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US historic archives on the DR from 1837 to 1959 now available

The Dominican Academy of History (ADH) has donated to the National Archives a collection of archives recovered from the United States National Archives. Historian Mu-Kien Sang Ben and Bernardo Vega handed over the collection of documents he worked to compile to Roberto Cassa, director of the National Archives (AGN). Also present was Adriano Miguel Tejada, executive editor of Diario Libre. The documents were recovered by Vega, with the sponsorship of ADH patron, Juan Bautista Vicini Lluberes.

The collection is made of 189 compact discs containing photographs of more than 134,000 documents related to the Dominican Republic with information from the years 1837 to 1959.

Cassá said now Dominicans interested in information from those years will no longer have to go to Washington, D. C. to research the documents.

Tejada explained that information for the years after 1959, while already declassified, is not included because this has yet to be digitalized in the United States. He said the collection will provide insights into US diplomats and state officials on historic processes happening in the country and the international reactions to those events.

Source: DR1

Mar 31, 2017

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