This website was undertaken as a forward thinking interactive new media initiative between Dr. Holly Ackerman and The University of Miami Digital Library Program.
The individuals listed below provided materials, translations or technical assistance in the production of The Cuban Rafter Phenomenon: A Unique Sea Exodus. We are grateful to them and to dozens more who contributed time and inspiration in the digitization of materials and construction of the site.
- Robert Ashley for the use of audio material from the prelude of Balseros, an opera by Robert Ashley with a libretto by Maria Irene Fornes, Copyright (p) 1997 Robert Ashley.
- Juan Avilés for permission to reproduce his questionnaire responses
- Juan Antonio Blanco for permission to reproduce his article, Emigrantes, desterrados, exiliados y opositores: La excepcionalidad de la política migratoria cubana.
- Lelen Bourgoignie-Robert for the print exhibit timeline construction
- Siro del Castillo for photographs, documents and text
- Cayman Islands Government Information Service for archival materials
- Cayman Islands National Archives for photographs, archival materials and technical assistance
- Cayman Net News for permission to reproduce articles
- Lourdes Chao Navarrette for photographs, documents and video clips
- Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries for photographs and technical assistance
- Digital Media Lab, University of Miami Libraries for digitization services and technical assistance
- Raúl Hernández for text and photographs
- Roberto Morales for photographs
- Lourdes Simón for use of Oda al Balsero from the CD album Lourdes Simón
- United States Coast Guard for photographs
- University of Miami Libraries, Web & Emerging Technologies Team: Andrew Darby, James Little and Patricia Villanueva for website re-design and development (2014)
- Ray Uzwyshyn for original website design (2004)
- Janet Weininger for photographs and exhibit catalogs
- WSVN-7 / Fox Miami, Daisy Pico, for video clips, "courtesy: WSVN-7"