The Hennessy Collection is a unique archive of Cuban periodicals from the 1960s through to the 1990s.
Originally donated to the Forum for the Study of Cuba by Professor Alistair Hennessy in 1994, the archive currently holds over 70 different journals and newspapers, including extensive runs of Noticias de Hoy, Revolucion , Bohemia , Granma , Verde Olivo and Pensamiento Critico.
The collection of newspapers and journals continues to the present, and is being further supplemented by over 1400 books, videos, journal articles, conference papers, official documents and cuttings purchased with funds from the University of Nottingham, collected or donated by members of the Forum in Britain and Cuba.
The collection is named after Alaister Hennessy, best known as Professor in the Centre for Caribbean Studies, University of Warwick, for his outstanding contribution to the study of Cuba.
Access to the collection and bibliographical index
Access to the Hennessy Collection is usually limited to those who are Members or Associate Student Members of the Cuba Research Forum
However, non-Members may also have access, for bona fide academic or other reasons; those interested should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Bibliographic information on the books, journal articles and conference papers currently held in the Hennessy Collection at the University of Nottingham can be searched online via the Bibliographic Index.
The index database holds over 3500 titles. All titles here listed may also be physically accessed at the Hennessy Collection, Trent Building, University Park Campus.
Hennessy Collection Bibliographic Index
Curating the Collection
The collection is curated by one of the centre's postgraduate students, who is also responsible for maintaining the website.
The position comes with a small stipend and enables the post-holder to develop a range of skills in research, communication and librarianship, and to deepen knowledge of Cuba.
The current post-holder is Isabel Story, who researches the Soviet-Cuban cultural relationship.
Year 2 and 3 postgraduate students are invited to apply for the position when advertised.