Study Tour of Cuba, De Montfort University

Scope and Content

Papers of Mr and Mrs Owens, members of Henry Doubleday Research Association, relating to their study trip in Cuba, including a typed diary of the visit and correspondence from people they had met on the trip, background notes on Cuba, prepared by Dr George Lambie, lecturer at De Montfort University, photo albums, videos of the trip, and leaflets and books in Spanish about agriculture.

Administrative / Biographical History

Between 22nd February and 8th March 1997, De Montfort University and the Henry Doubleday Research Association visited Havana, Cuba. Henry Doubleday Research Association is an UK charity dedicated to research and promoting of organic, farming and food. It is now known as Garden Organic. This trip was designed to obtain an understanding of the organic horticulture in Cuba. The trip included informal talks at the Ministry Of Agriculture, a visit to the National Institute for Investigation into Tropical Agriculture, and visits to tobacco plantations.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for general access. External researchers are advised to make an appointment with the Archivist

Acquisition Information

The papers were gifted to the University by the daughter-in-law of Mr and Mrs Owens.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

All items are in good condition

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Gursharan Hayre, Graduate Champion, January 2018

Conditions Governing Use

Material may be copied for research purposes only, subject to copyright regulations and the condition of the material.

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