and its directors
id86624
134
Oversized picture slides and audio tapes from sanatorio
id86625
135
Audio and visual tapes (VHS)
id86585
Brass miner's lamp from Asturias region of Spain
Scope and Contents
Received as gift in May of 2007 from Spain
id86586
Standards from the Centro Asturiano club
id86587
Club Trophies
id86588
Centro Asturiano Hospital bag
id86593
Sign that hung above the entrance to the Centro Asturiano Hospital "Covadonga"
id86594
5 Photographs
id86595
136
Entertainers
id86596
137
Entertainers and photographs from the 1940s Memoria
id86597
138
Sanatorio and club members
id86598
139
Club members
id86599
140
Club members
id86600
141
Identification photos
id86601
142
Identification Photos
id86602
143
Identification Photos
id86603
144
Identification Photos
id86604
145
Identification Photos
id86605
146
Identification Photos
id86606
147
Identification Photos
id86607
148
Identification Photos
id86608
149
Club Members
Scope and Contents
Miscellaneous group photos and photos of members
id86609
150
Members that served in World War II
id86610
151
Miss Ybor City
1981
id86611
152
Centro Asturiano Sanatorio
1970s
id86612
153
Centro Asturiano Sanatorio
1975-1978
id86613
154
Centro Asturiano Sanatorio
1976-1982
id86614
155
Centro Asturiano Sanatorio
1977-1979
id86615
156
Centro Asturiano Sanatorio
1982-1986
id118469
157
Photographs (Oversized)
1928-1960s
id118470
158
Photographs (Oversized)
1927-1960s
id86865
6 Financial Records
id86866
1
Financial Records
id86867
2
Financial Records
id86868
3
Financial Records
id86869
4
Financial Records
id86870
5
Financial Records
id86871
6
Financial Records
id86872
7
Financial Records
id86873
8
Financial Records
id86874
9
Financial Records
id86875
10
Financial Records
id86876
11
Financial Records
id86877
12
Financial Records
id86878
13
Financial Records
id86879
14
Financial Records
id86880
15
Financial Records
id86881
16
Financial Records
id86882
17
Financial Records
id86883
18
Financial Records
id86884
19
Financial Records
id86885
20
Financial Records
id86886
21
Financial Records
id86887
22
Financial Records
id86888
23
Financial Records
id86889
24
Financial Records
id86890
25
Financial Records
id86891
26
Financial Records
id86892
27
Financial Records
id86893
28
Financial Records
id86894
29
Financial Records
id86895
30
Financial Records
id86896
31
Financial Records
id86897
32
Financial Records
id86898
33
Financial Records
id86899
34
Financial Records
id86900
35
Financial Records
id86901
36
Financial Records
id86902
37
Financial Records
id86903
38
Financial Records
id86904
39
Financial Records
id86905
40
Financial Records
id86906
41
Financial Records
id86907
42
Financial Records
id86908
43
Financial Records
id86909
44
Financial Records
id86910
45
Financial Records
id86911
46
Financial Records
id86912
47
Financial Records
id86913
48
Financial Records
id86914
49
Financial Records
id86915
50
Financial Records
id86916
51
Financial Records
id86917
52
Financial Records
id86918
53
Financial Records
id86919
54
Financial Records
id86920
55
Financial Records
id86921
56
Financial Records
id86922
57
Financial Records
id86923
58
Financial Records
id86924
59
Financial Records
id86925
60
Financial Records
id86926
61
Financial Records
id86927
62
Financial Records
id86928
63
Financial Records
id86929
64
Financial Records
id86930
65
Financial Records
id86931
66
Financial Records
id86932
67
Financial Records
id86933
68
Financial Records
id86934
69
Financial Records
id86935
70
Financial Records
id86936
71
Financial Records
id86937
72
Financial Records
id86938
73
Financial Records
id86939
74
Financial Records
id86940
75
Financial Records
id86941
76
Financial Records
id86942
77
Financial Records
id86943
78
Financial Records
id86944
79
Financial Records
id86945
80
Financial Records
id86946
81
Financial Records
id86947
82
Financial Records
id86948
83
Financial Records
id86949
84
Financial Records
id86950
85
Financial Records




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The Centro Asturiano de Tampa Collection consists of club and hospital records, meeting minutes, photographs, ephemera, zarzuelas, playbills, financial records, memorias, and cemetery records. Included in the ephemera, are flags, trophies, printing plates, and various artifacts related to the club.
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Centro Asturiano de Tampa
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When Spanish immigrants came to Tampa in the 1890s, they brought with them the idea of the mutual aid society, a voluntary association or club that pooled resources to provide members with a variety of social, cultural, and economic benefits. The first such club established in Tampa was the Centro Espaol, founded in 1891. The Centro Asturiano began in 1902 when a group of members seceded from the Centro Espaol to create a club that included healthcare. Named for the northwest Spanish region of Asturias from which many of the founding members had come, the new society was chartered as a branch of the Centro Asturiano de Habana, and was known for decades as the Tampa Delegation of the Cuban mother house. On January 22, 1909, the club dedicated a handsome red brick building, which cost $75,000. When fire destroyed the building in 1912, the undaunted club members voted to build an even larger and more impressive facility. This columned, neoclassical building, which the [i]Tampa Morning Tribune[/i] called the most beautiful building in the South, opened in 1914 at a cost of $110,000. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 and retains its stature as one of the most outstanding structures in Tampas Ybor City historic district. The clubs cantina provided a pleasant atmosphere for members to spend their leisure time, a place to talk, play dominos, and smoke a cigar. The palatial ballroom was the scene of glittering social affairs, balls, tea dances, and other activities. A space was set aside for a library and gymnasium as well to promote the clubs mission of education, good health and the general well-being of its members. The Centros building served as a center of social and cultural life for its community and is still owned by the club to this day. A central part of club life was the buildings elaborate theatre. In its heyday, the Centro theatre was the venue for plays, operas, musicals, and other performances featuring both local talent and well-known Cuban, Spanish, and Italian entertainers who made Ybor City part of their tours. During the depression years of the 1930s, the Spanish language unit of the WPA Federal Theatre presented performances in the Centros theatre, which was also used for cigar labor union meetings and other events. The largest of all the Tampa fraternal clubs, the Centro expanded and flourished in the early decades of the twentieth century, due in large part to its acceptance of members from various ethnicities and its medical facilities. Following World War II however, membership gradually declined as economic and demographic changes eroded the cigar-making immigrant community. Many of the services offered by the club either became functions of government agencies or were too expensive to maintain, lessening the advantages of membership. With the assimilation of its traditional membership base into the general population, the club was no longer the center of the cohesive ethnic community it once served. Despite adversity, the Centro Asturiano has endured, serving as an icon of heritage to descendants of the Spanish immigrants who played such a significant role in the development of modern Tampa.
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Centro Asturiano de Tampa
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Cigar industry -- Florida -- Tampa
Clubs -- Florida -- Tampa
Cuba -- Relations -- Florida -- Tampa
Tampa (Fla.) -- Social life and customs
Ybor City (Tampa, Fla.) -- History
655
Playbills Florida Tampa.
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