FIU Law’s institutional repository, eCollections @ FIU Law Library, collects the digital scholarship, content and history of the FIU College of Law. This digital repository includes the digitized versions of the FIU Law Library’s Special Collections, curated by the Digital Initiatives Center.
An especially compelling and unique portion of the Mario Diaz Cruz Collection is the hand and type-written original works. Diaz Cruz hand-annotated the Cuban civil code of 1889 and prepared indices and legal digests to connect the laws and jurisprudence of Cuba for the purpose of his legal practice. These materials contain references to journal articles, treatises, court decisions and related legislation, as well as commentaries on many topics; additionally, these materials refer to the law of foreign countries and are written in original languages as relevant. Annotations cover over half a century of Cuban legal evolution, from 1889-1958, indicating legal reforms, modifications, and abrogation of codes and laws.
This part of the Collection does not exist anywhere else in the world, and is presented here in digital form.