Projects in Americas


Rescuing two key series of the Old Prison Isla Teja Archive, Valdivia-Chile

The Isla Teja Old Prison archive contains records from the prison's operation from 1973 to 2007 as a standard and political prison during Pinochet's dictatorship. The material…

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Digitization of Justice court files under authoritarian regimes in Amazonia

Court records from Óbidos, Brazil document the daily life of Amazonian people through several authoritarian regimes from 1900 - 1988, a period of great political and cultural …

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Digitization of the Diocesan Curia of Nova Iguaçu’s (Brazil) Archive

Throughout the 1940’s to 2015, the Archive of the Diocesan Curia of Nova Iguaçu (ACDNI) has accumulated a rich collection of the documents that record the activism of the Braz…

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The Peruvian Peasant Confederation Archive (Confederación Campesina del Perú): Rural and Indigenous Society, National Politics, and International Solidarity

Since 1947 the Confederación Campesina del Perú (CCP) has been active in defence of peasants and indigenous people. Their archive documents the organized efforts of rural and …

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Citizen action for the defence of human rights in Chile: Personal Fonds

Throughout the late 20th century, Chile endured a repressive regime that threatened national democracy. This project, facilitated by the Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Hum…

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Digitization and description of the film collection of the news program “El Mundo al Día”

News program “El Mundo al Día” aired on the Domincan Repblic's first TV channel from 1965 to 1980. During those years, the program broadcasted daily to the nation, capturing a…

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Valorization, recover and digitization of the local archives of Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo: an initial step towards open access

Since the 1970s, the Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo have worked towards locating children who were kidnapped during the Argentine dictatorship. Throughout their work for human right…

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Memories of Resistance: A Digital Archive of Chile’s Graphic Resistance

From 1977 to the present, the Tallersol Cultural Centre’s graphic arts workshop created a rich collection of posters and printed works in support of the resistance movement in…

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Memories from no-man's land: Archives of the Peruvian self-defense militias

The Peruvian armed conflict (1980-2000), ignited by communist rebels of Shining Path, put local communities at risk of both guerrilla attacks and state forces. This project wi…

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