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 Brazilian progressive Catholic Church, including their support towards the working class, known as the Baixada Fluminense.

This project works to digitize selected collections from the Archive of the Diocesan Curia of Nova Iguaçu (ACDNI), a center of Brazil’s progressive Catholic Church during the military dictatorship (1964-1985). The collection is comprised of 475 linear feet (145 linear meters) of printed materials that document not only ecclesiastical matters, but also the social struggles of the working-class suburbs of Rio de Janeiro known as the Baixada Fluminense, social movements in the region, resistance to authoritarianism, and liberation theology.

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Location: Brazil, South America, Americas Organiser(s): Modern Endangered Archives Programme (MEAP) Project partner(s): Instituto Enraizados; Archive of the Diocesan Curia of Nova Iguaçu (ACDNI) Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: $50,000 Commencement Date: 11/2021 Project Status: Active
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