National Archives of Haiti

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The National Archives of Haiti are the national archives of Haiti. It was established in 1860.[1] The archives hold the records of the office of the President and most government ministries. They are currently participating in the Digital Library of the Caribbean's Protecting Haitian Patrimony Initiative.[2]

Effect of the 2010 Earthquake[edit]

Prior to the earthquake of 2010, the Director Jean-Wilfred Bertrand has said that items in the archive were already damaged, destroyed or poorly housed. These items included civil registrations, and papers from the President, Ministries and Parliament. He has said that "since the earthquake, the situation is worse".[3] In the meantime, he is working with the International Association of Francophone Archives (Association Internationale des Archives Francophone)[4] who have been providing guidance since the earthquake.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00083680/00001/pdf (Archived at WebCite)
  2. ^ "Digital Library of the Caribbean," http://dloc.com/ianh
  3. ^ "Haiti Earthquake Destroyed or Damaged 60 Years of Archives". Repeating Islands: News and Commentary on Caribbean Culture, Literature and the Arts. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Association Internationale des Archives Francophone". Association Internationale des Archives Francophone. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 

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