LAMP (Latin American Materials Project)- CRL-Havana Historical Pictures.

LAMP provided significant funding for the Havana Archive Project, an Open Access digital archive containing over 8,000 images of the 1,055 most significant buildings in the Historic Center of Havana, Cuba. In the early 1980s, Dr. Eusabio Leal, Director of the Office of the Historian (Havana), commissioned the Cuban Institute of Geodesy and Cartography to make a photographic survey of these buildings in the Historic Center, known as Habana Vieja.  The photographers captured most of the images using primarily 5″ x 7″ glass plate negatives, which were
used to create digital images now available online.
Begun in 2012, the project was a collaboration of Jacqueline Hayden, Professor Emerita of Film and Photography at Hampshire College, students from Hampshire College, and Plan Maestro, Office of the Historian (Havana). The digital archive is available at and a copy of the digital files will be deposited at the Center for Research Libraries.
And one may also be interested in the Ramiro Fernandez collection of 126 photos of places in Cuba (ca. 1858 through the early 1960s). This collection is available through CRL’s partner LLMC at
Source: Judy Alspach-CRL.