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 rights, the Abuelas developed an archive filled with records of missing persons, judicial processes, campaigning, and more.

The Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo remains an active organization with over forty years of work searching for kidnapped children during the last military dictatorship in Argentina. Their archive documents this ongoing work. The project goal is to survey and create an inventory of their archival materials, focusing particularly on the collections of four subsidiary offices around the country. These materials include missing persons records, campaigning records, legal/judicial documentation, and more. In addition to preserving the organization’s history, this collection demonstrates the great significance the Abuelas have had in the progression of children’s rights within and beyond Argentina.

Project Details


Location: Argentina, South America, Americas Organiser(s): Modern Endangered Archives Programme (MEAP) Project partner(s): Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo Funder(s): Arcadia Funding received: $14,827 Commencement Date: 04/2021 Project Status: Active
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